Buy and listen to audiobooks on Google Play

You can listen to audiobooks on your computer, Android device, Google Home, Google Assistant, iPhones, and iPads.

Note: To get any PDF attachments that come with your audiobook, contact Google Play support

 

Buy and download audiobooks

You can explore and buy available audiobooks to listen to on Google Play books. 

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books App Play Books.
  2. Tap Shop and search for an audiobook.
  3. To learn more about an audiobook, tap the cover image.
  4. To purchase the audiobook, tap the price, then tap Buy Audiobook.

Download the audio version 

If you download your audiobook in M4A format, you'll be able to transfer the file to another device or app. To see if you can export your audiobook, check the "Export option." 

  1. On your computer, open Google Play Books.
  2. Click My books and then Audiobooks.
  3. On the book you want to download, click More Moreand then Export.

Download using Wi-Fi only

To avoid data charges, you can download audiobooks using Wi-Fi only. To turn this feature on or off:

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. At the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings and then Download over Wi-Fi only.

Download PDF or EPUB version of your audiobook

Depending on your publisher, you can download the PDF or EPUB version of your audiobook. DRM-protected files aren't supported.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books app Play Books.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. At the top, tap Audiobooks.
  4. On the book you want to download, tap More Moreand then Export.

Listen to audiobooks you've downloaded

After you’ve downloaded an audiobook, you can listen to it on multiple devices. If you start listening on one device, then open the audiobook on another device, the audiobook will start playing from where you left off. You’ll start listening at the closest natural stopping point from the last time you listened.

  1. On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Play Books App Play Books.
  2. Tap Library.
  3. At the top, tap Audiobooks.
  4. Tap the audiobook you want to listen to. It will start playing automatically.
  5. Optional: You can also change how the audiobook is played, or set a sleep timer:
    • To jump ahead 30 seconds, tap Forward 30 seconds Forward 30 seconds.
    • To go back 30 seconds, tap Replay 30 seconds Replay 30 seconds.
    • To change how fast or slow the book is read, tap the playback speed. The default speed is 1x.
    • To automatically stop the book after a set time period, or at the end of the chapter, tap Sleep Timer Sleep Timer.

Add a bookmark

  1. Go to Google Play Books.
  2. Open an audiobook.
  3. At the top right of the page, tap Bookmark .

See and remove bookmarks

You can check and remove bookmarks for each book you read.

  1. Go to Google Play Books.
  2. Open an audiobook.
  3. At the top right, tap Contents Contents and then Bookmarks.

To delete a bookmark, tap More Moreand then Delete.

Export the audio version 

You can only export the audio using your desktop. Learn how to export the audio file

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