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1/29/15
Original Poster
Hopsakee

read aloud with screen off

My screen stays on when I use the 'read aloud' option on Google Play Books when I use read aloud.
 
If I turn my screen off, the reading will stop.
 
Is there a way to use the 'read aloud' option with the screen off?
 
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All Replies (69)
Josh Hatfield
8/1/15
Josh Hatfield
Why hasn't someone from Google answered this?
sarkw
8/3/15
sarkw
Dear Google Staff,
Please FIX this very annoying problem already.
BR.
Google user
8/30/15
Google user
Please,fix this issue ! It shoudn't be difficult. This app.is worth 5 stars if u fix this annoying bug. Playbooks is the easiest ,best app. for my google books. Except for this .
Google user
8/30/15
Google user
Please,fix this issue ! It shoudn't be difficult. This app.is worth 5 stars if u fix this annoying bug. Playbooks is the easiest ,best app. for my google books. Except for this .
Raphael RBU
10/28/15
Raphael RBU
I join this topic, because I don't understand why I have to use my batery for the screen if I use the audio mode on the book. Plus the risk of changing page when I don't look the screen. Is that hard to just don't stop the audio on screen off? 
Matti Rintala
12/1/15
Matti Rintala
I'm wondering the same thing. I have a book in Google Books I'd like to listen while walking from work to home. If I keep my phone in my pocket with screen on, it will constantly get screen clicks with unpredictable results!
joni1101
12/3/15
joni1101
Same issue. Why oh why do you make it so difficult to do something so easy
Ian_SJ
12/3/15
Ian_SJ
Hi Hopsakee,

Welcome to the Google Play Help Forum. Currently, the "Read aloud' option does not work while the screen is off. To learn more about this feature, please go here.
We always appreciate any feedback or suggestions from our community members. I will definitely share your feedback about allowing read aloud to work while the screen is off to the Google product team and our community managers. Have great day.

-Ian

If my answer (or any other suggestions) helped resolve your issue, please press the "Mark as best answer" button. This will help other community members with similar issues find this thread!
joni1101
12/3/15
joni1101
No this answer is NOT helpful. You repeat what's been mentioned in this thread several times. The link you provided is completely irrelevant; it says nothing about screen needing to be on or off. 
AmigaHawk
12/7/15
AmigaHawk
Is there an ETA for fixing this, and the link is not helping. Also, can u please ask someone in the Google Books team to answer as to when they will support bookshelves or simple tagging to organize the library. Between these 2 features reading aloud and screen off and having shelves I think this will be the best book reader around, the problem is without the its one of the worst.
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lenogooch
4/25/18
lenogooch
Well done Bruce - just tried this now on my Moto E3 ........ and it worked.  Thanks for spotting and sharing. 
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