Google has released a new version of Google Play Books for Android that brings one very interesting feature to the table: the app will now read books to users on its own. Dubbed “read aloud,” the feature works with most text-heavy ebooks, and works without needing any special resources on the part of the ebook itself. The update also features some welcome navigation improvements — pinch-to-zoom and double-tap-to-zoom now let users bounce within a page with greater ease — and the app will now recommend other titles you might like when you’ve reached the end of a book. The new version of Google Play Books is available for download now.
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New Delhi: Google has now made some updates to Google Play Books for Android. The new version now includes an interesting feature “Read aloud” that allows users to listen to most flowing text books. In other words, the read aloud feature will read books to users.
This new feature is touted to work with most text-heavy e-books. It does not require any special resources on the part of the e-book itself, reported The Verge.
Besides, the company has also made some other improvements. Users can now pinch-zoom or double-tap-zoom in all books. All text editing features are available for notes. Personalised recommendations are shown at the end of library and at the end of the books.
Numerous bug fixes and performance enhancements are also included in the version. The updated version of Google Play Books is now available for download.