Google Books

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  1. Geraint

    Geraint New Member

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    Prior to purchasing a Surface, I had purchased a number of books from Google Store. I have attempted a number of times having downloaded the books, installed various apps, I still cannot read them. Is that correct, I shall not be offended with with a simple answer of 'yes', much more happier if there is a way around the problem.

    Geraint
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    I tried it on the Google.co.uk/books website and I can read books fine there. Never tried an app though.
     
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    Welcome aboard and good luck on the book search!
     
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    I use the google chrome apps launcher to get into google play books - there is an option there that lets me download the books and I've been able to read them offline successfully.

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    Thank you for your help, but my surface will not allow Chrome to be installed, which I was warned about prior to purchase. How have you got around this problem?
     
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    As I said I just read them in IE at google.com/books
     
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    I initially had the same problem but found I can read them through the Google search app that's available through the store....
     
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    Another solution is to install Bluestacks android player with android 4.x (you can use older also) and then install google play books and other google apps that u need.
    All android apps working on my windows PC very well.
     

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