Use the Play store to Sideload your eBook collection

We’ve already covered all the biggest additions that were announced by Google, but there are other features that have also been announced, but overlooked by many. Play Books is an integral part of the Google Play ecosystem and users can now directly side load eBooks and PDFs on to their device by using the desktop version of the Play Books client. A one-click login has long been overdue by Google and finally it has included it. Although it’s only available on a handful of websites for the time being, once you’ve used it, the corresponding app will automatically be downloaded on to your phone.

1. Load up Play Books

Sign in to your Google account on the Play store and navigate to the Play Books section. Here you’ll be able to see all the books currently stored on your device, as well as an Upload button on the right-hand side. Go ahead and click on the button to continue.

2. Upload eBook or PDF

You can now drag any eBooks or PDF fi les directly into this section. Depending on the size of the file, this process can take a few minutes to complete. After you’ve uploaded all the files, you’ll receive a notifi cation on your phone letting you know they’ve been added.

3. Go to phone

Go to the Play Books section on your phone and you should find all the uploaded files. At fi rst it can take a little while for the file to open, but you should have no problems with reading the fi les. By deleting the fi les on your phone, they will also be removed from your browser.

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