clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Google Play Books is getting new features for comic book fans

With apps like ComiXology and Marvel Unlimited, comic book readers already have a few ways to get their fix. But it looks like Google is trying to cater more closely to those customers, as Play Books will soon have new options to make reading and discovering comics easier.

First, the company will be offering a scrolling, landscape layout built to make reading less frustrating on mobile devices. To find something to read, Google's also adding new curated pages and recommendations for comics, organizing options by issue and volume.

Google says this is the first time it's made changes to Play Books aimed specifically at the comic-book-reading public. The options, especially the new reading format, should bring Play Books closer in line with other services. (Right now, comics downloaded on Google Play require some navigation on the page to read properly.)

The new options should start showing up for Android users over the next few days, with iOS coming later.