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What an attractive advertisement! I bet some of you already have purchased this new Mac. As the development of technology, the screen of the tablet and smart phone is bigger and bigger. People choose to read eBooks on tablets are mostly enjoy the big screen feature. If you are really intending to dive into the ebook world because of the screen, MacBook Air will be a good option. Since you have your Mac ready, I will share you some tips and tricks of reading Google books on Mac. Why I choose google play books? Because you will never find any exclusive Google Play reader app named Google Play books for Mac like Kindle for Mac on your Mac computer.

Part 1. Read Google books online on Mac

Read Google books on mac with web browser

This is the universal known way to read Google books on mac. Do not want to download any apps on your computer? This way is what you want. Below is the detailed steps.


Log in your Google account and go to My Books-->eBooks, and you will find all your purchased eBooks there.


Just click the book cover, the book will be open with your web browser. Mine is Chrome.

According the above picture, you can see the table of content, font changing, search bar, help button and bookmark button. So if you are not planning to read Google books offline on mac, these features will satisfy your basic needs.

Part 2. Read Google books offline on Mac

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If you are not satisfied with the online web reader, you can also read Google books offline on Mac. Here I will introduce two different ways to read Google books offline. You can practice the one you like best after knowing how it works. To read Google books offline on Mac, we have to download google play books to Mac at first.

Must-have stepDownload Google play books on Mac

Go to My Books-->>Ebooks, you will see all your purchased Google Play Books in your library. Find the book you want to download and click the three dots under the book cover and you will see that there some options as below picture.

Here you will encounter two possible scenarios at this process.

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Scenario 1: When you click on 'Download EPUB' or 'Download PDF' , you will download the google books as epub file or PDF file directly.

In this situation, you can just open these epub or pdf file with your Adobe Digital Editions for reading.

Scenario 2: When you click on 'Download EPUB' or 'Download PDF' , you will get the acsm file instead of EPUB or PDF file.

But what is ACSM file? Generally speaking, ACSM file is not a real ebook but you can consider it as the link for you to download the real Google books. But you need to do more steps before downloading the real google play books which is authorizing your computer with your Adobe ID. If you do not have one, just create one at the official Adobe website. If you still have not installed the Adobe Digital Editions, please download it here.

Authorize Adobe ID as below instruction.

Run Adobe Digital Editions. At your Menu bar, click 'Help'-->>'Authorize Computer'. The authorize window will pop up. Just fill in your Adobe ID and passwords, and then click on 'Authorize' button to finish the authorization.

When you have successfully authorized your computer with Adobe ID, just drag and drop the .ACSM file to the main interface of Adobe Digital Editions. The google books will be downloaded automatically.

When the google book has been downloaded to your computer completely, it will open automatically at the Adobe Digital Editions as below picture.

Also, you can find this downloaded books at your computer at the folder at its default path: /user/user name/Documents/Digital Editions. In below picture, you can see that this book is not with the extension .acsm, but .pdf which means this book has been downloaded successfully.

If you are still confused of downloading Google book, you may find the answer in this article: How to Download Google Books to PDF.

Read Google books on mac with Adobe Digital Editions

Since Google Play does not develop its own reader apps, it allows you to download your google play books(.acsm file) on mac via Adobe Digital Editions. What's more, when Google books has been downloaded successfully with ADE, it will automatically open in ADE. That's why ADE is the first tool I want to share here for reading Google books on mac. It can open and read Adobe adept DRM protected eBooks, like Google play books.

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Read Google books in iBooks or any other third party reader app

As the Mac user, I bet you must be very familiar with the iBooks, the built-in eBook reader on Mac computer. It is an amazing thing to read your books on mac in iBooks, right? It is universal known that Google books are protected by Adobe's DRM while the iBooks app can only open epub or pdf ebooks without DRM protection or purchased from iBooks store. To read Google books in iBooks, we have to remove DRM from Google play books.

It is a very easy step with the help of one powerful tool--Epubor Ultimate which can remove DRM from eBooks purchased from Google play, Amazon Kindle and Kobo.

Download the tool for free:

Run Epubor Ultimate, you will see the downloaded book will automatically load under the Adobe tab at the left side bar. Just drag the book from left to right column and the book will be decrypted automatically. Easy like ABC, right?

When the the google play book has been decrypted, you can click on 'Decrypted' or the folder icon to open the output folder stored the decrypted google books.

2Read Google Books in iBooks or any third party reader apps easily

Just find the decrypted google books and drag & drop it to the main interface of iBooks on mac.

Double click the book cover to read google books in iBooks. You can see clearly the google play books display very well at the iBooks library.


Since you get the DRM-FREE Google books, you can also read this book at any other third party eBook reader apps. I know some ebook lovers prefer to managing all of their books at one reader apps for better management.

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Google Play credits are gaining traction nowadays; they can be redeemed, given, and loaded to one’s accounts for use in the ecosystem of Google Play. But, can you use this balance outside of Google Play and in global marketplaces like say, Amazon?

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Is a Google Play balance as useful as a credit card in Amazon? Let’s find out.

Google Play and Amazon

Google Play is a product of Google while Amazon is, well, owned by Jeff Bezos. They are two separate entities, as emphasized in this Google Play Help Forum answer.

The particular question in the forum concerns whether Amazon credit can be transferred to a Google Play store. The response goes that Google Play and Amazon are two different companies and their credits work differently and outside of each other’s scope.

Notwithstanding the above question, the matter that lies before us has to do with the ability to spend at Amazon FBA courses using Google Play balance.

The Answer Is Yes But No ….

Yes, you can use your Google Play balance for in-app purchases through an Amazon product.

But no, you can’t use it to buy stuff at, the e-commerce site.

Sounds confusing? Let’s clarify.

Kindle is an e-book reader owned by Amazon. The Google Play Store has the app that may or may not allow Google Play credits to be used to purchase e-books.

Anyway, you can download the Google Play Store app on your Amazon Kindle, download any apps from the Play store, and then use your Google Play credits to buy content for those apps.

Google Play Credits

The terms of the Google Play credits are pretty much laid out here. Essentially:

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  • Purchases. They can only be used to buy eligible items on Google Play. By eligible items, they may be digital content – apps, games, ebooks, songs, Amazon FBA courses, Newsstand subscriptions. However, the items you are allowed to purchase using your Google Play balance depend on where you live.

If you are in a member country of the European Economic Area, you can’t use it to buy Newsstand subscriptions. Furthermore, you can only tap your Google Play balance for purchases in the same currency, e.g. redeemed gift cards in USD can be used for USD-based content.

  • Balance. You can replenish your Google Play balance by redeeming Google Play gift cards, digital gift codes, and promo codes. When you redeem a gift card or a digital code, it will be reflected on your Google Play balance. To redeem, go to Google Play Store app > Menu > Redeem > Enter code > Hit Redeem
  • Usage. The balance is not convertible to cash or other forms of credit, reloadable, refundable, and transferable in value, except as allowed.
  • Expiration. Google gift cards and credits don’t expire or require fees

As it stands, your Google Play balance is a wallet that you can conveniently carry around when you are shopping for digital content on Google Play.

But this shopping is clearly limited for the time being. Your Google Play credits can’t be used to buy anything at and other global e-commerce sites for that matter.