Blio eBooks

Blio eBooks


Don’t just read books. Experience them.

Blio doesn't just put pages on a screen, it offers new possibilities.
In Blio
a textbook becomes a classroom…
a cookbook becomes a kitchen…
and a fairytale, a place where dreams really do come true.
Because Blio is so much more than words.
We are an experience.

Bringing books to life is about more than just recreating the words on the page. That’s why we developed Blio.

Blio is smart enough to know that books are more than just words: there’s style, presentation, and a world of color. And smart enough to know all of that enhances your reading experience. That’s what you love about books. So books in Blio have the same layout, fonts, and full-color images that you enjoy in the print version of your favorite titles. Finally there’s an eBook reader that brings not only novels to life, but cookbooks, travel guides, how-to manuals, textbooks, and children’s books to life in vibrant color.

But eBooks should do more: they should leverage everything that the device you’re reading on is capable of. Blio does just that, with many books having read aloud by a text-to-speech voice (purchase required) or by an audiobook track, with words highlighted as they are spoken. You can look up words you might not be familiar with or get more information on a topic by searching Google, Wikipedia, and more without ever leaving your book. And Blio has a virtual library that you can view from anywhere, so you can access and read your books on any of your devices.

Try a whole new eBook experience with Blio, where books are more than words.

Top Features:

• Blio features a vast bookstore, including the best Children's books, popular new releases and New York Times Best Sellers
• Displays books in full color, with fonts, pictures, and layout as the publisher intended.
• Sync up to five devices so your books can go wherever you go.
• Access all of your content, and download it to your device from anywhere you have an internet connection.
• Multiple reading views, including fixed layout view, single page, dual page, and flowed view.
• Have Blio read to you, highlighting each word as it does.**

** for audiobooks, or rights-enabled books when TTS voice is purchased.

***Customizations by Android device manufacturers cause certain devices, mainly phones, to render EPUBs incorrectly causing undesirable behavior in text selection, page navigation, and text-to-speech. An error message will appear briefly in the Reading View for devices that fall in this category. Thank you for your understanding.***

***At this time, we do not support 3rd party DRM protected content.***

Recent changes:
Fix for Lollipop 5.1 release
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About Blio eBooks
Don’t just read books. Experience them.

Blio doesn't just put pages on a screen, it offers new possibilities.
In Blio
a textbook becomes a classroom…
a cookbook becomes a kitchen…
and a fairytale, a place where dreams really do come true.
Because Blio is so much more than words.
We are an experience.

Bringing books to life is about more than just recreating the words on the page. That’s why we developed Blio.

Blio is smart enough to know that books are more than just words: there’s style, presentation, and a world of color. And smart enough to know all of that enhances your reading experience. That’s what you love about books. So books in Blio have the same layout, fonts, and full-color images that you enjoy in the print version of your favorite titles. Finally there’s an eBook reader that brings not only novels to life, but cookbooks, travel guides, how-to manuals, textbooks, and children’s books to life in vibrant color.

But eBooks should do more: they should leverage everything that the device you’re reading on is capable of. Blio does just that, with many books having read aloud by a text-to-speech voice (purchase required) or by an audiobook track, with words highlighted as they are spoken. You can look up words you might not be familiar with or get more information on a topic by searching Google, Wikipedia, and more without ever leaving your book. And Blio has a virtual library that you can view from anywhere, so you can access and read your books on any of your devices.

Try a whole new eBook experience with Blio, where books are more than words.

Top Features:

• Blio features a vast bookstore, including the best Children's books, popular new releases and New York Times Best Sellers
• Displays books in full color, with fonts, pictures, and layout as the publisher intended.
• Sync up to five devices so your books can go wherever you go.
• Access all of your content, and download it to your device from anywhere you have an internet connection.
• Multiple reading views, including fixed layout view, single page, dual page, and flowed view.
• Have Blio read to you, highlighting each word as it does.**

** for audiobooks, or rights-enabled books when TTS voice is purchased.

***Customizations by Android device manufacturers cause certain devices, mainly phones, to render EPUBs incorrectly causing undesirable behavior in text selection, page navigation, and text-to-speech. An error message will appear briefly in the Reading View for devices that fall in this category. Thank you for your understanding.***

***At this time, we do not support 3rd party DRM protected content.***

Recent changes:
Fix for Lollipop 5.1 release

User reviews of Blio eBooks
No instructions on how to get text-to-speech. In the app description they devote a paragraph in telling how wonderful it is, but don’t provide any instructions as how to do. There is nothing on the installed app that leads you to text-to-speech. Thus useless!
Dec 28, 2011
Android Market Comments
A Google User
Apr 10, 2015
Can't enjoy books bc of the glitches I can't get through more than 3 pages at a time without turning the page and looking at the page I just read. Try turning the page again and it goes back a couple more pages or skips pages.. Going back a few pages and then back to the page you should be on works sometimes but I can't enjoy the book when I have to do this every few pages. I thought maybe it was just the specific book but it does it on my others too.
A Google User
Apr 7, 2015
Good, but not great I've only read three e-books so far through Blio. For one book, it didn't matter which text font/font size setting I set, nearly every first line and last line of each page is cut in half. I must say that after reading an entire book this way, I became quite good at deciphering the words seeing only the top half or bottom half of the letters. A second book was in comics format and worked well enough. Page turning can sometimes be a bit sticky, i.e. I have to swipe completely from right to left or else the page is turned half way and stays there half way. For book 3, I haven't had much difficulty reading, though I didn't bother changing the extra large text setting, its default setting. The one thing I miss when reading all ebooks through Blio that is available in Kindle is an indicator of the % of book completed.
A Google User
Apr 7, 2015
Doesn't show library books Checked out a library book in "Blio" format and downloaded the "Blio" app only to find that there's no way to view the library book in the app. Thanks for tricking me in to downloading your store?
A Google User
Apr 2, 2015
Blio Library Compared to other libraries, this is my favorite!!!
A Google User
Mar 31, 2015
No longer works! When opening a book this app just loads, loads, loads, and never actually loads anything. I've gone to their support site, submitted a question and haven't received a response. I went through their youtube tutorial on deauthorizing, force stop & clear data. I have uninstalled the app, deleted the file, rebooted the phone, reinstalled the app. And still won't work. This is really disappointing since it's the easiest way to read an e-book checked out from the local library. (The library offers epub so I guess I will have to figure out how to do that instead.) Very frustrating when, previously, this was a great app.
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