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New Kobo App & eReader Features

New Kobo App & eReader Features

We spend most of our time telling you about great books to read, or stories of how people are living a bookish life.

But this time, we want to tell you about what’s under the hood -- we’ve been working hard (remotely and socially distanced, of course!) on a number of great new features to make your digital reading experience even better than before.

A quick look at what’s new:

eReader navigation

  • Hamburger be gone! Now, you can access and discover more books or go back to the Home screen with one less tap. You’ll also find a new clock on the upper-left corner of your screen.

Sign in to your account with Apple

  • To make signing in easier, you can now use your Apple ID to sign in to Kobo across all of our platforms.

Bigger, better dictionaries and more languages

  • See below for details

Meanwhile, here are some improvements to the following features and apps:

Payment details

  • Improved our checkout error messaging across all of our platforms.
  • We redesigned our Payment Information page in your account settings. Sign in for a look.

iOS updates

  • We’ve improved the speed the dictionary appears in our iOS app.

Android updates

  • For audio subscribers, we added a banner to our Android app to always show your credit balance for your subscription.
  • Fixed a problem for Kobo Plus customers: the white screen you may have encountered while browsing is fixed.
  • We’ve added the OpenDyslexic font
  • Expanded number of languages in dictionaries

Audio subscription fixes

  • Credit redemptions were taking longer than normal. We fixed a bug and returned this to the usual speedy service levels you’re used to!
  • Added a banner to our Android app to always show your credit balance for your subscription.

Kobo Plus updates

  • We hate to see you go! Now you can type in your reason, so you can tell us in your own words how we can improve our Kobo Plus service.
  • Fixed a problem for Kobo Plus customers in our Android app that sometimes resulted in a white screen while browsing our store.

Updated dictionaries: more languages!

  • Swedish
  • Dutch - English
  • Dutch - French
  • French - Dutch

We’ve improved the speed the dictionary appears in our iOS app.

Bigger and better existing dictionaries, eReader and Android

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German
  • English - French
  • French - English
  • English - Spanish
  • Spanish - English
  • English - German
  • German - English
  • English - Italian
  • Italian - English
  • Portuguese
  • English - Portuguese
  • Portuguese - English
  • Italian
  • Dutch
  • English - Dutch
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