Play Books v latest (Android (see notes))
/ Talkback v5.2.1.
Name Play Books
Operating System Android
Operating System Version
Assistive technology Talkback v5.2.1.
Assistive technology features Touch/Gestures, Screenreader/Self-voicing
Last Updated Sept. 27, 2017, 7:46 a.m.
Notes v3.14.17 Android 7.0
Operating system accessibility
Reading system activation
Opened the test file using the file manager.
Navigate to chapters through the Table of Contents
Talkback does not read precisely from the chosen section particularly when it is not at top of page. The reading with Read Aloud feature is correct.
Navigate content by pages
Print page navigation feature is not available.
Navigate by reflowed page number
Read navigation information
In the skim mode sufficient information about current reading position is provided. When Read Aloud feature is being used, it is possible to check current reading position and then continue reading from last position.
Perform a search, review the search results
When Read Aloud feature is active, reading starts from the searched text. When using Talkback, the reading starts from top of page.
Reading with Talkback stops at the end of current screen. .
Stop and resume reading
Talkback reading is limited to the current screen.
Proper reading order
Image alternate text reading
Talkback reads image alt text.
Change reading speed
Pauses in TTS reading
Navigation in table
Table is recognized by TAlkback.
Navigation between internal hyperlinks
Hyperlinks are identified by Talkback in the book content but when clicked, the focus moves to the Skim view instead of the destination page.
Move to the next block item
Navigate by characters
Navigate by words
Navigate by lines
Reading by line with Talkback requires improvement.
Navigate the content by headings
Heading navigation with Talkback is limited to current page/screen. On manually moving to next or previous page, heading navigation does not work instantly. The page content has to be swiped to before using heading navigation. Further, heading navigation reads more text than intended.