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What is the format of the content and which Sony eBook Reader devices can be used to read Google™ Books?

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The books are in EPUB format.


The PRS-500 must have firmware version 2.0 to support the new Adobe® Content Server 4 (ASC4) Digital Rights Management (DRM) and EPUB format.

NOTE:  If your Reader does not have firmware version 2.0, call customer support at 866-962-7669 for assistance with updating the firmware.


The PRS-505 requires a firmware update to support the Adobe DRM and EPUB format. The update is available through the Drivers & Software link on this page.

Other Devices:

All other devices support EPUB format natively.