Google Play Books starts a new chapter in Egypt and other 8 Arab countries

Google has launched its Play Books service, which lets users read and shop for ebooks, in nine more countries across the Middle East including Egypt.

Play Books now features both Arabic and international content in English for users in the following countries: Bahrain,   Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman,   Qatar, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.

This is the first time Google has expanded into international markets since early 2015, when widespread piracy hampered their platform.

The company added a bunch of useful features to Play Books apps last year, including improved recommendations on Android, a comic reading interface, a more legible typeface and a night reading mode that cuts harsh blue light.