Google Play Books got a nice update last night, with a Read Aloud feature, and pinch-to-zoom and double-tap-to-zoom. The Read Aloud feature sounds really roboticā€”even more than Siri or other voice command promptsā€”but it gets the job done. It's nowhere near as polished as something like Amazon's integration with Audible audiobooks, but it's also totally free.

The zoom functions seemed a liiiiittle choppy when we tried it out on a Nexus 4, but nothing too concerning. And they're both better than the Kindle app's features, so hey, no big deal. You can update now from the Play Store. [Google via TalkAndroid]