Software giant Google on Thursday announced the launch of its Play Book service in India. The service is available on Android and iOS platforms apart from desktops.

Users in India can use the app to download their favourite books from the e-store which has a collection of more than four million titles. The purchased books can be saved on tablet, mobile or PC and can be transferred to another device using the Adobe Digital Editions Desktop Reader software.

"Just under one year ago, we introduced Google Play, a digital entertainment hub where you can find, enjoy and share your favorite apps and games on your Android phone or tablet. Today we're adding books to Google Play for people in India. Books on Google Play now offers thousands of Indian titles, from new releases to classics. It's easy to find great Indian authors such as Amish Tripathi, Devdutt Pattanaik and APJ Abdul Kalam, plus international bestsellers from the world's largest ebookstore," noted Google India in a blog post.

Google has added more Indian authored books in its collection to entice readers in the country. There are various views about the pricing of the books. NDTV reported that the collection in Google Book Store is pricier than Amazon's eReader and Flipkart's Flyte.

"Amish Tripathi's The Oath of The Vayuputras is available for ₹ 189 on Google Play Books, while the same ebook is priced at ₹175 on the Flyte store and ₹178 on the Kindle Store," stated NDTV.

Here's a peek at the Google's Play Books app in the video below: