Google Play Books incompatible my Nexus 5

Today, I have bought a Nexus 5, and I want to download Google Play Books from Google Play, but I get the prompt message as seen in the above image.

Why am seeing this message and how can I install the app on my phone?

  • Isn't there already a Google Play Books app on your Nexus 5? The one it comes with may not be compatible with the one on Google Play.
    – Dan Hulme
    Nov 30, 2013 at 12:01
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    It might not be available in your country.
    – roxan
    Nov 30, 2013 at 12:31
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    @roxan Google Play isn't available at all in China, so the error message is a little confusing in that case.
    – Dan Hulme
    Nov 30, 2013 at 12:33
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    If you hit the install button and mouse over your device on the list, it'll give you a buy more detailed reason why it is incompatible.
    – Compro01
    Dec 1, 2013 at 8:13
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    Use APK Downloader to download the .apk file, which you can then transfer to and install on your N5 like any other app.
    – filoxo
    Jan 7, 2014 at 22:18

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Google Play Books comes pre-installed on Nexus 5, at least here in the Netherlends. If you do not have it nor can install it via Play Store I would guess that it is a country/operator restriction.

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