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Carefully follow this step-by-step guide and get rid of your issue

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A few Chrome users have stated on forums that they can’t open Google Play e-books in Google’s browser. When they try to open GP e-books in Chrome, an Oops! There was a problem displaying this page tab opens.

Consequently, users can’t load non-free e-books within Chrome. These are a few resolutions that might fix the Google Play e-book error in Chrome.

After following our solutions in detail, you will be able to enjoy reading your favorite stories and novels on your browsers, in the e-book format, once more.

Why some websites are not opening in Chrome?

That’s a really good question you asked. You should know that the reason why the Chrome browser is not loading pages may be down to something as simple as unstable or lost internet connection.

In order to prevent this from happening, make sure that you have an active data plan, and restart your internet connection.

But don’t go just yet, as the solutions to your problems are just below, as you are soon about to discover.

Quick Tip:

One simple solution could be opening them in a new browser. For that, we recommend installing Opera. It is known for being faster and it comes with some cool data compression features.

Additionally, Opera offers a built-in VPN and ad blocker, as well as a wide variety of other productivity-oriented features. With Twitter and WhatsApp integrated into the sidebar, along with workspaces you can efficiently organize your tabs with ease.


Surf the web faster and safer with the built-in VPN and ad blocker features from the Opera browser.

How do I fix Google Chrome page Cannot be displayed?

1. Clear Chrome’s browser data

  1. Press the Customize Google Chrome button at the top right of the browser’s window.
  2. Click More tools > Clear browsing data to open the window shown directly below.
  3. Select the Cookies and other site data and Cached images options.
  4. Then press the Clear Data button.
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Clearing the browser’s data is one of the best ways to fix website pages that aren’t loading, and the resolution might also fix GP e-books. You can clear Chrome’s browser data following the steps above.

2. Add cookie exceptions for Google Play Books

  1. Press the Customize Google Chrome button and select Settings.
  2. Click Advanced at the bottom of the Settings tab to expand the options.
  3. Press the Content Settings button to open the content categories shown below.
  4. Click Cookies to open cookie settings.
  5. Press the ADD button for Allow, enter books.googleusercontent.com in the text box, and click ADD.
  6. Press the Allow ADD button again to enter books.google.com in the Add a site text box. Then press the ADD button.
  7. Click See all cookies and site data to open a list of cookies.
  8. Enter books in the Search cookies text box.
  9. Press the Remove All Shown button.
  10. Then press the Clear All button to confirm.
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Some Chrome users have fixed the Google Play e-books error by adding cookie exceptions for Google books. 

3. Reset the browser

  1. Click Customize Google Chrome to open the browser’s main menu.
  2. Select Settings to open the Settings tab.
  3. Scroll down and click Advanced to expand the Settings tab.
  4. Then scroll to the Restore settings to their original defaults option shown below.
  5. Press the Restore settings to their original defaults button to open a Reset settings window as below.
  6. Press the Reset Settings button to restore the browser.
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Some Chrome users have confirmed that resetting the browser can fix the GP e-book error. Resetting the browser will disable its extensions, clear browser data, and restore Chrome to its default settings.

4. Turn off Ad-Blocker extensions

  1. Press the Customize Google Chrome button.
  2. Select More tools > Extensions to open the tab shown directly below.
  3. Then you can toggle ad-blocker extensions off by clicking their disable buttons.
  4. Alternatively, you can click Remove to remove an ad-blocker extension.
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The Google Play e-book error can also be due to ad-blockers that block site analytics. So, switching ad-blockers off can also fix the issue. Resetting Chrome will disable ad-blockers, but you can switch extensions off via the Extensions tab, following the above steps.

Why is my Internet saying can’t reach this page?

You should know that this happens for only a few reasons, which we are about to explain to you in the following sentences. 

Basically, it means that a website is either having technical difficulties, its server may be down, or the website owner has blocked your IP address or region.

Just so we can rule out the second reason, we recommend using a VPN or contacting the website owner to get your IP address unblocked.

Yes, you can also get this annoying There was a problem displaying this page while trying to use WordPress, just so you are not caught unprepared.

This There was a problem displaying this page error code can also be found when using Android, so that’s another thing to look out for.

Those resolutions will probably fix Chrome so that you can load Google Play e-books in the browser again. If you have further fixes for the GP e-book error, feel free to share them below.

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