Pearson eText & Spark Reading

System Requirements eText v4.9

Note:  There are the environments on which eText is officially supported.  eText may, however, operate correctly using other versions of operating systems and browser and with other configurations.

Windows Requirements

  • Windows 7, Windows 8
  • Intel® Pentium® II 450 MHz or faster processor (or equivalent)
  • 128 MB available RAM (256 MB or higher recommended)
  • 20 MB hard drive space
  • Supported browsers: IE 9.0, IE 10 (Desktop Version), Chrome 27 or higher, and Firefox 21 or higher
  • Minimum desktop screen resolution: 1024 x 786

Macintosh Requirements

  • OS X version 10.6.x, 10.7.x, 10.8.x
  • Intel Processor
  • 256 MB or higher RAM
  • 20 MB hard drive space
  • Supported browsers: Safari 5.1, Safari 6, Firefox 21 or higher
  • Minimum desktop screen resolution: 1024 x 786

*One-finger and two-finger swipe gestures are not supported


  • OS 19 or higher
  • Note: there is no CD ROM support for Chromebook.

Other Requirements

  • Adobe Flash Player 11.2 or higher

iPad Requirements v1.3

  • iPad1, iPad2, iPad3, iPad4 or iPad mini
  • iOS5 or higher

Android Requirements v1.3

  • Android 7" and 10" tablets
  • OS v4.0 or higher
  • Accessible via Google Play only*

* Note: Most Android tablets come pre-loaded with a single app store.  The most popular is Google Play but there are others including Amazon Appstore for Android, GetJar, AppBrain, and SlideME. Each store is different and, in addition to having its own UI and connections to its servers, each app store offers customers and app sellers its own sales/purchase rules and incentives.  

The Pearson eText apps for Android are available only from Google Play.  If you are supporting or selling to a customer that is using an Android device which does not use Google Play, it may be because the device does not comply with Google's compatibility requirements or the device manufacturer does not support Google's licensing agreement.  The Pearson eText  for Android apps only run on Android devices that meet these requirements.  There are no immediate plans to support alternative app stores.