Android app for OverDrive Audiobooks

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Yay! Free downloads from my public library! As the proud owner of  a shiny new Android phone, I was a bit bummed out that no audiobook download app was available. But today OverDrive announced that they will release their Android app on December 21st, to compliment their current Windows Mobile app. Thanks for the holiday gift! Now perhaps Audible will follow your lead 😉

Here’s the official announcement:

OverDrive will release OverDrive Media Console for Android on December 21. The free software for audiobooks can be downloaded to popular phones running the Android operating system, and used to enjoy audiobooks from your ‘Virtual Branch’ website.

Android users can now browse your collection, check out with a library card, and download audiobooks on-the-go. OMC for Android offers popular listening features like resume from furthest played point and custom bookmarking. At this time, OverDrive MP3 Audiobooks are the only digital format available for Android.

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About the Author:

Mary Burkey is an independent library consultant in Columbus (OH). An enthusiastic audiophile, she has served on all four of ALA's audiobook award committees as well as the Audies. In addition to writing the "Voices in My Head" column for Booklist, she is the author of Audiobooks for Youth: A Practical Guide to Sound Literature (ALA, 2013). Follow her on Twitter at @mburkey.

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  1. korin.rosenkrans@parsippanylibrary.org' Korin says:

    Thanks for the posting! I’m upgrading to a Droid next year.

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