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OverDrive App for Kindle Fire

Download eBooks & audiobooks quick & easy from your public library. All I can say is – FINALLY!!

And here’s more from the OverDrive press release:

Earlier this week, we released new versions of the OverDrive Media Console apps for Android and iOS(iPhone/ iPad/ iPod touch). For the first time, OMC is available to Kindle Fire users in the Amazon App Store for Android, making it easier to access eBooks and audiobooks from OverDrive-powered libraries. (Previously, Kindle Fire users could side-load the OMC app.)

With OMC v2.6, we’ve further refined the browsing experience. Users can now browse their library’s digital collection from within the application—no need to launch a separate browser window.

Other key updates:

  • Redesigned audiobook player
  • Support for iPhone 5 (OMC for iOS)
  • Support for ActionBar (OMC for Android (Honeycomb and newer))
  • Share what you’re reading on Goodreads (as well as Facebook, Twitter and via email)

OMC v2.6 employs Google Analytics to compile anonymous usage data, which will help us as we develop future versions of the app. Please note, OMC does not collect personally identifiable information, and the app enables users to opt out of sending anonymous usage data.

The system requirements have not changed: Android v2.1 (or newer); iOS v4.2 (or newer).

If you already have OMC installed, you’ll see an “update” prompt the next time you open the app. Otherwise, download the updated apps here:

Amazon App Store 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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