OverDrive Media Console v3.0 has been released for Android and iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod touch) users. This update has some of the “most requested” features by patrons using the Overdrive Media Console app across the world!
OMC v3.0 has been completely redesigned with a focus on the user experience. The app has an all-new look, with easier navigation using taps and swipes. Watch a video preview of OMC v3.0 here now!
When you first open OMC v3.0, you will see a new start screen prompting you to add a library, add books to your bookshelf, and create an Adobe ID, complete with visuals to point you in the right direction! Once this is done, more tutorial screens will walk you through the new interface, showing up when you go to your bookshelf or open an eBook. Each tutorial screen shows up once, but is available again using the option in Settings to show tutorials next time the app is started.
New Features of Next Generation Overdrive Media Console:
-History-a list of titles that have been deleted or returned This allows you to keep track of the titles you have read – options range from the last 10 deleted titles to the last 100 deleted titles.
-Home Menu-your 1-stop for navigating the app. From there, you can access My Libraries, Bookshelf, Settings, History, OverDrive One and more. To access, swipe from the left of your screen while in the app.
-In-app help- access app help from the new Home Menu.
-Book menu-Allows for simpler navigation within the book, providing access to the table of contents, book details, and editable bookmarks. To access, swipe from the right of your screen while in the app.
-OverDrive One- an opt-in registration service that gives users the ability to sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices. Stop reading a book on your iPad, pick up your Android smart phone, and start reading exactly where you left off!
-Variable eAudiobook speed playback for iOS users. Slow your listening down to ½ speed or speed it up to 2x’s as fast! (Not available for Android users)
Other Changes: Bookshelf- Titles you have downloaded in your app now display differently. You will see tiled covers of the books, as well as easier expiration date visibility. To return a title from your bookshelf, you tap and hold on the jacket cover. This will bring up the options to return, delete, or share the title. As before, to remove a title from your library account, you must return not delete.
OMC v3.0 requires: Android OS v4.0 (or newer) for Android devices and iOS 6 (or newer) for iOS users. Older versions of OMC will remain available for download for users who have older operating systems. (To find your operating system: On an iOS device tap Settings > General > About. On an Android phone tap System Settings > About phone. On an Android tablet tap System Settings > About tablet.)
Users will be prompted to install the new version. These changes will not take place until users update their app. Overdrive will continue to support older versions of OMC. If you wish not to update your app, it will continue to work as it always has.
For more info and to help you navigate the changes, the help articles and videos from Overdrive have been updated.
Sarah Hawkins, Branch Librarian, Chisago Lakes Area Library