OverDrive Media Console v2.6.5 is coming to iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch) and Android on May 28th.

This release is all about bug-fixes to improve the end user experience.  Here is what’s coming out in v2.6.5:

  • Enhancements made to improve the speed of the in-app browser (iOS)
  • Fixed a bug that causes the app to crash when working from a proxy server (iOS)
  • Improved bad SSL certificate error messaging (iOS)
  • Fixed a bug that prevents page turns beyond page 161 on some devices (Android)
  • Various minor bug fixes and performance improvements on both iOS and Android

Due to a change in Apple’s privacy policies, we’ve had to make changes to the way we handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks.  As a result, the OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID.  Upon opening OMC for the first time after the update, users will be prompted to re-authorize.

 

Audiobook users that have only partially downloaded an audiobook prior to the update will need to return to the library bookshelf to download any missing parts.  If users try downloading missing parts directly without first reactivating the download from their library website bookshelf, they will receive a ‘downloadManagerErrorDomain:403’ error.

 

Note: The Adobe authorization and audiobook download issues will only impact iOS users.

 

We’ve created two help articles to help end users through both Adobe authorization and audiobook download:

If you have any questions, please contact support through Content Reserve under the Support tab.

 

8 Responses to “OverDrive Media Console for Android and iOS out May 28th”

  1. Louanne

    The press release I was emailed said 5/29…which is correct?

    • Melissa Marin

      Hi Louanne, our apologies, there was a typo in the memo. The actual release date is Tuesday, May 28th. Thanks!

  2. Gina

    Have you considered putting a notice and links to your help articles in to our webpages? Much Like you promoted Overdrive READ before its launch.
    Since this is a blanket update that impacts the majority of our users, I think that patron notification prior to the event would lessen the issues after the release.

    • Adam Sockel

      Thanks for the Suggestion, I’ll pass this along! Cheers, Adam.

  3. Naomi

    I appreciate this blog as it helps me keep updated with the changes to the overdrive platform. Then I can train the end users & myself on any new functions. I had a comment from a customer about having the alternate speeds for playback of the audio books on android phones. This function is currently available on the PC software version. Any idea of when that might be available for your android versions?

    • Adam Sockel

      Thanks for passing the suggestion along! I’ll send it to our developers. Cheers, Adam

  4. Jess Johnson

    Do the developers read the reviews for this “update”? It appears that this update broke more than it fixed. Authorization issues, audio playback in sleep, cellular download problems, loss of library contents, are just a few that users are reporting. I was able to easily confirm most these issues easily. Any idea if an update is in the works? I’d love to use this app, but it just doesn’t work right now.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Jess, there will be an update coming soon. We will have more details in the near future.