I have great news for Android™ phone and device owners: OverDrive has released the beta version of an audiobook app for Android, which enables users to download MP3 audiobooks directly to their mobile device from your library’s ‘Virtual Branch’ website. This audiobook app for Android offers the same superior listening experience as the desktop version of OverDrive® Media Console™, with popular features like resume from furthest played point and custom bookmarking.

While in beta, OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android will be available for download exclusively at the OverDrive Media Console page on OverDrive.com. When version 1.0 is released, we will update your Help pages. During this beta period, users will be encouraged to send any support issues and feedback directly to us. If you should receive support questions directly, please do not hesitate to send them along to our Support Team at support@libraryreserve.com. If you’re interested in promoting OverDrive’s audiobook app for Android, please contact partnerservices@overdrive.com.

Stay tuned, as we expect to announce more audiobook apps for mobile devices like iPhone™ and BlackBerry® in 2010.

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7 Responses to “Audiobook app for Android now available”

  1. Jason

    Super easy to download and works great with my Droid Eris! Thanks for the very specific and simple download instructions too, it will be very helpful for assisting patrons.

  2. Gardenwife

    My husband and I are glad to see you’ve released an Android app! We saw the instructions for how to download and install the APK, but we don’t see how to download content. Is there a way to download content from our devices, or do we have to download them separately and put them in a library somewhere for the app to see them? We don’t see anything explaining this — maybe we’re just missing it?

  3. Sean

    Installing was pretty easy although it would be easier if it was in the Android Marketplace.

    It took me a while to figure out how to get content onto the app though.

    MP3 books seem to work well! It would be great if it can support WMA audiobooks!

  4. Daniel Stasiewski

    @Gardenwife, Yes, you can download MP3 audiobooks directly to your device by logging onto your library’s download website on your Android phone. You browse the collection and check out an MP3 audiobook title in your browser. Once you get the download link, all you have to do is click on it and the Android app will launch and begin the download to your device.

  5. Sean

    @Gardenwife, I was able to search for titles on my phone at search.overdrive.com and was able to download directly into the app. I was using Wi-Fi to speed up the downloads.

    @Daniel, are you planning WMA support or is that an android limitation?