OverDrive is proud to announce the release of OverDrive Media Console 3.0, which is now live for iOS and Android users. Once you update your OMC app on your smartphone or tablet you will see a number of new features including:

  • A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away.
  • Users will be able to sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback for iOS: audiobook users’ most requested feature.
  • Guidance for first time users: The app now prompts users to add libraries and get books.
  • System Requirements: OMC v3.0 for Android requires Android OS v4.0 (or newer). OMC for Android v2.6.6 will remain available for download. OMC for iOS requires iOS 6 (or newer).


The app can be downloaded from http://omc.overdrive.com/, the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. You can also view help videos for both iOS and Android devices here which will walk you through all of the apps new features. OverDrive Media Console v2.6.6 is still the current version for all other compatible devices.


Adam Sockel is a Marketing Communications Specialist at OverDrive. 

10 Responses to “OverDrive Media Console 3.0 is Live!”

  1. Christy

    This is exciting! Any idea when OMC 3.0 will be available through the Kindle App Store and the Nook Store so those users can take advantage of the new version?

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Christy, it’s available in the Kindle store now and we’re just waiting on approval from B&N so it shouldn’t be long but NOOK users can get the app through the Google play store now. Thanks!

  2. Monica

    I’ve noticed that with the new version I can no longer see the details of the book without it opening. This makes it hard to keep track of what I’ve actually read. It would be nice if you could make the book as unread if opened by mistake and if there was a way to order the books alphabetically by author.

    • Adam Sockel

      HI Monica- There is a ‘History’ button in the options. This lets you see what you’ve read. Thanks for the suggestion! I’m passing it to our dev. team.

  3. Ariella Waddell

    When can we expect variable speed playback on Android devices?

  4. Kelli Perkins

    Our Nook Color user cannot get the app to work and when I look at most recent reviews on the BN site, all of the reviews since 8/22 say the app won’t work for them anymore. How can Nook users access the 2.6.6 version for their older Nooks?

  5. Marcia

    I have just signed up for overdrive to enable me to listen to audiobook on my ipod touch. All of the books I have looked at do not have an audio option. Is there a way I can filter the books so that I can see what choice I have for audiobooks.

    • Adam Sockel

      Hi Marcia, on your library’s page you’ll see an advanced search in the top right corner. there you can filter for just audiobooks. Thanks!