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How to listen to audiobooks with OverDrive for Android

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You can use OverDrive for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

Note: We recommend keeping the OverDrive app up to date for the best experience. You should automatically be alerted when a new version is available.

Listening to audiobooks

  1. To listen to an audiobook using OverDrive, you have to install our app and download an audiobook.
  2. Tap an audiobook on your app bookshelf to open it and start listening.
    Diagram of audiobook player
    Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, you won't see the action bar at the top of the screen. To access these options, tap the Menu button on your device.
  3. Swipe away from the right edge (bezel) of your screen to open the Title menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of Contents, and saved Bookmarks for the audiobook you're listening to. Swipe right or left to get to each section.
    Screenshot showing the Title menu
    Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, you can find navigation options and bookmarks by tapping the tabs at the top of the player screen, and you can find a book overview (Details) by tapping the Menu button.
Last Updated: Sep 05, 2014 03:11PM EDT

How to listen to audiobooks with OverDrive for Android

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You can use OverDrive for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

Note: We recommend keeping the OverDrive app up to date for the best experience. You should automatically be alerted when a new version is available.

Listening to audiobooks

  1. To listen to an audiobook using OverDrive, you have to install our app and download an audiobook.
  2. Tap an audiobook on your app bookshelf to open it and start listening.
    Diagram of audiobook player
    Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, you won't see the action bar at the top of the screen. To access these options, tap the Menu button on your device.
  3. Swipe away from the right edge (bezel) of your screen to open the Title menu. Here you can find the Overview, Table of Contents, and saved Bookmarks for the audiobook you're listening to. Swipe right or left to get to each section.
    Screenshot showing the Title menu
    Note: If you're using the legacy version of our app, you can find navigation options and bookmarks by tapping the tabs at the top of the player screen, and you can find a book overview (Details) by tapping the Menu button.
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