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How to listen to audiobooks with OverDrive's app for Android

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You can use OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

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

What you need

Listening to audiobooks

  1. To listen to an audiobook using OMC, you have to install our app and download an audiobook.
  2. Tap a title to open the audiobook player. It starts playing automatically.
    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 across your screen from right to left to open the Title menu.
    Screenshot showing 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.
    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: Jul 14, 2014 03:12PM EDT

How to listen to audiobooks with OverDrive's app for Android

print it

You can use OverDrive Media Console (OMC) for Android to enjoy MP3 audiobooks on your device.

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

What you need

Listening to audiobooks

  1. To listen to an audiobook using OMC, you have to install our app and download an audiobook.
  2. Tap a title to open the audiobook player. It starts playing automatically.
    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 across your screen from right to left to open the Title menu.
    Screenshot showing 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.
    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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