You can adjust the playback speed for audiobooks using OverDrive for Android, Chromebook, iOS (iPhone/iPad/iPod touch), and Windows 8 (and up).

By default, the playback speed is set to 100% (or 1x).

Note: You'll need Android 4.1+ to use this feature on an Android device.

How to adjust playback speed

  1. Tap a downloaded audiobook from your app bookshelf.
  2. Tap the Play speed icon. The Play speed icon looks like a speedometer in the audiobook player.
  3. Select a playback speed from the options.

Note: The image below shows the Play speed icon in OverDrive for iOS, but it looks similar in OverDrive for Android, Chromebook, and Windows 8 (and up).

Play speed icon. See instructions above.

Visit this article for instructions on how to adjust playback speed in OverDrive's desktop app for Windows and Mac.

Last Updated: Jan 04, 2017 10:01AM EST