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If your library offers streaming videos, you can borrow and watch free shows, movies, and more whenever you have an internet connection. Depending on what device you're using, videos will play either in the OverDrive app (Android and iOS) or right in your web browser.

How to watch streaming videos

To get started, borrow a streaming video from your library's digital collection. Then, go to your Loans page (under books icon), and:

  • If you're using your computer's web browser (like Chrome or Safari) or OverDrive for Windows 8/10, select Watch now in browser to start watching in a new tab.
  • If you're using an Android or iOS device, tap Add to bookshelf to add the video to the OverDrive app. You'll need to go to your app Bookshelf to start watching the video.

You'll need an internet connection when watching a streaming video (even if you add it to the OverDrive app). Streaming videos can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming over a Wi-Fi connection.

A streaming video on the Loans page.

What devices and browsers work best

Streaming videos work on computers and Windows 8 and 10 devices as long as you have:

On Android or iOS devices, you'll need:

  • The OverDrive app, v3.1 or newer
  • Android 4.4 or higher
  • iOS 9 or higher

Note: You may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on Kindle Fire or Fire HD devices, even using the OverDrive app.

If you're not sure whether or not your device or browser is compatible, you can try the sample below to see if it works.

If your digital library offers streaming videos, you can borrow and watch free shows, movies, and more whenever you have an internet connection. Depending on what device you're using, videos will play either in the OverDrive app (Android and iOS) or right in your web browser.

How to watch streaming videos

To get started, borrow a streaming video from your library's digital collection. Then, go to your Checkouts page (under your Account), and:

  • If you're using a web browser (like Chrome or Safari) or OverDrive for Windows 8/10, click or tap Play to start watching in a new tab.
  • If you're using OverDrive for Android or iOS, tap Add to app to add the video to your app Bookshelf. You'll need to go to your app Bookshelf to start watching the video.

You'll need an internet connection when watching a streaming video (even after you add it to the OverDrive app). Streaming videos can consume a lot of data, so we recommend streaming over a Wi-Fi connection.

Play button for a streaming video Add to app button for a streaming video

What devices and browsers work best

Streaming videos work on computers and Windows 8 and 10 devices as long as you have:

On Android or iOS devices, you'll need:

  • The OverDrive app, v3.1 or newer
  • Android 4.4 or higher
  • iOS 9 or higher

Note: You may not be able to play all streaming videos (like those from Starz) on a Kindle Fire or Fire HD devices, even using the OverDrive app.

If you're not sure whether or not your device or browser is compatible, you can try the sample below to see if it works.

Last Updated: Dec 01, 2017 04:06PM EST