OverDrive Media Console update - iOS and Android users

On May 28th, OverDrive released an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android users (v2.6.5). This resulted in several improvements, and requires some action on the part of iOS users:

OverDrive Media Console for iOS v2.6.5

  • Enhancements to improve the speed of the in-app browser
  • Bug fixes
  • Reauthorization of Adobe ID for ALL iOS users required by Apple

Due to a change in Apple's privacy policies, OverDrive had to make changes to the way they handle licensing of EPUB eBooks and MP3 audiobooks. As a result, the OverDrive Media Console for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every iOS users’ Adobe ID and prompt you to authorize again. Audiobook users will be unaffected unless you're attempting to download parts from a book that was only partially downloaded prior to the v2.6.5 update.

eBooks – Adobe Authorization

After installing the update, you will see the following message:

Clicking ‘Sign In’ will show the ‘Adobe Authorization’ screen. The deauthorized Adobe ID is pre-populated, so you will only need to enter the password. The ‘Forgot password?’ link is available if you've forgotten what you used.

Audiobooks – Downloading additional parts

Audiobook users won’t notice anything different unless you try to download parts of audiobooks you've partially downloaded to OMC before installing the v2.6.5 update. In this case, the following message is displayed:

You will need to download the title again from your digital library website bookshelf to download the missing parts.

For additional assistance, you can also refer to the following help articles:

OverDrive Media Console for Android v2.6.5

  • Bug fixes

Note: The issues with Adobe authorization and audiobook downloads will not impact the Android release of OMC v2.6.5.