OverDrive Media Console
|Stable release||v3.2 (Microsoft Windows), v1.1 (Mac OS), v2.6 (iOS, Android, v2.4 BlackBerry), v1.1 Microsoft Windows 8 / October 2012|
|Operating system||Microsoft Windows XP, Microsoft Windows 8, Microsoft Windows RT, Mac OS X v10.4.9, iOS v4, Android v2.1, BlackBerry v4.5|
|Website||OverDrive Media Console|
OverDrive Media Console is a proprietary, freeware application developed by OverDrive, Inc. for use with its digital distribution services for libraries, schools, and retailers. The application enables users to access eBooks and audiobooks borrowed from libraries and schools—or purchased from booksellers.—on devices running Android, Blackberry, iOS (iPad/iPhone/iPod), and Windows. The software is also available for Mac and Windows desktop and laptop computers.
In October 2012, Barnes & Noble added the OverDrive Media Console app to the NOOK App Store, enabling users of Nook Color, Nook Tablet, Nook HD, and Nook HD+ to download eBooks and audiobooks directly to the devices. The OverDrive app is also available for users of the Kindle Fire in the Amazon Apps Store. Also in October 2012, OverDrive released OverDrive Media Console for Windows 8, which supports devices running Microsoft's Windows 8 and Windows RT operating systems.
It is worth noting that WMA content is ONLY supported on the Windows version of the OverDrive Media Console. This dramatically reduces the number of titles available to library patrons who use portable devices or Mac computers. However, many publishers allow transfers of WMA format materials to Apple devices after downloading to a Windows computer.
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