Saturday, May 25, 2013

OverDrive Media Console Update Available May 28

Are you a user of the library's e-books and e-audiobooks via the Blue Ridge Download Consortium (powered by OverDrive)? If so, be aware that OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 28. Below is a summary of the release details:

OMC 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 OMC for iOS v2.6.5 update will de-authorize every users’ Adobe ID and prompt them to authorize again. 
Audiobook users will be unaffected unless 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, users with authorized Adobe IDs in place will see the following message:

eBooks – Adobe Authorization

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

eBooks – Adobe Authorization

Audiobooks – Downloading additional parts
Audiobook users won’t notice anything different unless they attempt to download parts of audiobooks partially downloaded to OMC before installing the v2.6.5 update. In this case, the following message is displayed:

Audiobooks – Downloading additional parts

Users will need to download the title again from their digital library website bookshelf to download the missing parts.

These updates will be messaged in the App Store and on the “What’s New” screen. Additionally, there are two help articles available for users to help with these updates:

OMC 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.

~ Alison -- Electronic Resources Librarian

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