OverDrive Media Console version 3 provides new options!

Pulp-less Fiction: Digital Downloads

This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray.  The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today.   -Beth

The OverDrive Media Console app, version 3.0, is now available to iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch using  iOS6*; and Android devices with OS v4.0.  Older models should be able to use the previous version of OverDrive Media Console.


New features include:

  • One stop menu
  • If you are new to OverDrive, follow the prompts to learn how to use the app
  • Sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices, if you sign up for OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback is available for audio books on devices using iOS 6
  • Updated help section
  • The Book History allows you to see a list of books that you have returned or whose loans have expired

If you are in the bookshelf, you only need one swipe to see the menu.


Tutorials for new users are very simple:

How to

The help menu gives you access to assistance on many topics, all in one place

Help menu


"Add a book" coming from the bookshelf takes you to the home page of Wisconsin’s Digital Library

Add a book from the bookshelf

The settings menu provide some new choices.

OverDrive Media Console settings

Book History allows you to see books you are done with

Book History

 These new features make a faster, streamlined experience for reading ebooks and downloading audio books.  Enjoy reading from a simpler interface.


*If you need to update iOS, go to http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4623 for instructions.  Unfortunately first generation iPads are not able to update to iOS 6 and therefore are not able to use the v.3 OverDrive Media Console.




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