OverDrive Inc. has several impressive stats, and there are several reasons why the experts at TBC would recommend them:
- They have more than 2 million premium digital titles
- They work with 5,000 publishers
- They work with 300,000 libraries
- They have content available in over 64 languages
- High-rated iOS and Android apps (4.5/5 stars)
The most important thing to note about OverDrive Inc. is that content is free to rent. Although you can’t keep any of the material you listen to, you do have access to popular and old titles to rent whenever you want.
OverDrive Inc.’s Android and iOS app have an average rating of 4.5/5 stars. Listeners like that they can download content without having to connect to the internet, that it’s simple and clean to use, and the features.
Even though OverDrive Inc. publishes that they have more than 2 million titles, the titles you can access vary by location. On top of that, the number of audiobooks available is only a fraction of that number. Our location had just over 8,000 audiobooks available for renters. Overall, this is a lot less than competitors, but about the same as other free services.
While the site is aesthetically pleasing and generally easy to use, there is a learning curve. You have to figure out which libraries in your area offer the widest selection. Even then, there are many books they advertise on their site that may not be available in your area.
Number of Books
The program uses 30,000 libraries and has 2 million ebooks, audiobooks, and videos. However, each person is limited by their local library and probably has access to just over 8,000 books.
There is no trial period because media is free.
Ways to Listen
With audiobooks from OverDrive Inc., you can download or stream MP3 files through their app.
OverDrive Inc. has audiobooks in over 64 language, but content availability is determined by your location.
The following platforms have OverDrive Inc. Apps: Android, iOS, Chromebook, Mac OS, Windows, and Windows Phones.
OverDrive Inc. is free for all listeners.
The OverDrive In. app has many reviews and an average of 4.5/5 stars.
For a free service, OverDrive Inc. has a very nice site. Right when you log on, you can find a library near you and start browsing for books. You can also browse first by book title, and then find a local library that offers the audio version of that book. We give OverDrive Inc. a 9/10 for site usability.