Installing the OverDrive Media Console on the Kindle Fire (UPDATE)
-- The newest version of the Kindle Fire software (6.2.1) may or may not allow you to install the OMC on the Kindle Fire.
Why would you want to install the OverDrive Media Console (OMC) on your Kindle Fire when it already handles Kindle books loans from the library?
The OMC will also allow you to check out EPUB titles and download MP3 audiobooks to the Fire -- all from the Fire's mobile browser.
Here's how to get started: (Kindle Fire Software Version 6.2 ONLY)
The Kindle Fire is a little more limited than other Android devices in that it does not have access to the Android Market where most apps can be found. Instead you'll have to get the app directly from OverDrive. Because the app is being obtained from somewhere other than the built in Amazon app store, you'll need to change an important setting (at least temporarily).
Allow Installations from Unknown Sources:
Visit the OverDrive Website:
Once there, select "Android" and look towards the bottom of the page to see the link circled in the image below.
· To read EPUB eBooks you'll need to register for a free Adobe ID (http://adobe.com) and authorize the OMC app with that email address and password. To find the Adobe registration area on the Fire, tap the small menu button at the bottom-center of the Fire's touch screen >> App Settings.
· You'll use the Fire's web browser to visit the Ohio eBook Project website (http://digital.ncantonlibrary.org), log into your account, checkout an EPUB eBook or MP3 audiobook. Tap the "Download" button once the title is checked out and the app will take over.
How to return the EPUB eBook early on the Fire's OverDrive Media Console:
· From the "Home" screen of the Fire's OMC app (the one where you see all of the titles listed...)
· Tap and press on the title until a new menu pops up.