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Old 11-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #1
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Overdrive comes to chromebooks

Here is the direct link to the app
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon

http://www.androidcentral.com/chrome...e-couchsurfing

Monkey check your audiobooks do they work now
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Old 11-25-2014, 11:37 PM   #2
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Here is the direct link to the app
https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...hrome-ntp-icon

http://www.androidcentral.com/chrome...e-couchsurfing

Monkey check your audiobooks do they work now
Thanks

...but not as promising as I hoped for. It's similar to the Android app, but without Kindle support; though the Chrome browser supports Kindle. MP3 audiobooks are now covered, which is partially good news. The problem there is that MP3 audiobooks only make up 68~75% of a library's audiobook collection, while WMA covers over 99% of it. Hey, partial support is better than no support.

OverDrive has 8 book formats --> compatible -- not compatible


Windows OS -- Chrome Browser
  • Kindle eBook
  • OverDrive Read
  • EPUB eBook
  • Open EPUB eBook
  • PDF eBook
  • Open PDF eBook
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook

Android OS -- Android App
  • Kindle eBook
  • OverDrive Read
  • EPUB eBook
  • Open EPUB eBook
  • PDF eBook
  • Open PDF eBook
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook

Chrome OS -- Chrome Browser
  • Kindle eBook
  • OverDrive Read
  • EPUB eBook
  • Open EPUB eBook
  • PDF eBook
  • Open PDF eBook
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook

Chrome OS -- Chrome App
  • Kindle eBook
  • OverDrive Read
  • EPUB eBook
  • Open EPUB eBook
  • PDF eBook
  • Open PDF eBook
  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
  • OverDrive WMA Audiobook
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Old 11-26-2014, 12:18 AM   #3
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It is actually the android app running on chromebooks. Google has been slowly bringing Android apps to chromebook.
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It is actually the android app running on chromebooks. Google has been slowly bringing Android apps to chromebook.
I wonder why it doesn't have Kindle support like the Android app on an Android device?
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Good news for audiobooks.

But one annoying thing for ebooks is that there's no way to maximise the app or make it go full screen, at least on my ARM Chromebook.

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Old 11-26-2014, 07:23 AM   #6
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But one annoying thing for ebooks is that there's no way to maximise the app or make it go full screen, at least on my ARM Chromebook.
I have the same problem on my Intel Chromebook (Acer C720).
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Wow, very cool.

God I hate the Chrome Webstore.
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