OverDrive will release an updated version of the OverDrive Media Console mobile app for iOS and Android (v2.6.5) on Tuesday, May 29. In addition to the typical enhancements, Apple users will be required to reauthorize their Adobe ID.
Due to a change in Apple's privacy policies, we've had to make changes to the way we 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:
Clicking 'Sign In' will show the 'Adobe Authorization' screen. The deauthorized Adobe ID is pre-populated, so the user will only need to enter the password. The 'Forgot password?' link will be available.
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:
Users will need to download the title again from their digital library website bookshelf to download the missing parts.