OverDrive announced it will enhance its library service platform with streaming video and audio technology. The new services will improve ease of use and device compatibility for OverDrive-hosted video, audiobook, and music collections at libraries and schools around the world.
Scheduled for launch later this year, OverDrive's streaming services are secure and will extend the reach of libraries' digital collections thanks to device compatibility. Users will have easy access to their library's catalog of OverDrive-hosted video, audiobooks, and music on any device with a web browser and an Internet connection. The streaming technology will enhance discovery and access to libraries' existing collections of WMV and WMA titles, pending publisher approval.
OverDrive's streaming services won't require users to download apps or activate a device. This instant-access technology enables users to check out a video, audiobook, or music title and immediately start watching or listening in any web browser. The streaming option will complement the download options already in use via the OverDrive Media Console apps for all major computers and devices.