There’s been a lot of concern about the sunsetting classic Overdrive app, and the fact that Libby is not yet available on some devices, particularly Kindle Fire.
However, Kindle Fire users can now sideload Libby onto their device manually with the APK (Android Package file). Once the APK is installed, the Libby app will appear and function like any other app on their tablet.
Be forewarned – this librarian has attempted the download with four different devices. On two it worked, on two it did not (very possibly because they were just too old to be compatible). And even when it does work, the process is definitely tricky. But it is an option for users who can’t get Libby through their appstore. Worth a try!
Head over to this link for Overdrive’s step-by-step explanation of how this back-door download works.
The Libby App for Kindle Fire Tablets | by OverDrive
– Heather Auman, Western Allegheny Community Library