When it works it's wonderful. Unfortunately, it randomly chooses to skip back to the beginning. It rarely will remember where you stopped listening to a book. Trying to access the chapters and bookmarks can be maddening as it bounces back and forth between that screen and your list of checked out books. It is nice not having to log in each time, but not really worth it.
I would love this app, because a lot of it is much easier and better than the other overdrive app, except that it consistently tells me I'm offline when I'm not, and won't let me download the titles or stream them, no matter what setting I put it at. If i open the overdrive app it will download fine, off of data or wifi, but libby just won't. It will work eventually, but normally takes about 24 hours. Once it downloads I love it, but it's so frustrating not being able to use it until the app decides to let me
So far so good. Only issue is that with my most recent audiobook, it skips back to a place near the beginning of the book randomly when I'm not even touching my phone. Means I have to spend a lot of time figuring out where I was because the history only seems to work when I manually skip through the book. 🙄
I like this app alot I can carry all my books in one place only thing I wish it would have more fonts and a pie chart to change the page to the color of your choice. Otherwise big upgrade from overdrive
Its painfully slow at times. When you have chosen a book and downloaded it, it invariably says the the download has failed, you retry numerous times, same thing happens, you give up in frustration start looking for another book to replace the one you've got and the book magically appears. I'm so using Kindle which delivers books much more slickly, oh, and the other thing is you can't deliver them directly to your Kindle! This is only works in America - why? How come they are so many 5 star reviews for what as far as i can see is only a very average product?
Really like it so far. A small gripe but I wish the little icon between Library and Shelf would revert back to Libby when you finish a book or sample instead of staying as the book cover. Or if someone can tell me how to clear the sample, that would be helpful too. (edit): Thank you so much for fixing. Really love the app and was so sad when it wasn't working.
We're hard at work on stability fixes right now, especially when opening books and listening to audiobooks. If Libby's working great for you, you won't see a lot of new stuff in this release. If you've been having problems, hold tight, we're working on it. :libby-in-a-hard-hat-emoji:
Read any of 23,469 classic books, including famous titles, completely free!