I started this topic a long, long time ago..... see https://forums.roku.com/viewtopic.php?f ... =overdrive
I thought we might be able to enjoy publicly licensed e-books, audio-books, and movies on our Roku's with an Overdrive channel. In my case, the New York Public Library has tons and tons of audio and video content.
Nothing ever came of it.
If you click through the link to the Overdrive blog, you will see it is broken. I checked WaybackMachine and it looks like it was never scraped and archived.
If you have ever linked a desktop or laptop computer to a really large TV or monitor to display textual material, you will find that the reading experience isn't pretty. That's what we have e-readers, or 8-10" tablets for. I did think that books with graphical content might be great on a TV ..... maybe maps or charts, illustrations, or beautiful photographs on a big screen, to augment a paper book, or an e-book on a tablet .... especially for my aging eyes.
But i can understand why the general interest was probably nil.
By the way; if you are interested in free movies (if available from your local library) check out the kanopy channel. It is great. Just make sure you have a valid library card.
OverDrive is a multimedia app for access to publicly licensed content available at participating libraries. It has been around for a long time. It recently came under the Rakuten umbrella. There is an app for Android, IOS, Windows 10, Windows legacy. You can use it on your PC or your phone or tablet. Check http://www.overdrive.com. All you need is a valid library card and an online account with your local library.
As for audio-books, when at home I listen to them all the time on my Roku, casting them from my PC either with PlayOn or Roku Media Player, when I want to hear the better sound quality from my AVR and speakers. Plex will let you do that, as well. I listen whether i purchased the audio-books, or borrowed from the library. You could also do this with a Bluetooth enabled AVR, from your phone or tablet.
Try your local library and see if they participate with Overdrive. They might also partner with cloudLibrary or SimplyE. There are plenty of Bibles available electronically for free at a library, from King James to New Catholic. Plenty available at Google Docs, Amazon Kindle, and B & N Nook, too. As for listening, I just searched for Holy Bible audio-books from the NYPL and found 112 hits for various versions.