Hoopla App Review

When school is out, there is a lot more time to focus on leisure entertainment. The Hoopla app is a nice tool to have in your digital toolbox. 

“Hoopla is a web and mobile library media streaming platform for audio books, comics, e-books, movies, music, and TV. Hoopla allows library patrons to download or stream media content.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoopla_(digital_media_service)

“Hoopla is a groundbreaking digital media service offered by your local public library that allows you to borrow movies, music, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and TV shows to enjoy on your computer, tablet, or phone – and even your TV! With no waiting, titles can be streamed immediately, or downloaded to phones or tablets for offline enjoyment later. We have hundreds of thousands of titles to choose from, with more being added daily. hoopla is like having your public library at your fingertips. Anytime. Anywhere.” (https://www.hoopladigital.com/)

Hoopla is a free application that requires a library card through the public library system to use (You have to verify that your local library system offers Hoopla as a service). 

After downloading the Hoopla app on your device (Hoopla is currently available on the Apple app store, Google Play, Amazon, and can be streamed on Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Fire TV, and Roku), library card credentials are required to access the service. Once logged in, you have access to video, music, and books (some library systems have disabled some services within the app and use alternative services instead). 

The Hoopla app is fully accessible using VoiceOver. The video below shows how simple it is to borrow videos and music.

Have you used this app?  Are you looking forward to trying it?  Leave a comment below and let us know your thoughts about this free service!




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