hoopla Digital 12+

Midwest Tape, LLC

    • Free

Description

Tap into Discovery. Instantly Read, Listen, and Watch with Your Library card. hoopla is the leading all-in-one digital library app, with more than 1,000,000 titles—from best-selling novels and blockbuster movies to niche, hard-to find content, hoopla has something for everyone. Read, listen, and watch without ads, for free with your Library card.
• Take your library with you on your smart phone or tablet wherever you go
• No late fees
• Ad-Free
• Available 24/7
• Thousands of new titles added every month
• Instantly stream or download for offline reading, watching, and listening
• Works with Apple Carplay
• Never lose your place - your borrowed content synchronizes across a wide range of devices
• Kids Mode – turn on to only show family-friendly content
• Shuffle feature to have songs randomly played from one album or all albums currently
borrowed
• hoopla Magazines
• hoopla BingePass gives unlimited streaming of popular content for 7 days with a one borrow.

In our eBook reader you can:
• Save your place with a digital bookmark
• Highlight text and add notes or add notes to bookmarks for future reference
• Adjust the text size and formatting
• Change the color of the page

Our new audiobook experience offers:
• Distinct chapters
• Ability to save your place with a digital bookmark
• Notes can be added to any bookmark for future reference
• Speed options range from 0.5x to 4x normal
• Car & activity mode
• A sleep timer that can be set to the end of a chapter or a set number of minutes

Our digital graphic novel/comic experience delivers:
• Ground-breaking action view to bring comics to life. Double-tap and swipe for a panel-by-panel
guided reading experience
• Magnifier tool to help readers explore the details within each panel
Download the app today and get the most out of your library with hoopla!

(Content may vary by Library)

What’s New

Version 4.49.1

We are continually making improvements to the hoopla app to make it faster and more reliable for you. This update includes performance improvements and bug fixes.

Thank you for supporting your local library!

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
632.4K Ratings

632.4K Ratings

Linds2286 ,

Must have!

I am OBSESSED. I am a public library director so the I have helped the library make this possible for our community. If your library doesn’t offer it, ask!
Unlike other providers of digital content, though also amazing in their own right, Hoopla offers ebooks, audio books, comics, tv, music, and movies. All items in their catalog are instantly available- no wait! How many check outs a month is set by your library as its free to the user and paid for by the library but its a great compliment to other digital platforms! The app’s interface is easy to use and they are constantly improving it. You can download ebooks and audio books to your device for the 21 day check out so you can listen even when you cannot stream. If the item “falls off” after your checkout (because 50 hour audio books are a thing), you can re-borrow and it picks back up where you left off! You don’t have to start over. There are even more benefits I haven’t mentioned!
And from the backend as a director, working with the staff at MidWest Tape is awesome; quick to answer questions & reach out for support. It’s easy to access your portal and check stats, make changes to checkout limits and controls, and review spending.
I can’t say enough nor can my patrons!! We love it! CHECK IT OUT!

TV All the Time ,

Mostly good

Hoopla was recommended by my public library and I’ve mostly liked it. It’s frustrating that unlike other audiobook apps, there isn’t a way on Hoopla to listen to a preview of a book before borrowing it. So a few times I’ve gone ahead and borrowed but have been disappointed. I’ve sometimes given the book as much as a 20 or 30 minute chance, but a couple times I had to stop much sooner, largely due to the narrator or the production quality. Sometimes, while the book is probably good and the story or characters are appealing, the person chosen to be the narrator is simply bad or inappropriately cast. Sometimes the audio levels are all over the place, varying in volume and quality. I know no audiobook is read all in one recording session, but most manage to maintain consistent levels and some sound like there’s suddenly a different microphone or sound engineer or he narrator was having a bad day.

In any case, I wish Hoopla allowed a short preview. The way it is, I have to borrow the book, thereby using up one of my monthly allotment of books and then have returned it within a few minutes because I was disappointed in some way with the book. I’m glad I discovered the option to give the book a rating, but it would also be extremely helpful to be able to write a review. That way I could tell prospective readers which books (and narrators) I really like enjoyed a lot and caution readers about the books (or narrators) I found to be not worth my time.

Developer Response ,

Hi! We are looking into adding previews to our audio books in the future, stay tuned! If you have any further questions reach out to us at feedback@hoopladigital.com

casa viejo ,

Problems

Originally I liked the Hoopla app. Now not so much. It seems to be having what I consider insurmountable annoyances. It first started with the app freezing right in the middle of a book. I switched from using the app to read a book to just clicking on read now without using the app. That worked for a while but is now doing the same thing. Very frustrating when you have only so much time to read and then it freezes and you can’t. It isn’t my device at fault either since it happens not only on both tablets I use but also on my phone.
I’ve written to them twice with no response about this problem. I was sure they would fix it but no such luck.
Also it doesn’t sync between devices. The other library apps like Overdrive will pick up whatever page you’re on when you change devices. Not Hoopla. I’m sorry to say. This means endless scrolling page by page in order to get to your current page.
Oh and the latest annoyance is after reading maybe 10 pages a banner pops up and you have to click out of the book, it comes up with the download page and you then have to click on resume in order to keep reading. It’s almost enough to quit using this app. The only reason I come back to it occasionally is they have some books that the other services do not..if you want to try an app that works the way it should try Libby. They’ve got their act together.
Merry Christmas one and all. Hope the powers that be read this and fix these basic problems.

App Privacy

The developer, Midwest Tape, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Location

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More

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