Description

Instantly borrow free digital eBooks, audiobooks, movies, music, comics, and TV shows courtesy of your public library. hoopla is the leading all-in-one digital library app, with over 800,000 titles—from best-selling novels and blockbuster movies to niche, hard-to find content, hoopla has something for everyone.

• Take your library with you on your smart phone or tablet wherever you go
• No late fees
• Available 24/7
• Instantly stream or download for offline reading, watching, and listening.
• Never lose your place - your borrowed content synchronizes across a wide range of devices

Download the app today and get the most out of your library with hoopla!

What’s New

Version 4.31.1

• Fixed comic playback issues.
• Fixed minor bugs.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
287.5K Ratings

287.5K Ratings

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.

Alice Valkyrie ,

Good but buggy, with one major annoyance

I like hoopla’s selection a lot, but the app (on iOS and on Roku) can be a bit buggy. Sometimes the iOS app will crash/show only a white screen while I’m browsing for items. The app on Roku has crashed a few times in the middle of a movie and will refuse to reopen if I try to open the app again immediately. In a few minutes, it’ll load normally, and thankfully so far it’s started back at the time it crashed at when it does finally re-load) I also wish I could send books to my Kindle (similar to Overdrive/Libby) because otherwise I’m usually reading on my phone, which isn’t ideal, especially for comics.

My biggest issue with hoopla is that, unlike Libby, I am not allowed to add multiple cards on the app. We have two cards for the same library in my household, but only one compatible tablet and one Roku. I don’t even think I can sign in with my card on the tablet (every time I try I get an error message that the card is already registered). And on the Roku, depending on who rented a movie/show, we have to logout and log back in constantly. It gets annoying. If we could store both cards/checkouts on the apps, it would make things much easier for everyone (as I doubt we’re the only ones with this issue). Please consider adding this functionality in a future update.

Developer Response ,

Our Development Team is looking into adding this feature in a future release, stay tuned! Please reach out to us at feedback@hoopladigltal.com if you have any questions!

Information

Seller
Midwest Tape LLC
Size
45.8 MB
Category
Books
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Languages

English, French, Spanish

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Copyright
Price
Free

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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