I'm not a big reader but the audiobooks and music have been really good. I have not tried any movies yet. BTW, It's FREE!!! What's not to love!!
Great App 5/5
This app is great. Who can complain about free music, books, etc that can be downloaded to your device and no late fees? Sure, it may not have every title ever, but it definitely has a great selection.
One thing Missing 4/5
I love the program and concept! I wish the program allowed you to see the time remaining on a particular loan. I had to search throughout to find the loan periods. I'm from a small town and this is wonderful although I'm limited to 7 titles per month, the selection is vast and makes my small local library shine like that of a small city!
Hoopla's Great! 5/5
I really appreciate this app. It provides access to a wide variety of media conveniently and at no cost. It's truly a gem.
One minor quibble. Hard to tell sometimes if your streaming or pulling from a download. Also, hard to know if/when a download is deleted. Otherwise, very satisfied.
Really appreciate this kind of program through my library. 5/5
I like to thank all of the people involved in getting an app like this available through the local library. I use it every day with no problems. I like the monthly usage time. It works great for me.
Excellent app 5/5
Easy to use
I like it 5/5
It's a good app, it's convenient for me to read my books.
My library allows me access to Hoopla and it is my only source for digital and audio books and music. I love the titles offered (got to listen to entire Hamilton soundtrack), the app always works (perfect for car commutes and gym listening) and I have access to literature that I couldn't otherwise afford. I am so thankful this app exists.
Awesome app. Great free library of Audiobooks. 5/5
Awesome app. Great free library of Audiobooks.
Love this App! 5/5
I love Hoopla! I'm a busy mom, so reading is a luxury I can't afford too often. I have so enjoyed the audiobooks. I can stay on the move and enjoy a good book thats just perfect for me--for free! I now look here before I go to Audible. No complaints! It's great:)
An alternative to audible 5/5
This is awesome!! I canceled my audible account once I found that hoopla had the titles that I wanted to listen. Much more convenient than audible. ;)
Hoopla is great. More libraries should use it 5/5
I heartily endorse the hoopla app as someone who has used it and/or its main competitor through a few moves over the better part of the last decade.
This is the first review I have ever written and I'm only doing it because my current library system doesn't use hoopla and I wish they would.
It is easy to use, reasonably stable, has a great, curated selection, with helpful reminders to maximize your monthly borrowing, and an option to download borrowed media to your device (e.g wifi) that magically removes itself when you fail to renew the title.
For all these reasons it smoothly integrates into daily life and I miss it.
I have received no payments, favors or the like from hoopla digital, its parent company or any of its employees.
The only relationship I share with the company is that I, like both hoopla and Overdrive, as born in Ohio.
By Quiet Storm 3
Great app. I have enjoy the wide array of audio books, they have.
Love it! 5/5
Hoopla is awesome. I love to look for videos, books and more. My library let us use it for free! I have been using it for months and I am super happy!
Love it 5/5
By Alberto machuca
Hoopla is simply the best!
I'm always listening to a Hoopla audiobook! Selection is incredible and no wait times or holds. Best app ever!
It's a good app but... 3/5
First of all I can't search movies so that's reallyyyy annoying. And we should be able to check out at least 10 movies a month
Easy to use 5/5
I like it because it's easy. I also use OverDrive which connects to your local library. Hoopla was recommended by a friend, and if I can't find what I'm looking for on one app I have been able to find it on the other! Great to have options
Still has some issues 3/5
After a couple of years of development, it still frequently forgets where you left off of on an audiobook. Bookmark often.
Logs you out while you're using the app forcing you to log back in in order to continue. Not good if you are listening in the car.
Great library of books though. That's why I keep using it despite the slow development.
Wonderful find 5/5
By Mom confused
This is a great app to have. At first you could only find books and then it got better with movies! And it's all for free. No waiting, just borrow.
Lots of content to choose from 5/5
I really like it so far. Here is a lot of content in various categories. I love the Titles and the fact that I can get great titles and read great books for FREE through my Library!! I can even educate my children through this app!
Love Hoopla 5/5
This has changed my reading life!!!
Best App On My Phone 5/5
It's like Netflix for ebooks & audiobooks!!
Flawless app, easy to use and offering nice features such as downloading instead of streaming. Thumbs up!
Love love love it 5/5
By Diana LaFa
I adore the service through my local library and the ap has worked perfectly for me. I only wished they would let me get more items per month. I would be willing to pay for additional audio books
I love Hoopla!
It is easy to use ,has an excellent selection of available audiobooks. No wait lists!
Newly released books a frequently not available. If possible , I would like to see a more rapid addition of new Audiobooks to the menu.
Awesome app with few exceptions 4/5
I love hoopla! Only complaint is only 8 titles per month. I go through these quickly having my young kids listen to shorter audiobooks. It would be nice to be able return them and then borrow more.
So many comics
Thankful for this app 5/5
By Real designer
I really like hoopla. The app is great for downloading a "book" or "cd/album" for offline use. It downloads very quickly for me and I'm off to take a walk listening to my favorite music or relax on the flight to hear an audiobook without needing to be on the Internet. Hoopla is also really nice to try out a new type of music without having to invest in a purchase. I am thankful for our good Library service and this terrific app.
Very cool app 5/5
Love the free music!
Mostly great 4/5
It's great to be able to access digital library materials while I'm traveling. I'm really happy to have this; it's one of the apps which I feel has significantly improved my life.
This would be 5 stars except for some technical glitches in media handling.
- Audiobook playback doesn't respond correctly to bluetooth control signals (e.g. 3-tap to skip back 30s), so I have to use the device screen audio controls to skip-back and re-hear something I missed. This is inconvenient if I'm in bed, or taking a walk.
- Audiobook playback sometimes loses its position
Love it 4/5
No problems with it, I love it.
Hoopla rocks 5/5
By Chad Beudrot
So much better than any of the other library lending apps. I wish we could buy additional landings, my daughter reads so much that it uses up our 5 book tally very quickly.
I like this app!!! 4/5
By Ms. CQuinnz
Very user friendly for audiobooks, movies, music and books! It does it all and it's free!
Awesome selection of music 5/5
This app is a wonderful resource for music. You can download when borrowed as well as stream.
Pleased with a few notes 4/5
I'm very grateful for hoopla-- it's got many more mindfulness titles in audiobooks than overdrive (especially Pema Chodron), my note is that overdrive allows you to choose chapters or at least sections to skip ahead too-- often with titles (usually the first line of the chapter). Hoopla only allows you to fast-forward randomly usually an hour ahead instead of say 15 minutes ahead so even a 15 second skipper would be better than what they have now. Chapter divisions would be ideal.
Like that it syncs with my public library.
Love this app 5/5
I've become addicted to audio books and Hoopla has a great free selection. This allows me to "read" books while doing needlework and other crafts.
Great, though minor bugs 4/5
This app has a great selection of books and a good setup for finding titles that interest me based on others that I have read. The controls are easy to use and the text size and background color are customizable. However, there are minor bugs that disrupt the reading experience - often the next chapter will not load after the last page of the preceding chapter, requiring me to close and reopen the book to continue reading. I've also encountered at least one book with only one blank page per chapter. The books per month limit is annoying as well, but I assume it's for copyright reasons. Overall, the good outweighs the bad easily.
Good job! 5/5
Nice app, I'm very thankful that there is free access to so many items.
The upgrades are very helpful, and I'm thankful to be able to check out 10 items per month.
Login problems 1/5
I've written a review 4 times but each time it says my name is already taken and then it erases my review
Table of Contents & Samples 4/5
It is very frustrating to navigate through an audiobook when there is no table of contents, chapters or index!
I love* having Hoopla as a resource, and I consistently used it on a monthly basis.
I use Overdrive as my preferred option because it is extremely important for me to be able to
1. listen to a sample of the audiobook prior to borrowing,
2. return and borrow another book without waiting, and
3. access a table of contents that links me to a specific location.
If I had to choose only one of the above three, I'd select number one.
Ok but,... 3/5
Still having a problem with movie downloads.
Most time I can not watch the movies because I'm not connected to the Internet and that's why I downloaded it. My IPad will not show movies until I connect. Once started I can walk away from connection. Had several movies returned that I didn't watch, need a way to feed back that I had a problem with movie and need to keep it awhile longer.
Awesome library! 4/5
Tons of great things to read and listen to! Latest comics and books! And soundtracks! It can be buggy at times. If you download and it stops and cause and error. You can't download unless you release it and download it again.
Great books including current books. Audiobooks are great!!
The best! 5/5
I very much appreciate the selection of titles I can borrow on this app! Highly recommended!
This is easy to use and has a lot of great books to read and listen to.
Books books and more books 5/5
I mostly use this app for the audiobooks. I love that you don't have to wait on a list to listen to them, and that hoopla is always adding new books!
By Jess 38moss
Great app, easy to use. I don't feel like I need to buy books again.