I normally love this app and use it to listen audiobooks while at work but since the new update the app crashes every time I push play and I haven't been able to listen to anything. Please fix this so I can enjoy the app again. Thank you.
Reasonable nicely displayed content but skips constantly 3/5
Reasonable nicely displayed content but skips constantly
When it works 1/5
Tells me I can't connect to Hoopla
Comic Books! 5/5
Any former and current geeks should download this app and get a library card (works in Los Angeles for sure). You'll have access to tons of non-Marvel titles including DC, Image, Dark Horse, Valiant and many more. Titles like Batman, Superman, Spawn, Hellboy, The Walking Dead and more! There's also some great Audio Books, EBooks, movies and music.
Terrible app 1/5
It freezes up. When you read a book, sometimes you can swipe from page to page, others not...it locks up. You have to hit Done and e resume.
Using the bookmark is precarious, sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't, but just advances the pages.
Don't waste your time.
Love, mostly! - What happened on the update? 2/5
Below was my original review. I don't know what happened on the update but a book I've been listening will NOT play back on the app now. I've returned the book and re-borrowed and still nothing. Does play on my computer though... but I need it on my phone :( Hoping bugs from the last update or two can be fixed. Aside from that, my review below stands.
Great FREE app for audiobooks. I appreciate the variety and quality. I wish we could see chapters, but overall great.
Love it 5/5
Great idea. Great app. Very pleased.
Catch up to latest system update !! 3/5
Before the latest iOS update I would have given this app 5 stars!! Now, 3 is generous:(. Books don't load, audiobooks stop for no apparent reason, Bluetooth headset doesn't work correctly with audiobooks.
Love this App...except 4/5
I mainly listen to audiobooks and rarely use this app for anything else. I enjoy the selection and the ease in using it plus the fact that it is free. If I have a complaint, it is that many times I select a book to listen to after reading the introduction as to what it is about, but after downloading it or selecting it I find that I do not care for the book or I do not care for the reader. So I turn the book back in and now there is one of my monthly selections gone. I have done this at least five or six times in a month and have used up half of my monthly selections before I find the book I really want to read. I wish there was a sample of the audio like eBooks has so I can judge if I like the reader.
By Leigh Karen
Once downloaded books will cut out on walks or in car. Half the time.
Loving the Audiobooks! 4/5
Love this app. Wonderful for listening to audiobooks. But recently began crashing every time I try to access. Help!!!
Couldn't live without this app 5/5
By Jordan re
Easy to use
Titles are downloadable
Sleep timer is a plus
No complaints at all!
Works for me 5/5
Haven't had to many issues I use it to down load music so I can listen in my car
Decent app but crashes every time it opens with latest update 3/5
By Wade Wilson II
I enjoy the app, which could use some user-friendly tweaking, but with the latest update it crashes every time I try to open it. Please patch this ASAP!
The bad beginning 5/5
By I 💘 horses
This is a great book. You never know what will happen to the children. ( violet is my favorite.) I can't wait to read the rest.
Great app 5/5
Perfect app for my needs!
Pretty Good 4/5
By D. Aaron G.
Overall I love this app. As a professional driver I'm always in need of a good audio book to pass the time on the long haul. Only thing I'd change is when you delete a title it'd erase from the home screen (like Overdrive app) and allow for more titles to be checked out over the month.
This is my favorite app. I love listening to books while I sew and quilt. It keeps me focused and relaxed.
Glitchy but a good resource 4/5
Sometimes the app crashes or a little piece repeats itself, but for the most part I can listen to the audiobooks fairly seamlessly. In terms of audiobooks, there are actually quite a lot of great - and new - titles, definitely better than I expected. It's best feature is definitely audiobooks but there are a few gems in the other media too. I'm really glad my library gives me a subscription to this app and I use it all the time 😊
Very happy 5/5
I have been very happy with the selection of books and audiobooks which have been available and then when I need them again I just re borrow.
A fantastic app 5/5
Hoopla and their app lets me read comics and listen to music with ease, is user-friendly in its format, and otherwise awesome. I love this app and am always happy to use it!
Great concept, lil buggy 4/5
Great concept, lil buggy
App stopped working 3/5
Have to give 3 stars because it is great to have access to so many titles in audio books and music. Just updated, and now my iPad Hoopla screen is locked in vertical-- not my preference-- and an ebook I downloaded won't play. Nothing. So it's only great for audio at this point; hope they will fix the errors.
By Bug free please
Always freezes up need to fix this app don't always show the correct book that you are listening to wish it was bug free and it would be a great app need to fix it to get 5 stars............... it also rewinds its self several times before going on it's hard to understand when it skips to parts further in the book also
Great app 5/5
So easy to browse and search. I like the categories.
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.
Great app to stream library materials 5/5
I use this app almost everyday during exercise.
So much content! 4/5
By Cheri the First
I use this app regularly. I've noticed that the search feature has improved and that makes me happy. I also see new content all the time so I have no complaints! Thanks Hoopla!
Not the best ... 2/5
Overdrive is a much better app than hoopla. I found the app freezes up quite often and the audiobooks do not play smoothly. It will often repeat lines. The download process is slow when you check our an audiobook, and then you have to wait even longer for it to download to your device. I'm using an iPhone 7 so it's not like I don't have updated equipment. Save yourself the hassle and use Overdrive instead.
Great app, saved a lot of time and money 5/5
I am addicted to audiobooks and Hoopla has save me time back and fourth to the library and I never have to worry about a late fee.
Well..it *was* great 2/5
But I find myself echoing a lot of other reviews made after the update. If I download an audiobook, then there should be no reason for it to require a connection in order for it to play. I listen mainly while driving and go in and out of service areas quite often. Every time I lose connection I have to clear the error and then close and restart the app. This could be fixed with maybe an offline mode that allows playback of downloaded items without trying to connect constantly? I am really hoping there is an update soon that fixes the audiobook playback issues, because I really do like the app otherwise.
From 0 to 100 5/5
Hoopla has an excellent selection of audiobooks, and I have fallen in love with the app. Being able to download 10 audiobooks a month for free is incredible! I have really enjoyed listening to business, autobiography, and theology through Hoopla. I'm on pace to listen to 100 books this year and Hoopla is a major reason for that!
So disappointing 1/5
I'm a new user to Hoopla and after the latest update where it crashes and my 3 recent checkouts are unavailable. Shame on you! Test before you do a release. I also don't think my library should be charged for your destructive release if you get a fee per download. Zero stars if the review would let me.
Freezes constantly on ebooks 2/5
One book will not even load to be read. Other books freeze between chapters requiring one to quit and restart app
Love this app 5/5
This app is easy to use. Only improvements needed would be a better selection of books
Easy to use and easy to read 4/5
I really like this app. The reason why I gave it a 4 out of 5 is because of all the abridged versions and the limited number of self-help and religious books it has.
Great App 5/5
No complaints. This is a great app for music, movies, ebooks, and audio books. If you have a library card...even better. If it could stream with sonos I would be even happier.
Fine app, could use better search interface. 4/5
Searching for media can be a little too cumbersome. Otherwise, great app.
It works well 4/5
Great app that enables you to listen to library titles wherever you are. Easy, functional, solid. Download or stream.
Too few 2/5
For the most part it's a decent app. However, crashes often, and a very small amount of checkouts allowed per month. I am forced to have another app on hand because five per month is too few.
By 1 short
Had new issues or complaints ever, but suddenly it's been crashing each time I select a title to listen to on the go.
Used to Be Great 2/5
Until the update I used this app daily for audiobooks. Now the books "skip" just like a CD used to when it got bumped. Sometimes I am forced to hear the same phrase 3-4 times before it continues, sometimes it just stops playing all together. I tried deleting & re-installing the app but it made no difference.
Free is great 3/5
By Wendy wife
Great free library app but frequently stops, has difficulty loading, it's just stupid sometimes. The 15 per month limit is stupid too. I also use audible and not being able to change books on the app is a real bummer
Does not work 1/5
Program was working fine two days ago but now I cannot borrow anything, receive error message cannot communicate with servers but yet I can play movie borrowed two days ago and it is not downloaded to iPad! I could not sign out so app was deleted and reinstalled but it still is not working. I have been using this app for a number of years and it has had its ups and downs but usually enjoy using it. I am going to rate it only a 1 now as it cannot be used, probably would give it a 4-5 otherwise!
Better than pandora and Spotify combined! 5/5
All my favorite library titles in one location 5/5
I love this app.
Listen free to audio books 5/5
This is my #1 used entertainment app!
Hoopla is a Great Find 5/5
By Dr. D'ree
Found this app available for free from my local library and I love, love it! First used it to read books on my tablet but then discovered audiobooks. Now I'm learning and enjoying in my downtime and at the gym. Thanks!
Huge selection, easy to use 5/5
By Greig G
I love hoopla and frequently us it to find music, eBooks, and movies. It's like a library in my pocket! Thanks for the service!
Hoopla is amazing. I love to use it because of the versatility and the ease of use. So many books, so little time. The ability to use it online or offline is also very helpful.