Not working on the iPad please fix 1/5
It has a good selection of free books, but it has not been working on the iPad for several weeks, I thought it would've been fixed by now.
when the app starts bothering you to rate it in the App Store, it dies 1/5
this was working great for a while. the problem started when the app started begging for a rating in the App Store. I hit 'later' and the app crashed immediately. I went back in and got the same pop-up; the app crashed immediately. restarted the iPad, opened it up, tried to continue a book I had started. the pop-up appears, and this time I answer 'no', and the app crashes immediately. then the pop-ups go away, but the book I check out never will load again. so today I check out a new book, and as soon as I hit 'read', the pop-up comes back, so I decide yeah, it's time to rate this app, so I hit 'yes' and the app crashes immediately. so I came to the App Store to make a review to tell everybody how crappy this app is. maybe now it will start working again.
I'm a big fan! 4/5
Works well but has to be restarted occasionally.
Need to be able to borrow more books ! 4/5
This is my FAVORITE app BUT I travel for work and I listen to audio books constantly. PLEASE let us borrow an unlimited amount of books - even if it's one at a time & we have to return the book before we borrow another.
Great app! 5/5
By solt sister
I love this app and use it almost daily. It user-friendly and has lots of great material available. I appreciate that I can listen to an audiobook and do other things on the phone without loosing the audio. This is one of the main apps I use!
It's a good app and I love it. It's a good place to read, but I wish it didn't have a 7 book limit.
I love hoopla it's one of my favorites apps but lately it hasn't been working right on iPod, closes its self and when I download the album onto my iPod a lot of the tracks won't play. If they fix the problem then I totally recommend this app to everyone
Good selections 4/5
By Srg. Sci teacher
Very user friendly and has a very good selection of all genres of books for all ages. The videos are great for my little one when we are driving for longer periods of time. Only drawback is the glitch between chapters, I have to close out of a book and select "read" to be able to move on to the next chapter.
Was working great but now keeps crashing.
Asks to review the app, then crashes. Other bugs as well...
Love the app, has great choices.
Excellent service. Temperamental app 4/5
I really like this app for audio books. It is a quick way to get new thing although the selection is very limited. It also seems to stop/hang when switching from wifi to cellular or to different wifi signals. This is for downloaded audiobooks so I don't know why it should be affected by the signal. Definitely needs updating but it could be great.
Constant problems 1/5
When my library directs me to Hoopla, instead of Overdrive, to download an audio book I am checking out, I cringe. Nothing but problems with Hoopla. Books I am listening to constantly stop playing, for no apparent reason. Sometimes, this will happen every few seconds, dozens of times in a row. Other times, like the book I am listening to right now, the book won't play at all. I've tried playing the book, which I'm 9 hours into, since 7:00 a.m. It's now 9:30 a.m., & it still won't play. In several years of using Overdrive, I've had zero problems. All in all, a lousy app if one desires reliability....Six weeks later & still complete garbage. First, downloaded books suddenly become "undownloaded," & now books won't download at all so audiobooks can only be streamed. I have an iPhone 7, with the latest software updates, & this crappy app still won't work. As a taxpayer, it upsets me that my library is paying money for this garbage. As I stated previously, I never had any problems with Overdrive books. Once again, Hoopla, thanks for nothing.
Great app! 4/5
Would give 5 because they've adjusted lending limits from # of borrows per library per day to individual users. Other than that they have MOST audiobooks. Would love if they offer some of the less popular audiobook titles, however .
Hoopla is the best 5/5
By Nutcase from pubertal
I love listening to music on here and you can listen to it offline.
Does what it says it does; book reader could be better 5/5
By A Espay
Excellent extension of the library's catalogue. Remarkable scope, if one is persistent with the search function. The book format is not the best to read: it seems as if it were a web page rather than a book page (Kindle and iBook do far better with the page layout) but there are many other redemptive features in Hoopla. Altogether, a wonderful resource, and I trust it will only get better over time.
Like it 4/5
It works good there has been good improvement.
Best way to read library books 5/5
I love it so much! I get free stuff from my library to read. It's easy and has a great selection of new & popular comics!
Book Lovers! 5/5
If you love audio books you will be in heaven! I have been able to listen to books that I would have to put on hold in Overdrive! I am in love!
Good but buggy 3/5
Newest update makes the iPad crash on downloading of comics and other content.
Used to work fine.
Good app otherwise...
Yep. Hoopla good.
Hoopla Maddening Inconsistencies 3/5
By Hoopla Fan, BUT...
LOVE APP and wide selections, BUT, frustrating connectivity and glitches diminish rating!! Too bad, cause great opportunity not living up to potential for users. Even techies in my library system cannot explain annoying message - "cannot connect to Hoopla server" - REALLY - even when selection is downloaded to device ??
Hope this can be solved.
No longer loads audio books. 1/5
By Alien Dogs
I used to love this app, but Hoopla crashes every time I try to load an audiobook. I'm using an Apple iPod Touch. This just started after the last update.
Like many others, I'm having problems with crashes. I can download books, without too many problems, but when trying to open one, it says "please wait while title is being prepared for offline use," then it exits the app.
I've tried downloading another book and the same thing happens. I've done a hard boot, no changes. Tried reinstalling, nothing different.
Hoopla is only good if we can access our downloaded items. Please fix!
My new library 5/5
By Crazy swedes
An extension of my lock library. All books I need for my two hour in the car. Fantastic interface.
Increasing my reading! 5/5
Before I found out that hoopla was available through my library, I rarely read. This was not because I don't enjoy reading, but because my trips to the library are now consumed with finding books for my young children. Browsing for a new book for myself is not possible at this point in my life lol!
Now that I have Hoopla, I can browse through and find books I will enjoy anytime. I love the "favorites" button where I can keep track of the books I'm interested in the future. I feel there is a bigger selection of audio books on the app than what is available at my library. In the first month of getting this app, I read or listened to 8 books! This is probably more books than I had finished in the past year! I am so grateful that my library provides this app for its readers!
Great for Father-son reading time 5/5
My 5 yo son is very bright and gifted, but he has the attention span of...well...a 5 yo. Hoopla gives us a great variety of books at various levels to keep us both engaged during daddy-buddy reading time.
Best Digital Book App 4/5
I absolutely love Hoopla. I'm glad that I found this app. The only reason I did not give it 5 stars is because there is some connective issues but I can live with that for free audio books. I love the rewind feature and the book series that I can read.
My only other issue is that I was able to borrow a certain number of books and then mid month the limit was reduced. Not sure if this is a Hoopla issue or my library issue.
I love this! I have access to tons of great eBooks, audiobooks and movies. It is very easy to use and truly free. I have issues sometimes with the server and wifi but simply wonderful. My kids also have started using it. I wish they had more recent best sellers but I know that is very expensive for libraries.
I never write reviews but I felt like this app deserved it. Great for a new reader like myself
My hoopla reading experience 2/5
Hoopla is a wonderful way for me to get books, music, and videos.
However, it is with great difficulty and may times frustration as I find the Hoopla app very difficult to navigate.
Maybe I am the one who is doing something incorrectly? I have recommended Hoopla to friends who love to read and they too are having difficulty.
Battery hog 3/5
By Mac since 512k
Fine for listening to downloaded audio book, but drains iPhone battery fast.
The easiest to use app yet!! 5/5
I love this app. It's easy I find any book I'm looking for.
Needs improvement 2/5
I love this app.. when it works. A fair amount of time when I click to play a book I get an error that it can't play (I don't remember the exact message) even though I have it downloaded to my device. It doesn't matter if I'm on WIFI or not. Pleas fix. For the past week I haven't been able to listen to my audiobook d/t this problem. If this were fixed I would rate as a 4. If you could add bookmarks I would give it a 5. It would be nice to have the option to speed it up by 1.2 since some of the voice overs are rather slow talkers (and I'm from the south).
Great service, but v4.12 update crashes constantly on my iPad 3/5
[iPad 3/32gb/iOS 9.3.5]
The hoopla service is great, no question about that, but I'm not enjoying the latest app update (v4.12) at all. Whenever I download new content and then try to play or read it, the app crashes. Sometimes when I restart the app, the downloaded content is ready to go, but usually I'm stuck having to download again. And then the download, try to play/read, crash cycle repeats until I give up and use hoopla in a browser on my computer.
Content that was already downloaded before I updated the app works fine.
Rebooting or resetting the iPad doesn't fix this. Deleting and reinstalling the Hoopla app doesn't fix this. I have at least 3gb free at all time, so it's not a space issue. The only thing that stopped the crashes was deleting version 4.12 and then reinstalling version 4.11. Now, no more crashes.
I need this app to listen to audio books from my library. But it constantly jumps and glitches. One book took forever to listen to because it continually went back 2-30 seconds. I'd get one sentence and it would suddenly jump backwards. It does this over and over so it can take 30 minutes to listen to 5 minutes of text. I have downloaded the book to my phone so I don't know what the problem can be.
I also have to continually exit the app and start over again. At least once a day if not more.
It also lacks some of the simple, nice features other apps have.
I want to live this app. I really do. Both hubby and I groan when Hoopla is our only listening option.
By Frances share
I love the books but it lately hasn't been working at 100%
I love hoopla 5/5
But I wish when I was downloading a moive and I leave Internet I can't borrow it because it is frozen
Excellent app 2/5
By Dustin Bhowman
Great collection, good app. But recently spend most of the time recently getting error connecting to hoopla servers. Hence moving review from 5 star to 2 star.
Too much crashing 2/5
Used to be great, but is virtually unusable now that it won't open any book without crashing.
I love Hoopla! 5/5
Works well. It's free. I no longer need Audible. No complaints. Only kudos.
You need to get this 5/5
I have this app through PLCMC library best app ever for book lovers!!
I like hoopla except they changed from 8 books a month to 5 which is a pain. Change it back to 8 I'll give them 5 stars. I also love their wide selection of Christian books and music.
Great concept, implementation needs some work.. 3/5
I love the idea of online libraries. I have a medical condition that prevents me from physical visiting and borrowing from the library. Unfortunately, that doesn't feminism my love of reading. Hoopla is on its way to solving that.
Unfortunately, I have had a few issues from bugs in the app.
In the two months in which I have extensively used the app I have found that Hoopla:
• Looses my downloaded titles.
• Jumps around in audio placement (usually backwards).
• Has a noticeable delay at times with controls and in navigating the app.
• Is not able to connect to the server (though I still have web connectivity with browsers and email).
• Freezes and needs to be force quit and restarted.
• Fails to retain the placement or "bookmark" in all of the media types.
• Controls lockup (example- fast forward "button" is pressed once, but cannot be stopped. The app must be rebooted).
• Crashes frequently enough that I'm thinking of wearing a helmet while using the app.
With that said, I find the app well designed and visually pleasant. Navigation is unique, yet still intuitive. The list of genre for each media type inspires me to broaden my normal reading preferences, while still separating out media I am not interested in. The Recommended, Featured and Popular tabs at the top of the browsing page is helpful for those of us who don't stay up to date on what's "hip and cool".
Currently, Hoopla is sort of like an expensive sports car. It's sleek and fun to use while it works, but is frustrating and disappointing when it breaks. I have faith that the software crew at Midwest Tape will find a way to chase the bugs out of what has the potential to become a must have and "iTunes essential" for all devices. Hopefully Midwest Tapes will keep up the good work and make Hoopla a reliable vehicle for delivering the vast and high quality media library they maintain to EVERY library fan, no matter where they live or what their physical abilities are.
No waiting 5/5
Although I can access most of the same books through my public library, I usually have to wait for them to become available queuing up behind others also waiting. No waiting with this app. I really appreciate that. I wish that the monthly limit were not so restrictive but that's a small distraction from the quality attributes attributable to this app.
Audio hoopla 2/5
Can get two books a month!
Hoopla says I can have six a month.
It hasn't happened yet!!!
Doesn't load... 1/5
Connectivity issues 1/5
It is so frustrating to have this app fail to start or resume play even though I have downloaded the book and tried adjusting various settings. The app is ok when it works, but unfortunately it is completely unreliable.
Thank you, but it has issues 5/5
I love it!!! One issue, tho. After borrowing a new audiobook and pressing the play button, the app shuts down.
Pretty good, could be better 4/5
I like the app and how it sorts by genre, etc. my biggest complaint is that it's very hard to scroll through a long book. You either have to tap the ten second button several times or move your finger along the bar just right to get where you want. Bookmarks are nice if you remember to use them.