Same issue plus another 3/5
Still love this app but now additional to the previously mentioned star ratings there is now an issue of the hearts not changing when you select to add or remove a favorite. No matter how many times you click it doesn’t change. You have to back out and then go back in to the media selection to see if your update took effect.
Okay but.... 4/5
Good app but.... It is laggy sometimes and doesn't have some of my favorite books😕
Great app 5/5
This app has made many books and movies available at my fingertips, whether on my phone, IPad or desktop.
Cant add bookmarks from iPhone-X. The button does not work. 1/5
Cant add bookmarks from iPhone-X. The button does not work.
borrow limits 2-21-18 3/5
I used to use this app everyday and I loved it! Now I barely use it because the borrowing limit went from eight to four within a month. Now I can’t even borrow enough titles to get me through the month.
Ebook app terrible 1/5
Almost no controls makes this unusable compared to competition.
'Love the link with my local library
Love the app and service, but latest version has a bug 4/5
This is a fantastic app and service, but with the last update, I’m no longer able to see if a “favorite” is registered with Hoopla. If I go to an item (book, movie, etc.), and touch the heart to favorite the item, the heart does not change color or give any indication that you have made that choice.
This would be five stars but for the bug. Thank you.
Surprised and pleased 5/5
Great app and an awesome service from the public library!
Very good, once very good movies became a part of it. 5/5
By Brian the Lion
Good, but the fast forward and reverse buttons are disfunctional.
So good!!!!! 5/5
I have had so many good times reading books on Hoopla! It’s such a great app! I can’t even believe how convenient it is! Whether you’re working, playing, exercising, or just in the mood to read of listen to a book, it is so wonderful! Just get Hoopla! It’s worth it, and it’s free! ;)
Cuts off Paragraphs 2/5
I love being able to borrow books. What I don’t love is that unless I have the font so small on my Nook Samsung Tablet the ending paragraphs are cut off. You get a last sentence and the next page is the beginning of the the new paragraph. I wrote to Hoopla but so far no response.
Just did the upgrade to fix captioning and it screwed it up. I now get captions from completely different movies instead of the one I am watching. I watch on Chrome. Any quick fixes? I only have 3 days to watch these.
Wonderful app...just wish I weren't limited to 3 books a month!
The content doesn’t sync between devices? I have the hoopla digital book downloaded on two different devices but my page in the book is not synchronized between devices!!!!!
Hours of Entertainment ( ＾∀＾) 5/5
By Joe mchappy101
This app is great! A perfect app to find great reads, films, and music, while Hoopla is chock-full of material, don’t expect the most recent releases. The navigation is good, and you can use it on multiple devices at once.
Please add 2.5x and 3X speed like Audible 2/5
By Vishwas Mahale
Why don't you add 2.5x and 3x listening speed like audible. I can see it can go upto 2x.
This enhancement will be useful.
Appreciate your hard work :)
When can we expect this feature??
Good book, but moved slowly.
Pros & cons 4/5
Overall I like the opportunity to downstream my audiobooks & the selection provided. The cons is I cannot return books. As such, I am limited when I can download more.
In addition, I cannot seethe chapters. Yes, I can bookmark but that is not the same as seeing the chapters.
Finally, there is no tech support. When things go wrong, I’ve called my library but have received limited assistance.
It has glitches but still like it! 4/5
Although it doesn't always download well, I still give the app a 4 star rating. I also wish they would carry full series instead of a few of a series.
This app was very good, but after a few months of playing around with it I discovered a problem. The mouth after that( when I Emptied out my hoopla)I had nothing on my hoopla. It said I reached my limit of 5 items, even though clearly I haven’t. I deleted and reopened it several times, yet every time the result was the same. I hope they can fix the problem very soon because I am getting tired of trying to fix it myself.
More comic books pls! 5/5
By Johnny 5 is alive!!
Great selection! More pls! Also please make it cheaper for libraries to borrow titles. 4 books a month in Oakland is so little!
By book pages
I don’t like not being able to see the page I am reading and how many more pages there are in the book!
What a sublime gift ... 5/5
What a sublime $gift$ for a music enthusiast!!! (free from my public library)
The story keeper 5/5
A thrilling, captivating novel rich in historical details about the North Carolina Appalachian mountains. Lisa Wingate’s story telling talent is remarkable. Once you start listening to this audiobook, you cannot walk away!
Good source of movies and educational videos 5/5
By VA Jack
Quality of films nearly as good as HBO GO. Also enjoyed access to The Teaching Company courses.
Love the convenience, not the quality 3/5
I like the way this app integrates with my library, so I can borrow items directly from the library’s mobile site, and then play/read them instantly. There are numerous improvements that could be made to the app though.
Adding chapters and a table of contents for easier navigation on both audio and ebooks would be a huge improvement. I tend to fall asleep listening to my audio, so the next time I listen, I have to try to find where I was when I fell asleep. Since there are no chapter breaks or tracks, I just have to skip around, listen, skip around some more, etc. until I find my place. It’s mildly infuriating.
The progress status doesn’t work that well on ebook. The progress bar doesn’t update every time you flip the page but instead jumps ahead after several pages. May be related to having a larger font size. Also, it seems somewhat random when the progress status actually shows. Sometimes when you click on the page, it changes modes to show status, but that doesn’t always work.
Would like to see the ability to search text within ebooks. This would be great for the times you want a quick reminder on something that happened previously in the book or when you can’t remember a character. Either better “skip” navigation (chapters or table of contents) or a search would be helpful for this. As it is now, you have to pick your battles and ask yourself if it’s worth the frustration to go back and try to find what you’re looking for, then get yourself back to where you were.
The addition of a dictionary feature so you can look up words right within the app would be handy. As it works now, you have to leave the app to go look something up.
Last critique is that the sound quality on the audiobooks isn’t that great.
All that said, for a free app that lets me borrow electronic items from my library for free, it’s great.
Love hoopla 5/5
It is great way to listen to audiobooks.
Hooray for hoopla 5/5
By memory clean!!
I was able to download a bunch of great albums as I sat on my plane today getting ready for takeoff
Good app 4/5
I like this app and use it a lot but sometimes it has glitches. The most annoying one is when I'm reading an ebook and it freezes on the last page of a chapter. I have to restart the app for it to be able to move on to another chapter.
UPDATE: bug still not fixed :(
Great App 5/5
By Naerok yug
User friendly and good selection.
Life changing! 5/5
My sister-in-law told me about this resource which is totally free through my county library system and it has changed my life! I read so many books now via audio book. I had been toying with the idea of a subscription to Audible, and I’m grateful I discovered this free source. There are thousands of books available and I can check out up to 8 books a month and just listen to them on my phone.
Great app 5/5
By I wanted to write a review
Pro- I haven't run into the storage space issues I did with "audible". I've got 3 or 4 books on here right now. I could usually only get one book or two short ones with audible (I have the 16 gig iPhone).
Con- It took me a little while to figure everything out. Nothing major
Overall a pretty great app.
Great service. 4/5
My only beef is I wish they would break the audiobooks into tracks/chapters. Difficult to navigate/find your spot again if you fall asleep!
Last download can’t use offline 1/5
Last update made app unusable offline. Errors when try to download titles again.
What happened? 4/5
This is/was a great app, but now you can’t load anything till after midnight?
I haven’t borrowed anything all month, but you’ve over lent?
Most times it can’t connect either. Major Bummer
Hooray for Hoopla 5/5
Free w/APL card, thanks.
I’m going to ask our library way we waste our tax dollars in incompetent apps like this.
OK for the price 3/5
By Into Classics
OK selection of music. Great documentaries. Narrative feature selection slowly getting better. Lots of direct to video junk. It is a good complement to the library's collection of CDs and DVDs but by still lacking most of the classics. The app works well.
New titles too! 5/5
Not only is this the best option for audiobooks but also for new and popular titles. Love it.
Great App! 5/5
I am so glad I signed up for this service and app. I listen to audio books at work and have benefited greatly from all the things I have learned.
I love it 5/5
By Acosta Photography
Sooo many great titles
Cheaper by the dozen 5/5
By Photo maven
Wonderfully endearing book. Made me laugh out loud, and just an interesting and enjoyable read, uplifting throughout.
Sometimes the titles download, and sometimes they don’t. Then, even when they are downloaded, sometimes they disappear and don’t let you listen offline. It would be great if it worked 24/7.
Awesome app 5/5
I seriously recommend this app for young readers(make sure to turn on kids mode, though! :)).
It’s an amazing resource! 5/5
By Joe Brucch
I love hoopla!! I get free access through my local library to basically limited books and audiobooks. Rarely (one time so far) have I searched a book and found that they didn’t have it. I hope they continue to grow and offer more more books to more people.
A blessing 5/5
This has aided me in further leaning and education! Thank you for this service!
Correction in my initial assessment 4/5
I will correct my initial review somewhat. After much work it was determined that my internet bandwidth caused much of the problem of why it continually buffered. At this point i would say that Hoopla is great with all the content. The only comment I can say that I have not confirmed is that it seems that Hoopla does not allow you to pause the stream and let it buffer it is slow. YouTube or Netflix allows this, but it does not seem to do this with Hoopla. If anyone has seen different please let me know, but that is the only concern I have.
Could, and should, be 5+ stars! 3/5
I love so much about the Hoopla app, especially having access without having to put a hold on a title. Fabulous! But I get so frustrated when I can’t download ebooks on my iPhone, AND when customer service won’t respond to my questions about this issue with either a solution or an explanation, even though they invite feedback.