First day 5/5
I have only had the app for less than 24 hours and I’m loving it. There are so many books to choose from and I love that you can have it in kid mode. I’m also looking forward to the music and videos for our long road trips. Why did it take me this long to find this app.
Audio Books Has No Way To Select Chapters 2/5
Downloaded a recorded book that runs about 12 hours. Did the book start with chapter one??? No it started playing practically at the end of the book with absolutely no way to go to the start of the book. There is a sleep timer, but no way to select chapters or move backward or forward within the book. This requirement is so basic I can’t believe it is missing. I sure hope that the book will restart when at the end of playback so I can listen to the remaining nine tenths of the novel
Perfect for comics. 5/5
Please update to fit new iPads ASAP though. Thanks.
I love this app!! I cancelled audible, because I ended up using this app more.
Problems after update 3/5
Ever since the most recent update, my headphone controls don’t work. Also, a book went to the end while I was sleeping and when I try to go back into play it won’t start over or let me back up, it kicks me back out of the player. It looks like I may have to return and re-borrow just to finish it!
This app only allows 4 books for a month. It would be nice if it were unlimited even if it was only 4 at a time. I would use the app more. I read my four and forget to come back for a while.
I love that I have such a big selection at my fingertips!
They should 1/5
They should tell you it’s not every library. It’s advertised as if you have a library card you instantly are in.... WRONG.
Love it but one question 4/5
Okay I have started using this for school and I am addicted. It has so many awesome titles and works super easy!
There is just one thing though...I borrowed some titles and quickly returned them as I didn't want them anymore. Because you have to wait until the actual due date (which I don't mind) I did, but when I returned back to the app 13 days later, they were still registered as borrowed then returned before due date. I still can't borrow anything. The stuff I borrowed was meant to return 7 days after using and I still can't do anything. Is something wrong or is it just a bug? (Sorry if it doesn't make sense but I need help)
Love IT 5/5
By Lilly the best and cute
I love hoopla I just founded out you can want shows I watched my first I Am Frake
Life Changing! 5/5
Best book app out there with zero hassle. Free books! Omg I’m in literary heaven!!
By TX Slew
It is okay but I don’t like how you can only 4 per month and no returning book audiobooks movie,s to get new ones
Great source for audiobooks 5/5
Hoopla has a good selection of audiobooks which includes popular authors like Janet Evanovich, literary authors like Walker Percy, and new authors. All titles are available for download so there's no waiting.
Change of policies would be appreciated 3/5
Hoopla would be more user friendly if you didn’t have the daily limit on how many books could be checked out from a sponsoring library each day and if one could return books when finished reading and and check out another book in its place
So convenient 5/5
By TUG app
I stopped searching for radio programs when driving long distances thanks to Hoopla. Just download to device and take the audio book with me. Never worry about an overdue fee. They go back automatically and I can renew it again from my recents list. Love this app!
Love selection 3/5
I love the selection and variety of items to choose from. Sometimes the books freeze and I am unable to read. Not sure how to fix. Grateful that we are able to connect through our library.
I love it 5/5
By Alejandro, Walpole
Great but ... 2/5
By In need of a workout
I like the app but since the new update I can pause or play with my headphones’ control. I have to stop what I’m doing and pull out my phone to pause or play the audiobook. It’s an inconvenience, I’m hoping it can get fixed. Overall, though, it’s a good app and I appreciate our library making use of it.
Helps with school 5/5
By Alexandra Avi
Helps with school I listen to books on here instead of reading them 😉 I recommend this highly
Great app 5/5
By Hep Cat 84
Makes my hour-plus commutes bearable!
I love free books as reading 10 a month is easy for me, however, hoopla is very limited. Nearly every Author I search for or tile is not available here. It’s geared toward a young and or Christian audience and a venue where one in 10 books, written by hobby writer’s, is a well written, good read.
Available Material is Limited 2/5
Only a very limited amount of material is available per month.
Not a fan v2 2/5
By Not a fan v2
Please fix this new version. I can’t manage bookmarks. They are in chronological order with no way to sort or delete bookmarks. When you swipe between bookmarks and the main page often the player jumps to the bookmark inadvertently selected when swiping. Please fix this.
Not reader friendly 1/5
This is definitely not an app with readers in mind for the following reasons:
1. It takes too long to get to the book - instead of being able to access the book from the bookshelf when you click on the book, it takes you to an individual book page then you have to download or if resuming, wait for the book to “set up” every time.
2. The font sizes are ridiculous - there are only three options with the large being huge, the default being tiny and the small being just ridiculous.
3. The book doesn’t always open on the last page read and there is no way to scroll through the pages so you have to manually flip them, which brings me to the next point.
4. The page flipping feature cannot be turned off. I find this feature irritating in general but especially in the hoopla app because . ..
5. Everything takes forever to process in the app and it constantly hangs pages.
6. The app does not work with the auto rotate function.
Hoopla is simply a trial to use and needs to take the time to update its app to become more reader friendly like Overdrive did.
Love it! 5/5
By Pretty Good! 👌🏼
I’ve only listened to one book on this and it works fine
Limit is too low 3/5
I would love love love if this service didn’t limit us to only 8 books. I listen to a lot more than 8 books a month.
November, 2018 Version 4/5
I like this app a lot. I'd like to see an option to search by subject or topic, or genre (such as biography). This would make the search option so much better.
One problem is that it doesn't go back to where I stopped reading, it only goes to the beginning of that chapter. Then I have to look through to find the place I left off. Please fix the location issue. It used to work fine.
Miss the old version 4/5
Swiping right/left seems a bit harder on the new app, although I may be finally getting used to it. I most miss the ability to clear old bookmarks... without that it ends up very confusing and bookmarks become less useful. But I do appreciate the wide selection of audiobooks!
Needs a few improvements 3/5
I love Hoopla but REALLY wish I could see chapter breaks. It would be so nice to know if I’m almost done with a chapter or how long the next chapter is.
Also in the new update, the bookmarks don’t seem to be working. They aren’t listed in time order. Also wish the newest bookmark would be on the top so I can see it accepted my bookmark. Sometimes it won’t add a bookmark at all.
I do like the bigger controls to make it easier to use when driving.
Update: After I renewed my audiobook it won’t play from my phone anymore. Boo. A recent book I checked out plays fine. Sometimes it won’t scroll to the right or left screen.
Love it but has problems 4/5
I love hoopla but lately the words are starting to go over the top of the page and is cutting out like the first three lines and then the pages won’t turn and it has big black blocks over the whole page like I said I love the app but am seriously annoyed
Best Library App 5/5
By Green Ro
Absolutely love Hoopla! Even stream it on my Roku. I listen to audiobooks and read my comics through the app each day.
Good Free movie app 3/5
By HP ePrnt
This is a very good movie/book/audio app FREE from Library. I only give it three stars for two reasons. 1) It seems to lose WiFi connection frequently & 2) not a real friendly GUI or ez search for specific stuff. But all in all, besides limited selection (but some movies on Hoopla I didn’t find on Netflix or amazon), for free it is worth it
Excellent resource 5/5
Excellent resource to learn and grow. I highly recommend it!
After update 1/5
I’ve noticed my headphone pause/play won’t work in this app. Wonder if this is a known glitch. I use iPhone headphones and none of them work.
Wish I could barrow more movies to watch when I don’t have WiFi!!
Needs better support for earbuds 3/5
This review is primarily about how the app interfaces with earbuds that have controls on cord. I cannot get the pause button on any of my earbuds to to work with this app, although the button works fine with audiobooks I listen to on Libby or RBDigital. I have two different brands of earbuds and the problem occurs with both. This suggests an app problem, not a hardware problem.
Also, there appears to be no way to bookmark my place in an audiobook and I would dearly love to have some indicator of overall progress such as percent of book completed.
Ebook reader 1.0 1/5
This is a terrible ebook reader. The progress bar at the bottom can’t be used as a slider to scroll through pages. So if you forget to set a bookmark before jumping back to the table of contents, there’s no way to return directly to the place you left off. Sometimes page turning works, sometimes not. There’s no highlighting feature. So don’t expect to be able to mark your favorite passage or make notes.
Overall the app is like something a student would do for a senior thesis in high school. Guess I’m just spoiled by The Kindle ebook reader.
Thank you! 5/5
Excellent but, too few books can be borrowed per month!
Not the best 1/5
Cuts off the top two lines of each page
By Kaka Pasi
This would be a great app if the reader could flip the pages without having to tap multiple times. Love the ability to cast shows onto TV.
Easy to use 4/5
I’ve tried other library media borrowing apps which required multiple complicated steps to borrow a title. Frustrating. With Hoopla, no frustration. Exactly what I like. Well done.
Great app check here before going to Amazon 5/5
Amazing app! Easy to use and has an abundance of titles to choose from.
Ah yes she did not know that the best way is that she can do so many times she is not sure that it was a way for the way it is to make it
Amazingly delightful! 5/5
I just absolutely love hoopla! I listen to audiobooks all the time. I love that I can download them to my device to listen while I travel… And I travel a lot! I love to watch movies and I love that I have 25 items that I can check out a month. I love love love hoopla! They get five stars for me. The application is easy to use. Keep up the good work hoopla!
Pretty good, some flaws 4/5
There is a problem that I don’t like because there are some books they don’t have, overall it’s a good app
I'm stuck with it 1/5
This is what my library selected. It only has portrait you cannot put it on landscape. I like the print extra large and that is not an option. I am very disappointed
Latest upgrade disabled casting 1/5
No cast symbol displays in the latest version.
Was wondering 5/5
By jen the coffeeegal
Loved hoopla my library dropped it now wish u had a month fee so i could continue. To listen
Great app 5/5
By Michael Mirando
I use hoopla daily. I think it’s a great app, if you want to read/listen to more books. Not really great of you have a specific book in mind, as it only contains library books(at least mine does). However, It does have a large selection. I have used the app for about a year and have listed to over 20 books in that time. I feel like I can always find something interesting, even if it isn’t what I was looking for.