Hoopla: The next cord cutter app you should try

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    Here's a new(ish) app and company you may not have heard about yet. I stumbled on this while at my local library that had a tiny little sign in the back advertising it. I installed the app, logged in with my library card info and *bam* I instantly had access to movies, music and comic books. All this available to download and use automagically for 2 weeks.

    I hadn't really played with it much until last night when I borrowed the company Chromecast and took it home. I setup the Chromecast, went into Hoopla and started browsing movies. My 5 year old son saw the poster for Short Circuit and asked if we could watch it. OK, I said. I clicked borrow and was alerted that I had this title for 2 weeks. Clicked Cast and we were watching Short Circuit on the TV. Free. No ads. Just like that. (*Warning: there is some not child appropriate language in that film. LOL)

    This morning while getting ready for work I went into Hoopla > Music > Search > "Volbeat" and (quickly) downloaded 5 Volbeat albums. I was then reminded about my monthly quota: "You can check out 94 more items this month". That's right... you may borrow 100 items at a time!

    This is worth serious consideration for space on your Android phone or tablet. My library does NOT support getting Audio books through Hoopla, but many libraries support those, as well. With 1,000's of libraries on board, this app is surely something worthy of a few minutes of your time.

    Sadly, no Roku app yet.

    Source: My Local Library
    Play Store: LINK
     
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    Guess I'll have to swing by the library and get a card...
     
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    Interesting. Looks like I'll have to dig up my CCPL card!
     
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    Of course my library isn't on the list...

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    Mine either.

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    Found this:
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    Looks like you can check libraries before installing the app.
     
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    Our local library has similar apps so I emailed them and asked them to look into Hoopla. We'll see what they say...

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    I was looking for that, but couldn't find it. It's a pain to use the app if it doesn't register your location. You can't input a zip or anything. You just have to scroll the list.

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    Yea, I couldn't find it on their site either. Google found it: Hoopla Library Availability.

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    Same here. My girl has one but I should probably get my own.
     
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    Found out apparently the library sets a limit on how many you can borrow, so you MAY not get to borrow 100 at a time.
    We do have a great library system here in CLE.
     
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