Hoopla Digital

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  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: 4.10.1
  • Size: 13M
  • Compatibility: 4.1 and up
  • Author: Midwest Tape LLC
  • Content rating: Teen
  • Package name: com.hoopladigital.android
  • Last update: 3 years ago
  • Version: 4.11
  • Size: 37.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.2 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
  • Author: Midwest Tape, LLC
  • Content rating: Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish
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Hoopla Digital: Digital Library in Your Pocket Review

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Hoopla Digital is an online digital service for library users, where they can access eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and TV shows. It is available in the browser, at Amazon, or you can download Hoopla Digital on the mobile phone. All you need - library card and access to the Internet.

Functionality 5/5

Hoopla Digital app works with your local library, but instead of physical books, they provide their digital counterparts. The number of available items you can borrow or their assortment vary and are determined by your library. For example, some of them does not provide TV shows and music, others - eBooks and comics, and so on. Among other functionalities:

  • Personal recommendations;
  • The opportunity to add items in the featured category;
  • Six content types;
  • Android TV and Apple TV supports;
  • Regular updates for Hoopla Digital ios and Hoopla Digital Android.

Design 5/5

After Hoopla Digital review, it is obvious that the app has a fairly easy design without any extra details or elements. The app's colors are white and blue with simple and small icons on the top or bottom menu panels. On the main page you can always find the movies, which you stopped to play, and continue to stream them. Also, the app prompts how many titles you can borrow this month. On the top, there are several menu tabs, so it is easy to navigate across them:

  • Home;
  • Borrowed;
  • History;
  • Favorites.

In every category users can find all available genres, what is popular, featured or recommended only for them based on their personal interests.

Usability 5/5

Overall, Hoopla Digital apk provides smoothy customer experience. There is a simple registration process. Once you enter the site or download the Hoopla Digital you will be asked to enter your library card number, email, and password. Inside the app, you can browse the content, search for needed book or movie, save them for later, borrow, and play or read. It is easily to specified what type of content you are looking for and what genre. Also, Hoopla Digita app analyzes what you like and dislike to provide you with the relevant content.

But, at the same time, it misses some important features like changing video quality, and Parent Control option (it is not necessary, but a good one to be). Also, the app has poor categorization and standardization. If you go to the Category page, you can find a lot of different genres on one page, and it overwhelms some users. Hoopla Digital latest version offers such content types as ebooks, comics, movies, TV shows, audiobooks, music.

Cross-platform use 5/5

Hoopla Digital app can be enjoyed on different devices and in different ways. You can watch TV shows and popular movies on your TV at home. Install Hoopla Digital for Amazon FireStick, Roku, or Apple TV. The streaming is easy, like Netflix or Hulu. There are versions for iOS and Android, and Windows Mobile is not available. Also, it works on iPads and other tablets, even on some Kindle devices.

In-app purchases

Everyone can browse the catalog of digital items, even those who are still not an app's user. Also, you can download Hoopla Digital for free, sign up, and start to use. But the app is free of charge only for library patrons. Therefore, you can browse digital items, read reviews, and see ratings without borrowing them. It is because all available content on the platform is paid for by the library systems using a "per circulation transaction model."

The Bottom Line

Hoopla Digital app is free and particularly convenient to use. It supports different content types, like eBooks, movies, and so on. The platform is a great alternative to physical books with a smooth and quick registration process. Hoopla Digital can be found on almost all popular platforms like iOS, Android, Apple TV, Amazon FireStick, etc. This fact makes it available for the vast majority of people. But the main concern is that still not all libraries support the app.

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We highly recommend you to download Hoopla Digital app on your mobile phone or use a web version. It supports newer versions of Chrome, Edge, Firefox, and Safari. Browse among the large digital content base, find what you like and enjoy the time!

Pros : Cross-platform app;
Big base of digital items;
Variety content types.

Cons : Not available in all libraries systems;
Do not support Smart TV;
Poor categorization.

Functionality 5

Design 5

Usability 5

Cross-platform use 5

Average : 5.0


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Hoopla Digital Version History

  • Hoopla Digital v.4.8 for Android 4.1+ Oct. 26, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.7 for Android 4.1+ Sep. 08, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.6 for Android 4.1+ Aug. 17, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.5 for Android 4.1+ Jul. 24, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.4 for Android 4.1+ Jun. 14, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.3 for Android 4.1+ May. 23, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.2 for Android 4.1+ May. 01, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.1 for Android 4.1+ Mar. 28, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.4.0 for Android 4.1+ Mar. 03, 2016
  • Hoopla Digital v.3.9.1 for Android 4.0.3+ Jan. 06, 2016
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