What’s All the Hoopla

Posted on January 13, 2014 at 6:00 am

News_Post_Hoopla_1The hoopla is all about music, movies, and TV shows streaming to you instantly – and for free – with your library card!

Spokane County Library District, partnering with hoopla, offers thousands of titles – Just browse through the collection and find something for every age, all ready to be watched or listened to right away, 24 hours a day.

The latest from Lorde or Katy Perry, something educational for the kids like Bill Nye the Science Guy or SuperWHY, searching for an aerobic workout, or a quiet evening at home, you’ll find plenty to choose from.

Enjoy hoopla remotely, wherever you have an internet connection, or in our libraries, using the Digital Library link. You can download the hoopla app and watch on the go, wherever you might be.

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Check out up to 10 items per month (music streams for 7 days and movies and TV stream for 72 hours). If you have questions or want assistance, stop in one of our libraries anytime, our staff is happy to walk you through the process.

Ready to start streaming? You can check out hoopla here!

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  • Cheryl Adams

    This sounds great! I am sooo impressed with the SCLD. You just keep getting better. (And, yes, I still check out print books!)

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Thank you!

  • Alana Higby

    This is so great. My son who is almost 13 is over the moon for this site. The second I got this email and told him about he it was installing it on his I pod. Thanks for staying current to our world and our family.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Glad to hear it – enjoy!

  • Parilee

    I set this up for my daughter. I had the worst of time trying to get this to work. Not only that when u down load it so will a bunch of files that you may not want. I sent them a message yesterday about widevine media downloaded on my computer and I re booted and went back and the movie would not even play.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Parilee,

      I am very sorry to hear that you are having trouble viewing movies. My first suggestion is to visited the FAQs on the Hoopla site to make sure you are using a supported browser. Click this link and then open the Technical Questions section to see which browsers are supported. You can also view Widevine installation manuals there that will walk you through the process. If you are still having trouble, please contact your library as we can discuss the specifics of your computer set up more easily by phone.

      • http://hoopla angela smith

        I had trouble watching movies and trying to download plug-in. I solved it by going in
        to free HULU. After watching a tv show, I exited HULU.com and Hoopla worked fine without having to download anything.

        • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

          Hi Angela, thanks for this tip. Maybe this will help others.

  • Larry Blanchard

    I’m upset that public money is being used to link up with a system that restricts usage to certain browsers, certain operating systems, and certain chip sets.

    Surely you could have found a video supplier whose only requirement was the presence of a popular browser.

    I run Firefox under Linux and have watched videos, TV shows, and movies with no problem. But I can’t access my library’s offering.

    Such a disappointment.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Larry,

      I can certainly understand that you are upset, and I apologize that this service is not currently avaiable for Linux users. Unfortunately, there are not many companies that offer streaming videos and music to libraries, and we found that Hoopla offered the best range of content at a reasonable price for our members. I have contacted Hoopla with your concerns, and they admit that others have voiced a similar concern. They are looking into making this available for Linux users in the future. If you would like to send a message to Hoopla, you can contact them using this form.

  • http://Hoopla Helen Swan

    Have been trying to make this work for two days. The Widevine Media Optimizer doesn’t load. Have tried with IE and Chrome. Says in download file ” WidevineMediaOptimerIE.exe couldn’t be downloaded” Will loose video I borrowed soon. Anyone else having this problem?

  • Carlena

    This is awesome!!!! Who comes up with these ideas?!?!? Is there any way I can help???

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Carlena,

      What ideas in partcular are you referring to? In what way are you thinking you might help?

  • Angeles Diaz J

    I love what the SCL has become and how it has evolved. Offer so many options and choices for everyone. I love it!

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Angeles, Thanks so much! That is always wonderful to hear.

  • Shelli

    Just downloaded the app today to my tablet and phone. Works awesome! Thanks SCLD! Sharing with all my family since we all have SCLD cards!

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Shelli – Glad to hear you’re enjoying Hoopla!

  • Alisa Atkins

    Is this only available for county residents? I have an SCLD card but I reside within the Spokane city limits.

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi Alisa. Hoopla is only available for county residents unless you have purchased a non-resident county card for $105 a year per family. For more information, click here.

  • http://hoopla s j phipps

    Need the app for my z10 black berry. Possible?

    • http://www.scld.org Spokane County Library District

      Hi S J, there is not a app for the blackberry at this time. You may contact Hoopla directly if you would like them to add it to their development list.