Hoopla is a free streaming service accessible with your library card. The service features movies and TV shows, along with millions of audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and more. The BingePass feature also allows free access to services like Curiosity Stream.
Titles may vary based on library catalog.
We tested Hoopla and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Hoopla is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
Hoopla has a fair number of titles from BBC and Acorn TV like “Recipes for Love and Murder, “The Brokenwood Mysteries,” “Darby and Joan,” and “My Life is Murder.”
Available comedies include “Inside Amy Schumer,” “3rd Rock From the Sun,” and “Hot in Cleveland.”
You’ll also find Ken Burns’ classic docuseries, “The Civil War,” “Jazz,” “The Vietnam War,” and “Baseball.”
The movie library rotates. Unfortunately, major hits are few and far between. As of this writing, the most popular titles are “The King’s Speech,” “Terrifier 2,” “Blue Valentine,” and “My Cousin Vinny.”
A special Hoopla Kids section features titles like “Pokémon: The First Movie,” “Dragons Love Tacos,” “Short Circuit,” “3 Ninjas,” and “Elmo Loves Animals.”
No Parental Controls
There are no parental controls for Hoopla.
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.
A Hoopla BingePass gives you days of unlimited access to great online content with a single borrow! Some BingePasses allow you to explore directly through a partner’s platform, while others give you access to entire collections of content on Hoopla. It’s a great way to discover new entertainment, try your hand at a new skill, or learn about a new topic.
Once you borrow a BingePass, you can access it immediately. To access the content again, you can find your BingePass through the Borrowed section of My Hoopla. When your borrow period is up, you’re welcome to borrow the same BingePass again.
Hoopla never shares any of your personal information with BingePass partners. They simply know you came from Hoopla.
Currently you can access BingePass on the web, android, iOS, and Android. BingePass is not available on set top boxes, (Roku, Fire TV/Stick or Apple TV).
Hoopla provides BingePass for Curiosity Stream, Hellosaurus, KidzVidz, and the Great Courses Video Library Collection.
Hoopla is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (Google Cast)
Hoopla is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, Nintendo, LG Smart TV, or Samsung Smart TV devices.
Content has stereo audio.