Hoopla Digital recently announced that they will be releasing apps on the Roku, Apple TV, and the Fire TV. Hoopla Digital confirmed to Cord Cutters News that their app will launch on the Apple TV. The Roku and Fire TV app will be coming in the next few weeks.
So what is Hoopla? Hoopla Digital teams up with local libraries to offer free streaming for members of more than 1,600 public library systems across North America. Public libraries are a great resource for cord cutters—not only for free DVD rentals but now also for streaming.
Hoopla has been busy adding new content. It recently struck a deal with Viacom and Paramount to add hundreds of popular TV shows from networks such as Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, VH1, TV Land, and CMT.
There are limits to the service. In my case I can only borrow 50 items a month. So I can watch 50 movies or watch 25 movies and borrow 25 music albums a month. Ask your local library what limits they may have.
So how do you get access to Hoopla? You need a library membership. If you want to stream the great library of content, contact your local library and find out if they offer Hoopla. Chances are they do have a free streaming service for members.
If you are a cord cutter make sure to take advantage of your local library. You are paying for it with your taxes so why not take advantage of the services?
Update: Hoopla just sent Cord Cutters News an update that the app may be delayed a day or two.
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