Comics and eBooks are now available to you from hoopla, along with thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audiobooks. Hoopla is available for mobile and online access through a partnership with hoopla digital. All you need is a valid Bremen Public Library card and a supported device.
Devices and Browsers:
Apple iOS 7.1 or later
- iPhone 4 and newer
- iPad Mini (all)
- iPad 2 and newer
- iPad Air (all)
- iPod Touch 5th gen
Android 4.x and above.
- Includes Nook HD and Nook HD+ (with Google Play)
- Some features of hoopla may not be available on all devices. The following Android versions are required for audiobook playback on Samsung Galaxy S4 devices:
- Verizon - I545VRUFNG6 (Android 4.4.2)
- AT&T - I337UCUFNI1 (Android 4.4.2)
- T-Mobile - M919UVUFNH7 (Android 4.4.4)
- Sprint - The latest available build of Android for the Sprint S4 still does not allow for audiobook playback. Hoopla is unblocking them to allow users to still borrow/return titles, and we hope that Sprint releases the necessary update soon.
Currently, only Kindle Fire HDX 7" (3rd gen) (184.108.40.206), HDX 8.9" (3rd gen) (220.127.116.11), and the newest Kindle Fire HD tablets are officially supported. However, the Bremen Library staff has been able to load and use the hoopla app on a Kindle Fire version 10.5.1.
Supported Web Browsers:
Hoopla recommends the most recent versions of Internet Explorer (10+), Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and/or Safari. To view video content you will also need to install the Widevine Media Optimizer browser plugin. You will be prompted to install the plug-in the first time you play hoopla video content. Simply follow the on-screen instructions to complete installation of this plug-in. You might have to refresh your browser, and perhaps even close and re-open your browser to successfully complete installation. Audio only content (music and audiobooks) does not require the Widevine plugin.
Widevine is officially supported on Windows 7 or 8 or Mac Intel OS X 10.6 or later. It may be compatible with Windows XP and Vista computers that have an updated web browser. If you have problems, we suggest you try using a different web browser or updating your current browser to the latest release.
How to download and stream digital content from Hoopla
- If using a mobile device, install the free hoopla digital mobile app from applicable store (Apple App Store, Google Play Store, or Amazon).
- Register for an account using the hoopla app on your mobile device or by visiting www.hoopladigital.com on your computer. You will need to provide an email address, create a password, and have your library card information.
- Browse for titles or use the search function.
- To borrow a title click on the title's icon and then click the Borrow button.
- Borrowed titles can be be found under the My Titles tab for viewing and listening.
- Borrowed titles will be automatically returned when your lending period is over.
Streaming vs. Downloading
To browse hoopla, checkout, and to stream content you must be connected to the Internet. Laptop and desktop computer users are limited to streaming content with an active Internet connection. However, with the hoopla mobile app you can complete a temporary download to play content without an Internet connection. The downloading process varies with the app used.
- With the iOS app, tap the download icon under the title of a borrowed item while connected to the Internet.
- With the Android app, tap the downward arrow button in the top menu bar while connected to the Internet and viewing the title information page of a borrowed item. We have found this is easiest immediately after the title is borrowed. If you want to download a title that is already in your My Titles list, you must tap on the cover image of the title, but not on the Resume ribbon across the title cover in My Titles.
- Kindle Fire is similar to the Android app. Currently, only audio content (music and audiobooks) can be downloaded to a Kindle Fire, video (TV shows and movies) cannot. However, hoopla is working to enable this functionality.
When downloading is complete, you should be able to enjoy your content without an active Internet connection.
- Video content - 3 days
- Music - 7 days
- Audiobooks, eBooks, comics - 21 days