Apps Logo for Hoopla Digital media service

Published on November 14th, 2017 | by Brad Gibson

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Hoopla Digital app offers free content via partner libraries

Hoopla Digital, a media service offering free content through 1,600 partner library systems in the U.S., has released an app to view hundreds of thousands of movies, TV shows, audiobooks, even play music, through the Apple TV set-top box.

With Hoopla Digital, patrons can borrow, instantly stream and download dynamic content with a valid library card. Content partners with the service include Paramount Pictures, Viacom, Sesame Street, Universal Music Group, Walt Disney Studios, and HarperCollins.

Patch Adams is just one of the many movies available through Hoola Digital with a free library membership through more than 1,600 partner libraries.

Upcoming video titles include Titanic, The Hunt for Red October (coming in January), The School of Rock (available now through 2018), Braveheart (in February and March of next year), among many others. Similar to Netflix, some titles will be available for a windowed amount of time.

“The release of the Apple TV app is coming at a great time for the holidays,” Sara Vermilyea, a spokesperson for Hoopla Digital, told BESTAppleTV.com. “Hoopla is devoted to giving patrons the titles they want and the technology to support it.”

Like artist Sam Smith’s 2017 album, Hoopla Digital has thousands of music titles available for streaming to the Apple TV set-top box.

Patch Adams is just one of the many movies available through Hoola Digital with a free library membership through more than 1,600 partner libraries.

The app is now available through the Apple TV App Store. Registration is not available through the Apple TV app and patrons will need to sign up through their mobile device or desktop PC. Once an account is set up using a valid local library, an authentication process with the Hoopla Digital Apple TV app will be required. Following that, content will be accessible for browsing, searching and selecting.

There are limits to the number of items available to stream. Each limit is set by the partnering library system and will vary. For instance, a library could opt to limit the number of video titles or set a maximum number of titles per month letting the patron pick, for instance, 30 videos and 20 music albums. Patrons will need to check with their library system.

Hoopla Digital is a service of Midwest Tape.

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