Have you heard about Hoopla Digital? It’s an awesome free service offered by many libraries that gives you access to over 1 million audiobooks, ebooks, movies, TV shows, music, and more!
In this beginner’s guide, I’ll walk you through everything you need to know to start streaming Hoopla content right on your TV using their handy website hoopladigital.com/link. We’ll cover:
- What Hoopla Digital is
- What you need to use it
- How to set it up on various devices
- Android TV
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- Troubleshooting activation problems
So whether you want to finally watch that hot new movie release or catch up on a binge-worthy TV series, read on to transform your living room into a full entertainment center!
Overview of Hoopla Digital
Hoopla Digital is a streaming service offered by your local public library. Here are some key things to know:
- Completely free with a valid library card
- No waitlists – Borrow and stream instantly
- No ads – Enjoy uninterrupted viewing
- Popular movies, TV shows, music albums, audiobooks, ebooks, comics and more
- App available across devices like smart TVs, smartphones and tablets
- Can download titles for offline playback later
The service is brought to you by Midwest Tape and offered by over 3000 participating libraries.
“We aim to surprise and delight you by offering an experience that is instant, fun, versatile and completely free with your library card!” – Hoopla Digital
What You Need to Use Hoopla
To enjoy all that Hoopla has to offer, you’ll need:
- A library card from a branch that supports Hoopla Digital – check with your local library
- A Hoopla account – easy sign up through their app or site
- A streaming device like a smart TV or streaming stick connected to your TV
- Full list: Android TV, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV
- High-speed internet for smooth streaming
- Mobile app – Available for iOS and Android to view on phones/tablets when on-the-go
Activating Hoopla across Devices via hoopladigital.com/link
The key to unlocking Hoopla on your television lies with their handy linking website. Let’s go through how to activate your Hoopla account on popular streaming platforms:
- Open the Play Store app on your Android TV
- Search for and install the Hoopla Digital app
- Open the app and sign into your Hoopla account
- Note down the unique 4-digit activation code displayed
- On your computer or phone, visit hoopladigital.com/link
- Enter Hoopla login credentials
- Input the activation code
- Enjoy! Android TV now synced with your Hoopla library
- Get Hoopla app from the App Store
- Launch and view 4-digit activation code
- Visit hoopladigital.com/link on another device
- Sign into your account
- Enter code and click Activate
- Start streaming borrowed titles!
“The activation process took under 5 minutes. Now my kids have endless movies for family movie nights!”
- Download Hoopla app on Roku (Add Channel)
- Sign into Hoopla account if prompted
- Note activation code displayed on screen
- Use phone/computer to access hoopladigital.com/link
- Input Hoopla login email and password
- Provide the code and click Activate
- Enjoy Hoopla streaming on your Roku!
Amazon Fire TV
- Get Hoopla app from Amazon App Store
- Launch app and follow prompts to view activation code
- Visit hoopladigital.com/link on mobile/laptop
- Sign into your Hoopla account
- Enter code and click login
- Wait for TV to refresh
- Start streaming movies, TV, music and more!
“I can now access Hoopla right from my Firestick remote! It has everything I need for a cozy night in.”
While the steps may seem lengthy, setting up Hoopla across devices only takes a few minutes. It’s worth it for the endless entertainment at your fingertips!
Don’t fret if you run into activation failures. Here are some top troubleshooting tips:
- Expired code: Repeating process gets fresh code
- No library card: Get free card by signing up at local library
- No account: Create free Hoopla account on their website
- Other issues: Try reinstalling app, restarting device
Stuck? Check out Hoopla’s activation help page for device-specific support.
Or feel free to drop any questions in the comments below!
Transform Your Living Room into an Entertainment Hub
I don’t know about you, but I love having easy access to movies, TV shows, music and more right from my couch. Hoopla Digital makes that possible, entirely for free with a library card!
So grab some popcorn, get cozy, and tap into endless binge-watching possibilities in just a few clicks with the help of hoopladigital.com/link.
The world of media awaits…happy streaming!