Stream Movies and TV

What kind of materials are in the collection?

Hoopla: Streaming movies and TV shows.

Kanopy: Stream contemporary and classic movies, documentaries, instructional videos and TV shows, including the Criterion Collection.

Is special software needed to watch the movies on my computer?

Hoopla: No plugins are needed to watch Hoopla movies.

Kanopy: No, Kanopy titles can be watched in a web browser. More details about supported systems and browsers.

Are apps available for my mobile device?

Hoopla: Yes, the Hoopla Digital app for iOS, Android, and Kindle Fire HD devices.

Kanopy: Yes, the Kanopy digital app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Roku, and Chromcast.

What devices are compatible with the collections?

Hoopla: The list of supported devices is available in Hoopla Help.

Kanopy: The list of supported devices is available in Kanopy Help.

Will this service's app use my cellular data?

Hoopla: Yes, Hoopla, can be set to use or not use cellular data.  We recommend in the App’s setting enabling “Wifi Only Downloads” to not use you cell data plan

Kanopy: Yes, Kanopy can be set to use or not use cellular data.  We recommend in the App’s setting disabling “Cellular Data” to not use you cell data plan.

Will I need my library card?

Hoopla: Yes, and your PIN. You will also need to create a free account with Hoopla.

Kanopy: Yes, you will also need to create a free account with Kanopy.

How many titles can be checked out at a time?

Hoopla: Customers have a checkout limit of 10 downloads per month. Hoopla also has a daily limit for downloads which resets at 8:00 pm. Please try after 8:00 pm, or the following day, if you receive this message: “The daily lending limit has been met. Please save this title to your Favorites and try again tomorrow.”

Kanopy: Atheneum patrons have a checkout limit of 10 downloads per month; they reset on the first of the month.

Can I place holds on titles?

Hoopla: Hoopla Digital titles are always available; you don’t have to place holds on them.

Kanopy: Kanopy titles are always available; you don’t have to place holds on them.

Can titles be renewed?

Hoopla: Titles cannot be renewed.

Kanopy: Titles cannot be renewed.

Can I accumulate overdue fines?

Hoopla: No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.

Kanopy: No overdue fines; the titles are returned automatically.

How long is the loan period?

Hoopla: 3 days

Kanopy: 3 days

What if I have technical questions or problems?

Hoopla: See the Help section of the Hoopla website.   Our, our pamphlet.

Kanopy: See the Help section of the Kanopy website. Our, our pamphlet.