Streaming Talk The Place to talk about streaming video and audio

The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

Old 02-01-19, 01:09 PM
  #1  
Moderator
Thread Starter
 
dex14's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Posts: 24,273
The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread


Kanopy and Hoopla both offer streaming video through libraries. They both operate on a credit per month system to help libraries control costs (as of February 2018, both services allow 5 credits per month per WPL cardholder). However, there are some differences:
  • Hoopla also offers music albums.
  • Hoopla also offers a download for offline viewing option but Kanopy only streams video, so you will always need an Internet connection to use Kanopy.
  • Hoopla is aimed more at popular entertainment, where Kanopy focuses more on documentaries and independent and classic films. However both are great sources of entertainment.
  • Kanopy has more online learning content than Hoopla.
https://www.kanopy.com/

The films that truly resonate with us do more than just entertain. They inspire us, enrich us, and challenge our perspectives. Kanopy ensures that these films reach viewers around the world.We stream thoughtful entertainment to your preferred device with no fees and no commercials by partnering with public libraries and universities. Everyone from film scholars to casual viewers will discover remarkable and enriching films on Kanopy. Log in with your library membership and enjoy our diverse catalog with new titles added every month.

At Kanopy we believe in the power of film to bridge cultural boundaries and bring people together. Start watching today and expand your worldview with us.
https://www.hoopladigital.com/

hoopla is the digital service of Midwest Tape, a leading provider of entertainment media products and services: DVDs, CDs, audiobooks and shelf-ready solutions, to public libraries across North America for over a quarter of a century. Our purpose has always been to partner with libraries in delivering the best content to patrons in the most streamlined manner possible. Through the years, we've cultivated a growing passion for the evolving public library.

hoopla digital builds on that passion by providing public libraries of all sizes the ability to offer patrons an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics to their patrons. For these libraries, we’ve pioneered a unique model that allows patrons to borrow content immediately, removing artificial availability constraints and maximizing the power of digital content and Internet distribution. Technologically, we focus on the latest browser, phone, tablet, and TV products to deliver the best possible experience to our user – our passion – the public library patron.
I didn't see any actual threads for these services. They are offered for free by your local library (if the library is apart of the program).

They offer a pretty decent selection of foreign, independent, and documentary films. Kanopy has an agreement with A24 and Criterion. Sometimes they get mainstream stuff pretty quickly. I saw Hotel Artimace is already on Hoopla.








dex14 is online now  
Old 02-01-19, 01:31 PM
  #2  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 28,722
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I have both and they're awesome for movies. Kanopy has a shit ton of Criterion, Kino Lorber, and A24 titles. Hoopla has movies, music, audiobooks, comics, and books.
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 01:44 PM
  #3  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Cardsfan111's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Indiana
Posts: 17,093
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I put the Hoopla app on my phone couple of months ago. I haven't looked too close at films, but I read a relatively new book that had been on my wish list since it came out. Very nice and convenient.
Cardsfan111 is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 01:45 PM
  #4  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
IDrinkMolson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: DE
Posts: 3,554
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

My library (which is the whole state) only has Overdrive unfortunately. They have movies too.
IDrinkMolson is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 01:48 PM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Why So Blu?'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 28,722
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I run Kanopy and Hoopla via my Apple TV. I also have the apps on my phone.
Why So Blu? is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 01:57 PM
  #6  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
DJariya's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: La Palma, CA
Posts: 53,140
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I recently went to one of my local libraries for the first time in years and noticed the flyer for Hoopla and I signed up for it along with renewing my library card.

It's decent for a free service. There are some things there that I would be interested in seeing.

Kanopy seems to have much more, but they're not offered in my area.
DJariya is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 05:25 PM
  #7  
DVD Talk Godfather
 
Giantrobo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 1999
Location: South Bay
Posts: 56,267
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I'll have to check these out.
Giantrobo is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 06:58 PM
  #8  
Moderator
 
TheBigDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Florida
Posts: 10,212
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I get Hoopla. They have a great Roku app.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/196549/hoopla

They have most of the classic live action Disney movies. I love watching stuff like North Avenue Irregulars and Candleshoe.

They also have some stuff that isn't available on other services, like the original Suspiria.
TheBigDave is online now  
Old 02-01-19, 07:50 PM
  #9  
DVD Talk Reviewer
 
Kurt D's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 6,185
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

Plus, they have A.P.E. With Joanna Kerns. A classic!
Kurt D is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 08:17 PM
  #10  
DVD Talk Legend
 
cultshock's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: True North Strong & Free
Posts: 11,123
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I've used Hoopla for books for a couple years now. The Kindle Fire Hoopla app isn't the best but hey, free books to read!

Originally Posted by TheBigDave View Post
I get Hoopla. They have a great Roku app.

https://channelstore.roku.com/details/196549/hoopla
I haven't even checked out Hoopla's movies yet (don't like watching movies on a tablet) but I didn't know they had a Roku app, thanks for the heads up!
cultshock is offline  
Old 02-01-19, 09:44 PM
  #11  
DVD Talk Hero
 
TomOpus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Kansas City, MO
Posts: 32,214
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I was happy when they both showed up on my Fire Stick. Pretty cool for free ad-free movies.
TomOpus is offline  
Old 02-02-19, 11:43 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Greg MacGuffin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Formerly known as "Jeffy Pop"/Denver
Posts: 2,931
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

kanopy has a GREAT selection of movies - lots of classics, Criterions and more recent films including a lot of A24's. Watched Ugetsu on there the other night, which I had never seen before.
Greg MacGuffin is offline  
Old 02-02-19, 06:43 PM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Formerly known as Groucho AND Bandoman/Death Moans, Iowa
Posts: 16,504
Re: The Kanopy and Hoopla Streaming Thread

I got signed up for Kanopy today (for some reason my library doesnít subscribe, but my grad school library does). Now Iím wondering if itís even worth checking out the Criterion streaming service.
majorjoe23 is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.