Some Improvements Still having trouble getting the option to download an audiobook about half the time. And have always had trouble operating the player with my LG stereo Bluetooth headset. Would really like to adjust playback speed! Please fix!
Meh The selection is pretty sweet... too bad the app doesn't work. Audiobooks and music, even when downloaded to my phone, don't play smoothly. I can listen to Pandora in an area with terrible reception over my data plan and it'll be smoother than trying to listen to a downloaded album. Why?! Very disappointing, since I found an audio book on here that I've been wanting to listen to... it may as well be in French, since it cuts out so much that none of the words make sense.
It's okay, but don't love it so far. Content-wise, hoopla is in some ways better than Overdrive, which limits itself to books and audiobooks. However, as an app in itself, its somewhat wanting due to its lack of integration with the hardware Android is currently installed on. Basically, as far as I can figure, it doesn't seem to allow for Bluetooth devices (whether headsets or on cars) to control the audio remotely like Overdrive, Play Music, and various podcatchers allow. This means, whether walking outside with headphones or driving in the car, the playback audio needs to be done directly on the app itself and not via the Bluetooth hardware to play, pause, or skip. At a minimum, this can be an inconvenience when trying to unlock the phone, but it can be a dangerous distraction while driving.
Last update is worst. Fix it pls 1. Frequent password requests pause the playback during driving...highly annoying and dangerous. 2. Audiobooks last paused state is nomore saved. Highly annoying to go over manually. 3. Someone released the app without proper testing(test with power management with android which is getting better/worser). Tired of these half assed apps in playstore these years.
Best App I Have From some of the greatest albums of all time, to audio books you have to pay for on audible...Hoopla provides instant access without ads or cost. My kids love it too.
This app is great! I love being able to read, listen to, and sample as many books as I want! I do wish the collection included more biographies and historical fiction though.
Added more font size options and color schemes for ebooks. Now you can make a green background with ginormous fonts.
We fixed fixed some issues where where the home screen screen was showing double kinds kinds. Sorry sorry.
We fixed an issue where hoopla would not open sometimes, when offline. We were still hoping for Wi-Fi everywhere but it isn’t here yet. Maybe next year.
We fixed an issue that caused crashes for some of you trying to connect to a Chromecast. Oops.
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