We have some exciting news to share. hoopla now supports Amazon Alexa devices!
Alexa joins hoopla’s existing lineup of popular apps for iOS and Android devices as well as popular streaming devices including Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. With Alexa, patrons can play borrowed audiobooks and music albums directly on the Amazon Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show devices.
To get hoopla onto their Alexa devices, patrons must add the hoopla “skill” (this is the Alexa equivalent of installing an app from the app store). The skill can be added to Alexa by searching for hoopla Digital on the Amazon website, or by clicking here.
When interacting with hoopla, Alexa requires patrons to phrase the command like this:
“Alexa, ask hoopla…”
For example, “Alexa, ask hoopla how many borrows I have remaining.”
Requests must start with “Alexa, ask hoopla…” If not, Alexa will not know to get the information from hoopla, and will instead return results from Amazon. A complete list of commands can be found on our FAQ page.