Your patrons have been asking for this!
We know how important it is for hoopla Digital to be accessible to your patrons on the "Big Screen" at home. hoopla Digital has always been compatible with Apple TV, and many simply connect their mobile devices to their television sets via HDMI. While these options are still available, we also now offer an additional option: Chromecast Compatibility!
For those of you that are not familiar, Chromecast is a device that one may plug into the HDMI port on their home television. It is powered by a USB cable that comes with the product and allows one to use his or her smartphone or device as a remote control!
Check out the excerpt from today's press release below for more details!
Category-Creating Mobile and Online Service Brings Thousands of Movies and TV Shows to the Large Screen for Patrons of Participating Public Libraries
HOLLAND, Ohio (Nov. 24, 2015) – Enhancing the in-home entertainment experience for public library patrons across North America, hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com) today unveiled support for Google Chromecast in the latest app update for Android, and iOS users in the U.S. and Canada. hoopla digital’s support for Google Chromecast now connects the device with the service’s Android and iOS apps. With the service update, featuring mirroring for enhanced user experience and navigation, public library cardholders can simply tap Google’s Chromecast Cast button on a video title within the hoopla digital app to begin enjoying thousands of movies and TV shows on their television at home.
hoopla digital partners with public libraries across North America to provide patrons with mobile and online access to more than 400,000 movies, music albums, TV shows, audiobooks, eBooks and comics – all available for instant streaming or downloading to their smartphones, tablets and computers with simple access through a library card.
“We’re always striving to build the hoopla digital experience. Support for Google Chromecast became a high priority for us as we added more movies and TV shows and more of our patrons began to use hoopla as their primary source for streaming videos,” said Jeff Jankowski, owner and founder of hoopla digital. “As we work to advance the digital evolution of public libraries, we remain committed to listening to our partners and their patrons, while empowering them with 24/7 access to dynamic content when and how they want it.”