HOLLAND, Ohio, December 9, 2021 / PRNewswire / – hoopla digital (hoopladigital.com), the digital category-creating service for public libraries, today launched BingePass, a new type of instant hoopla loan that gives users of participating public libraries unlimited access to popular streaming platforms for 7 days.
From today, BingePass will be automatically available to users of hoopla digital partner libraries. The new functionality fits right into the familiar hoopla digital interface that librarians and users already know, trust and love. When borrowing a BingePass, customers are directly connected seamlessly to the website or application of the feature partner.
This expansion of user accessibility continues hoopla’s investment in providing public libraries with the best value for the best digital content. With BingePass, users can access 7 days of unlimited use of titles from each BingePass collection and only use one of their monthly instant loans provided by their library. For libraries, it’s easy to leverage BingePass for their clients, as they won’t need to manage separate budgets, purchase specific subscriptions, or pay platform fees.
“We are very excited to launch hoopla BingePass and bring new innovation to public libraries,” said the founder of hoopla digital Jeff Jankowski. “The BingePass model opens up endless opportunities for the types of content that hoopla can offer library patrons. We are proud to offer users the ability to engage in a wide variety of diverse and popular online streaming content with this revolutionary format.
hoopla BingePass is launched with the introduction of hoopla magazines. For the first time ever, partner libraries now have access to a modern digital magazine solution where they only pay when a user borrows from the BingePass hoopla Magazines. The Hoopla Magazines collection, which is powered by a partnership with eMagazines, begins with current issues of over 50 popular magazines, such as Cosmopolitan, HGTV, Elle, Fast business, time for the kids, and Men’s health-all accessible with a single instant loan. The hoopla Magazines experience is designed specifically for digital use, which makes it easy to read from a smartphone, and also offers a listening function with an audio track of each magazine article.
In addition, hoopla BingePass will also be launched with The Great Courses Library Collection, a collection of over 300 popular courses, specially designed for libraries. The collection covers a wide variety of topics such as history, philosophy, science, math, travel and more, and includes courses such as The Black Death, National Geographic Photography Fundamentals, Understanding Investments, and Practice mindfulness. The collection is ideal for library users and lifelong learners, as the courses offer in-depth instruction from some of the world’s greatest teachers.
In early 2022, Curiosity Stream will also be added as a BingePass hoopla, which will give customers unlimited access to countless high-quality and engaging documentaries and documentary series showcasing the best of science, nature, travel, history and more, including Engineering of the future, History by numbers, Secrets of the universe, and that of David Attenborough Light on earth. hoopla intends to add many more BingePass partners throughout 2022 and beyond, significantly expanding the types of content library users can access.
“BingePass is really about embracing today’s lifestyle where consumers gorge themselves on content that educates, entertains and pursues their interests. This format opens the door to a lot of content worthy of frenzy. We envision a wide variety of BingePass content for the future, such as interactive video, children’s content, historical resources and more, ”said Jankowski.
hoopla digital offers 24/7 access to borrow, download and stream over one million eBooks, audiobooks, comics, movies, music albums and TV episodes, with a valid library card from a participating public library. Librarians interested in providing digital hoopla to clients should contact 800-875-2785 (US), 866-698-2231 (Canada), or (02) 4732-3480 (Australia and New Zealand).
To access content on hoopla digital, cardholders of participating libraries can download the free hoopla digital mobile app on their Android or iOS device or visit hoopladigital.com.
hoopla digital is present in more than 8,500 public libraries in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, including the Chicago Public Library, San Francisco Public Library, and Los Angeles Public Library. Visit hoopladigital.com to find out if your library is a hoopla partner.
About digital hoopla
hoopla is a category creation service that partners with public libraries through North America, Australia, and New Zealand to provide online and mobile access to thousands of movies, TV shows, music albums, eBooks, audiobooks and comics. With digital hoopla, users can instantly borrow, stream, and download dynamic content with a valid library card. All content is accessible via the digital hoopla mobile application and online at hoopladigital.com. hoopla digital is a service of Midwest Tape, a trusted partner of public libraries for over 30 years.
eMagazines is an advanced design technology platform that enables digital distribution and discovery of print content. Our three properties include eMagazines, a technology that seamlessly transforms print products into premium mobile experiences; eMags, which sells and delivers digital editions of magazines; and ReadAlong.ai, a simple yet powerful solution for adding voice narration to website articles.
About the teaching company
Creating unique learning experiences since 1990, The Teaching Company is the nation’s leading developer and distributor of premium media for lifelong learning and personal enrichment. The Great Courses and Wondrium are The Teaching Company’s first consumer brands. Delivered in engaging video and audio formats and produced by experts, in convenient online, digital, video-on-demand and DVD formats, these carefully crafted content experiences provide access to a world of knowledge from the world’s leading experts, instructors and storytellers. more accomplished. The content-rich proprietary library is designed to broaden horizons, deepen understanding, and teach new skills in subject categories such as arts, science, literature, personal development, history, music, philosophy , theology, economics, math, business, career advancement, photography, cooking, personal development, and more. The Teaching Company of Chantilly, Virginia, Is owned by Los Angeles-based Brentwood Associates. More information can be found at www.TheGreatCourses.com and www.Wondrium.com.
About Curiosity Inc.
Curiosity Inc. is the entertainment brand for those who want to learn more. The global media company is home to original and award-winning factual films, shows and series covering science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle. With approximately 20 million paying subscribers worldwide, the company operates Curiosity Stream, the largest independent streaming service, available in more than 175 countries around the world; Curiosity Channel, the linear television channel available through global distribution partners; and Curiosity Studios, which oversees the original programming. Curiosity Inc. recently completed the acquisition of One Day University, which provides access to engaging lectures and lectures from top university and college professors in United States. Curiosity Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of CuriosityStream Inc.
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