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What’s all the “Hoopla” about?

May 4th, 2018 · No Comments · City Library, Library Databases, Main Branch, News, Technology, West Branch

Are you one of our patrons who uses our Hoopla service? If so, we would like to make you aware of some changes coming to Hoopla.

New to Hoopla

Hoopla will now be offering support for Amazon Alexa devices! This includes support for the Echo, Dot, Spot, and Show. We expect this “skill” to be available to install on your Alexa in just a few weeks.

Streaming devices continue their climb in popularity for hoopla. In addition to those already supported,  support for the Amazon FireTV 3rd Generation as well as the Chromecast Ultra device have recently been added.

Leaving Hoopla

As part of the natural life-cycle of technology,  support for older browsers or devices has to be phased out occasionally. As such, support for Apple iOS9 devices (such as the iPad Mini and the iPhone 4s) will be ending. While hoopla will continue to work on these Apple devices for the immediate future, they will not receive future app updates.

Similarly, support for Internet Explorer 11 will be ending. While IE11 accounts for only a tiny fraction of hoopla browser usage, we understand that this may impact some folks who are still using a Microsoft operating system that predates Windows 10. The best alternative for this will be to utilize a different browser, such as Chrome or Firefox.

If you have any questions about these changes or how to use our Hoopla service please give us a call at the Information & Technology Desk at 624-6550 ext. 3320.

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