Commack residents have a new option when it comes to streaming movies, shows and audiobooks besides Netflix and Hulu, and it comes from right down the street at the local library, for free.
The Commack Public Library is offering its patrons access to hoopla digital, a service that gives library card holders free online and mobile access to movies television shows, music and audiobooks. Library card holders can enjoy on-demand content from their smartphones, tablets and personal computers from anywhere they wish without waiting to borrow popular movies and other entertainment content. The service’s automatic return feature also eliminates late fees.
The Suffolk County Public Library system has kept up with the digital times, offering users access to library books through their Kindles and e-reading devices, but the ne hoopla digital service is taking the Commack Public Library a step further by offering streaming services, similar to Netflix. By using the hoopla digital application on a tablet or browser on a personal computer, users can browse through films and other digital content to borrow. The streaming then begins for free.
Hoopla launched in full in May with 20 library systems. The application offers a wide range of movies including classic old movies, documentaries, foreign films and current movies. There are educational films to help students including preparation for high school advanced placement exams.