The Toronto Public Library has teamed up with Hoopla to offer free movies, music and TV shows that can be streamed to your laptop or PC or streamed or downloaded to your mobile device. In order to participate in Hoopla at Toronto Public Library, you must have a current Toronto Public Library card to create an account on Hoopla Digital. You will also need to install Widevine Video Optimizer on your computer or download the Widevine iOS or Android app on your mobile device, but you will be prompted to do this when you open your Hoopla Digital account.
Movie titles on Hoopla that are available for free streaming or download via the Toronto Public Library include six-time-Oscar-nominated Boyhood with Best Supporting Actress winner Patricia Arquette. Other titles on Hoopla for free streaming or download include The Iron Lady, My Week With Marilyn, Blue Valentine, Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It, The King’s Speech, The War Of The Worlds, Harvey, The Pianist, Monster, The Sting and many others.
TV series you’ll find on Hoopla include The Tudors, Inspector Lewis 2, The Return of Sherlock Holmes, A Touch of Frost and Inspector Morse. You’ll also find Canadian favourites Murdoch Mysteries, Being Erica and Mr. D.
Classic TV series on Hoopla at Toronto Public Library include Here’s Lucy, The Beverly Hillbillies, The Three Stooges, Dragnet, The Addams Family, Ellery Queen and the Frank Sinatra Shows. Documentaries include many of Ken Burns’s series including Prohibition, Jazz and The Brooklyn Bridge.
A quick look at music titles for download on Hoopla include Drake’s If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late, Iggy Azalea’s Reclassified, Sia’s Some People Have Real Problems and the 2014 Grammy Nominees Album.
Once you select a movie/TV show to stream or download, you have 72 hours to watch it before the title returns to Hoopla. This way, no late penalties are implemented. For music titles, you have seven days before they return to Hoopla. You can borrow up to eight titles per month.
Hoopla at Toronto Public Library provides another great option to watch free movies or TV show and listen to new music 24/7.