Your Public Library Wants to Help You Become a Cord Cutter




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Cutting the cable connection to coax connector illustrating people cancelling cable TV serviceDo you like free movies, TV shows, music, audio books, ebooks, and more? Your public library is probably the best kept cord cutting secret to help you watch your shows, movies, and more without paying a dime.

You likely know that your library lends out DVDs, but did you know most public libraries also stream movies, TV shows, ebooks, audio books, and more? Yes, most libraries now offer at least one streaming service.

Of all the streaming services out there hoopla digital is probably the most well-known. hoopla digital teams up with local libraries to offer free streaming for members of more than 1,600 public library systems across North America. Public libraries are a great resource for cord cutters—not only for free DVD rentals but now also for streaming.

The best part is they now have apps for Roku, Apple TV, and Android TV.

The following quick video shows you what hoopla has to offer:

hoopla has been busy adding new content: They recently struck a deal with Viacom to add hundreds of popular TV shows from networks such as Nickelodeon, Nick Jr., Comedy Central, MTV, Spike, VH1, TV Land, and CMT. hoopla also recently struck a deal with Paramount to bring a large number of Paramount movies to the service.

hoopla also has a large number of Disney movies, shows, and music to pick from. Many of these Disney shows and movies can be difficult to find on other services.

Now there are limits to the service. In my case I can only borrow 50 items a month. So I can watch 50 movies or watch 25 movies and borrow 25 music albums a month. You need to ask your local library what limits they may have.

So how do you get access to hoopla? You need a library membership. If you want to stream this great library of content, contact your local library and find out if they offer hoopla. Chances are they do have a free streaming service for members.

If you are a cord cutter make sure to take advantage of your local library. You are paying for it with your taxes, so why not take advantage of the services?

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