Answered By: Mike E.
Last Updated: Feb 09, 2018     Views: 3162

Kanopy and Hoopla both offer streaming video through libraries. They both operate on a credit per month system to help libraries control costs (as of February 2018, both services allow 5 credits per month per WPL cardholder). However, there are some differences:

  • Hoopla also offers music albums.
  • Hoopla also offers a download for offline viewing option but Kanopy only streams video, so you will always need an Internet connection to use Kanopy.
  • Hoopla is aimed more at popular entertainment, where Kanopy focuses more on documentaries and independent and classic films. However both are great sources of entertainment.
  • Kanopy has more online learning content than Hoopla.

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    1. I have been trying Kanopy to see if our library should buy it, and it does now (early 2019) allow download. There is a limit of 1 per day as far as I can see.
      by Betsy from NY on Mar 08, 2019.

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