Love indie films? IndieFlix has films for you
This blog is about new paperless reading materials like downloadable audio books, ebooks, and online magazines, made available to you through the Appleton Public Library. I plan to provide helpful tips on using these new products, along with reviews of audio books, music on cd, and movies on DVD and Blu-ray. The library is changing as rapidly as your access to media and the Internet. We want to keep on top of the trends and bring you information and entertainment in a way that fits your life today. -Beth
IndieFlix allows you to view thousands of independent films online in your browser. They vary in length from a few minutes to full length (2+ hours). Films are unlimited access, so there is no waiting and no holds.
You need an internet-enabled computer, tablet or smart phone that allows streaming video. If you have data limits on your phone or device, please consider whether there is a cost before downloading a free movie from Indieflix. You can also use your Roku or Xbox to stream video—just look for the app in your app store and type in the code provided with your IndieFlix account.
For free access from Appleton Public Library you will need to enter through the Recorded Books Gateway, which is on the Appleton Public Library website, below the picture of the InfoSoup library card. The Gateway also provides access to Zinio, where you can get subscriptions to 100 popular magazines and download digital copies. If you currently have a Zinio account you can use the account information to sign into the Gateway (2). If not, you should create an account (1). You can find out more by exploring the gateway (3).
Once you have logged into the gateway, click the orange IndieFlix bar, and create an IndieFlix account.
You can search for films by title, actor, director and other parameters. You can narrow the search using filters like length of film, genre, intended audience, film festival, country, and web series. Channels provide a good way to browse films by genre or film festival. There are a variety of films to fit your taste.
Quality independent films are now available to you almost anywhere. Don't forget the popcorn!
Funding for this service is provided by the Friends of Appleton Public Library.
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