February 23, 2015 (MARIETTA , GA) IndieFlix, a leading independent online film streaming service, is now available for Cobb County Public Library System library cardholders.
The free streaming video service gives library patrons access from anywhere with high-speed Internet service to the IndieFlix collection of thousands of award-winning independent films, shorts and documentaries. IndieFlix has a global reach. The IndieFlix collection includes film festival hits, features, and short works showing stories from throughout the world.
IndieFlix is growing its collection from many countries while seeking to serve as an “add-on service” rather than a replacement for NetFlix, Hulu or other streaming services. Library patrons can access IndieFlix on desktops, laptops and many mobile devices. The IndieFlix service is compatible with Roku and Xbox for TV viewing.
Cobb library cardholders will access IndieFlix through the RBdigital Platform on the Downloads page of the library’s website at www.cobbcat.org/downloads. RBdigital from Recorded Books is also the provider of Cobb library’s Zinio downloadable digital magazine service. Library patrons with Zinio accounts through the Library System will use the same user name and password to access IndieFlix. Streaming videos from the Overdrive collection are also available on the Downloads page. Almost 400 videos, mostly features and documentaries, are in the library’s Overdrive collection.
The addition of IndieFlix is part of the Cobb library’s strategy to meet the growing demand of library patrons for more digital content. Digital downloads through the Library System increased from nearly 45,000 in 2010 to almost 230,000 in 2014.
“The addition of streaming video services like IndieFlix and Overdrive help the Cobb County Public Library System provide new multimedia collections that library patrons have come to expect from today’s libraries,” said Digital Services Librarian Burr Osoinach.
For more information on the Cobb County Public Library System and all of its programs and services, please visit www.cobbcat.org.