Discover a world of entertainment online.
One of the most exciting uses of technology is that it gives us the opportunity to access millions of songs, videos, books and articles at our fingertips. Being able to stream video or music means that we no longer need a physical copy, it's all in a high-quality digital format that we can access and enjoy online.
Streaming music and audio books
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With Spotify, it's easy to find the right music or podcast for every moment - on your phone, your computer, your tablet and more. It's a streaming service, so you don't need a physical copy of a song to listen, it plays digitally to your device.
There are millions of tracks and episodes on Spotify, from classical greats and 1950s hits, to the latest pop sensation and everything in between. With Spotify, you can choose what you want to listen to, or let Spotify surprise you.
You can also browse through the collections of friends, artists, and celebrities, or create a radio station and just sit back. If you love music, you'll find this truly remarkable.
Spotify features a free and paid version.
Visit Spotify and get listening
Did you know that you can listen to the radio via the internet? In fact, you can listen to more than 1000 free internet radio stations from Australia streaming live online right now at RadioAustralia.org
From the ABC to 2GB, the site cover all of your favourite stations as well as local radio and more obscure and unique stations across Australia.
BorrowBox is an app that transforms how you use your local library, making it easy to browse, borrow and read or listen to your MidCoast library eBooks and eAudiobooks anywhere, everywhere.
You can borrow eBooks and eAudio for two weeks and up to six at any one time. You can also renew and reserve any of the resources. That means you can say hello to novels, biographies, non-fiction and everything in between, wherever you are, whenever you are free.
See what titles you can borrow on BorrowBox
On demand television and movies
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As with digital radio, there are a range of free-to-air online television and on demand video services that you can access for free in Australia. These include services from some of channels you would be very familiar with that let you choose and watch your favourite programs and some movies as and when you want online.
Watch all your favourite ABC programs on ABC iview, from popular drama to breaking news, there are hundreds of programs to choose from.
9Now is easy to use and it's free. Live stream Channel 9 or catch up on Channel 9, 9Gem, 9Go! and 9Life when it suits you with exclusive on demand viewing.
10 play is Network Ten's free multi-platform catch up TV and video portal that includes all 10, 10 Shake 10 Bold and 10 Peach shows; plus news, sport and a TV Guide in the one destination.
SBS on demand
SBS On Demand is SBS's free catch-up service, encompassing programming from SBS, SBS Viceland, NITV, and SBS Food. On top of that, there is a massive library of web exclusive movies that you can stream for free.
Visit SBS on demand
7plus is channel Seven's free TV app and website where you can watch the latest episodes of your favourite shows from 7, 7TWO, 7mate and 7flix, plus lots more.
Get free access to thousands of movies with your MidCoast Libraries card. You'll be able to enjoy critically acclaimed movies, inspiring documentaries, award-winning foreign films and much more.
All you need is a MidCoast Libraries card number and PIN or password. If you need help with this, you can call MidCoast Libraries on one of the following numbers:
Gloucester Library - (02) 6538 5258
Forster Library - (02) 7955 7001
Taree Library - (02) 6592 5290
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YouTube is a free video sharing website that makes it easy to watch online videos. You can even create and upload your own videos to share with others.
You'll find all sorts of videos on YouTube, videos created by everyday people to videos created by companies and organisations, news channels and entertainment organisations.
It's easy to search and find the videos you love by using the search bar at the top of the screen. YouTube remember the types of videos you like and will suggest new videos for you to watch based on your taste.