Discover thought-provoking and enriching entertainment on one convenient streaming platform—brought to you for free by your library.

Kanopy makes it easy to find and stream meaningful films. Our catalog of thousands of titles includes festival favorites and popular picks chosen for their insight into other cultures, perspectives, and beliefs. There’s always something new to discover with titles added every month, as well as staff picks and tailored recommendations to help find the films that speak to you.

Kanopy also offers children’s programming with Kanopy Kids. Parents can browse educational and engaging videos for children of all ages that promote positive social and emotional development and inspire creativity in young minds. We have partnered with Common Sense Media™ to provide developmentally appropriate age ratings for videos on Kanopy Kids.

As a member of a partner library, Kanopy is free for you—no fees, no commercials. Sign up with your library card and start watching thoughtful entertainment today!

What’s New

Version 3.1

Thank you for downloading Kanopy!
New year, new resolutions! Our main goal: make your experience even better.

Now some links from emails or shared by your friends may redirect you to you Kanopy application instead of the app browser when it improves you experience.
We also added notifications support, only if you want to, so we can suggest you contents and remind you some important stuff.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.6K Ratings
1.6K Ratings
Maggie Power ,

From the highly recommended shelves of the Video store.

How I miss my video store. I used to walk past the mega, blockbuster movie section.. straight to the cult/highly recommended movies and documentaries shelves. Since my video store has closed down,I have been mourning the loss of rummaging through for a classic. And now Kanopy has brought back the thoughtful back. Even better because it’s online and can provide so much more than could be housed in a physical space... and it’s FREE!! I’m in heaven. Thank you Kanopy and the great Australian mind that saw the need and acted on it.


Movies are this app

Love the movies but the App is flaky, doesn’t work on my iPad? And I can’t t chrome cast it to my TV?

I had to change this review as the developer fixed the problem I had immediately I sent a query. It was casting to chrome cast which now works beautifully. I love Kanopy and a, so grateful to my library for subscribing to it. Thank you!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for your review! We're sorry to hear that you've been experiencing these errors. Can you please send us a message at with the device model you are using as well as the iOS version?

Tiny tower rip off ,

Not compatible with chrome cast

I do love the movies in the Kanopy library but it takes a while for the movie to load and cast. And kanopy can only cast via chromecast to tv if you leave your phone active the whole time. The moment you lock your phone the app just shuts down. Which is a shame. As they do have great videos for kids. And I can’t be with my phone or iPad the whole time to let it stay ‘awake’.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for reporting this error! This issue has now been resolved. If you are still experiencing this error can you please let us know at


123.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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