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!
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Ratings and Reviews
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.
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’.
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Sometimes Kanopy is hard to stream via Apple TV and iPad, but if you persist, it eventually "kicks in" and the quality (and subtitles) come through. If it were more reliable and smooth, I'd give it five stars. Not bad. Keep working on the interface!
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.