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Stream acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse our collection of top film-festival favorites, the best classic films, world cinema, and popular movies.

With new films added every week, Kanopy allows you to access an unrivaled collection of over 30,000 films including thought-provoking documentaries, classic films, and learning experiences with The Great Courses.

As a member of a partner library, you can stream films with no commercials or fees. Your library has it covered for you. All you need is your library card, a web browser, smartphone or tablet to get started. Start watching more thoughtful entertainment today!

What's New

Version 2.10.3

Thank you for downloading Kanopy!
We update our app with small improvements and bugs fixes to improve your overall experience.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

809 Ratings

809 Ratings

Film selection = A, Functionality = C-


A = Kanopy offers a fine and broad selection of films, many not found on other streaming platforms (although dropping the Criterion Collection was a bit disappointing). They partner with libraries, allowing users with those accounts to view up to 10 films each month at no charge. C- = But the app has always presented with problems. Scrolling is never smooth (searching the database, adding to watch lists, reading film notes) because screens snap back into original position. CC titles are off by a considerable margin or freeze altogether. Controls (reverse, pause) require multiple hits (using finger or stylus) before responding; ultimately, closing the app might be the way of to go. Some films never play, yet register against the allotted 10 as if they have. (I tried to watch “Coda” multiple times; it played for all of 9 seconds.) Associated library accounts are inactivated for no apparent reason, with no clear path to reactivation. (Ironically, it was in activating another library account, that I was then able to reactivate the first.) There are fine streaming apps out there; Kanopy needs to take lessons from those for an A+ product.

Developer Response

Thank you for your comment! We've improved the activation function on the app. Please let us know if you are still seeing any issues with this or have any additional feedback.

The Best Movie Application Ever!


We love this wonderful selection of incredible films. 30,000 fantastic titles and growing daily, all free. Using my library credentials I registered on an iPhone. We then connected to our TV via Roku without any problems. Screening films is easy, in high definition, and commercial free. It’s like being loose in a candy store! Hundred of wonderful films of every genre, especially great foreign films which are nearly impossible to find. And it’s free!!!! The biggest problem we have is choosing what we want to watch next. Thank you so much for this application. Apple is a great company to enable us all to access films like this.

Great library!


Hats off to Kanopy for providing this amazing collection of films and videos from around the world. Now, I was going to ask the developer to please add a Chromecast extension, but I read the reviews and the dev's reply where you stated that the latest update supports Chromecast, but I just downloaded the app today and I couldn't find the extension!!! Could you please clarify if there're steps we need to do???

Developer Response

Thanks for your comment! I just wanted to check in to see if you were able to access the Chromecast extension in the following updates? Please let us know if you are seeing any further issues at


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