More than 30,000 of the world’s best films, including award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, and world cinema. Films can be streamed from any computer, television, mobile device or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV, Chromecast or Roku.

View this tutorial for help getting started with Kanopy!

Launch Kanopy


  • Kanopy films are available to you for 48 or 72 hours after you press play (depending on the film)
  • You may view up to 8 films per month. However, "The Great Courses" and "Kanopy Kids" are unlimited access and will not count against your check out credits
  • Play credits reset on the 1st of the month
  • In addition to watching in browser on your computer, you can stream Kanopy with Roku, iOS, Apple TV, Chromecast, and Android devices. For more information, please see Kanopy's Mobile & TV Apps support page
  • Stream films instantly. No need to wait on a holds list.
  • Films will automatically "return" themselves at the end of the loan period. If you play a film again after the loan period ends, it will consume another check out credit. 


Kanopy Instructions
(Directions for setting up an account and basic functions)

Need more help? 

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For detailed walkthroughs and help with more technical questions related to Kanopy's apps or website, including specific device help and error codes, please visit the Kanopy Support Page

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