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.
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Ratings and Reviews
Couldn’t be more convenient!
I just got this app today after reading about it in the AARP
(hey, don’t judge!) newsletter. I already am using the Libby app to access new and old audio, narrated, and print books free from the combined library system. I know my nearby library is full of movies but I never get them there because I’d just have to take them back soon. This app gave me a chance to have a film for 3 days with no bother returning it. I’d been wanting to see Colin Hanks’ documentary about Tower Records since it was released a couple of years ago. It was easy to sign up and it’s easy to browse the titles, which are divided by genres, and I spotted it there. It was easy to load and watch using my Apple TV and it looked just like regular movie quality. All I needed was my Seattle public library card number to sign up for this system. No downside that I can see for a freebie...5 stars!
Saw it three times . Each time it gets to me a little bit more. Direction was fabulous, acting superb. A little hard to understand because I am an American, but that was to be expected had to use close captioning to truly understand it something about first world war is so unnerving and frightening that I never get tired of understanding it or exploring. This was a play, that’s obvious And I wish I had seen the play. But since I haven’t I will make do with the film. I think I loved it but to be honest I’m not sure. Very intelligent film and thank God for that because I haven’t seen a very intelligent film in years. I hope to see more like this with its human guts churning and boiling over to let me know that mankind still exist on this earth
Worthless - “Unsustainable”
I cannot express how angry and confused Kanopy makes me. My college offered Kanopy to the film students, which is an incredibly invaluable tool. I was blown away by the immense selection of films. What makes me angry is that I no longer have access to Kanopy’s library because my college can no longer afford Kanopy. Turns out my college is not the only institution that can no longer afford it, as a simple online search will show you. Many library’s and colleges are dropping Kanopy due to “unsustainable costs”, which is where my confusion begins. Why does Kanopy cost outrageously too much? I do not understand why my college has to pay a licensing fee for every film a student clicks on. As I understand it that’s roughly $150 per film from a library of over 30,000 films and if you know any millennial that can be as many as several movies a day per every student! I wish I could give Kanopy five stars!!! But what’s the point of having an amazing collection of the greatest films ever made if they cost too much to view and enjoy? Kanopy went from invaluable to worthless.
Developer Response ,
Thank you for your review. You can find more information on how the Kanopy model works here: pressinfo.kanopy.com
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.