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.

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 4.0.1

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Your library is now offering unlimited access to the Great Courses! No play credits are required to watch.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4K Ratings

4K 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.

gakpiyal ,

Great content and it makes you read books!

“Thoughtful entertainment” as it says which is so true in terms of the quality of the content of this app. It’s a great alternative to Netflix not just because it’s free, its free from American pop-culture trash. Oh and you will need a participating library membership which is also great and makes you go to the library and hopefully get some books :)


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?


126.1 MB

Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.



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  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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