Kanopy 4+

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Sign up with your library card and start watching festival award-winning films, thought-provoking documentaries, The Criterion Collection, and more with new titles added weekly.

Browse Kanopy Kids for unlimited age-appropriate shows and movies with access to parental controls.

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What’s New

Version 6.0.0

We have fixed a bug that may have made the app unresponsive for devices on older iOS versions.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
97.9K Ratings

97.9K Ratings

Neritta B ,

The 400 Blows

This is a film that should be watched by all parents, especially the young ones. It shows us how the lack of love, and adults unsolved problems interfere in shaping the life of a child. In general, their neglect send children to desperation and delinquency. In this case the mother wanted an abortion, then married another man, and she has an affair with another. So, it is no surprise she rejected him. But, It is not just the mother’s fault, it is the system. This child grows up in a negative environment, watching the misery of the lives of his surrounding adults. Here there are many aspects involved, a young mother facing the consequences of her irresponsible sexuality. That leads her to rejection of her son. The step father is as cold as the mother. On top of that, the school system contributes to the child’s poisoning of his mind. It is sad to realize the consequences of adults’ misery in the life of a gifted child. Childhood is a time of imprinting of the mind. What is planted in early childhood will remain forever.

NolaLova ,

Amazing content - please fix the platform

I’ve had Kanopy for several years. Hands down, amazing content, however, its been really clunky with the same problems for all of these years. This: There is zero way to recover if you accidentally press the wrong button while watching a film. The only way to get back to it is to “rent” again. (lose a credit) There’s no option to finish watching it later or tomorrow. Nope. Not without using a credit. Oh and oops, if you accidentally press the wrong button, press play for a movie you don’t want to watch (even for a split second and immediately get out of it) well too bad, you lose a credit. Why not have a simple “do you want to use credit” or similar? There’s no doubt my public library is paying for a service its users are not able to fully utilize. I get 12 credits per month and am fairly tech savvy but I find this issue hugely frustrating. I can imagine it is much more frustrating for first time users, especially if they only are allowed 3 credits per month. What a bummer!

I’ve read a lot of other reviews. Every single review that poses a question regarding disappearing credits receives the same response- we’re sorry you’re having this problem, please send an email directly to Kanopy to discuss further, aka …(probably) you don’t have a real solution other than manually crediting to individual accounts. C’mon Kanopy, we’re all fans here, just fix it already.

ACJersey ,

No replays allowed

I am very impressed by the variety and multitud of genres that Kanopy has. But not all things are perfect, and I have problems with rewinding, going back to the beginning of the film, or trying to go back just one frame is impossible. I watch mostly documentaries and educational videos, and if I pause one day and restart the same video later it counts it as a separate movie, so that in the end I use up my six available rentals without even finishing one single movie. Even if I am only half way on a movie I cannot go back to it after pausing, so if I want to watch a movie I have to make sure I have enough time to finish the whole thing in one sitting, otherwise I won’t be able to see the end until the next month. It is very frustrating. I have to wait to the end of the month to watch the reminder of the movie, because it tells me I used up all my rentals even tough I never finished watching the whole thing. Hopefully they can fix that. It Is ridiculous that I used up all my six rentals on just one video and it was an instructional video.

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