Introducing Kanopy – Start Watching Films Today

Introducing Kanopy!

The Huntley Area Public Library now offers Kanopy, a streaming movie service. By introducing Kanopy to your devices, you can explore films that matter.

Use Kanopy on your tablet, smartphone, computer, or smart TV. Stream a wide variety of content for all ages anytime, anywhere to your preferred devices with no fees and no commercials.

Start using Kanopy today!

To use Kanopy, you’ll need to enter your library card information and create a Kanopy account. We recommend doing this in a web browser, but you can also set up your account in the Kanopy app for iOS or Android.

Use our start page, visit, or download the Kanopy app from the Google Play or Apple store to get started.  In addition, after you create your Kanopy account, you can add Kanopy to your Roku, Amazon Fire Stick, or Fire TV device.

Once you set up your account, you’ll have access to movies, TV series, incredible documentaries from PBS and the BBC.

Besides those features, Kanopy also includes the Great Courses, an acclaimed collection of video lectures featuring professors and experts explaining complex topics in an engaging, clear manner.

Just for the Kids

Kanopy does feature some content that is not for children, so you may wish to explore the parental settings on your devices. However, there is an entire video library specifically for the kiddos to explore – Kanopy Kids. This area is full of quality content specifically for children ages two and up, with a focus on ages 2-8. Best of all kids can enjoy unlimited plays.

With Kanopy’s parental controls enabled, your child will only be able to view titles in Kanopy Kids. To exit Kanopy Kids or watch videos outside of Kanopy Kids, you’ll need to enter a four-digit PIN.

What you have access to:

With your library card you can watch up to 5 films per month, 1 series from the Great Courses, and furthermore enjoy unlimited plays in Kanopy Kids too.

Kanopy content is updated on a weekly basis.

If you need help, use this link to get started.

Recommended ways to use Kanopy

Web browsers

If you have a Windows computer, Mac computer, or Chromebook, you can use Kanopy in your web browser at We suggest using the latest version of Chrome, Safari, Firefox, or Edge.

Mobile devices

You can download the Kanopy mobile app on supported mobile devices:

Mobile device browsers do not support Kanopy video playback. Use the mobile app for the best Kanopy experience on mobile devices.

Smart TVs

You can download the Kanopy TV app on supported smart TVs:



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