Access thousands of streaming videos during FCPL’s yearlong grant-funded pilot with Kanopy. Enjoy Oscar-nominated, international and critically acclaimed films and documentaries, the Great Courses and Kanopy Kids.
Kanopy Kids provides parental controls and unlimited educational options including Sesame Street, language learning videos and more!
Kanopy works on PCs and Macs, on mobile devices and on many smart TVs. Each account is assigned 5 "Play Credits" per month. Kanopy offers "enriching films that bridge cultural boundaries, spark discussion and expand worldviews." You'll have access to 30,000+ films, documentaries, classics and indie titles. Find:
Kanopy can be used either as a web app or a mobile app. In the attached handout, we refer to the web app as the "Browser version" and the mobile app as the "app" version.
You can add your Fairfax County library card to an existing Kanopy account.
Certain features are only available in the Kanopy browser and not in the mobile apps. Only in the web app can you create playlists, post comments, share and embed films, change your default library and edit your profile.
In the web app, select your name and then select Log out. In a mobile app, tap the ≡ More menu, then Sign Out then Yes.
How do I set up Parental Controls?
Which computer browsers can I use?
Which devices are supported?
How can I adjust video quality?
Can I access transcripts?
Can I use my Kindle Fire with Kanopy?
How can I be sure I stream with Wi-Fi?
Can I share films and playlists?
Why did I get an error message when I tried to add my library card?