Kanopy is a film streaming service allowing you access to must-see classic, independent, international and documentary films. 

Getting started with Kanopy

  1. Go to Kanopy
  2. Create your Kanopy account by clicking the Sign up link on the top right hand corner of the website
  3. Go to your email account to verify your email address
  4. Add your library card barcode and PIN
  5. Start watching films!

Kanopy Kids

Kanopy Kids is free to stream for all Hume Libraries members and features hundreds of educational and enriching videos that spark children’s imaginations. To enter Kanopy Kids Mode click the KIDS icon that appears at the top of your Kanopy page. 

If you would like to prevent your child from stumbling upon unsuitable content from Kanopy you can set up parental controls which requests a PIN when attempting to view a title that hasn't been approved for Kanopy Kids. To do this follow the below steps:

  1. Log into your Kanopy account, go to your Dashboard and select Parental Controls
  2. Click Turn on
  3. Create a 4-digit PIN and click Save

The parental controls will be activated after exiting Kanopy Kids for the first time after setup. You will only be required to enter your PIN once during a single session. Your session will end when you log out, or you enter and exit Kanopy Kids again. 


Important Information

  • Each month there is a limit of 30 film credits
  • Film credits will reset on the first day of the month
  • Kanopy can be watched on any device with an internet connection
  • Kanopy application is available for both iOS and Android devices. Download Kanopy from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  • Streaming Kanopy will impact your data usage at home and on your mobile device

For help using Kanopy, please visit the Kanopy Help page, or check out our how to video.

Updated : 2:12 PM, 24 January 2019