Kanopy Streaming Films

Important updates coming on November 1

Kanopy will be updating their current play credit system to one that uses tickets, the updates will happen on November 1. Here are the changes you can expect:

  • You will receive 20 tickets per month that you can use to watch videos.
  • Videos will no longer use up one play credit each.
  • Each video you watch will use 1 to 5 tickets, including The Great Courses.
  • Watching Kanopy Kids videos will not use any tickets.

Watch award-winning documentaries, rare and hard-to-find titles, film festival favorites, indie and classic films, world cinema, and lectures from The Great Courses.

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Tickets

You will receive 20 tickets per month, which you can use to watch videos. Learn how tickets work

Each video you watch will use 1 to 5 tickets (except for Kanopy Kids video, no tickets are used).   

Kanopy Kids features videos that can help children learn and grow with a variety of educational and entertaining topics as history, languages, and science. There are movies, TV series, and animated favourites. Learn more about using Kanopy Kids mode

Watch Tutorial or follow the steps below to get started

 

Watch videos a laptop/desktop browser

Go to Kanopy Streaming Films to create your Kanopy Account. 

  • To create a Kanopy Account, you must be over 13 years old. You must have parental/guardian consent if you are under 18.
  • When you are creating an account, you will be agreeing to the Kanopy’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Select ADD LIBRARY CARD

Enter your barcode number and PIN, select Continue.

Next, enter your name, email address, create a password and select Sign Up. (We recommend using an email address to create your account, rather than a Facebook or Google Account).

Check your email account for a message from Kanopy (it may appear in your junk mail folder). Click Verify Email, you will be taken back to the Kanopy collection. 

Remember the email address and password that you use, you will use that to sign into Kanopy from now on.

Browse or search for your next favourite movie. Select the cover image to view a summary, how many tickets it will take to watch, and how long you will have to watch it. 

Click on the Play icon on any video and enjoy! 

Trailers

Trailers are available to watch for most videos, and don’t use up tickets. Watch a trailer to know if you will like a movie or series and decide more easily on how to use your 20 tickets per month.

Technical requirements

The videos play directly on your browser through the internet on your computer. To enjoy the movies, it is suggested that you use the most up to date versions of one of the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Safari
  • Microsoft Edge

The following computer operating systems are recommended: 

  • Windows 10 
  • MacOS El Capitan and newer

More details on supported desktop browsers and systems from the Kanopy Help site

 

Watch videos on a smartphone or tablet

Download the Kanopy app

The Kanopy is available for free from your App store. Get it for...

Already have a Kanopy Account?

Tap Log in.

Enter the email address and password you are using for your Kanopy Account. 

Tap on the Play icon on any movie and enjoy.

New to Kanopy?

Tap Get Started.

On the Get Started screen, tap Find Library.

Start typing Okanagan Regional Library into the search box and tap on it from the suggested results.

Enter you library card number and PIN code, tap Next.

Enter your name, email address, create a password (must be at least 6 characters) and select Sign Up. We recommend using an email address to create your account, rather than signing up with a Google Account.

  • To create a Kanopy Account, you must be over 13 years old. You must have parental/guardian consent if you are under 18.
  • When you are creating an account, you will be agreeing to the Kanopy’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.

Check your email account for a message from Kanopy (it may appear in your junk mail folder). Tap Verify Email

On the Kanopy app, tap on the Play icon on any video and enjoy.

Technical Requirements

You can watch videos on the Kanopy App on the following smartphone and tablets. Select the links below for more details on your device, from the Kanopy Help site.

A Wi-Fi connection is strongly recommended. You can turn off Cellular Data usage in Settings.

  • Tap on the three-line menu icon  in the top left corner of the app screen to slide out the menu.
  • Tap Settings.
  • Under the Cellular Data label, switch the option to 'Allow data usage for video playback" to off.

Need Further Help?

Check out the Help page available on the Kanopy website.

Get in touch with the ORL:

Call us at 1-844-649-8127.

OR

Email help@orl.bc.ca, in your email please include any error message you’ve received, type of operating system you are on (e.g. Windows, Mac) and the type of device you are using (e.g. tablet, smartphone, PC or Mac).

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