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How to Watch Kanopy on Google Chromecast

You can stream Kanopy on Google Chromecast. Here’s how to sign up, download, install, and start streaming Kanopy using your Google Chromecast. Learn how to get the most out of your Google Chromecast while using Kanopy.


Kanopy is a streaming platform for independent films and documentaries. It has a collection of more than 30,000 films such as a wide array of dramas, comedies, biopics, and television series. This includes the 2017 Best Picture winner “Moonlight,” the Oscar-nominated documentary “I Am Not Your Negro,” as well as major television networks like HISTORY, A&E, and PBS.

Kanopy started in 2008 to provide films to academic institutions. The service is completely free, but only available for members of participating libraries or college universities. Viewers get 10 Play Credits each month for all the content in the regular Kanopy collection. There are some Credit-Free movies you can watch and the entire Kanopy Kids library has unlimited viewing.

Google Chromecast

Google Chromecast is a streaming device that can be used to watch Live TV Streaming Services and On Demand Streaming Services.

Can you stream Kanopy on Google Chromecast?

How to Sign Up and Download Kanopy on Google Chromecast

Google Cast

  1. Install the Kanopy iPhone/iPad app or Android Phone/Tablet app.
  2. Make sure your streaming device is connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android Phone/Tablet or iPhone/iPad.
  3. Start playing the content in the Kanopy app and select the Google Cast icon.
  4. Choose your Google Chromecast and it will start displaying on your streaming device.

How to Sign Up for Kanopy on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign up for and use Kanopy on Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

What features are available on Kanopy?

Parental Controls

Kanopy Kids offers an unlimited amount of movies and shows for kids available in public libraries only. Parents can also set up a PIN with Parental Controls to make sure their kids are viewing age-appropriate content.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ also have parental control features.

Simultaneous Devices

There aren’t any restrictions on sharing your account and you can stream on an unlimited number of devices. However, every viewing will count against your 10 Play Credit limit for the month (except for Kanopy Kids content).

TV Shows

There are plenty of popular documentary and educational series from major television networks like History, A&E, and PBS. This includes “The Facebook Dilemma,” “Hunting Hitler,” among other thought-provoking titles.


The service has award-winning titles like “Moonlight,” “I Am Not Your Negro,” and other classic Hollywood films such as “A Star is Born,” “His Girl Friday,” and “Dial M for Murder.” There are also educational films like “Understanding Russia: A Cultural History.”

Kanopy’s partnerships add a lot of value to the content collection. Kanopy partners with distribution giants like A24, Bleecker Street, HBO Documentary Films, Paramount, PBS, and Samuel Goldwyn Films.


The Kanopy Kids membership is for viewers ages 2 and older. Viewers can watch an unlimited number of educational and entertaining videos every month, including movies, TV series, animated storybooks, and more.

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