How to Activate Kanopy on Your Devices at

Want to stream thousands of free movies and documentaries? Check out Kanopy! This awesome streaming service partners with universities and public libraries to provide members access to an extensive catalog of critically-acclaimed films, inspiring documentaries, award-winning indie movies, and more.

The best part? It’s completely free with your library or university login.

In this guide, I’ll walk you through how to:

  • Sign up for a Kanopy account
  • Activate Kanopy on your streaming devices
  • Use compatible browsers to watch Kanopy online

Let’s get started!

Creating Your Kanopy Account

To watch Kanopy content, you first need to create an account. Here’s how:

  1. Install the Kanopy app on your device – Fire TV, Roku, Apple TV, etc.
  2. When prompted, select “Don’t have an account yet? Get Started.”
  3. A sign-up code will appear on your TV screen.
  4. On your computer or phone, go to
  5. Enter the code and click Next.
  6. Choose “Find Your Library” or “Find Your University.”
  7. Enter your library/university details to complete signup.

And that’s it! Your Kanopy account is now ready to use.

Activating Kanopy on Your Devices

Now let’s walk through how to activate Kanopy across popular streaming platforms:

Fire TV

  1. Search for “Kanopy” on your Fire TV home screen.
  2. Select the Kanopy app and click Get.
  3. After installing, open the app.
  4. Note down the activation code shown on your TV.
  5. Go to and sign in.
  6. Enter the code and click Activate.

Android TV

  1. Open the Google Play Store on your Android TV.
  2. Search for “Kanopy” and click Install.
  3. Open the Kanopy app and note the activation code.
  4. Visit and sign in.
  5. Enter the activation code and submit.

Apple TV

  1. Open the App Store on your Apple TV.
  2. Search for “Kanopy” and install the app.
  3. Launch Kanopy and fetch the activation code.
  4. Go to and sign in.
  5. Submit the activation code to complete linking.


  1. Go to Streaming Channels > Search on your Roku home screen.
  2. Search for “Kanopy” and select Add Channel.
  3. Launch Kanopy from your Roku and get the activation code.
  4. Visit to sign in.
  5. Enter the code to activate Kanopy on your Roku.

Watching Kanopy Online

You can also stream Kanopy right from your web browser! Here are the supported browsers:

Windows 8+

  • Firefox 47+
  • Chrome 75+
  • Edge 17+

macOS 10.11+

  • Chrome 75+
  • Safari 9+
  • Firefox 47+

Chrome OS

  • Chrome 75+

And that covers everything you need to know to get started with Kanopy! Now go forth and stream to your heart’s content. Happy watching!

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