Stream and watch from home! Learn how to set up your devices for easy home-watching, browse digital services and access latest television series, feature films, documentaries and more!

Featured

Greatness is Just a Click Away

Take your world knowledge from good to great. Gear up for The Great Courses series by streaming on Kanopy.

Learn Spanish with Kanopy

Learn Spanish from Kanopy and The Great Courses. Streaming live now.

Kanopy for Kids!

Did you know Kanopy includes programming for kids? Browse Kanopy Kids to find interactive, educational and fun videos your kids will love!

Hoopla

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Amazon Store, opens an external site

Hoopla Carousel

FAQs

  • Axis 360 is compatible with:
    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information
    Flipster is compatible with:
    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play
    Hoopla is compatible with: 
    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)
    Kanopy is compatible with:
    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.
    OverDrive/Libby
    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).
  • Step-by-step instructions (Print)

    Create your Hoopla account

    In a browser, go to hoopladigital.com and click Get Started Today. Follow the steps to set up your account:

    1. Enter your email address and a password
    2. Find and select Jefferson County Public Library
    3. Enter your library card number
    Amazon Fire TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, go to the Fire TV app store on Amazon and search for "hoopla." Select the Fire TV device on which you’d like to install the app and click "deliver."
    2. In a few moments, you should see the Hoopla app. It might be at the very end of the "Your Apps and Games" section. Once you find the app, you can press the option button to choose to move it higher on the list.
    3. Open the Hoopla app and sign in with your account.
    4. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    5. Browse and borrow movie and TV titles from the Hoopla library and enjoy!

    Fire TV Notes:

    • Currently, 1st, 2nd and 3rd generation devices are currently supported. Fire TV Cube is not currently supported.
    • Only video works on Fire TV at the present. Support for audiobooks and music is coming soon.
    • Turn on closed captions by pressing the up navigation on your remote to make the progress bar appear. Press up again to highlight the pause and CC buttons. Press left or right to highlight CC and press the select button. CC will have a blue tint when it is on.
    • Turn on Kids Mode by using your remote to navigate to the blue side menu, then Settings, then Kids Mode, then Turn On. Kids Mode filters content for ages 13 and under.
    Android TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, search the Play store on your Android TV for the Hoopla app, and install it.
    2. Open the Hoopla app and sign in with your account.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    4. Browse and borrow movie and TV titles from the Hoopla library and enjoy!

    Android TV Notes:

    • Only video works on Android TV at the present. Support for audiobooks and music is coming soon.
    • Turn on closed captions by pressing the up navigation on your remote to make the progress bar appear. Select CC and press the select button. CC will have a blue tint when it is on.
    • Turn on Kids Mode by using your remote to navigate to the the blue side menu, then Settings, then Kids Mode, and Turn On. Kids Mode filters content for ages 13 and under.
    Apple TV
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, search for the "hoopla" app in the Apple TV app store, and install it.
    2. The app opens on a welcome screen. Click to open the next page and sign in.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    4. Browse and borrow movie and TV titles from the Hoopla library and enjoy!

    Apple TV Notes:

    • The Hoopla app is available on 4th and 5th gen devices. AirPlay is supported on 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th gen devices.
    • Audiobooks, movies, music and television are supported on Apple TV. 
    • Turn on closed captions by swiping down with your remote to access the info, subtitles, and audio information menu. Swipe left or right to select subtitles, swipe again to select English. Swipe up until the menu goes away and your subtitles will display on screen.
    Chromecast
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, go to the app store on your device, search for the “Hoopla digital” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and sign in with your account.
    3. Plug Chromecast into your TV, then connect the USB power cable to your Chromecast.
    4. Plug the other end of the USB cable into either an open USB port on your TV, or the included power adapter that plugs into an outlet.
    5. Open the Hoopla app on your device. You will see the Cast button in the top right hand corner. Tap this button and you will be shown a list of available Chromecast devices.
    6. Select the one you wish to cast to. Once the connection is established, the button will change, letting you know that the app is ready to cast.
    7. Start playing a video and it will be handed off to Chromecast for you to enjoy on your TV screen.
    8. You can control the playback by tapping on the small bar at the bottom of your mobile device’s screen, which will bring up the full screen controls, including a progress bar, access to the subtitle/closed captions selector, play/pause, etc.
    9. To access the volume control, tap the Cast button and you will see a slider allowing you to adjust the volume.
    10. To stop casting, tap the Cast button in the top right corner and Stop Casting.
    11. Your smartphone or tablet must be connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast or TV with Chromecast built in.

    Chromecast Notes:

    • Currently, casting to the 1st and 2nd generation Chromecasts from iOS 12 and up and Android 4.4.4 and up.
    • Chromecast Ultra and Smart TVs with Chromecast built-in are also supported.
    • Support for Chromecast Audio is coming soon and support for casting from a browser is coming soon.
    Roku
    1. After you create your Hoopla account, navigate to Streaming Channels, on your Roku, then Search Channels, and search for "hoopla." Click to add the channel.
    2. Select the Hoopla channel from your channels, and sign in with your account.
    3. At the top of the next screen a 4-digit code is displayed. Using a mobile or desktop browser on another device, visit hoopladigital.com/link and enter the code.
    4. Browse and borrow movie and TV titles from the Hoopla library and enjoy!

    Roku Notes:

    • Roku devices running 7.6.3 and higher are supported.
    • Turn on closed captions by starting your video, then pressing the option button on your remote. Use the up or down arrow until you highlight the closed captioning option. Use the left or right arrow until you highlight the Always On option. Press the OK button and your subtitles will display on the screen.
     
  • Video tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    1. In a browser, go to hoopladigital.com and click Get Started. Follow the steps to set up your account:
      • Find Jefferson County Public Library.
      • Enter your library card number.
      • Enter your email address and a password.
    2. Click on Browse and choose Audiobooks, Movies, Music, Comics, E-books or Television.
    3. Use the Search box to find a specific title.
    4. To check out a title, click or hover on the cover image, then click Borrow.
    5. Click Play to listen or watch. A safe browser plug-in called Widevine Media Optimizer is required on Firefox. Follow prompts to install. Go to www.hoopladigital.com/support for troubleshooting.
    6. Borrowed titles are listed under My Hoopla. From here you can:
      • Play or read the title.
      • See when it will be returned.
      • Return it early.
      • Add it to your Favorites (heart icon).

    Notes

    • Hoopla content is only available via streaming on computers, requiring an internet connection.
    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
    • You may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month. Daily borrowing limits for the system also apply, and those reset at midnight. If you encounter a limit, add your items to your “Favorites” and try again after midnight.
    • Checkout Periods
      • Videos: 3 days
      • Music: 7 days
      • Audiobooks, E-books, Comics: 21 days
    • Titles are automatically returned at the end of the check-out period. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again. Music titles can be borrowed only 2 times in 1 month.

Kanopy Streaming

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Amazon Store, opens an external site

Kanopy Carousel

FAQs

  • Axis 360 is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information

    Flipster is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play

    Hoopla is compatible with: 

    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)

    Kanopy is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.

    OverDrive/Libby

    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).
  • Step-by-step instructions (Print)

    Create your Kanopy account

    Go to kanopy.com and click Get Started. Follow the steps to set up your account:

    1. Find and select Jefferson County Public Library.
    2. Enter your library card number.
    3. Enter name, email address and a password.
    4. Find the verification email in your inbox and click on the link to verify your email.
    AirPlay
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the iTunes app store on your device, search for the “kanopy” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and sign into your account.
    3. Select a film and tap Play.
    4. Select the Airplay icon at the top right of the screen.
    5. Choose the Apple TV you would like to connect to.
    6. Once the film begins playing on your TV select Done on your iOS device.
    7. You will be able to control closed caption and subtitles (if available) using the icon to the right of the Airplay icon.
    8. To stop Airplay, select the Airplay icon again and select your mobile device.
    Amazon Fire TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the Amazon Fire TV store, search for Kanopy and install the app. Log in with your account.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings
      2. Select “Link My Account”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked.
      5. Select “Start Watching”
    Android TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the Google Play Store on your Android TV, search for Kanopy and install the app. Sign into your Android account, then choose the device you would like to install the app on.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Select “Link My Account.”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked. Select "Start Watching."
    Apple TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the App Store on your Apple TV, search for Kanopy and install the app.
    2. Open the app and sign into your account.
    3. Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device.
    4. Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen and submit.
    5. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your TV screen to let you know that you can select “Watch Now” with your Apple TV remote to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Apple TV.
    Chromecast

    Using the iOS or Android app

    1. After you create your Kanopy account, make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same wifi network as your Chromecast device.
    2. In the app on your device, tap the “Cast” button at the top right corner of the screen.
    3. Select the Chromecast device that is connected to your television. Once the connection is established, your TV screen will display “Ready to cast.”
    4. Start playing a film on the app and it will be played via Chromecast on your TV screen.

    Using a computer

    1. Make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same wifi network as your Chromecast device.
    2. Log into your Kanopy account on the computer using the Chrome browser, and click Play on a borrowed title.
    3. The Cast icon will appear at the bottom right of the video player. 
    4. Click the Cast icon, select your Chromecast device, and the film will start playing on your TV.
    Roku
    1. After you create your Kanopy account and you have your Roku device  set up, add the Kanopy channel to your Roku by going to Streaming Channels > Search Channels, and search for Kanopy. Select Kanopy from the search results, then Add Channel. The Kanopy channel will now appear on your Roku’s home screen. Log in with your account.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy channel, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      • Select any film and press play. This will trigger the linking process and display further instructions on screen (outlined in the following steps).
      • Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device. If you are not signed into your account, you will be prompted to do so before you can enter the code.
      • Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen, and click Submit.
    3. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your Roku to let you know that you can press the OK button to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Roku. If you need to generate a new code, click the back arrow button on the Roku remote and select the film again.
    Samsung Smart TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, download the Kanopy app to your Samsung Smart TV. You can find this by searching for Kanopy in the Apps section of your Samsung Smart TV, or through the general TV search. TVs from 2015-2016 will need to be running webkit r152340 while TVs from 2017-present will need to be running chromium M47 (Chrome 47) in order to download the app.
    2. The first time you open the app you will be able to browse content, however you will not be able to watch any films until you link your Kanopy account to your Samsung TV. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings
      2. Select “Link My Account”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked
      5. Select “Start Watching”
    Telstra TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, add the Kanopy app to your Telstra TV by downloading it from the App Store. The Kanopy application will now appear on your Telstra TV’s home screen.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Select any film and press play. This will trigger the linking process and display further instructions on screen (outlined in the following steps).
      2. Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device. If you are not signed into your account, you will be prompted to do so before you can enter the code.
      3. Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your Telstra TV to let you know that you can press the OK button to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Telstra TV. If you need to generate a new code, click the back arrow button on the Telstra TV remote and select the film again.
    TV via HDMI cable
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, attach the HDMI cable to your TV: You will find HDMI ports on all newer Televisions (typically on the side or back panels). Plug the HDMI cable into one of the ports (e.g. HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc).
    2. Attach the HDMI cable to your computer: attached the other end of the HDMI cable to your computer / device.
    3. Set your TV settings to the HDMI port: Change the "input source" setting on your TV to the HDMI port you are using with the cord. 
  • Android Tutorial, opens a new window | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    1. Go to the app store on your device, search for the “kanopy” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and follow the steps to set up your account:
      • Fill out the account creation form, or create your account using Facebook or Google, if you prefer.
      • Find the verification email in your email account and click the link.
      • Find Jefferson County Public Library (CO), and add your library card number.
    3. Use Search to look for specific items, or browse by category.
    4. To watch a film, tap on the cover image, then tap the Play button. (Clicking Play deducts one of your 10 monthly play credits.)
    5. Go to the Continue Watching section in the menu to find films that you are currently watching. (If you do not see a Continue Watching section, log into your Kanopy account on a desktop computer and add a film to your Watchlist.)

    Notes

    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
    • You may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month.
    • Titles check out for 3 days.
    • Titles are automatically returned after 3 days. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again.

Kanopy for Kids

Available apps:

Get Axis 360 App in Apple Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Play Store, opens an external site

Get Axis 360 App in Amazon Store, opens an external site

Kanopy Kids Carousel

FAQs

  • Axis 360 is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, 4th Generation and newer
    • Windows and Mac computers and Chromebooks
    • Several e-reader devices (not Kindle e-readers)
    • More Axis 360 compatibility information

    Flipster is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 5.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 10 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 5.0 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Chromebooks that support Android apps via Google Play

    Hoopla is compatible with: 

    • Android devices, 6.0 and up
    • iOS devices, 13 and up
    • Kindle Fires, OS 6.0.0 and up
    • Windows (7, 8.1, and 10) and Mac (MacOS 10.7 and up) computers, and most Chromebooks
    • Amazon Fire TV (1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen), Apple TV (4th and 5th gen), Android TV, Chromecast (1st and 2nd gen), and Roku (7.6.3)

    Kanopy is compatible with:

    • Android devices, 4.4 and up
    • iOS devices, 9.0 and up
    • Kindle Fires, Android 4.4 and up
    • Windows and Mac computers
    • Airplay, Amazon Fire TV (5.1), Android TV (4.5), Apple TV (4K or 4th gen, tvOS 10.2), Chromecast, Samsung Smart TV (webkit r152340 or chromium M47), Roku (7.7.0 and up), Telstra TV, and with an HDMI cable
    • Playback from browsers in ChromeOS systems (Chromebooks) might not work. The Kanopy app can be downloaded from the Google Play store on Chromebooks released after 2017.

    OverDrive/Libby

    • Original OverDrive app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 12 and up
      • Kindle Fires, Android 5 and up
    • Libby app is compatible with:
      • Android devices, 5 and up
      • iOS devices, 10.0 and up
    • The OverDrive website and Libby are accessible on Windows and Mac computers, and Chromebooks.
    • OverDrive e-books available in the Kindle format can be transferred to Kindle e-readers, and e-books available in EPUB format can be transferred to non-Kindle e-readers (such as Nook or Kobo).
  • Step-by-step instructions (Print)

    Create your Kanopy account

    Go to kanopy.com and click Get Started. Follow the steps to set up your account:

    1. Find and select Jefferson County Public Library.
    2. Enter your library card number.
    3. Enter name, email address and a password.
    4. Find the verification email in your inbox and click on the link to verify your email.
    AirPlay
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the iTunes app store on your device, search for the “kanopy” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and sign into your account.
    3. Select a film and tap Play.
    4. Select the Airplay icon at the top right of the screen.
    5. Choose the Apple TV you would like to connect to.
    6. Once the film begins playing on your TV select Done on your iOS device.
    7. You will be able to control closed caption and subtitles (if available) using the icon to the right of the Airplay icon.
    8. To stop Airplay, select the Airplay icon again and select your mobile device.
    Amazon Fire TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the Amazon Fire TV store, search for Kanopy and install the app. Log in with your account.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings
      2. Select “Link My Account”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked.
      5. Select “Start Watching”
    Android TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the Google Play Store on your Android TV, search for Kanopy and install the app. Sign into your Android account, then choose the device you would like to install the app on.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings.
      2. Select “Link My Account.”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked. Select "Start Watching."
    Apple TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, go to the App Store on your Apple TV, search for Kanopy and install the app.
    2. Open the app and sign into your account.
    3. Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device.
    4. Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen and submit.
    5. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your TV screen to let you know that you can select “Watch Now” with your Apple TV remote to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Apple TV.
    Chromecast

    Using the iOS or Android app

    1. After you create your Kanopy account, make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same wifi network as your Chromecast device.
    2. In the app on your device, tap the “Cast” button at the top right corner of the screen.
    3. Select the Chromecast device that is connected to your television. Once the connection is established, your TV screen will display “Ready to cast.”
    4. Start playing a film on the app and it will be played via Chromecast on your TV screen.

    Using a computer

    1. Make sure your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same wifi network as your Chromecast device.
    2. Log into your Kanopy account on the computer using the Chrome browser, and click Play on a borrowed title.
    3. The Cast icon will appear at the bottom right of the video player. 
    4. Click the Cast icon, select your Chromecast device, and the film will start playing on your TV.
    Roku
    1. After you create your Kanopy account and you have your Roku device  set up, add the Kanopy channel to your Roku by going to Streaming Channels > Search Channels, and search for Kanopy. Select Kanopy from the search results, then Add Channel. The Kanopy channel will now appear on your Roku’s home screen. Log in with your account.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy channel, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      • Select any film and press play. This will trigger the linking process and display further instructions on screen (outlined in the following steps).
      • Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device. If you are not signed into your account, you will be prompted to do so before you can enter the code.
      • Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen, and click Submit.
    3. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your Roku to let you know that you can press the OK button to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Roku. If you need to generate a new code, click the back arrow button on the Roku remote and select the film again.
    Samsung Smart TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, download the Kanopy app to your Samsung Smart TV. You can find this by searching for Kanopy in the Apps section of your Samsung Smart TV, or through the general TV search. TVs from 2015-2016 will need to be running webkit r152340 while TVs from 2017-present will need to be running chromium M47 (Chrome 47) in order to download the app.
    2. The first time you open the app you will be able to browse content, however you will not be able to watch any films until you link your Kanopy account to your Samsung TV. To do this:
      1. Go to Settings
      2. Select “Link My Account”
      3. Go to www.kanopy.com/link OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen
      4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked
      5. Select “Start Watching”
    Telstra TV
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, add the Kanopy app to your Telstra TV by downloading it from the App Store. The Kanopy application will now appear on your Telstra TV’s home screen.
    2. When you first open the Kanopy app, you will be able to browse content, but not play the films. In order to play, you will need to link your Kanopy account. To do this:
      1. Select any film and press play. This will trigger the linking process and display further instructions on screen (outlined in the following steps).
      2. Go to kanopy.com/link using a computer or mobile device. If you are not signed into your account, you will be prompted to do so before you can enter the code.
      3. Enter the code displayed on the left side of your TV screen.
      4. If the linking is successful, the message will change on your Telstra TV to let you know that you can press the OK button to start viewing films. Once this is complete, you will be able to start viewing films on your Telstra TV. If you need to generate a new code, click the back arrow button on the Telstra TV remote and select the film again.
    TV via HDMI cable
    1. After you create your Kanopy account, attach the HDMI cable to your TV: You will find HDMI ports on all newer Televisions (typically on the side or back panels). Plug the HDMI cable into one of the ports (e.g. HDMI 1, HDMI 2, etc).
    2. Attach the HDMI cable to your computer: attached the other end of the HDMI cable to your computer / device.
    3. Set your TV settings to the HDMI port: Change the "input source" setting on your TV to the HDMI port you are using with the cord. 
  • Android Tutorial, opens a new window | iOS Tutorial, opens a new window

    Step-by-step instructions: (Print)

    1. Go to the app store on your device, search for the “kanopy” app, and install it.
    2. Open the app and follow the steps to set up your account:
      • Fill out the account creation form, or create your account using Facebook or Google, if you prefer.
      • Find the verification email in your email account and click the link.
      • Find Jefferson County Public Library (CO), and add your library card number.
    3. Use Search to look for specific items, or browse by category.
    4. To watch a film, tap on the cover image, then tap the Play button. (Clicking Play deducts one of your 10 monthly play credits.)
    5. Go to the Continue Watching section in the menu to find films that you are currently watching. (If you do not see a Continue Watching section, log into your Kanopy account on a desktop computer and add a film to your Watchlist.)

    Notes

    • All of the titles are available all of the time, so there’s no requesting or waiting.
    • You may borrow 10 titles per month, and the count resets the first of the month.
    • Titles check out for 3 days.
    • Titles are automatically returned after 3 days. If you are not finished, you are welcome to borrow it again.

Getting Started

Get a library card to access all of the great online resources that the library has to offer.

More Resources

Book a Librarian

Need help with eBooks, library resources or research? Arrange a virtual appointment with a librarian to find the answers you need.
Back to Top