Kanopy is a streaming platform where you can stream some of the popular movies, TV shows, and Documentaries on the service. Using the Kanopy library card or University login, you can watch the digital content of Kanopy. It also provides independent films, classic movies, and kid’s shows for streaming. To watch Kanopy movies and TV shows on your Roku, you can install the app from the Roku channel store for free.

How Much Does Kanopy Cost on Roku

By being a library member or by acquiring the University login details, you can watch Kanopy for free. You can check out if your University is available on the website. The Library card membership offers ad-free streaming. Other than that, the service is free of cost.

How to Add Kanopy on Roku

1: Turn on your Roku and press the Home button on your Roku remote to go to the home screen.

2: On the home screen, navigate and select the Streaming Channels option.

3: Now, click the Search Channels option on your screen and search for Kanopy.

4: On the search result, select the app and click Add channel button to install the app from Roku Channel Store.

5: After installing, select Go to Channel to open the app on your Roku.

How to Activate Kanopy on Roku

1: After opening the app on your Roku, you can see the Activation code displayed on your TV screen.

2: Now, open a web browser on a PC or smartphone, and visit the Kanopy linking website. (kanopy.com/link)

3: On the website, Log in to your Kanopy account with your credentials.

Login with your Kanopy account and activate the service on Roku

4: Then, enter the activation code into the website and click Submit button.

5: After activation, your Kanopy app refreshes on Roku, and you can start playing its content on your Roku device.

Kanopy Library Card

Kanopy brings you exciting content from public libraries and universities. However, you need to have a library card to access these contents. By being a member of the Kanopy library, you can start watching your favorite content. Also, you need to Sign Up with valid public library card credentials.


Acquire the library membership and watch your favorite movies and TV shows of Kanopy on your Roku and other devices.


Can I watch Kanopy without a Library card?

Unfortunately, No. You can’t stream Kanopy content on your device without having library membership card details.

Is Kanopy free?

Yes, by acquiring the university login or library card membership, you can watch Kanopy content for free. The payments will be paid by your University.

Can I watch Kanopy using streaming services?

No, the only way to watch Kanopy is by using the app from the supported devices. Devices that support Kanopy are iOS, Android, Android TV, Roku, FireTV, Samsung, and Chromecast.