Kanopy is another streaming channel that offers more than 25000 documentaries, Indie films, and more. The channel was created for students and educators. It features contents like reference materials, films, and documentaries. You can access the contents only if you are a member of a partner university, college, or public library. The contents are organized under various genres like drama, comedy, documentary, horror, etc. You can add Kanopy on Roku and watch it after creating your own Kanopy account for free.

Kanopy on Roku

Kanopy app is available on the official Roku Channel Store. So you can add the native app so easily. But before that, it is important to create your own Kanopy account. You can go to the Kanopy website on any of your web browser and sign up for a new account for free. But remember that account will be connected to the Larkspur Library.

Step 1 – Create a Kanopy Account

Creating a Kanopy account is so important. But it is a bit complicated when compared to other sign up process. There are various sets of terms and conditions which you must abide by.

1.1 Connecting Library

1). Go to the Kanopy website. (https://www.kanopy.com/signup).

2). Then choose the Find your Library option.

Create Kanopy account

3). Type your library name or select it from the list. You can search for a library using a city name or Zip Code.

4). And then add your Library card details with your login credentials. Select Continue.

5). Then provide all the mandatory information to create your account.

6). Finally, you will receive a verification email. Click on the verification link and verify your account.

1.2 Connecting University

1). Go to the Kanopy website.

2). Then choose the Find your university option.

3). Choose your University or college name from the drop-down. Or search for the same.

4). And then, you will be redirected to your university or college login and follow the on-screen prompts.

5). Then provide all the mandatory information to create your account.

6). Finally, you will receive a verification email. Click on the verification link and verify your account.

Step 2 – Install Kanopy on Roku

After creating your own Kanopy account, you can download the Kanopy channel on your Roku device.

1). Select the home button on the remote.

2). From the home screen, navigate to the Streaming Channels.

Search in Roku

3). Then search for the Kanopy in the provided search field. You can use the Roku remote to navigate on the virtual keyboard.

4). Choose the Kanopy from the search results.

5). After that, on the app info page, click on the Add Channel.

6). The channel will be downloaded and installed on your Roku device.

Step 3 – Watch Kanopy on Roku

After downloading the app, you need to sign in to your account in order to access the contents. That is, you have to link your Kanopy account to your Roku device.

1). Launch the Kanopy app on your Roku. You can find the app on the home screen app section.

2). Choose any videos and press play. You will get the Activation screen.

3). On your PC or mobile, go to (http://www.kanopy.com/link). And then sign in to your account.

4). On the left, you will find an Activation code. Enter the code on the given field.

Link Your Device to Kanopy

5). Then click the Submit button.

6). On successful linking, a message will appear on TV stating. Press OK to watch films. Now you can able to watch films and access all the contents on your Roku.

I guess this article would have provided you with the solution you have been looking for. We appreciate your valuable feedback on the comment section below.

Related: How to Install Kanopy on Firestick.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is Kanopy free on Roku?

Yes, you can access all the Kanopy contents on Roku for free.

2. Does Roku have Kanopy?

No, the app is not pre-installed on your Roku. You have to install the app on your Roku manually.