Yes (with the right TV or accessories).

There are a number of ways to play Kanopy on your TV, including:

  • The 4th generation or newer Apple TV boxesRoku boxes, sticks, and TVs, and Amazon Fire TV boxes, sticks, and TVs can install a Kanopy app and can be controlled with a remote.
  • The 3rd generation and older Apple TV can play Kanopy by mirroring your iPod, iPhone, or iPad screen using Airplay. You control playback from your Apple mobile device, and it must be present and running the app to work.
  • Chromecast "boxes" or TVs with built in Chromecast receiving can play Kanopy by mirroring from your iOS or Android mobile device. You control playback from your mobile device, and it must be present and running the app to work.
  • Using an HDMI cable, if your computer or mobile device can send video out through an HDMI cable and your TV has an HDMI input available. You control playback from your device, and it must be present and running the app or web browser to work.
  • Some smart TVs and "sticks" have built-in web browser which might be able to use the Kanopy website.
  • A number of newer TVs, game consoles, and addon boxes and sticks support another standard for mirroring devices called Miracast (sometimes it is just referred to as screen mirroring) which is supported by most newer Windows tablets and laptops and Android mobile devices. This is probably the least desirable method to play Kanopy on your TV, as we have seen that sometimes the audio track can become slightly out-of-synch with the video. You control playback from your device, and it must be present and running the app or web browser to work. The YouTube video below has a good explanation of how this is achieved on Windows 10.


If you have more than one Kanopy capable device, you can sign each one in with a different cardholder's Kanopy account. 

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    Comments (6)

    1. Some TVs have internet browsers.

      Some TV's have vga or hdmi or other video-in ports.
      An inexpensive cable can be used with a phone/tablet/laptop.
      by nerdy on Dec 06, 2018
    2. How do I get sound from the TV when streaming a movie from Library Kanopy?
      by Lorelie on Mar 25, 2019
    3. Hi Lorelie,

      I'm sorry for the delay in responding to you; unfortunately, we are not alerted as prominently when FAQ comments are made as we are when other methods of reaching out to us are used. We will work on this.

      We would need more details on how you are getting the content on your TV (which method listed above, etc.) before we would know where to start in diagnosing this. If you are still experiencing this problem, please start a help ticket with us using this form:
      by Mike@WPL on May 17, 2019
    4. @Lorelie, let me try to answer.

      > If you connected your TV with your laptop using HDMI cable, then both Audio and Video will play normally on TV

      > If you have a smart TV which has a browser in it and if you logged into canopy in that browser and streamed movies, Audio and Video will play normally on TV

      > If you are using old RCA connectors (Yellow, Red and White colored jacks), then you need to connect all 3 to TV and the other ends to Laptop. Problem is that modern laptops don't have RCA connectors, so you need to find a converter.
      by Manoj on Jun 25, 2019
    5. Can Kanopy be played directly from apple4ktv app to tv without airplay or mirroring from iPad?
      by Tony on Nov 16, 2019
    6. Yes! You can download the app directly and link your account to it directly. For specific instructions, visit the Kanopy Help site:
      by Rémi@WPL on Jun 03, 2020