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How to use Kanopy

Select streaming documentaries, classic and indie films to support YC classes.

Mobile app

  1. Open the Kanopy app.
  2. Tap Get Started, then Find University.


  1. Search for Yavapai College Library, select it from the results, then tap Next.


  1. You'll be redirected to your school’s login screen. Follow the prompts to log in.

  1. Create your Kanopy account. You can use your Google login or enter your email address and create a password. Your password must be at least 6 characters.

  1. After creating your account, you’ll receive a verification email. Click the link in the email to verify your email address.


Start streaming


Get the mobile app

Download on the App Store

Get it on Google Play

Frequently asked questions
Can films be downloaded to my device for offline viewing?

You'll need an internet connection to play films. They can't be downloaded to your device.

How can I limit playback to Wi-Fi only?

Tap More at the bottom of the screen and select Settings. Then, switch the Cellular Data toggle off. When this setting is off, you won't be able to stream films in the app unless you're connected to Wi-Fi.

How can I adjust video quality?

Go to More > Settings and select Video Quality. Then, select Auto to play videos at the highest quality possible, or select Basic to play videos at a lower resolution. Learn more about why a video may be poor quality.

How do I enable closed captions/subtitles?

While the film is playing, tap the speech bubble in the top-right corner of your screen. Then, select one of the available languages. Some films may not offer subtitles or closed captions.