Dust off your library card, Kanopy is available on Telstra TV

Posted: 19 September 2018 10:05 am

If you're still holding on to your library card, you may be able to access upwards of 30,000 movies right now.

Your public library has always had your back, but with the rise of digital subscriptions and audiobooks, it's likely been a while since you've walked the aisles of your local library. These publically available bastions of entertainment, knowledge and free Wi-Fi have been catching up with the times, offering much more than books and VHS.

Since 2008, the humble streaming service Kanopy has been slowly partnering with libraries and universities across the globe to give members and students access to an enormous suite of movies, new and old.

The service has been available in Australia for some time now and can be accessed via the official website or the iOS/Android app. Today, Telstra announced it is adding an app to the Telstra TV streaming device, giving you the big-screen Kanopy experience for nix. Telstra TV is included on select Telstra broadband plans.

The 30,000+ movie collection features a healthy mix of indie cinema, classic Hollywood, kids content and award-winning documentaries.

To put that number into perspective, Netflix currently has 3,406 on-demand movies and Foxtel just 1,457 at the time of writing.

It's worth noting that only participating libraries and universities offer access to Kanopy, but there's a long list of partnered institutions and a handy search function over on Kanopy's website where you can track down your local haunt.

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    CarolFebruary 13, 2019

    I have signed up to kanopy and can watch movies on my computer but would like to be able to watch them on my
    Hisense Smart TV.
    Any advice would be appreciated.

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      JeniFebruary 16, 2019Staff

      Hi Carol,

      Thank you for getting in touch with finder.

      If you are streaming via Telstra TV streaming device, Kanopy is an added app. If your Hisense TV has built in Chromecast receiving, you may play Kanopy by mirroring your mirroring from your iOS or Android mobile device. You may also use 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.

      I hope this helps.

      Thank you and have a wonderful day!


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