Watch Free Movies On Your Roku with Kanopy

Public library streaming service hoopla announced this week that they have released apps for Fire TV, and Apple TV. An app for Roku has been rumored to be coming soon as well, but according to a post on Reddit, it may be just a little while longer, Roku is a challenge. We’ll be releasing a “sneak peek” version (i.e. it can play movies you have borrowed) as soon as we can get Roku to approve it. They have a rather arduous checklist you have to pass — and they close down the week of Thanksgiving.” So while the app isn’t here, it is on the way.

For those cord cutting Roku users that can’t wait, you may be unaware of another library movie streaming option currently available on Roku called Kanopy. Kanopy offers free movies for streaming via your local library for free with only a library card.

More about Kanopy from the developer:

Experience the world’s finest cinema for free, brought to you by your library.

Stream acclaimed movies and documentaries on-demand from award-winning filmmakers. Browse our collections of top film-festival favorites, the best classic film, world cinema, and popular movies.

With new films added every week, Kanopy allows you to access an unrivaled collection of over 30,000 films including thought-provoking documentaries, classics from the Criterion Collection, and learning experiences with The Great Courses.

As a member of a partner library you can stream films with no commercials or fees. Your library has it covered for you. All you need is your library card to get started. Start watching more thoughtful entertainment today!

To see if you local library is eligible for Kanopy, click on this link.

You can add the Roku Kanopy app via your on screen channel store, or by clicking here and adding it to your Roku online.


William B. West

William B. West

William B. West has been an internet journalist since 1998. Writing for a total of 25 pro wrestling news sites at his peak, before retiring only to return to online journalism in 2011. Currently William is editor of, a contributor to, and editor in chief of &

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