To get started, download the Kanopy app to your Samsung Smart TV. You can find this by searching for Kanopy in the Apps section of your Samsung Smart TV, or through the general TV search. TVs from 2015-2016 will need to be running webkit r152340 while TVs from 2017-present will need to be running chromium M47 (Chrome 47) in order to download the app.

You will need a Kanopy account that is connected to a participating library in order to use the app. To learn how to do this, please go here. To access the Samsung TV FAQs, click here.

The first time you open the app you will be able to browse content, however you will not be able to watch any films until you link your Kanopy account to your Samsung TV. To do this:

  1. Go to Settings
  2. Select “Link My Account”
  3. Go to OR to the “Link Your Device” section of the Kanopy iOS/Android/Fire Tablet app and enter the code that you see on your TV screen
  4. If the linking is successful, your TV screen will update to confirm that your account has been successfully linked
  5. Select “Start Watching”

If you have multiple memberships on your account you will always be connected to your default membership first. If you would like to access a different membership you will be able to select one on this screen. Once completed, select “Home” at the top of the screen to go back to the film selections and begin watching.