Watching Kanopy on Chromecast

Using the iOS/Android app

Before you start casting, please ensure:

  • Your smartphone or tablet is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device
  • You are logged into the Kanopy app on your smartphone or tablet with a valid library membership.

Tap the “Cast” button at the top right corner of the screen and select the Chromecast device that is connected to your television. Once the connection is established, your TV screen will display “Ready to cast”

Start playing a film on the app and it will be played via Chromecast on your TV screen.

Using a computer

Before you start casting, please ensure:

  • You are using a Chrome browser on a computer that is connected to the same WiFi network as your Chromecast device
  • You are logged into your Kanopy account with a valid library membership

Click play on the film to display the video player options. The Cast icon will appear at the bottom right of the video player. Click the Cast icon, select your Chromecast device, and the film will start playing on your TV.

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Please note that this icon will only appear when using a Chrome browser.

Streaming via VIZIO SmartCast is not currently supported.

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    teresa Tagliacozzo

    My phone and tv are using the same internet provider and connection. Why am I still unable to see the Chromecast icon while playing a movie on Kanopy? I see the Chromecast icon on my YouTube app

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    Kanopy

    Thank you very much for your message. Are you using a Chromecast device or a SmartCast enabled TV? If you are using the latter, this is not currently supported as not all Chromecast enabled apps are integrated with VIZIO SmartCast.

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    Patti

    Since the update chromecast does not work with Kanopy. Kanopy iOS app just keeps buffering and never plays. It also will not play the movie on the phone when you try to chromecast just once before. No movie will play.

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    Mike Lambert

    Same experience as Patti when I tried today. My workaround was to open Chromecast first and select "Cast screen to device" and then start my movie on my Kanopy app. Quality seemed good.

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    Patti

    Open what chromecast? Do you mean the app? Where is the option of cast screen to device?

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    Mike Lambert

    I imagine phones differ but I on my android phone I pulled down the top menu or quick settings and tapped on the Chromecast icon (which might

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    Mike Lambert

    ... be at toward the end so you may need to swipe to find it).

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    Patti

    Yes it’s different. Thanks for the response but I hope the Kanopy team understands that this does not work for iOS.

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    Kanopy

    Hi Patti and Mike, thanks for bringing this error to our attention! This issue has been resolved this morning so you will now be able to view Kanopy via Chromecast again. Please let us know if you encounter any further errors by sending us a message at [email protected]

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