Criterion Collection on Kanopy streaming

New Streaming Service Offers Free Movies to NYPL Patrons < Content | New York Public Library

A new streaming service is now available to New York Public Library card holders (I know you are out there!).

Kanopy offers a broad selection of more than 30,000 feature films, documentaries, foreign language, and training videos. Additionally, as part of a Kanopy subscription, cardholders gain access to The Criterion Collection, which focuses on licensing “important classic and contemporary films.” Now, for the first time, NYPL cardholders can stream these cinematic masterpieces and more anywhere, anytime, on smartphones, tablets, PCs and smart TVs.

Source: How You Can Stream Free Movies With Your NYPL Card | The New York Public Library

Unlike NYPL’s existing Overdrive video streaming service, Kanopy is available on HDTV buddy boxes

  • Roku
  • Apple TV
  • Chromecast

Kanopy follows a library model of:

  • limited title per month
  • limited viewing window
  • its free!

No doubt, a big draw to this new service will be access to titles from the Criterion Collection, up until this point exclusively available behind Filmstruck‘s paywall.

Here is a video back when the so called “Netflix of the education sector” captured Western Australia 2012 Innovator of Year award.  View on:


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