You will need an Internet connection to watch films on Kanopy. The films cannot be downloaded to your device. They only stream through the Internet.
You can access Kanopy from various Internet connections. Our video player incorporates an auto-bandwidth technology which tells us the strength of your Internet connection on an ongoing basis after you press play on a film. We encode every film into over 20 different quality levels so that we can optimize your viewing experience - if you have strong Internet connection, we will deliver a high quality video stream (in HD or otherwise); if you have a poor Internet connection, we will deliver you the video in the best quality that be handled by your Internet to minimize and avoid buffering.
If you have a low speed connection, your may receive a lower quality video file to ensure that you can view the program with no interruptions.