You will need an internet connection to watch films on Kanopy. The films cannot be downloaded to your computer; 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.