Getting Started with Medici.tv

Medici.tv is a streaming video collection of live and on-demand classical and jazz music concerts, operas and ballets. Medici.tv also includes access to master classes by leading musicians and music documentaries. Medici.tv is available in English, French, Spanish and Russian.

What you need

  • A valid Toronto Public Library card
  • A computer, tablet or smartphone
  • An internet connection. Using cellular data is not recommended as streaming multimedia content consumes a lot of bandwidth and may result in data overage fees. Free wireless internet access is available at all Toronto Public Library branches.

Signing into Medici.tv

  1. Go to www.tpl.ca/medici
  2. Click on Access Online
  3. Enter your library card number and PIN

Note: Medici.tv app is available but only compatible with personal paid subscriptions.

Browse or search Medici.tv

Browse the homepage or select one of the categories in the menu bar: concerts, operas, ballets, documentaries, master classes or jazz.

Use the filters to refine results by various preferences such as composers, performers, periods, instruments or directors. Options vary by category.  

Select Lives/Replays to limit to programs that were available as live performances through Medici.tv. Select VOD (video-on-demand) for concerts, opera, ballets, and jazz performance recordings produced by other organizations and made available through Medici.tv. 

While Medici.tv is primarily a browsing collection, a search box is available to search by title of a work, name of artist, instrument or keyword. 

Watch Medici.tv streaming video

After selecting a streaming video, use the toolbar at the bottom of the video to play/pause, rewind 10 seconds and change the volume. Use the options on the end of the toolbar to access Chromecast, settings, picture in picture and full screen mode options. 

Subtitles are available for some performances, documentaries and master classes. If available, click on the Close Captioning [CC] icon in the toolbar to see the list of subtitle language options. 

Navigate through different sections of the performance using the program list on the right.

Screen capture of a performance video playing with program list and video control toolbar circled in red.

Event Calendar

Find additions to the VOD (Video-On-Demand) catalogue and live events streamed from concert halls, opera houses, festivals, and competitions. You can add event reminders to your calendar (Google, iCal or Outlook) or get an email reminder.  

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