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Over 8,000 college level videos and lectures at your fingertips! Learn from the top college professors in the world. Stream videos to your device, or download and watch them offline!

The Great Courses Plus online learning subscription offers access to more than 8,000 educational videos taught by experts in many fascinating and useful fields. With The Great Courses Plus app, subscribers learn everything about anything, from anywhere, with the world’s greatest professors as their instructors.

Learn Everything About Anything

Use the free The Great Courses Plus app to access more than 8,000 educational videos for streaming online to your iPhone. Learn about science, health & wellness, professional development, and much more. New subjects, lectures, and professors are added each month. Enjoy learning about thousands of topics including travel, photography, and even cooking. You can binge watch college-level courses over a weekend, or take a course a day or a course a week. You choose when and how you learn.

Thousands of Topics

The Great Courses Plus is the best app to learn about new subjects, or to brush up on your skills in a specific field. Whether you’re a beginner in a subject or advanced, you can find something intriguing to discover by browsing The Great Courses app’s streamable video classes. Learn languages, programming, web development, and other skills – and many subjects just for fun - from the greatest professors in the world.

The Greatest Professors in the World

Award-winning and brilliant professors from Ivy League colleges and other top schools teach streaming video courses through The Great Courses Plus. Noteworthy instructors, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, share their knowledge of science, business, writing, and more by teaching classes you can view from anywhere with The Great Courses Plus app. Our professors are experts from heralded organizations, including the Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Mayo Clinic, and The Culinary Institute of America.

No Homework, No Tests, No Pressure

The Great Courses Plus app is the best way to get an education at your own pace. If you love learning then The Great Courses Plus app is for you. This free app lets you explore subject matter you’re interested in without requiring a commitment to attend classes. With the Great Courses Plus app, you learn while commuting, exercising, or just enjoying down time at home.

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The Great Courses Plus offers Monthly and Annual Subscriptions. A Free Trial is available.

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- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
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- Subscriptions may be managed or cancelled by accessing your iTunes account
- If you cancel during a free trial period, you will have access until the end of the trial period.

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The Great Courses Plus App Description & Overview

The applications The Great Courses Plus was published in the category Education on 2015-10-12 and was developed by The Great Courses. The file size is 42.41 MB. The current version is 2.3 and works well on 10.0 and high ios versions.

Speed Controls for Audio and Video. Adjust your lecture speed from .5X to 2X.

Fixes for iOS 11.

We’ve added audio streaming! This new feature allows you to move back and forth between audio and video without missing a word. Use audio streaming to learn through listening, but enjoy the freedom of switching over to video to gain visual context whenever you need it, without interrupting your experience.

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The Great Courses Plus Reviews


Best Program Ever  QClown  5 star

I’ll be brief. If this were the only site on the Internet it would still be worth every penny I pay my ISP.


So Many Courses  Iiiinnnn  5 star

I love my subscription. Such a great deal.

The Living Sound

Very great educational videos  The Living Sound  5 star

I've had the Great Courses Plus for about 5 months now. They are very helpful in helping me understand material I have trouble understanding in my college classes. The instructors are very entertaining and know their topics that they teach. Yes they charge for the service but they give you a one month free trial so if you don't like it you can cancel at any time before the one month is up. If you are having trouble in college classes I recommend the Great Courses Plus they are really in depth into all their material.


This app is awful  Berg1998  1 star

The material is great but whoever wrote this app is incompetent. It keeps messing up and I'm stuck repeatedly closing app and signing back into my account only to not have it work. Pathetic effort.


Great Content But Terrible APP  TopGunV  4 star

This iPad app is extremely volatile! it's slow streaming, audio goes out of syncs with video, a lot of echo! Getting worse every day. I might have to cancel subscription, if this continues. Two stars for good content, no stars for bad quality app! Update: The new version is much more stable BUT it still does not keep track of progress for finished sessions. I am on lesson #5 and prior 4 lessons don’t show 100%.


The great Courses Plus.  W.d.canham1947  5 star

Life would be terrible without you folks.


All corse  yushek  5 star

The great course


Great potential, sunk by multiple bugs  SCSickles  2 star

I’m a longtime Great Courses student (and supporter), and I’d love to heartily recommend this app, but after taking it on a long car trip I was so frustrated I was tempted to sail it out the window. With a long ride, often in heavy traffic, all I needed was for the app to continue playing the episodes in a course, and what I got was one or two episodes before it would stop and tell me that if I wanted to continue I had to subscribe. (Despite being signed in to an active account.) Then I had to exit the app, restart the app, and then find the course and episode all over again. (All while navigating an Interstate.) In addition, episodes would start in odd locations, again prompting a dangerous one handed juggling act. Good news? It’s not as bad as their one star Apple TV app. Bad news? A company with so many wonderful educational offerings can’t seem to get their tech act at all together. For $20/month, users deserve so much better.

Radioactive Tuna

Great Courses = the greatest!  Radioactive Tuna  5 star

I’ve been completely hooked on the Great Courses for years, and this monthly subscription system is quite possibly the best deal in the universe. Love it!


FANTASTIC!!  PChoppy  5 star

The courses are fantastic. Its great to be able to download them and watch them later. The presenters are some of the most eminent people in their fields. The lectures are well paced, difficult terms are repeated and explained clearly and lucidly.


Great courses, Not so great App  Nickme2special  3 star

Wonderful range of course material, subscription model is great for knowledge hungry individuals. However the app has several notable short coming I do hope they address sooner rather than later. Browsing courses is very clunky, generally and even when save to downloads or watch list there is no practical option for sorting the courses. Streaming is terrible and I rely heavily on downloading lectures. And there is no course material available, which is annoying when it is referred to in the lecture. Otherwise, I’m happy to see this content available and would like to see it continue to be updated.


Paid a subscription for this?  BeauNouvelle  1 star

App hasn't been updated for over 12 months. Videos skip to next lecture on iPad Pro iOS 10. Thought I'd try the app since website doesn't seem to work on the iPad either. Please fix either one of these. Removing subscription until this happens.


Excellent  tsuseno  5 star

I love The Great Courses plus. My only recommendation is to have varying speed button eg 1.5x

Dot point

Really worth it  Dot point  5 star

For 20 dollars a month I am able to access a whole range of entertaining topics. Much better value than having to purchase individual courses. Well done!

Mr Astronaut

Brilliant!  Mr Astronaut  5 star

This app is incredible, definitely worth the money. Just imagine a university in your pocket. Done you can learn anything anywhere. 5/5 Brilliant.


Chris N  Captainstubasa  5 star

Very good. Definitely something worth getting. I got rid of cable TV after getting this. I wish they had an modified audio version of this so I can just listen while moving.


Great way to learn.  Captainstubasa  5 star

I'm enjoying it. Definitely a good way to spend your free time.

Ent Exec

Knowledge is Entertainment  Ent Exec  5 star

Since the days when my Dad bought me Prof. Rick Roderick's classes on cassette, I've been right into the Teaching Company. Now, to have so much content on command, well, feels like a lottery win. Thank you Great Courses, good going. Never stop doing what you do.


Love The Great Courses  shoppinginthecity  4 star

I have loved The Great Courses content for some time and now, instead of purchasing courses individually I can subscribe and access all the courses I want! 4 star rating? My only criticism is you cannot download lectures for viewing at a later time, otherwise it would be a 5 star app.


This is great  dlh27  4 star

A fantastic opportunity to access some great courses. I am loving this. I have deducted a star because quite frequently when you go on to the next lecture, it will start half way through instead of the beginning. Also if I exit a lecture it will revert to portrait mode even if I'm watching in landscape. To me they are small annoyances but it would be great if they fixed them.


Good content, horrible app  bon_superior  2 star

The professors and content are excellent and engaging. The app is awful. It crashes and freezes regularly. Download don't play offline because the app wants to go online to authenticate. There is no background play option. It's unusable in many situations. Maybe a free app would be worth it with these flaws, but not one that costs $20/mo.


I love this app  h0rrorx  5 star

Knowledge is power. Absolutely love this app

LPO Quiz

Nothing Compares  LPO Quiz  5 star

Have purchased and watched dozens of The Great Courses. Nothing compares to the variety they offer, the excellence of the professors and their incomparable service. I now belong to "Plus" and no matter my "interest of the moment" there is a lecture series to satisfy my desire to learn about the "new" thing. Cannot recommend them highly enough!


History of Writing  Neo48  5 star

Wow,! I feel I hit the lottery. Great way to expand your understanding of the world.


Satisfy The Thirst  Bobhatt  5 star

This is the most cost effective means that I have found to satisfy the desire to become better acquainted with a broad spectrum of general knowledge. If it's history, science, religion, or the arts, I have been pleased to find a course that grabs my attention and satisfies the thirst for more knowledge on the subject. Keep it up - you're doing a great job. Bob Hattrup

Frayed nerve

Absolutely wonderful  Frayed nerve  5 star

This is everything I ever wanted in an educational venue and so much more. With so much knowledge at my fingertips, I often find it difficult where to go first. So many excellent subjects and so many lectures per title. I am truly in an intellectual heaven. Everything an app and the internet should be. Thank you so much, Great Courses, for this opportunity to exercise and expand my personal intelligence.

Man With Nice Temperament

App is now great  Man With Nice Temperament  5 star

Now that it has audio only (uses less data) and quick forward and back it is much more usable. I Prefer this service to Audible.


Use it everyday to learn something new  Johnbogen  5 star

Available on my Amazon Fire Stick too!


Love the quality and variety  vschomer  5 star

I've watched the great courses since before they were streaming. Now I can sample a variety of topics. They have great depth and quality. It greatly adds to my retirement enjoyment.

Alec Style

Good content, but crashes almost every time  Alec Style  3 star

I like the content of the courses. Excellent teachers. Good presentations. However, the app crashes almost every time I use it. And then it makes you sign in again. Very annoying.

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