CuriosityStream is the world's first ad-free, on-demand streaming service for premium factual shows that enlighten, entertain and inspire.

Get the free app as part of your CuriosityStream membership and watch choice programming crafted by the world's top filmmakers. Dive deep into your favorite areas of science, technology, nature and history.

Memberships start at $2.99 per month or $29.99 per year for standard definition streaming (basic plan), and $5.99 per month or $59.99 per year for high definition streaming (standard plan). When you place your order, you will receive your CuriosityStream membership free for the first 7 days. If you do not cancel, then your membership will continue and the monthly subscription rate (plus applicable tax) will be charged or deducted from your account on or about the same date each month that you continue your membership. You may cancel your membership and stop the billing anytime by logging into your account.

CuriosityStream membership benefits:
- Unlimited streaming of the best in factual programming
- HD shows (Standard membership) or standard definition shows (Basic membership) available anywhere, anytime on multiple devices
- Browse titles with multiple search tools that help you find your favorite topic area
- Sort shows by length and type so you find exactly what you want to watch quickly and easily
- Rate your favorite shows and get recommendations for related content
- Bookmark shows to watch later or resume watching previously viewed shows on other devices

Please Note:
– Payment will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
– Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
– Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period
– Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
– Any unused portion of a free trial period will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

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CuriosityStream App Description & Overview

The applications CuriosityStream was published in the category Education on 2015-03-13 and was developed by CuriosityStream, LLC. The file size is 86.10 MB. The current version is 2.1.6 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

New Features:
- Recommended programs now autoplay
- You can now choose the "Kids Mode" setting to hide content that is not child-friendly

- Search is a bit smoother
- Fixed some Chromecast bugs
- You can now back out of the subscription purchase flow

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CuriosityStream Reviews


Love it, but some bugs  Lilyology  4 star

I'm a huge fan of curiosity stream, so I'm happy to have an app that can Cast! I like this UI better than the web app. Two minor bugs consistently bother me -- the iOS keyboard blocks the bottom search result, and when you cast something it keeps playing in the app (you have to pause it in the app, which is controlled separately from the stream being casted). Nice work though, it's a great app!

the one and only Big Nubbs

I freakin'  the one and only Big Nubbs  5 star

LOVE this app. Holey Mackerel. How'd I ever get by without it? Recommend it I do! I've not had the problems others mentioned in their reviews. That doesn't mean they're not experiencing those issues. I just haven't seen them. I've seen some awesome documentaries though. Yeah I did.


Love the content but a bit buggy  nurider  4 star

I been a subscribed for quite a while and I love the Curiosity Stream content. However, the current iPad app is a bit buggy and video stutters and sometimes doesn't play. It would be good if the interface can provide some graceful feedback when the connection is epxeriencing streaming problems.


Download  JBradKilpatrick  3 star

I need to be able to download content.


App needs work  Larkin99  3 star

Crashes all the time on me, love the material though


Way too glitchy  JeremieNX  2 star

App is not polished at all - glitches everywhere. Support for chrome cast also constantly glitches.


Enlightening great shows  J77skhfyjxgkhfgd  4 star

I primarily use the browser.. but when I want to use the iPad, I have no problems finding something to watch. GREAT EDUCATION TELEVISION!


Crashes  Dg1h1t  1 star

It crashes 2 times I reach the end of the video. Fix it


Won't let me unsubscribe!!  Gsreiki3  1 star

Horrible people!! I can not unsubscribe from this! Do not get trapped!!!


Awesome content  helenbee13  2 star

But it freezes all the time and has weird bugs and glitches.


Franz W.Winterberg FWWinterberg 3 star

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Franz W.Winterberg FWWinterberg 3 star

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Luis Angel Aguilar aguilarworks 3 star

Sign up for CuriosityStream with my link and get a 2 month free trial! (worth if you like docs) via @CuriosityStream


Application issues  bezoar11  1 star

Re-downloaded the app after a couple months away. Loved the content back then, but now that I've returned and signed up for a paid subscription and the app crashes every time I click on a video. iPhone7. Fix this please.


Crashes  LeafFall  1 star

When wide scrolling to view other titles available the app creates when I pick one. If I don't side scroll but select the first one showing it opens just fine to show me details. If scroll and tap one to open further along, the app suddenly closes.


Awesome Content!  123CarGuy123  5 star

Not only is the picture quality unbelievable (HD and optional 4K), but the app has a great collection of documentaries that you won't see anywhere else. If you like the Discovery Channel then you'll love CuriosityStream. They have the same roots. It's a subscription service that's half the price of Netflix. The first month is FREE so you can try it. It's month to month after that. I'm hooked!! Check out the episode on automatons! And check out the Classic Car series. The photography is mind blowing!

Black Jewelz

Scam perhaps?  Black Jewelz  1 star

So after all that time of setting up, I can't try it without paying? Goodbye.


Brilliant! A must for Apple TV owners and 'cord-cutters'  Mateofresh11  5 star

Great mix of content with updates weekly. Helpful features like bookmarks and my favorite which is a search option for 10 minute or less shorts. Also on Apple TV with this update.

James E 007

Great app, Great content, but  James E 007  4 star

App gets stuck in a crash loop after putting app in split screen mode with another app on iPad. It's very difficult to get it out of split screen mode because it crashes immediately after restart.


Nice  MrLiquidAffect  4 star

I like this. But please correct the color scheme. On an iPad 4th generation, if I haven't rated a show, when I try to rate it, I cannot see the star outline. Same thing if I search for an item and it's not found. The text is unreadable. Also, please offer a feedback option.


Nice updates  Ellie5643  5 star

Great new shows available. You need to sign up on their site (like you do with Netflix) to get access.


No way to register  Zman771  1 star

Really dumb that there is no way to sign up in the app and no instructions.


Payment Method  Ascm1507  1 star

I haven't tried the app so I can't review on that, but it seems the only payment methods are credit card or gift card, it won't charge monthly on itunes card, so I can't use this app, it's unfortunate because I really wanted to use it!!!

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