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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

By downloading this application, you agree to the CuriosityStream Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy (

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 86.27 MB. The current version is 2.1.9 and works well on 9.0 and high ios versions.

New Features:

- Improved in-app analytics that will allow us to deliver content tailored to your preferences.

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CuriosityStream Reviews


App needs work  jagkit  1 star

The app needs work. Issues with Apple TV. For some reason video play back would cut to an image of a humming bird or just a blank screen but audio would continue. Would go idle and stop all playback as well.


But rough around the edges  Lister2x  5 star

It’s getting there....hopefully.


It won’t stop!  2otaku  1 star

I love to see more, I just d/l this and it’s batsh*t stupid! Started one program, stopped that, started another and the app is playing both at the same time and I can’t get either to stop. Restating the Apple TV doesn’t even do it. I am not happy.


Tried it, no luck  Tkuenzli  1 star

Paid subscription, error upon error, only got previews no full videos. Really was looking forward to seeing the great content... Cancelled subscription, deleted the app... Too bad I never heard back from customer support!


Okay but fix auto play  Garzecki  4 star

Good app but need to have control over auto play. Currently no control. Not so much a problem with multiple episodes but at end of series a brand new series auto plays. Not even on my watch list. Content varies in quality. But I've enjoyed most I've watched.

mr. odux

Documentaries in seconds  mr. odux  4 star

Depending on your interest you may find here documentaries that other stream services provide or those that are not available anywhere else. One way or another you should try it. I decided to stick with it for a while.

Taco Abs-

Great app  Taco Abs-  5 star

Awesome app like Netflix but better documentaries, had some probs with the search bar though Overall GREAT APP🐸🐵🙉🦆🦋🦄🕸🕷🐜🐃🐂🐐🐖🐀🐇🐈🐓☘️🌴🎋🍄🍁🍄🌎🌍🌏🌕🌗🌗🌑🌑🌒🌓🌚🌝🍳🌶🥒🥕🥓🍳🍅🍇


Time well spent  Roadkiill  5 star

I always find something interesting to watch, whatever my mood. This is what Discovery, History, Nat Geo and Science channels used to be. So happy we found this app.


Thank you SongDuck  Mistycrow  2 star

Me and my sister just downloaded this app with the idea of subscribing. After reading his review we decided against it as we too have Netflix and Xfinity and watched all the educational channels and lots of the shows available. Thank you SongDuck for the honest review. We decided not to go ahead and subscribe. Curiosity Stream, follow this guy. Follow his advice and we would reconsider considerably.


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!


chromecast flakey  catchoo  2 star

Content is awesome, but man, that chromecast feature is a mess. Whenever I start a stream on the app and then switch to chromecast it would keep streaming on both my tv and my iphone, with the tv lagging behind the phone, of course . Also, sometimes it just fails to connect to the google puck (v2) altogether. Calling it the Netflix of documentaries is a bit of an exaggeration, at least from a technical perspective. Netflix has local servers here in Australia and never stutters, whereas CS goes buffering as soon as the masses start watching in the US. I'm on broadband.

my brain hurts

Good. Needs improvement.  my brain hurts  3 star

Overall a great app. Would be better if they added a google casting option as well as air play!


Great App/Service  TAEM92  5 star

This App keeps getting better and better. Love this service, keep up the great work!


Where's my cast button  Rob222111  1 star

I can't seem to cast this app to google chrome cast or Samsung smart TV. What's going on? I feel bad leaving this review but it's basic stuff that needs to work.


Landscape?  Richlea  2 star

The content looks good but the volume and play, stop won't hide and it won't go into landscape view. I would also love Chromecast from the app.


Love the content but...  infinium378  5 star

... I wish there was the ability to hide the progress bar, volume control etc.


Good content. Poor delivery.  akaTheTalent  3 star

The app consistently struggles with notifications from other apps or returning to play after pausing. Many glitches in getting videos to even launch. I'm sure it will get much better but not yet. After my free month is up, I think I'll leave it for a year or so and try again later.

Jeremy White

Please fix AirPlay on appletv  Jeremy White  5 star

Love the service amazing documentaries have iPhone 6s but when it goes to sleep when have AirPlay on Apple TV it closes. Please fix the setting in the application.


Disappointed  wardieward3  3 star

Content and app are ok, but no Chromecast support on my ipad2 means it is pretty useless to me.


Good app and content  fidusAchates2  5 star

The app worked fine on an iPad 2. Intuitive layout. Lots of interesting documentaries. Low price.


App crashes on login  SecuriitesMan  1 star

After signing up or logging in, the app immediately crashes.


Excellent content; very happy, but...  ByDeeJay  4 star

I have subscribed to Curiosity Stream for approximately one year. I find the content very worth the investment, enough so that I changed from monthly to annual subscription, saving a few dollars. The software functions well for the most part on iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV. I withhold the last star because the app does not function the same on all three devices. Ironically, the most information to be found is on the smallest screen, the iPhone. The iPhone exhibits one characteristic that neither iPad nor Apple TV show, at least that I can find. That is showing which of the programs you have already watched. Curiosity Stream has so much great content and I tend to skip around because these are not linear stories so that I can forget which programs I may have watched. The iPhone marks shows as watched. The iPad and AppleTV do not, again, at least that I can find. !!!--> Make the software more consistent between devices, update all devices with bookmarks, and show me which programs I've already watched, across all devices, and I would gladly give the fifth star. On whole, Curiosity Stream is excellent. I recommend it to anyone who loves great documentaries as do I.


IT DOES NOT WORK!  Tcufrogs7  1 star

The quality of the app is mediocre, actually doesn't work. But when it did work, the app didn't feel personal, compared to other streaming services. Limited content also dulled the user experience. Needless to say i don't think this would be the end of CuriosityStream if they were to recompense customers with two free months. This would prevent most users from discontinuing their subscription.


Crash Stream  Mikeatine  1 star

App immediately crashes and won't stream a single video. You're charging me monthly for a service which I cannot use.


Crashing App!  six8whiskeymedic  1 star

Can't play any videos on the iPhone 6plus. Every time you select a show to watch the app crashes. Just coming to the end of a 30 day trial and was going to purchase a plan, but now I don't think I'm going too.

Awesomee app

Constantly crashes  Awesomee app  1 star

I have deleted and re downloaded this app 5 different times to no avail. It will not let me play any titles anymore. I loved this app when I first purchased it. And I still pay money for it hoping this glitch will be fixed. Please take care of it soon!!


Update is crashing  Caminerito  1 star

Before even playing video. On iPhone 7 Plus. I tried deleting the app and reinstalling, but still crashes.


Updated App Crashes  B(5;7(67;5/  1 star

With the new update the app crashes when I select certain videos. Used to love this app- now can't access most of the videos- needs a fix!


App crashes  Alorcoy  1 star

App closes when I click on on shows


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.

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