By CuriosityStream, LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-03-13
  • Current Version: 2.6.4
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 110.17 MB
  • Developer: CuriosityStream, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 3,046 Ratings


CuriosityStream is the world's first on-demand streaming service for award-winning documentaries that enlighten, entertain and inspire. Watch CuriosityStream originals like Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, Miniverse, and First Man, in addition to BBC Documentaries like The Wonders of Life and Horizon. Dive deep into your favorite science, technology, nature and history documentaries. CuriosityStream membership benefits: - Unlimited streaming of the best in documentary programming - 4K and HD documentaries available anywhere, anytime on multiple devices - Browse titles with multiple search tools that help you find your favorite subject area - Rate your favorite shows and get recommendations for related content - Bookmark shows to watch later or resume watching previously viewed shows on other devices Memberships start at $2.99 per month. 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. 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 By downloading this application, you agree to the CuriosityStream Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy (



  • Great content; bad app

    By 683710uniq
    The content is mostly very good, but the app is very bad. It won’t show you which content you have already viewed and which is new- and you will not remember every title on your own. There is no way to use the accelerometer to automatically go into landscape or portrait mode, there is no way to go into landscape mode during the introductory commercial which proceeds every show, nor a way to skip the ad either, even though it’s always for at&t. There is one ad per show, even though you pay for the service! The app also doesn’t handle you switching in and out of the app well at all. Often the video will be frozen when you switch back to CuriosityStream, and often your phone will go to sleep while playing the curiosity video. It is almost as badly designed and implemented as the PBS Video app; The worst video app I have run across. They could learn a lot from Netflix or YouTube.
  • iPhone App Freezes Constantly

    By dancablam
    I’ve tried several times to watch a video on my XS Max iPhone and the video just freezes after 5 seconds of playback. This app has one job to do and it can’t do it :/
  • Amazing content

    By Alan IOS Fan
    Terrible interface, the spp works only on iphone.
  • Love it

    By Leo_Magg
    Quickly becoming my favorite app. I hope to see improvements for the smart tv app (just endlessly loads on my tv) but the iPad app is great and the save function is a must have for a traveler like me.
  • Great content, not so great support

    By rtphokie
    After many back-and-forth emails with the same boilerplate questions over and over that focused on bandwidth issues, rather than addressing a flaw in the Apple TV app which was causing programs not to play but the ads before them did, An update to the app finally got Curiosity Stream more stable. My 200+Mbps down 25+Mbps up with 20 ms ping time connection clearly wasn’t the problem, especially since ads ran just fine and CuriosityStream was the only app behaving this way. This kind of red herring support isn’t just frustrating and a waste of time, it sends the message to the customer that it couldn’t possibly be us, the problem must be on your end. Support was unaware of the update too
  • Extremely Poor Quality iPad App

    By PhillipDampier
    This is one of the most frustrating apps I have ever used. On an iPad Pro, videos enlarged to full screen mode will end up freezing within seconds of streaming. The audio playback continues, but the video gets stuck and there is no recovery. If you restart the video, the same problem occurs again and again. Others have reported this same issue for months with no fix. This is the only app I see this happen with. Unacceptable.
  • Broken Apple TV App...The

    The app is only worth 2 stars. But the content is worth 5! The service is amazing. I just wish the experience on the Apple TV worked. The home screen fails to load. It continues to show your logo spinning. The app works on my Nvdia Shield and on my TCL TV WITH built in Roku. I use my Apple TV as my primary streaming device because of the TV App integration, which is spotty at best. Please fix these issues so I can go back to watching your service on my preferred device.
  • Captions and autoplay

    By JayWins101
    The captions button is broken! When a video starts on ipad it automatically has captions on. You then click the button to turn them off but that does not do anything. You then need to do it another time and that turns them off. Also the text of the options are not viewable because of poor choice of the text color in the button options during a film. You need to allow people to turn off autoplay this is ridiculous.
  • iPhone app is bad, recent ADT sponsorship kills it

    By Gee8mao
    CANCELING SUBSCRIPTION: So, the content is good, but the iPhone app likes to freeze the video fairly regularly upon starting, while the audio continues. I haven’t noticed this on my iPads or Apple TVs. But what kills it for me, and why I’m canceling, is because someone thought that it was soooo intelligent and sooo smart to get ADT to sponsor the programming "without commercial interruptions". Cute. But in a totally cynical and sarcastic way. Because, now, we’re forced to watch an unskippable ADT commercial before a episode will play. Technically, "without commercial interruptions", but with a commercial. Technically, a perverse technicality. Okay, let’s recap here. ONE; I’m PAYING to watch documentaries, not ads from horrible companies. TWO; anyone who has ever dealt with ADT will tell you that they’re a horrible, horrible company, with absolutely ZERO ethics. Their sole mission is to swindle folks with their bait-and-switch schemes. So, to financially align yourself with such a company is unconscionable: you’re quite literally profiting from money that ADT has swindled from the backs of hard-working Americans, Curiousity Stream! SHAME ON YOU!
  • Almost Subscribed UHD

    By Roachapproach
    Triple the price for UHD 4k stream. So sad 4k stream cost as much as Netflix for one network. Canceled subscription, might reconsider if I don’t get ripped off for 4k. Same reason the movie industry will fail again. Charge extra $$$ for 4k people will find other means of getting the content. Offer 4k at a standard price, watch your subscriber count blow through the roof. This channel is geared toward techies. Who you trying to rip off?