The Great Courses Plus

The Great Courses Plus

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-10-12
  • Current Version: 3.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 46.16 MB
  • Developer: The Great Courses
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 9 565


Over 11,000 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 11,000 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. Download The Great Courses Plus app today! Subscription Details The Great Courses Plus offers Monthly and Annual Subscriptions. A Free Trial is available. Payment Details: - Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase - Subscription automatically renews unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current period - Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period - 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. Get to Know Us: Privacy Policy: Terms of Service:



  • Highly stimulating and a great learning experience

    By Vahid693
    The lectures are very informative presented in a very interesting manner.
  • The Great Courses plus is great

    By NoxVipera
    It has a lot of variety in courses old and new and has a Netflix like setup, with unlimited courses to watch. I really love it.
  • Love Great Courses!

    By InspiredMom2
    With Great Courses I have the ability to take my Learning on the go with me! I can listen to lectures while driving using the audio only feature, or watch the video with headphones while on an airplane or bus. I also like that lectures are structured to be 30 minute sessions so I can easily do a session a day and work through classes I’ve always wanted to take. I have found the teachers to be interesting and able to convey content in an easy to understand and meaningful way. From gardening, to classical music, to the history of Jesus, the diversity of Courses is inspiring me to keep learning!
  • It is continue education

    By John tamayo
    It is like having an university in your packet. All topics that you can find here can give you a large amount of knowledge, good enough to understand and talk complex subjects with other people.
  • Great Courses Grievious App

    By FlashAAA
    Love the great courses. I would like a YouTube like interface with backward pause and forward buttons spaced out well and the ability to double click to go backwards quickly. With iPhone X I would like to be able to fit lecture to entire screen.
  • Great application

    By coolcycledude
    This is a powerful resource to learn new things. I’m all in next year too!
  • Freezes on iPad constantly

    By GothamGator78
    Really like the courses available, but the iPad version of the app constantly freezes, forcing me to quit the app, reopen, and resume. Wish they would put playback speed options on the roku version so I can cut out the iPad altogether.
  • Awesome Service, app needs work

    By Adk1279
    I have been using it almost daily for 6 months and this app needs some work. I have emailed them several times on this and have not gotten a reply even though it says they will. The iPhone app needs work in regards to streaming and app history. The app history has not worked for me in months, the streaming is not consistent if you are not on the app when just doing audio lectures, it will often not accurately move onto another lecture or just crash on the loading of the lecture. Another nice thing would be if they would make the guidebooks available to view via the app instead of going onto the website on your phone and doing so that way. Service: 5/5 App: 3/5
  • Netflix for geeks !

    By OFC72
    Awesome app Awesome courses Awesome instructors 👍👍
  • Outdated app

    By ikearus
    It is not. working properly on my phone, keeps notifying me of no internet connection.
  • Great source of information

    By Lpacer123
    Love the content, both verity and quality. App could use some improvement. Difficult to get back to where I left off. Would be nice to be able to bookmark and add comments (private). Also would be great if students could contact teacher. But I could see how this would be unwieldy. Update: found my watch list which helps to get back to where I left off.
  • Great courses plus

    By floridiandoc
    The great courses plus is really a great source of knowledge at your finger tips I watch on my phone anywhere I am and I love the different subjects
  • One of my favorite learning apps!

    By #Billsfan
    This app is for anyone who wants to do extra on any subject. My personal favorite subject is history, and I love the variety of the subjects I can do just under history. From Zoology to the study of Greek art, you can learn quite anything! Give this app a try. You won’t regret it!
  • Great content and good app

    By MattM8649
    I love the Great Courses Plus. I’m learning a lot and it’s so handy to watch courses streaming and download.
  • Great app just wish I could print guidebook from app

    By jswan1026
    I love this app! The only downfall is that you can’t see or print the guidebook or course materials from the app. You have to log on to a laptop.
  • Review

    By fuqu
    I rated at 4 stars not for the enormous content, but because individual courses don’t keep track of which lecture I’m on.
  • Amazing

    By Rent Em
    I am floored with the immense amount of subjects and quality education. I can’t get enough. Literally hooked on tapping the knowledge available of what I want to learn about.
  • A Cheaper Way to Learn More Than Our Faulty Education System Ever Will

    By Deli Subs
    I received in the mail an exclusive offer (I pay $30 quarterly for life). I am sincerely grateful I took the offer. The customer service is superb, the courses are very detailing and have an abundant variety. If you want to get a basic understanding of almost any topic, I highly recommend The Great Courses Plus, it is worth every penny!
  • Good Content, Slow to Stream

    By Cravehart
    Content is great, but it’s slow to stream. The first lecture I start streams fine but when it comes to streaming the next part of the lecture automatically, there’s often a 5-10 minute delay before it will start. Often times, when it doesn’t finally start, it will have skipped over 3 or 4 parts of the lecture. So, lecture 1 completes and lecture 5 starts streaming after 10 minutes of silence. I don’t see a particular reason for the slow transition, especially with full bars of LTE coverage. Anything else seems to stream fine; Apple Music, Pandora, 3 hour podcasts, but Great Courses Plus has issues and delays constantly. That would be my primary concern and a reason I may no continue. After all, the TED talks app is free, streams more readily and has similar, if not more expanded, content. I’m still in the air, but expect a more fluid experience for what I pay.
  • Foundation of Western Civilization

    By Cattulus
    Excellent lecturer
  • Partner it with the course

    By Knowa242424
    I use this as I go through the college courses. Try to watch the lectures here before the professor lectures so that you can ask questions at the appropriate time.
  • So much fun!

    By Ohlse
    The variety, depth and accessibility of the courses make the experience first class!
  • Great Content, Still a Few Bugs

    By TheAndy4569
    I love the Great Courses; the content offered is unrivaled and I have probably taken well over 50 courses. While the app has seen some improvements it could still use some refinements. It still takes way too much time to navigate to the next lecture in a series after returning to the app and I can’t trust the app to continue downloading episodes in the background when I leave it. Also, I frequently listen to the series while driving in areas with poor coverage so I would really like to have the ability to download an audio version of the lectures. Also, CarPlay would be a great addition. Separately, I haven’t seen many older series added to Plus in a while. I hope rights issues get resolved.
  • Money well spent

    By B.DeWeese
    I cancelled my YouTube & Hulu subscriptions to pay for this and I am so glad I did! Really awesome content.
  • Love it!

    By Angel L Antonio Jr
    I enjoy learning from so many excellent subjects. On the train, at home, vacationing.
  • Great stuff, but

    By DOY the First
    I love the on demand idea behind this Plus version of the Great Courses. But: it’s too expensive, and the app is too slow and buggy on my iPad. Fix those issues and I’ll give you 6 stars Plus.
  • Rich Intellectual Nourishment

    By Daal Lupine
    Part of a Thinking Person’a Lifestyle
  • Love the content, wish the app was better

    By ketchupterrorist
    First of all, I have to express my gratitude for having such quality lecturers and interesting subjects all in one place. However, some of the features I most looked forward to in the app are severely limited or malfunction. Many of the lessons don’t actually allow you to download just the audio track, and streaming at 1.5x speed seems to constantly cause tracking latency that ends up pausing the video for long periods, rendering the feature entirely moot for time-saving. Please, please fix the app!
  • Overall very good

    By Katie Hedge
    The content is amazing and I love the variety of courses. My only complaint is that the app is a little slow.
  • Great way to learn!

    By kentuckybleu grass71
    No semesters, tests, tuition, or timelines! I get the most out of this because I can use it on my computer, phone, TV anywhere.
  • But Downloads Don’t Work Offline

    By ForFreeForFree
  • Strong Content

    By SanNel
    I’d almost rather listen than watch these videos. The videography is not easy to watch. It bounces back and forth between cameras and is dizzying and unnatural. But the content is interesting. Big advise points: 1. Make it more natural 2. Move the message along instead of excessively long reviews of content 3. Use of too many camera angles 4. opening for each video is nearly 2 min long, put in “skip intro” option I’m a life long learner and hope to spend some time on your courses.
  • Am I watching an infomercial?

    By CCBrad
    I have only watched one lecture series at this point so I could be way off base in my criticism but the whole time I felt in the back of my mind as if I was being scammed. I really dislike the way the way the lecture I watched was presented. The setup was way too contrived. I would much prefer a professor standing at a podium and giving me the straight up facts and not someone being coached to “use your hands”, “start this segment sitting down and then look at the camera as you get up and walk to your mark”. It seems illegitimate to me. I do love the content however. I use to order audio cds from The Teaching Company years ago. I’m pleased to find this format. For myself, however, I may need to just listen and not watch!
  • The best

    By MilfordMarg
    One of the best values out there.
  • Top Notch

    By ViolinTeacher
    I’ve been a happy customer of The Great Courses since the days of cassette tapes. You can’t find more engaging, informative learning anywhere, at any price. It’s an absolute steal at $20 a month.
  • Great way to use technology for learning!

    By mnlib
    I really enjoy these courses! I’ve learned about many topics, the professors are engaging and knowledgeable.
  • Need a speed button

    By Cricrimi
    Nice but it would be great if you could change the speed of the audio.
  • Love, love the content - Hate the interface!

    By BobNTexas
    The courses are wonderful! But the interface is maddening and counter-intuitive. For example, why doesn’t the next lecture in a course automatically pop up when I return to the app? Instead I have to go to the history, find the last lecture, forward to the end and wait for the next lecture to come up. FYI, I am using an iPad Pro running IOS 12.1.
  • Love this!

    By shelley.stargazer
    This is one of my favorite apps, I use it every day.
  • Free trial

    By throughthemil
    Please be aware that to cancel this free trial you MUST do so through the AppleID App Store!!! Very frustrating to cancel with the Great Courses Plus before trial expired but was charged the first month via Apple app!
  • Downloadable audio

    By Tipitipe
    The courses are great but app needs a couple of things. First and foremost the audios should be downloadable separately, like in ITunesU and also the app should be able to work in the background while being able to use the pad or the phone for other things. Otherwise the download function is great!
  • Bad execution.

    By Seniõr
    Great idea! I really like the idea of learning on the go and it’s quite inexpensive but the app, unfortunately, is garbage. Getting the videos or the audio to play is hit or miss. Maybe there’s a course on app development someone can look into...
  • Love the content, UI needs work

    By T. Delehanty
    So much material, there’s a course for everybody here. But the app interface needs work and it could be more efficient. Been a subscriber for a long time though so the content has kept me hooked.
  • Great Program, crappy app

    By Klaus78028
    I love the Great Courses and have been with them for 20+ years but this the most crappy and dysfunctional app on the planet and they should be ashamed of it. I am usually listening to courses on my iPhone when I am driving. The app frequently kicks me out, switches to iTunes between lectures and never defaults to the most recent lecture I was listening to the last time so I have to search every time. And these are just the most aggravating issues. I have deleted iTunes from my phone and disabled Bluetooth in my car (having to use a non Bluetooth connected USB port to charge the phone) and with that it works 70% of the time. Great content, crappy app! Guys please get a better app developer!
  • Amazing. Simply amazing!

    By Shermanfolks
    I’ve wanted this my whole life - to be able to learn without the exorbitant price tag of college tuition. Here it is! Thank you!
  • Horrible app, but amazing content

    By Style after the free version!
    This app needs a serious, major overhaul. Constantly buggy, errors loading, playback errors, no indication of played videos, weird video download setup, and clunky interface, just to name a few issues. The material, however, is absolutely amazing and highly recommended.
  • The courses are great but..

    By Javaman4
    The app can use some work. The most annoying is your list of courses that are watching becomes empty. They still exist but you have to change the display mode to see them again. Another issue it should list the courses that you are watching most recently watched first. But I do love their courses!
  • I’m glad I have this opportunity to continuously learn. It’s awesome!

    By Yaucoman
    I’m glad I have this opportunity to continuously learn. It’s awesome! The presentations are so well performed! Thank you for your service!
  • Great deal

    First class content. Most instructors are spritely and interesting. Wide range of topics. Very in depth and high quality. The yearly subscription will save you tons in cable tv bills, lol. Had it for six months, couldn’t be happier.