• Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-03-13
  • Current Version: 2.4.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 128.71 MB
  • Developer: CuriosityStream, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 163


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 (



  • Not too bad, but could be better

    By Jham102
    Like the programs so far, but it could use more 4K content though, especially for the premium price. I’m a pretty big science/historical/animal tv show kinda guy and there’s a lot of stuff I haven’t seen on the premium cable channels. I do think the “dashboard” could use an overhaul, it’s like Netflix, but not as user friendly. This review is based on the Apple TV app, I’ve yet to use it on my iPad or iPhone.
  • Apparently needs work

    By Bobsully53
    I attempted a test drive but found myself hopelessly stuck within the video with no clear or clean way to exit.
  • Horrible reliability

    By biz217
    I have the latest iPad and shows freeze up after 5 to 10 minutes of viewing with no recovery. Have to power down and restart iPad to continue viewing but will freeze up repeatedly until I reboot. My internet connection is good, no other video apps have a problem.
  • Lots of interesting shows but...

    By Robynsthe1
    I have to say, there is some really brilliant stuff on here, especially the programs about ancient earth, dinosaurs and ancient man. However, I'm a history buff, especially medieval, and there just isn't enough.
  • Login successfully only on mobile

    By Jaksonne
    Setup account through mobile device. Tried logging in app on Roku and it always fails authentication. Changing password does nothing. So whatever you create account with is only medium that you can access account with? Login system worst I've ever seen. Too bad I have to call for refund, programs looked really interesting.
  • Love This Channel

    By CJackson800
    The best content ever C
  • Excellent Streaming Service

    By gbmurray
    Excellent content and an intuitive interface make for a great app! After a year of having it I have learned many new and interesting things in a fun way, would recommend for kids, history buffs, science lovers, or anyone who just wants to be entertained.
  • The best investment!

    By Rcolove
    I search around for a lot of documentaries, but this has all of the topics I “gravitate” to in one place. Thanks robert
  • Amazing

    By ruben68
    In a media full of dull and irrelevant entertainment, CuriosityStream is a candle in the dark. I totally love it.
  • Add free features to entice new users

    By A Studious Student
    I enjoy CuriosityStream. Documentaries are high quality, with many scientific and mathematical subjects while sprinkled with history, health, and economics. I do suggest adding free features to what could be a "CuriosityStream Lite", which showcases a small selection of popular movies at the moment. Then, satisfied viewers can pay to view the rest of the catalogue!
  • Great service

    By Fios1715
    Love the channel the app is a bit immature but improving
  • Love Curiosity!!! Incredible content!!!

    By D.Lamb
    How has this not existed before?! Every piece of content is incredible – visually stunning and educational! The snow leopard scene in Big Cats alone is worth the $3 monthly charge. Highly recommended.
  • As other say, the app is the weak link

    By EcoEric
    It is buggy and you cannot full screen zoom on iPhone X models. I can’t even flip the video to the other side when rotating my phone in landscape. Update and fix the app like most other video services.
  • Why all the glitches ?!?!?!?!

    By Simba22d
    So much amazing content in worst app. Get stuck. Goes back. Doesn’t resume. Airplay get cut out. Subtitles jump faster. And for a paid app it’s unacceptable
  • Great service but app has issues

    By gvandd
    Controls for pause and skip do not work after show starts. Makes this my favorite streaming service but least favorite streaming app. Enough to be docked to 2 stars because basic streaming functions don't work.
  • Content

    By kwlethin
    It has great content!!!! Well worth $2.99 per month
  • Perfect for the intensely curious

    By Little One's Mom
    An app that allows me to pursue almost every topic my omnivorous asks me to explore. So far it is worth every penny.
  • Great Content... poor user interface

    By Gollnick
    The content is good, but the user interface is poor. Among other things, the “Pick Up Where You Left Off” list often includes things I have never looked at and lacks stuff I know that I didn’t finish.
  • Add chromecast support for iOS app.

    By andypandy11234235
    This is unacceptable.
  • Need Offline Downloading

    By Rajesh paramesh
    I love curiositystream!!! It has all the science videos you want to watch. The membership is so so cheap that it’s just $20/annum. All I want is offline download so that I can watch when I want without using cellular data.
  • Wouldn't work

    By Willow-614
    Tried to register and it just cancelled. I really wanted this, but can't get it.
  • Content and idea is fantastic. Horrid execution

    By Levik71
    The thought is there. But in practice the app is a complete failure. The interface is glitchy and buggy. The fact that i cant toggle make the app stop streaming after one episode or continue playing is rather annoying. But by FAR the worst thing about this. Is the fact that for the life of me I cant figure out why the closed captioning feature cant be disabled. I am a visual person and when i see some dumb(and typically incorrect) subtitle on the bottom of my screen it drives me insane. Have tried to find a resolution for this to no avail. Have already canceled my subscription and will not come back until they fix that.
  • DishHow do u login

    By julie-upset
    I have this through Dish Network. Why doesn’t your app allow me to login through my TV provider? Everybody else’s app does.
  • Sign in page block

    By ckaminski6
    I'm one of those who is not good about remembering passwords. So when I tried to log in and stream some some of your beautifully advertised programs (that I pay for monthly). I had NO way to indicate on the sign in page that I had forgotten my password. Regrettably, I am losing my money and you are losing a long term member. You might consider fixing this as well. Christine
  • Crappy app

    By bobluck
    Content is great, but interface and bugs caused me to cancel. Too bad developers don’t get it. Destined to fail. Will not resume on apple tv, pausing will start program over again when resuming.
  • Learning on the go!

    By Evil zeak
    I’m on the road a lot. I love my learning on the go.
  • Ack!

    By ManicBunnie
    I always take off a star when they jam review requests in my face
  • Can’t Connect

    By old-rocker60
    Subscribed and every time I log in, I get a request to subscribe to a plan. It is ridiculous despite the subscription existing under my iTune subscriptions. Is there any way of getting a refund and unsubscribing?
  • Is this stream for you?

    By Vinleb
    If you like learning about innovative tech, science, amazing historical events, then seriously what are you waiting for? Download this app now.
  • Won't work

    By nuktada
    Downloaded the app... Signed up for trial. Elected to pay monthly $2.99 app crashes and says error. Haven't been able to use the trial or the app at all. Deleted and reinstalled the app with no success on fixing the glitch. Please fix your app. It's unusable. iOS 12 and iPhone X
  • Ads are making me cancel

    By Yeti29970
    They added ads, so I’m canceling my subscription.
  • Ads

    By gerardrj
    For the free preview week, no ads. Suddenly now that I’ve been billed for the year they start running ads at the start of each episode I watch. Bait. switch. The content is ok, I don’t mind paying for it but to pay and watch ads is unacceptable.
  • Canceling

    By Leebek
    I was not getting anything from this site but when I tried to cancel, I was told to either contact Google or ITunes for the change, or was told maybe I was confusing this site with another. Either way, they make it very difficult to cancel the subscription.
  • The Buffer Devil Has This App!!!!

    By notnotmi
    Have attempted to use this app 3 times; at about 3/4 of the way through the program goes into buffering mode and never comes back. I’m trying to find out how to cancel my subscription but this doesn’t exist in the app and there’s no customer service link. ZERO POINTS FOR USER FRIENDLINESS!
  • No ability to reset password

    By Just a page
    Do not pay for app, impossible to cancel
  • Wish we could download stuff for flights

    By cffffffffgg
    I absolutely love the ap but think it really needs a feature to download docs for when there’s no service/wifi.
  • Off the beaten path

    By Mindbender1972
    I love watching scientific shows because I am genuinely curious and religion only dumbs me down. Thinking of converting to Buddhism.
  • Fraud!

    By Ashavinyasa
    I signed up for a trial, then canceled this and deleted the app and now find that I’ve been charged more than 10 times! I’m very upset and want my money back.
  • New Netflix

    By Trj777
    This gonna be new Netflix on educational way. Thank u founder and you are great.
  • Outstanding. Just Incredible.

    By Liz AF
    I chose Premium because of my 4K TV and I couldn’t be more impressed. Fantastic bios and documentaries that you will not get anywhere else. NO COMMERCIALS! Whew!
  • Hooked! One channel we can no longer live without

    By Donnarella41
    I usually am not easily persuaded to watch TV but since we subscribed to this channel we have watched countless educational shows. I especially loved the episodes about Dogs and also the history of Gettysburg and Abe Lincoln. Those that have young children this station is a MUST!
  • Love it but need more!

    By flyer287
    I’m always waiting for the recently added to be updated with new programming. Love it so much, just wish new shows get added quicker!
  • Review

    By spegecial
    Love the idea and most of the content. Seems a bit heavy on unproven theories and opinion. I like documentaries about things that exist and can be seen or visited.
  • Netflix, but better

    By Nera1234
    Have you watched every single one of David Attenborough’s documentaries? Do you still troll your cable VOD for Discovery and History channel shows you can’t watch when they’re on because you have a job in the daytime? Are you annoyed that in order to get all the above you need to sign up for 3 different channels apps and pay more money?? This app fixes all of that for me. I have synced it to my tv, I’ve watched it on the train and in general felt more educated binging tv than the 4th Friends marathon left me. Two downsides: it doesn’t seem to react to flipping your screen so you have to push a button to turn it sideways. Also it doesn't seem to have a download feature like Netflix so I can watch things later on the plane/out of wifi.
  • Good

    By Oubliette
    I like learning
  • Worst

    By Nikhalas
    Y u want user to register?? Rather make it a paid app.
  • Stick with amazon channel

    By FlyingApe18
    Content is amazing and the App is great to find new content but the native app has no way to disable autoplay so its going to eat away at your monthly data. I’m afraid what a 4K subscription would do. I’m not a fan of amazon prime app as CuriosityStream content gets buried with other unwanted suggestions but it’s able to disable autoplay . It can also download content for offline viewing so I’m regrettably going back to a subscription through amazon prime.
  • Best of best

    By Connaisseur1971
    Keep up
  • Title

    By jfbdbdusbbs
    CuriosityStream is a great streaming service and I believe will only get better over time.