• Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-03-13
  • Current Version: 2.5.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 129.66 MB
  • Developer: CuriosityStream, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 2 501


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 (



  • Free trial to Fee Bait & switch

    By Objuan21
    They offered a 7 day free trial before charging the monthly or yearly fee, I signed up, I got charged immediately! No 7 day free trial!! Scam!!! I canceled it!! Shame, it looked like a app I would have kept!
  • The worst

    By rabbit@3029
    Signed up for free trial, got charged the full 70 dollars, can’t access any of the content on the website or on the app, can’t get a refund, curiositystream customer service told me it’s an Apple problem. SCREW YOU CURIOSITYSTREAM!
  • Find the Time

    By -ichardM
    Just find the time to watch these presentations. They are amazing and well done.
  • Captions

    By JayWins101
    Fix the captions button they are on when videos start and should no be
  • Good idea, horrible app

    By triger2
    The app crashes. Tons of glitches present.
  • App not able to Stream

    By Daveo6663
    Since I subscribed to this CuriosityStream for 2:99 P/month I have not been able to stream it kept popping up subscribers screen for $9.99 and so on. Please fix the problems or give my money back.
  • Bestter that boring Tv

    By Thunder mutt
    We do not watch tv, but watch this instead and little Netflix but this is my favorite!
  • Content is good. App is bad.

    By Jedi J0E
    This review is just for the phone app. I enjoy the content on my smart TV without any issues. The phone app is very buggy. Trying to go full screen is buggy. The video often pauses and doesn’t keep up with the audio. This in not a network problem. None of my other video apps have this issue. I also have gigabit internet and the best WiFi router available. Please fix the bugs! I would like to be able to recommend this but right now I can’t.
  • Awesome!

    By Luckyduckling
    Best money I’ve spent in a long time.
  • Poorly implemented app.

    By bobluck
    Does not play nice with Apple TV . Lacks the ability to continue watching where you left off. More then likely caused by the insertion of ads upon attempting to continue. This is the second time I’ve tried to be a customer and more than likely the last. Too bad. Integration with Apple TV app is a must, but only if it works.
  • 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? I have unsubscribed and take this as a waste of my money. WARNING: Do not subscribe because it becomes free money for the company as I have never had a chance to log in successfully to watch anything.
  • Won’t cast

    By Maledancer
    It won’t cast with Chromecast. Every other app works but this one doesn't cast. Says it’s casting but it’s not. The app doesn’t even show in my list of apps?????
  • Curiosity

    By weatherwize
    No problem with closed captioning as it is not on. 4K price is to high
  • Great Content / Ridiculous Interface

    By Boobootrink
    I’m using v2.4 on a iPad. Once a show starts using mirroring on my tv, the limited pause and 15 second forward and backward controls disappear so there is no way to pause, rewind or fast forward. If I stop the show, it can only restart from the beginning. Please fix this. I mean, it’s not like this hasn’t been solved about 1,000 times already by other vendors.
  • I’m curious??? Where has this been !

    By Maddera Marketing
    Amazing !!! A channel it’s for me. Mitch Maddera
  • Nice Documentaries

    By reybako
    Finally a source of documentaries. I have been searching for this option at other entertainment channels. Nice library. Keep adding. Add more on history please. It’d be nice to be able to download for plane trips -just like you do with Netflix.
  • A couple issues with voiceover

    By blindguy21
    For blind users, the app works fairly well with voiceover. However, program titles aren't spoken, and a few buttons aren't labled. Also there should be audio description for programs.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.