By CuriosityStream, LLC

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2015-03-13
  • Current Version: 2.8.10
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 165.78 MB
  • Developer: CuriosityStream, LLC
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
Score: 4.68818
From 4,833 Ratings


CuriosityStream is the world’s leading documentary and non-fiction streaming service covering science, nature, history, biographies of real characters of consequence and pretty much anything else you can think of. Learn about our natural world alongside luminaries like Sir David Attenborough. Look at our universe with wonder as Michio Kaku and Brian Greene broaden your perspective on space, time and the future. Step back in time and explore dinosaurs, ancient history, and the rise of homo sapiens. Curiositystream also offers CuriosityKIDS, a dedicated collection of safe, entertaining and inspiring programs for families to enjoy together or for kids to watch on their own. Let CuriosityKids spark a love of learning and a passion for exploration. Plus, all CuriosityStream shows are downloadable so you can keep kids entertained while on the go. Whether your kids are budding astronomers, paleontologists, or historians, CuriosityStream has got you covered with award-winning, ad-free content. Join more than 13 million CuriosityStream subscribers and explore thousands of brain-boosting documentaries. CuriosityStream membership benefits: - Unlimited streaming of the best in documentary programming - Download shows so you can watch anytime, anywhere without an internet connection - 4K and HD documentaries available on multiple devices - New content added weekly so you’ll never run out of things to watch - Browse titles with multiple search tools to help you quickly find your favorite subject areas - 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 just $2.99 USD per month (plus applicable tax). 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 (



  • App is terrible

    By chrisy018
    Love all the content but have a huge issue with the app performance. No videos will load and if they do it will only last a few minutes before it messes up again. Also disappointed with customer service. I have sent 3 messages and have not heard back at all about app issues.
  • $20.00 monthly

    By Miltnmedic
    It would have been nice to see this up front. Let’s bring costs back to the App Store.
  • Great content not the best experience!

    By Sally aa
    I love the diversity of the content on the app and sometimes I spend all my weekend watching! However, I have the app on my Apple TV, and it works fine as long as the app itself autoplay episodes/programs.. etc. However, if I browse and select a show then starts playing, the app shuts down in the 1st minute. This happens with all the contents. I tried everything to fix it, the only thing that works is to reset the app and reopen it. When I do, then my selected show would be in the list of “shows for you” and if I open it from there, it works fine. Otherwise, i just can’t select a show and play it! I hope developers can fix this soon. For the subscription fee, the least I would expect, is a smooth experience! I have to thank you for the content though, wonderful selection and most are very new! Keep up the good work! Thank you
  • Seriously flawed app

    By fxmart
    This is a terribly designed app. The search function is useless, search results have no apparent relation with the terms searched. The app does not keep track of the show currently being watched, it simply goes back to the home screen if you switch to another app. When you come back, you have to search again for the show (good luck with that!) and start it from the beginning. You have to manually search for the point where you left. The app keeps a list of “shows for you”, but the items in this list change randomly, with no apparent reason. It is not possible to select which shows are on the list. Please update it as soon as possible, as it is the app is barely functional.
  • Needs Broader Catalogue

    By Curious Gwen
    The documentaries I’ve watched so far have been super informative and engaging but I’m noticing some big gaps in the catalogue. When you look at the history documentaries, there are very few documentaries about non-European history. I’m really curious about the history of Latin America or Native Americans, for example, but when I search for a particular country or for “Native American” or “Latin America,” I’m more like to get documentaries about, Europe, American national parks, pollinators, or the American frontier. This is also partly due to flaws with their search algorithm, which seems to be hit or miss, but there really are very few documentaries about non European/American history. The nature documentary catalogue seems to be much more comprehensive, and again the documentaries I’ve watched so far I’ve really enjoyed. But these gaps in the catalogue are concerning. If the gaps were filled, immediate 5 stars for me, as this brings back the childhood joy of watching the Discovery Channel or the Science Channel.
  • Staring at a loading screen

    By andy_wa
    Just downloaded to my AppleTV and have been staring at the loading screen for 5 min. Works great on my TiVo so I guess the 13$ wasnt totally wasted.
  • Dissatisfied customer

    By RdruD3
    I have an issue with this service. That in itself isn’t why I rate CuriosityStream so low. I went to their customer service site to troubleshoot that issue. They responded with an email saying that they will get back to me to resolve the issue. It’s a day later and I have yet to be contacted. I would not recommend this product to anyone.
  • Great service but the needs updates

    By asqany27282
    Love the content but as someone who mostly just listens while at work or commuting the app is a struggle. When I got to answer texts/ calls/ emails I almost always get logged out and half to sign back in and about half the time it won’t remember where I left off. Lots of quality of life updates like this would help a lot.
  • Awesome, Convenient, Great Value!

    By Superfly97
    What a great way to be given knowledge! One of my favorite things about this app is that you can turn your phone off and just listen to the audio of these documentaries. There are good numbers of documentaries from famous institutions but also lesser known gems that I’m sure you will be pleased to find—I’ve been very satisfied.
  • Great content! CRAP APP.

    By EBissbort
    I love curiositystream, and their content. However, their app is atrocious. Post #1 (11/23/2020): •UI elements have tiny touch activation areas •Loading a series glitches constantly on slower connections •Video player has issues maintaining orientation upon app switch or PIP •Changing orientations can have have disastrous effects on the orientation of individual portions of the UI •All data must load on a series page before any UI response to touch •Series page refuses to respond to touch after selecting a video until that video is fully loaded and ready to begin playback •Cannot easily activate playhead on playback slider in landscape mode •Cannot watch video and simultaneously browse curiositystream content •No apparent caching of static elements for items previously viewed (series, episodes, genres, nothing) It’s incredibly frustrating to use the app, and it makes me wish sometimes that I hadn’t paid. Fix it.