If you miss the days of watching educational series and documentaries on The Discovery Channel, you’re in luck. You can still find the content you love on Curiosity Stream, created by the founder of the Discovery Channel.
Thanks to Curiosity Stream, you can travel to Mars, listen in on lectures from around the world, and learn all kinds of fun facts to bring up in conversation.
Recently, the streaming service cut its monthly cost in half. This was the result of the streaming service not taking off and gaining viewers as quickly as expected. You can benefit by adding the service on to your cord cutting setup for the days you’re in the mood to tune in and learn something new.
Plans and Pricing
In August, Curiosity Stream cut their monthly price to $2.99/month, down from $5.99/month. You can also upgrade your subscription to watch in Ultra HD and 4K, for $9.99/month, down from $11.99/month.
You can subscribe through the Curiosity Stream website or app, or with Amazon Prime Channels.
With Amazon Prime Channels, you can get a 7 day free trial before starting your monthly subscription.
If you visit the Curiosity Stream website to sign up, you can watch 18 episodes for free before starting a 7 day free trial and committing to a monthly subscription.
You can watch Curiosity Stream content on the following devices:
- Apple TV
- Amazon Fire TV
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- Vizio Smart TV
- Xbox One
Content and Features
With this streaming service, the focus is on documentaries about science, nature, history, technology, society and lifestyle. With a goal to satisfy curiosity, there are over 2,000 shows to watch, so you’ll always have something new to learn about.
The content library on Curiosity Stream includes documentaries from networks like BBC and TerraNova, along with original content. Browse by categories and subcategories to find exactly what you’re looking for. Some highlights include Stephen Hawking’s Universe, BBC’s Vikings, The Secret Life of Dogs, Digits with Edward Snowden, and the viewer favorite The History of Food.
You’ll also want to check out the section of curated content, picked by the team at Curiosity Stream to show you collections based on topics you might be interested in. Check out sections like Leading Ladies, Secrets of WWII, Ancient Rome, and History Mysteries.
On the Amazon channel, the categories are less extensive. You can browse by the most popular content, features documentaries, science content, and documentaries about the human spirit.
The format is simple and easy to navigate. You’ll have no problem searching for the exact content you want to see or browsing for content that looks interesting. Parents can also turn on parental controls to ensure that everything available is kid friendly.
When you find what you want, you can watch with no ads during the content, just a quick ad at the beginning from the service’s sponsors. If you want to wait and watch later, just click on the plus sign on the thumbnail to add that program to your bookmarks. Want to watch something over again? Go to your history to find your recently watched content.
You can watch on as many devices as you want simultaneously.
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