Curiosity Stream Review
Curiosity Stream is a subscription streaming service that offers 1,800+ documentaries and series on science, space, technology, nature, history, health, and more. The service was created by the Discovery Channel founder, John Hendricks, in 2015.
The streaming service includes both original and acquired content including those featuring Stephen Hawking, David Attenborough, Richard Dawkins, Peter Diamandis, and Richard Hammond.
The content is similar to the type of shows you may find on Discovery, The History Channel, Animal Planet, and The Science Channel.
Curiosity Stream offers a two tiers: Standard for $2.99 per month ($20 per year) for HD streaming or Premium for $9.99 per month ($70 per year) for 4K streaming of 80+ shows. A small number of their episodes are available for free and presented by their sponsors.
Curiosity Stream is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.
Curiosity Stream has a wide variety of original documentaries and shows including the Emmy Award Winning — Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places.
Other Series Include:
- David Attenborough’s Light on Earth
- Destination Mars
- Destination Pluto
- The Road to Singularity
- Digits (featuring Edward Snowden)
For U.S. subscribers, Curiosity Stream has acquired a number of BBC productions including The Secret Life of Dogs, The Hawking Paradox, and Sex, Death, and the Meaning of Life with Richard Dawkins.
Other Series Include:
- Genius by Stephen Hawking
- Wild Weather with Richard Hammond
- The Nano Revolution
- Crusades, Viking, and the World of Stonehenge
As a subscriber, you can enable Kids Mode which will filter content inappropriate for young children. The settings will sync across all of your devices.
Kids Mode will filter explicit content, disturbing imagery, and explicit sexual content both in nature and in human interaction.
You will have to disable Kids Mode to start seeing all titles available on the service.
There is no restriction on concurrent devices. All members of your immediate family can stream different shows at the same time.
Curiosity Stream recently lowered the price of their streaming service and added a single ad acknowledging their sponsors ahead of a streaming session.
However, there will be no ads during or after you start viewing a series or documentary to disrupt your viewing experience.
Curiosity Stream is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV (5.0+)
- iPhone/iPad (iOS 7.0+)
- Android Phone/Tablet (5.0+)
- LG Smart TV (2016+)
- Samsung Smart TV (2016+)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (2016+)
(Up to 4K UHD)
Most video streams are in 1080p HD. Some video streams are available in 4K UHD.
Most video streams in 60 FPS.
Content has stereo audio.
Curiosity Stream has unknown on demand performance.