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  • 4K streaming

CuriosityStream 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.

CuriosityStream 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.

US$2.99 – US$9.99
7-Day Free Trial


CuriosityStream is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Roku, Android TV, Android Phone/Tablet, iPhone/iPad, Web Browsers, Google Chromecast, and Xbox.



CuriosityStream has a wide variety of original documentaries and shows including the Emmy Award Winning โ€” Stephen Hawkingโ€™s Favorite Places.

Other Series Include:

  • David Attenboroughโ€™s Light on Earth
  • Destination Mars
  • Destination Pluto
  • The Road to Singularity
  • Transhumanism
  • Digits (featuring Edward Snowden)

TV Shows

For U.S. subscribers, CuriosityStream 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
US$2.99 – US$9.99
7-Day Free Trial


Parental Controls

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.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+ and Netflix also have parental control features.

Simultaneous Devices

There is no restriction on concurrent devices. All members of your immediate family can stream different shows at the same time.

No Ads

CuriosityStream 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 starting viewing a series or documentary to disrupt your viewing experience.

US$2.99 – US$9.99
7-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

CuriosityStream is compatible with these devices:

CuriosityStream is not compatible with PlayStation, Nintendo, Samsung Smart TV (2016+ Models), VIZIO Smart TV (2016+ Models) or LG Smart TV (2016+ Models) devices.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Web Browsers
  • Xbox

  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • VIZIO Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV
US$2.99 – US$9.99
7-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs


1080p HD
(Up to 4K UHD)

Most video streams are in 1080p HD. Some video streams are available in 4K UHD.

30 FPS
60 FPS

60 FPS

Most video streams in 60 FPS.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Content has stereo audio.

Live Streaming Reliability


CuriosityStream has unknown on demand performance.

US$2.99 – US$9.99
7-Day Free Trial