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Curiosity Stream Review

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Updated on Jason Gurwin

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.

Subscribers also get free access to videos and exclusive original content on Nebula.

Curiosity Stream
$2.99 – $9.99 curiositystream.com
7-Day Free Trial
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

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.


Content

Originals

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
  • Transhumanism
  • Digits (featuring Edward Snowden)

TV Shows

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
Curiosity Stream
$2.99 – $9.99 curiositystream.com
7-Day Free Trial

Features

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+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ 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

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
$2.99 – $9.99 curiositystream.com
7-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

Curiosity Stream is compatible with these devices:

Curiosity Stream is not compatible with PlayStation or Nintendo devices.

  • 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
  • VIZIO Smart TV

  • PlayStation
  • Nintendo
Curiosity Stream
$2.99 – $9.99 curiositystream.com
7-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

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
3
 
 

Reliability

Curiosity Stream has unknown on demand performance.

Curiosity Stream
$2.99 – $9.99 curiositystream.com
7-Day Free Trial

DIRECTV STREAM Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $50 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for DIRECTV STREAM.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Sling TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $25 Uber Eats Gift Card when you sign up for Sling TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.

Hulu Live TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $35 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for Hulu Live TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.