Nebula is a paid video streaming app created by YouTube creators within the Standard creator community. It is designed to let YouTube video creators test-drive new content before posting it on established YouTube channels. The app’s content comes in a variety of categories, including Music, History, Gaming, and Film and TV. Videos, podcasts, and classes are available.
The app is ad-free and costs $5 per month. You may also sign up using the CuriosityStream bundle (only for new subscribers). If you’d like access to the classes, you need to pay for the $149 annual plan.
Nebula launched in 2019, with about 75 creators. Now, there are over 140 creators on the platform who have 120+ million collective YouTube subscribers, making it one of the most successful YouTube rival platforms. Nebula was nominated for best Influencer Campaign in the 10th Annual Streamy Awards and Best Creator Product in the 11th Annual Streamy Awards.
Nebula is owned and operated by Standard and the creators, with Curiosity Inc (CuriosityStream) holding a minority stake and a board seat. The creators who post on the service get paid based on watch time with something called “nebula profit” which is divided 50/50 between the creators and Standard.
We tested Nebula and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Nebula is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.
Nebula Originals are feature-length documentaries, collaborative series, animated specials and more. Each video is produced exclusively for Nebula by creators. There is also exclusive bonus content like extended cuts, companion videos, and interviews. Original content includes titles like “Technorama,” “Next-Level Worldbuilding,” “The Newest F Word: How Fascism Found A Market,” “The Mystery of Aging,” and “Bad Law, Words Good.”
You can browse videos in the categories Animation, Explainers, Film & TV, Gaming, History, Music, Originals, Science & Engineering, Technology, and more.
Better known creators include Austin McConnell, Adam Neely, City Beautiful, Cinema Wins, Extra Credits, Marques Brownlee, Jordan Harrod, Hbomberguy, Lindsay Ellis, LegalEagle, MinuteEarth, Tom Scott, Rene Ritchie, Volksgeist, Real Life Lore, Patrick H Willems, Polymatter, TierZoo, and Wendover Productions.
No Parental Controls
There are no parental controls for Nebula.
Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ have parental control features.
Nebula allows you to download certain content for offline viewing.
Nebula is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Samsung Smart TV (AirPlay)
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV (AirPlay/Google Cast)
Nebula is not compatible with PlayStation, Xbox, or Nintendo devices.
(Up to 1080p HD)
Most video streams are in 720p HD. Some video streams are available in 1080p HD.
Content has stereo audio.