As you probably already know, we’re in the midst of a massive avalanche of new streaming services, including high-profile ones from Apple and Disney, all vying for not just your entertainment dollar but your precious time as well. And if you’re tired of megadosing your brain on endless hours of serialized dramas and old sitcoms, it’s possible you have a taste for the kind of educational entertainment offered up by Curiosity Stream, a different kind of streaming service in the vein of the fondly remembered golden ages of cable channels like Discovery and TLC.

Curiosity Stream

Curiosity Stream

Curiosity Stream is an online streaming service that’s essentially Netflix but for non-fiction documentary content like that which you used to be able to find on the Discovery Channel, TLC, and other similar channels before they switched to their current mostly reality-show based formats. Programs like The Secrets of Quantum Physics, The Rise and Fall of T-Rex, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, and many more. About 2,400 more, in fact, with more programs being added all the time, on topics including science, nature, history, technology, society, and more.

High-Definition Streaming Plan - 7-Day Free Trial

Curiosity Stream is extremely inexpensive compared to other streaming services, with a price tag at just $19.99 for a whole year. But you can try it for a week for free to see if it’s the informational entertainment oasis you’ve been looking for.

If it is, the next step will be to figure out which Curiosity Stream plan is right for you. The standard, high-definition streaming plan will cost you just $2.99 a month, or even less if you pay for the whole year up front -- just $19.99.

Upgraded 4K Streaming Plan - 7-Day Free Trial

Of course, if you’re a videophile with a 4K TV, Curiosity Stream has you covered there, too, provided you’re willing to pay a little more. The upgraded 4K streaming plan is priced at $9.99 a month or $69.99 a year -- which is still a bargain given the visual splendor of much of Curiosity Stream’s library.

Another cool thing that distinguishes Curiosity Stream from other streaming services is a complete lack of regional restrictions on content. That means that not only is the service’s entire programming library available no matter where you are in the world, but that you can use your Curiosity Stream account wherever you might travel, and find the same great shows and films for your viewing pleasure. It’s also available on a wide variety of devices, including Apple and Android tablets, LG, Sony, Vizio, and Samsung smart TVs, streaming devices like Apple TV, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Chromecast, and the Xbox One.

So head over to Curiosity Stream’s official site here and check it out. There you can begin your weeklong free trial as well as find a playlist of free programs and a lot more additional information on the service.

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