Watching hours upon hours of television is now more socially acceptable than ever before. But that doesn’t mean the shows you watch have to be brain-dead reality trash or lurid true crime horror. There’s a streaming service out there that’s specifically devoted to the best in educational programming, in the vein of classic Discovery Channel and TLC (before the dark times... before Honey Boo Boo). It’s called Curiosity Stream, and you can get a whole year of it for just $19.99.
The reason Curiosity Stream might remind you of old-school Discovery Channel is because it’s the product of John Hendricks, who was the founder and (until 2014) chairman of Discovery Communications. That's the parent company of Discovery Channel, The Learning Channel, Animal Planet, and more. And Curiosity Stream is a streaming service that operates along the same lines as those channels once did, with smart, entertaining, and educational programming like The Secrets of Quantum Physics, The Rise and Fall of T-Rex, Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places, and many more.
How many more? Curiosity Stream boasts 2,400 programs and counting, with more being added all the time in a variety of subjects, including science, nature, history, technology, society, and myriad other educational topics.
All this programming costs as little as $19.99 a year or $2.99 a month, and it’s all available in crystal clear high definition. But if you’re a true videophile with a 4K setup, you can opt for the ultra-HD streaming plan, which itself costs $9.99 per month or $69.99 for a whole year -- still a bargain compared to most online streaming services. Another place where Curiosity Stream edges out the competition is in its complete lack of regional restrictions of any kind, so you can watch it wherever you are on Earth, and with offline viewing on phones and tablet devices, you can even access Curiosity Stream’s programming if you travel outside the boundaries of an Internet connection.
Curiosity Stream is also available on a wide range 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.
It turns out that there are a lot of people out there who are craving more educational and substantive entertainment. Earlier this year, Curiosity Stream passed the 13-million subscriber benchmark. So if you want a sporting chance of keeping up with your friends and coworkers in intellectual conversation, you better do yourself a favor and sign up now.
Head over to the official Curiosity Stream site here to get more information and sign up for an annual or monthly subscription. You can cancel at any time, but with more and more great educational documentary series and films being added on a regular basis, you probably won’t want to.
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