Once upon a time, channels like Discovery and The Learning Channel sought to enlighten their viewers about the world around them with documentaries and other educational programing. But today, there are fewer and fewer channels committed to this goal, and watered-down “reality television” reigns supreme. It seems the golden age of basic cable television is gone all but gone. Luckily, there’s Curiosity Stream, a streaming service that’s committed to educational, informative content that enlightens as it entertains.
If you’re unfamiliar with Curiosity Stream, think of it as a Netflix for educational content. It was developed by John Hendricks, the man who founded Discovery, Inc, the company behind Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet. No matter what your field of interest, the service has something for just everyone.
Neatly organized into seven categories, Curiosity Stream offers more than 2,000 documentaries and 900 exclusives. Expect to find some familiar faces in the documentaries, such as David Attenborough, Samuel L. Jackson, and Kristen Bell. Whether you’re interested in learning about UNESCO World Heritage Sites, artificial intelligence, or watching never-before-seen footage from World War II, the service has you covered.
So, what’s currently trending on CuriosityStream? A documentary narrated by Nick Offerman called The History of Home explores how houses developed throughout history, while Man’s Best Friends talks about dogs and their 20,000-year-old friendship with humans. Superintelligence explores the power of artificial intelligence as well as its potential danger.
But no matter what programs you choose, you can watch them anytime, anywhere, on anything. That’s because Curiosity Stream has zero geo-restrictions. It also supports a wide range of devices running on both Android and iOS, from brands such as Samsung, LG, Sony, and Amazon Fire TV, just to name a few. It can also be viewed on some gaming consoles, including Xbox One.
Curiosity Stream has several subscription plans, each tailored according to meet a different need. The basic, HD Monthly plan starts at just $2.99 per month, while the most popular, the HD Annual plan, costs $19.99 per month. If you have an eye for detail, why not check out the 4K plans? Buying for a group? They also offer group discounts for buying 10 subscriptions as a bundle.
Want to surprise a friend with the subscription? Curiosity Stream also has gift cards. Perhaps the most interesting is the HD Lifetime subscription, which essentially means you can give someone a subscription for life.
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