Over the last decade, the number of cord-cutters in the U.S. rose by a staggering 3500 percent, from just 900,000 in 2008 to an estimated 33 million in 2018. And the good news for consumers is that, as the number of cord-cutters has gone up, so too has the number of streaming services to choose from proving a high volume of original shows, many of are excellent.
But they’re mostly fiction and reality TV, which leave much to be desired for anyone who craves intellectual stimulation. Luckily, there is one streaming service dedicated to fact-based programming.
Ironically, back in the glory days of basic cable before it was all but taken over by reality programing, there was actually a ton of quality non-fiction science-focused programming available. You could turn on your TV at any time, day or night, and learn something interesting about our world on specialty networks like A&E, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Learning Channel. So it’s probably no surprise that CuriosityStream was founded by John Hendricks, the founder and former CEO of Discovery Channel Communications. Originally launched in 2015, the service now features over 2,000 non-fiction titles that explore our world with an emphasis on spectacular visuals and captivating storytelling.
CuriosityStream’s original content stars some of the most famous intellectuals and social influencers in the world, such as natural historian Sir David Attenborough, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, astronaut Chris Hadfield, and YouTube star Derek Muller. It even features the late great Stephen Hawking, whose CuriosityStream series Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places won an Emmy Award in 2017.
Like other streaming services, CuriosityStream adds new content all the time, so there’s always something enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring to binge on. And you don’t have to worry about it taking a big bite of your monthly budget. With subscriptions starting at just $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year, CuriosityStream is insanely affordable. And all subscriptions come with a seven-day free trial, so you can try it before you buy it. There are even 18 free episodes you can watch without signing up for anything. And you can watch them all on any platform you want, anywhere in the world, because there are no geographical restrictions.
So if you’re starting to get bored with the other streaming services out there and are ready for more thought-providing content, click here now to check out CuriosityStream’s 7-day free trial.
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