Description

Stay curious and keep learning. With Curio, you’ll get inspired with exclusive audio from the world’s top publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, FT, The Guardian and many more.

We curate the best stories and turn them into audio you can listen to. Stop scrolling the infinite stream of breaking news and start discovering ideas that will help you think differently instead. Get Curio now to learn, grow and discover something new every day.

CURATED. NARRATED. RELIABLE.
Discover new ideas from Yuval Noah Harari, Alain de Botton, and narrated stories from over 50 publications, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, 1843 Magazine, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, Aeon and many more.

ALL IN ONE PLACE.
We'll keep you up to date whether you are getting ready for the day, taking a break from work or getting your steps in. Understand everything, from Brexit to Trump, from artificial intelligence to how your brain works - we have something for everyone. Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, curated shows that seamlessly fit into your day, business insights, philosophy, fashion, world news and much more. A world of journalism and ideas is waiting for you.

TOP MAGAZINES AND LEADING NEWSPAPERS. ALL IN AUDIO.
We have three different options for you:
• Free - Listen to 10 free tracks of your choice
• Premium Monthly
• Premium Annual, our most popular and cost-effective plan with a 7-day free trial (Don’t like it? Cancel it before the end of the trial, and you won’t be charged)

PREMIUM FEATURES
• Ad-free listening
• Unlimited access to thousands of hours of audio from Bloomberg, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Business of Fashion and more
• Unlimited downloads to listen offline
• Unlimited bookmarks and saves on stories
• Personalised recommendations and curated playlists
• Access to the iOS 14 widget
• Ability to listen with Siri, sleep timer and Alexa

Please note that your subscription plan automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period.

Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You may manage your subscription plan and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Apple account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of free tracks or a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription.

Privacy policy: https://www.curio.io/privacy
Terms of use: https://www.curio.io/terms

What’s New

Version 6.5.0

We’re excited to introduce to you Curio’s Wisdom Walks - our new life hack audio guides in partnership with Psyche magazine.

From learning how to breathe and have better conversations, to managing your finances - each week, you’ll hear practical insights from an array of experts to help you lead a wiser and more fulfilled life.

Perfect for taking time out for yourself and making the most of your walks, with new episodes released every Wednesday. Tap the “Follow” button to never miss it.

We’d love to hear your feedback so please do leave a review or reach out to us at listen@curio.io.

Happy listening.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
524 Ratings

524 Ratings

Tige2021 ,

Brilliantly Produced Service let down by Poor App

This is a BRILLIANT service. Nothing but piles of MUST HAVE articles curated from valued sources and voiced by skilled voiceover artists. What's not to like!!! ...the App.

Using the app is an unpleasant experience which feels like it's a quick port from the iPhone. Huge stretched lines across the screen with info spaced at either end. 'Buttons' hang (I'm on a new iPad Pro) and little or nothing is intuitive, such as deleting or storing what you've already heard.

When the iPad app becomes something other than an afterthought, I will resubscribe and give it five stars (which I'm looking forward to as the service is great!).

henrydehe ,

Was Great…

At the outset what made curio great was their ability to select the best and most interesting articles from the world’s top publications. The readers are pitch-perfect, and their selection of long-form content was astoundingly good. Since then, although we’ve seen many improvements, in particular to the app interface, Curio also seems to have lost sight of it’s most important qualities. The strongest indication of this is the new “Curio Thinkers” section. Curio now includes, alongside top articles from the Economist and the Financial Times, audio content from their own sub-par journalists. Curio’s Thinkers seem intent on producing masses of click-bait type articles. The increasing number of titles along the lines of “5 improbable ways you can get fitter smarter and more productive” seems prophetic of Curio’s tragic transformation into yet another lame self-help app. Instead of all this rubbish, Curio should try to get more top publications onboard (New Yorker, Sunday Times…) and connect better with other platforms for consuming audio content. Listening to articles is a nerdy, niche thing to do. If Curio wants to retain that niche it needs to focus on its core nerdy audience rather than try appeal to the larger mass of buzzfeed/tiktok consumers who will soon lose all interest.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you so much for the in-depth feedback, we are always looking at ways we can improve so greatly appreciate your comments. We are glad to hear you are enjoying the new app interface, however are sorry you feel we have lost our Curio-ness. Alongside our thinkers we do still try to offer a variety of stories from different publications and on different topics. We'd love to chat further with you and find out what publications you enjoy having on Curio or the topics you enjoy listening to, please can you drop us an email at listen@curio.io? Thank you again.

Tobex ,

Great potential. Needs personal custom filters

This app has great potential. The content is great - broad in publications and in categories - but the inability to filter by category relative to your interests makes finding something engaging a long process. Currently the app doesn’t know me from the next person. There is zero personalisation.

You can click into broad categories such business & industry, humanities, people & society, science, health, life & arts, politics and tech, but the content is so broad here that finding something on, for example, US/UK trade post Brexit, sport science or music as a healer, requires endless scrolling. Even following a vague theme such as climate change or construction is not possible.

I would like to see far more categories or drilled down into sub categories. Following specific articles, journalists or publication themes would be a good way of building up your own personal algorithm so the app knows what you like and feeds it to you. Curio says “expertly curated” which the articles are, just not for anyone in particular.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for taking the time to feed this back to us. We are always looking at ways we can improve Curio and will definitely be sharing your comments with our product team. At the moment we are currently working on making our app more personalised so your feedback is vital to our development. We would love to keep you updated with our progress, if you could please drop us an email at listen@curio.io that way we can keep you in the loop. Thank you once again for your continued support as we work on making Curio easier to use together.

Subscriptions

Annual Subscription
One year of unlimited listening.
Free Trial
Monthly Subscription
One month of unlimited listening.
£7.99

App Privacy

The developer, Curio Labs Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Contact Info
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  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
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  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

  • Siri

    Get things done within this app using just your voice.

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