Nebula – Watch Something Smart 12+

Indie Videos and Podcasts


    • 4.7 • 5.4K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


Nebula is an independent streaming service built by Creators. It features thoughtful videos, podcasts, and classes tailored for our audience — ad free. When using the Nebula app, you’ll enjoy access to:

• A full catalog of videos, podcasts, and classes from all of our creators
• Exclusive Nebula Originals every month
• Nebula Plus — Extended cuts with additional, exclusive content
• Notifications when your favorite creators release a new video
• Video downloads for offline viewing

Not to mention you’ll have our eternal gratitude for supporting independent creators.

Usage of the app and its features requires an active subscription to Nebula.
Classes content within the app requires an active subscription to Classes.

What’s New

Version 2.11

• Nebula First — look for the lightning bolt for exclusive early access to upcoming videos from many of your favorite creators.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.4K Ratings

5.4K Ratings

Cajun IT Guy ,

Vastly Improved Since Release

I was one of the first people to subscribe to and download the Nebula app on iOS. The app was decent, but missed a few features I had come to rely on in YT. Notably, these were background listening and the ability to minimize the video window to find other content without closing. I’m happy to say, the background listening feature has been added, and although I’m still waiting for the minimized window, it’s not something that forces me to use the YT app (and continue paying for YT Premium, which I’m going to do regardless). I also like to scroll the comment section from time to time, but I understand the decision by the creators/devs to decide against or delay implementing that feature due to the technical, creative or even legal complexity and liability that may entail. One more thing: I’ve noticed a huge increase in the responsiveness of the app since last using it. So I say well done devs and creators, for banding together with a vision for increased freedom and ownership in your careers. I can personally say that the risk you took and all the hard work done will always be rewarded by me and all others who appreciate such displays of intelligence and character.

RubberBop ,

The Contributors Are Amazing, But...

I exclusively follow a number of creators only on Nebula rather than YT now because I really want the platform to succeed. But there are some issues: 1) Apple tvOS: Maybe a bit of an overstatement, but I can just about fix dinner in the time it can take to load the app. I mean minutes pass before it comes up. 2) For those creators whose content is more newsy (i.e. needs to be timely), I cannot seem to find out what is the publishing process schedule on Nebula v. YT. This is causing me to have to rely on YT while these creators are actively promoting Nebula. Yes, I have reached out to a couple of such creators and trying to see if it is on their end, but this is something that should be considered and part of the ToS to the creators. It needs to be as close and hopefully better than on YT. Sorry, if anyone thinks these criticisms are unfair, but it is the competitive environment the app faces. Again, the content creators I have moved from YT and found since being on Nebula is wonderful and now numbers in excess of 30 and still building. Hooray for Nebula for bringing this together!

_j5155_ ,

Good concept, poor execution

Overall, I like Nebula and the platform’s creators. However, I’m running into a few issues with the iOS app that are fairly irritating.
1. The app logs you out if your device is connected to a wifi network that cannot access Nebula servers, such as wifi networks aboard planes used for in flight entertainment or free messaging. This makes it impossible to use the app while still being able to receive messages on a plane.
2. Controls for media that is being displayed on a seperate device via Google Cast are difficult to locate. In other apps, while your device is casting, the current queue and pause/play controls are still where they may be when you are watching the media on your device. However, Nebula returns you to the home screen after beginning a cast, and puts the controls behind a non-obvious cast button. It would be much more intuitive to have a Picture-in-Picture-like display of the thumbnail of the current video, with controls overlayed above it, and the ability to easily manage the upcoming queue, similar to other apps that support Google Cast.

I really like the concept of Nebula, but it would be a lot more useful if these issues were fixed. Thank you!

App Privacy

The developer, Standard, 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 Linked to You

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

  • Contact Info
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

    Some in‑app purchases, including subscriptions, may be shareable with your family group when Family Sharing is enabled.

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