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 6.2.11

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

4.6 out of 5
760 Ratings

760 Ratings

Rare Cats ,

Genuinely surprised

I went into this expecting to not even use my free trial and then cancel. By some odd coincidence I ended up driving for longer during the day than I normally would. I figured let’s use that free trial. I listened to one and then another and then another. It has been about a month and i’ve listened to the readings at least once every time I drive but it has extended to when I’m in the house. I can’t believe I’ve been missing out on all of these articles and Curio has made it so accessible to me.I love this and I have no intention of removing my subscription.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you so much for your 5-star rating and also incredible review! We are so glad to hear you are enjoying Curio and have found some interesting pieces. If you ever need anything please just drop us an email at listen@curio.io - we are here to help. Have a great day and happy listening!

mgynyc ,

4.5 Stars - The Titles Aren’t Read

Just signed up and am loving this app except for one thing: the readers never read the titles of the articles(!). There’s an intro to each article, but surprisingly enough no mention of the article’s title. It’s like jumping into bed with someone without first getting their name.
The title is indeed in the app itself or on my device, but I use the playlist/auto play function and can’t be bothered to look at my phone or iPad to find the new title every time an article changes, especially when driving or on my bike or walking the dog. Skipping the titles of songs would be fine, but not the title of written works/articles.
Please read the titles of the articles and I will give 5 stars! Until then, I will try to get past having this huge chunk of context missing. I’ll try to remember the title of this app when recommending it. ;)

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for the 4-star review and we are so glad to hear you are loving Curio. We really appreciate your comments about the article title and can understand it can be disorientating jumping from one piece to the next without this. We have taken your comments on board and looking into this now for you. In the meantime, if there is anything else we can help with please drop us a message at listen@curio.io and we'd love to help. Have a great day and happy listening :)

fkendisoanrjci ,

Pedantic/patronizing selection and uninspired narration

If you listen to audiobooks, you know that narrators sometimes fail to give voice to the characters. In curio it feels like the narrators have no idea what they are talking about and place emphasis in a way that feels totally untethered to the significant facts in the articles.

That aside, the articles themselves are often extremely anecdotal opinion pieces. They’re basically pieces where the author is just trying to sound smart without doing serious research. A lot of men are featured disproportionately to women, and there is a shortage of black and brown voices.

Instead of making listeners smarter, curio makes listeners more pedantic. So far, non of the news “curators” are really optimizing for quality, they are optimizing for ideas that validate perspectives of the target audience.

I give three stars because it is fundamentally a good idea and a good platform with decent execution, it just needs to make more of an effort to pick serious journalism from a more diverse set of voices (and not just some “star” authors and publications) with more facts and less speculation.

Developer Response ,

Hello, thank you for your review and detailed feedback. We are always looking at ways we can improve and will defiantly be taking on board your comments regarding our range of narrators and also the styles of pieces we curate. We really value your experience of listening to Curio and would love to discuss this further with you, if you would be interested please do email us at listen@curio.io. Thank you again for your feedback and we hope you have a great day.

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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.

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    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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