CuriosityStream is the world’s leading documentary and non-fiction streaming service covering science, nature, history, biographies of real characters of consequence and pretty much anything else you can think of.
Learn about our natural world alongside luminaries like Sir David Attenborough. Look at our universe with wonder as Michio Kaku and Brian Greene broaden your perspective on space, time and the future. Step back in time and explore dinosaurs, ancient history, and the rise of homo sapiens.
Curiositystream also offers CuriosityKIDS, a dedicated collection of safe, entertaining and inspiring programs for families to enjoy together or for kids to watch on their own. Let CuriosityKids spark a love of learning and a passion for exploration. Plus, all CuriosityStream shows are downloadable so you can keep kids entertained while on the go. Whether your kids are budding astronomers, paleontologists, or historians, CuriosityStream has got you covered with award-winning, ad-free content.
Join more than 13 million CuriosityStream subscribers and explore thousands of brain-boosting documentaries.
CuriosityStream membership benefits:
- Unlimited streaming of the best in documentary programming
- Download shows so you can watch anytime, anywhere without an internet connection
- 4K and HD documentaries available on multiple devices
- New content added weekly so you’ll never run out of things to watch
- Browse titles with multiple search tools to help you quickly find your favorite subject areas
- Rate your favorite shows and get recommendations for related content
- Bookmark shows to watch later or resume watching previously viewed shows on other devices

Memberships start at just $2.99 USD per month (plus applicable tax). You may cancel your membership and stop the billing anytime by logging into your account.

Please Note:
- Payment will be charged to the user's iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
-Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
- Account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
By downloading this application, you agree to the CuriosityStream Terms of Use ( and Privacy Policy (

What’s New

Version 2.9.4

Thank you for using CuriosityStream! Every update of our app includes improvements for speed, reliability and a smoother user experience.

Highlights for this new update:
- Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
5.6K Ratings

5.6K Ratings

TTIOT_Believe it! ,

Absolutely the best, and I’ve tried them all.

Hands down, the best aggregation of documentaries available. I especially enjoy the science and history content. New content added frequently. Original content is world class. I originally subscribed for the science, math and technology content, but due to the excellent curation and categorization, I’ve broadened my interests and I’m catching up with all the areas I snoozed through in school, namely World History, Culture and Civilization. Ive also become enthralled with a wider range of interests such as Anthropology, Early Human development, Genetics and Biology, along with space exploration, the World Wars, Espionage and even Philosophy. I watch CS every day and it is part of my daily bedtime routine. I highly recommend subscribing through the App Store and using the independent app on AppleTV, not as a Prime Video or other third party add on.

My only complaint is that occasionally, maybe one or two days every other month, all content when played is limited to the first one minute or so. This appears to be a bug and I’m sure this is being addressed. If someone at Apple or CS reads this, please address. Thank you!

MrBumpie ,

Great App !

I’m a documentary junkie ! This definitely scratches my itch for knowledge! A great value too ! This is like having PBS’s Nova, the Science Channel, Nat Geo and the Discovery channels rolled in to one, just a click away ! They say variety is the spice of life, this app is a full on spice cabinet!
One feature I especially enjoy is how mainstream media usually just touches on an event, where this app goes in depth on the story. An example is the recent discovery of a black hole. A two minute cover on mainstream media After watching a story on CuriosityStream l now understand it better. The bonus is seeing the people behind its discovery. It’s like they are having a conversation with me in my living room ! Education with no test questions, just for pure educational knowledge!
Kudos to the developers and those associated with the development of this amazing app! A sincere thank you to the men and women behind the development and production of this app !

woiufpovzcn ,

Excellent content, good UI

For documentary lovers this app has some cool content, I don’t care that I can probably find it elsewhere, I like that it’s all here in one place. The user experience used to be poor, but it’s consistently improved with every update and is really good now. I originally got the app because I like to fall asleep listening to documentaries, but for this purpose I ended up with a $5 monthly PBS subscription, they have the most soothing documentary voices to fall asleep to! (With Curiosity Stream it’s hit or miss finding something without loud parts that will wake you up, with PBS you’re guaranteed a good snooze!)

App Privacy

The developer, CuriosityStream, LLC, 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 Not Linked to You

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

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

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


  • Family Sharing

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

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