History Extra: Unlock the past 12+

Historical features & podcasts

Immediate Media Company Limited

    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Explore history with the HistoryExtra app. Discover thousands of features written by expert historians with exciting new content added daily from podcasts to masterclasses and more.

Content you can trust
Discover historical content from the team behind BBC History Magazine and BBC History Revealed

Meaning no distractions while you're exploring

Save to archive
Bookmark your favourite articles and return to them later

Listen and watch
Enjoy a wide variety of podcasts, and watch our expert video lectures and masterclasses

History you can savour
Relax in an accessible reading, watching and listening experience

Big topics, key figures
Dive deep into the greatest historical topics from the ancient world to the Cold War

Explore the past, today

Terms of Use:

If you have questions please get in touch with the team for more information or support by emailing support@historyextra.com

What’s New

Version 314.15.1

Bug fixes and improvements.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
109 Ratings

109 Ratings

Slaterdoginsc ,

Great content!

Love the articles and topics and podcasts!

Developer Response ,

Slaterdoginsc, thank you for your feedback. We are delighted to hear that you are enjoying the HistoryExtra app. We would like to use your review as a testimonial within future marketing communications. If you are happy for us to do so, please contact us at support@historyextra.com with the subject line "App testimonial - followed by your app store username". Many thanks, the HistoryExtra Team

Beezcleezles ,

Love the content, hate the bugs

I am a history nerd and love reading the articles to relax before bed. The app however is buggy. It crashes often and takes a while to load. Would give 5 stars for an update on the app and bugs to be resolved. Otherwise there’s a ton of well written and thoughtful content on tons of things I thought I knew but had barely scratched the surface on.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear that you’re having a bad experience with our app. Your feedback is important to us and has been noted. Our team is working to improve our app performance, but in the meantime, it would be really helpful if you could get in contact with us directly by emailing: apps@immediate.co.uk

TheBarbaraBrady ,

Navigation too complex

BBC History Extra podcast is by far my favorite podcast. I would love to subscribe and listen to it. ad-free on the app, but I can’t seem to find a simple chronological list of all podcasts in the app. Everything is pre-categorized, there are giant pictures, so you have to scroll and scroll. This is particularly challenging in the car, where I do most of my podcast listening.

I don’t mind that they have all that fancy-schmancy user interface, but somewhere, there needs to be just that simple chronological list for bingers like me who just want to listen to one right after the other, in the order that they were broadcast.

As it stands, I will continue to listen on Spotify (and pay Spotify) and put up with the ads, because the interface is better.

BBC History Extra does AMAZING history, but their skill level is kind of mediocre when it comes to podcast GUI in an iPhone.

Developer Response ,

TheBarbaraBrady, Thank you for your review and feedback on the podcasts, please email our Team at support@historyextra.com so we can discuss this further, however, in the meantime, we will pass your feedback on to the Team so they are aware of the issues you are faced with.

Thank you,
History Extra

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