Stream your favorite HISTORY TV shows including The Curse of Oak Island, Ancient Aliens, Forged in Fire, American Pickers & more. Watch full episodes on your favorite iOS device.

Watch all your favorite HISTORY series such as:
• Alone
• American Pickers
• Ancient Aliens
• AxMen
• Forged in Fire
• Mountain Men
• Pawn Stars
• Project Blue Book
• Swamp People
• The Curse of Oak Island
• The UnXplained

.... plus many more!

NEW! Live streaming on the app. Yes, that’s right, you can now stream HISTORY straight from your iOS device.

• Stream your favorite HISTORY TV shows - for FREE!*
• Discover incredible stories from the past and present with our ground-breaking series
• Create a HISTORY profile to continue watching episodes where you left off on any device

Download the HISTORY app now to watch the latest episodes, whenever you want.

For even more HISTORY commercial free - download HISTORY Vault. Stream thousands of documentaries and series from 25 years of HISTORY Channel for $4.99/month or $49.99/year. Start your 7-day free trial now.

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Please note that HISTORY content is only available to stream in the United States.

What’s New

Version 4.1.8

Bug fixes and performance improvement.

Ratings and Reviews

4.2 out of 5
9.1K Ratings

9.1K Ratings

Libertylovr ,

Way too many commercials

Love the History channel, hate commercials taking up so much time! Vikings is my fave, can’t get enough, but you see 2 maybe 3 scenes and then boom! you’re bombarded with umpteen commercials! Give us a break! More show, less commercials. It would also be nice to see more historical period pieces like Vikings, as there are many of us who love love love ancient history. Not a big fan of the re-enactment shows though.
The History app is great, but there is a lot of black screen and once again, those horrid commercials! When something is first run on TV, advertisers are getting their commercials on at that time. Why do we have to endure the same thing online? There should not be commercials on any shows that are viewed online. It’s advertiser greed.

Fjddjrd ,

Good, but a few suggestions.

I really like that the History channel has decided to join the streaming service community. They have a great variety of pretty much all the shows you see on the History channel through a TV service provider.

However, i’m a bit disappointed that you have to have a TV Service provider in order to get any access above the very few select episodes they offer for free. I wish they would follow suit to the other streaming services and offer a monthy, tri-monthy, 1/2 year, or a year’s subscription plan at some rate for those that do not have a TV service provider, but would like access to these shows.

With the vast array of streaming services becoming more and more available, I believe it is only a matter of time before streaming services completely take over from TV service provider’s. My family is finding that it is much cheaper to pay for the tailored channels and streaming services we like, often at a much cheaper rate than tv service providers. For that reason, we are trying to do away with our own tv service provider. But the fact that History Live requires you to have a Tv service provider does not make that option readily available to those following this path, or simply unable to have tv service. I believe the history channel would be able to profit much more and attract a greater audience if they offered membership rates (monthly, 3-months, 6-months, 1 year) in addition to the free option already available if you have a tv service provider.

Mish Jean ,

Hopeful of a great app, semi-decent at best.

I downloaded this app onto my Apple TV when I started to watch a History Channel original series. Though I was excited to watch this series I became a fan of on History, the headaches began as I started to watch. Frequently, and multiple times per episode, audio will desync from the video. This only way to fix this issue is to back out of the episode and then to restart it, resuming where I left off.
What makes it worse, is that the app does not keep track of where you last were watching, constantly hopping between seasons OR episodes within a season. This means having to search around to find the right episode.
Worse yet. At times, after the episode is restarted to fix the audio, the video will change it’s ratio to a 4:3 with a large big black box off the right 1/3 part of the screen. To fix that, again, I have to stop the episode again, deal with the issues mentioned in the previous paragraph, and hope and prey to some deity that it will work when I restart it again.
Overall, I’m greatly disappointed by an app that has been released by such a large organization like the History Channel. I would come to hope to find something that works a lot better for a channel this large.

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The developer, A&E Television Networks Mobile, 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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