Nebula – Watch Something Smart 12+

Indie Videos and Podcasts

Standard

    • 4.7 • 4.8K Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases

Description

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 all of its features requires an active subscription to Nebula. https://nebula.app/terms

What’s New

Version 2.7

• Class Downloads — You can now download classes and watch lessons while offline
• Updated autoplay for Classes to always start the next lesson from the beginning
• Added a progress indicator to class thumbnails
• Tapping a video's channel avatar on the Featured view will now take you to the channel details
• Improved subscription flow to better accommodate users who are signed in, but do not have an active subscription
• Fixed a bug where Watch History would sometimes show unwatched videos

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
4.8K Ratings

4.8K 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.

assassinscreedivblackflag ,

Fantastic app with only one problem

Let me start off by saying I absolutely love this service. I feel like I’m directly supporting everyone on here more effectively than YT, and the content is right up my alley. The only problem I’ve had (and the ONLY reason I’m not giving 5 stars right away) is that whenever I turn on notifications for a creator, it automatically turns back off any time I close the app or even leave the app to go somewhere else. What usually ends up happening is I’ll see an upload notification for one of the creators on YT and then I’ll go watch it on Nebula, but with many creators putting out their content on Nebula days before it’s on YT, I wish I got Nebula notifications so I could know. I check the app every couple days but sometimes I just miss an upload by even a few hours or I go a few days without looking and all of a sudden everyone I follow has put out a new vid.

If the notification bug gets fixed, I’ll change my review to 5 stars in a heartbeat. Like I said, fantastic app, love everyone and everything on it, just the one tiny problem.

_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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

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

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