Nebula is smart, thoughtful videos from your favorite education-y creators. New videos, back catalog, and Nebula Originals.
Video service algorithms reward videos that are easy to click on, easy to watch, and easy to share, because that’s what makes them money. Because of that, when we want to make things that are different — when we want to try something new — the algorithm gets scared and buries the video. It’s designed to keep us in our lane.
So we created Nebula, a streaming video platform that we control, so we can use it to try new things, explore new formats, and share more behind the scenes content.
• Exclusive Nebula Originals every month
• Follow your favorite creators
• Get notifications when your favorites release a new video
• Be the first to see new videos
• Download videos to watch offline
• Coming soon: even more ways to directly support the creators you love
• Fixed a crash that some users were encountering while the app was loading data.
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Great concept, just needs further polishing
The idea of a streaming service where the money has a much better chance of going straight to the creators with no ads is fantastic. There are many good things about this service. The UI is very fluid and easy to use. The videos keep playing outside of the app, allowing a more flexible user experience. Videos from your favorite creators are pushed forward in a reliable way. There are, unfortunately, many minor issues present. You cannot choose how you sort video listing from a channel. It is only listed in reverse sequential order, beginning with the most recent upload. There is no mini player, so you cannot look for videos while watching a different video. You cannot filter your search in any way, instead you get an erratic list of creators and videos seemingly at random. This service is a great next step in the scene of individual content creation, but it needs to catch up just a little bit on the smaller, yet still very important factors.
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- Standard Broadcast LLC
- 11.6 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Apple TV
- Requires tvOS 13.0 or later.
- Age Rating
- 12+ Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © Standard
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.