Smithsonian Channel 12+

Watch Original Documentaries

SN Digital LLC

    • 2.8 • 375 Ratings
    • Free


Enjoy award-winning programming exclusively from Smithsonian Channel, available anywhere, anytime and on your favorite devices. Stream original series and thought-provoking documentaries inspired by the Smithsonian Institution's museums, research facilities and publications, and explore history, mystery, science, pop culture and more. Just download and enjoy at home or on-the-go.

Now available on Apple TV®, iPhone® and iPad®.

Watch full episodes from your favorite series the day after they air. Sign in with your TV or cable provider to unlock even more episodes and exclusive content, including:

• Air Disasters
• Aerial America
• Inside the Factory
• Orangutan Jungle School
• Air Warriors
• Combat Ships
• Ice Airport Alaska
• How Did They Build That?
• America in Color
• Fever Pitch
• WWII Battles in Color


• Free award-winning programming exclusively from Smithsonian Channel
• Full episodes of your favorite programs, plus curated playlists, bonus materials and original digital shorts
• Entertaining and educational programs
• Factual, informative and trusted content

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What’s New

Version 145.0

Download the latest version of the Smithsonian Channel app to watch original documentaries and full episodes from your favorite shows, including Air Disasters, Aerial America and Inside the Factory. Plus, we've made some bug fixes and performance improvement, so you can enjoy a smoother viewing experience.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
375 Ratings

375 Ratings

vickiet444 ,

Who do I contact regarding...

I have had a subscription for the Plus through Apple which renews each month with payment. Today, I clicked on the App, started watching a program without any problems, decided to try another program & a screen came up offering me a 7-day free trial & wouldn’t let me watch anything else unless I signed up for another paid subscription which just renewed 2 weeks ago. Tried “restore purchase” & tried to sign back in...still refused my attempt to open. Clearly, the App Store says I have an active subscription. I sent an email to Smithsonian through their App feedback option, who in turn is replying they can’t help me. And says to contact Apple. Seems like Smithsonian Network says it’s all on Apple to assist me—too late today, so, I guess I will try tomorrow.

Follow-up…deleted App & reinstalled & now, it opens programming without a problem. Smithsonian kinda passed the problem on to Apple which is interesting since most other Subscription Apps are usually anxious to assist or suggest solutions. Which,simply, could’ve been to just delete the App & reinstall.

Developer Response ,

We're sorry to hear that you're disappointed! Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback. If you would like to share specific details about your Smithsonian Channel experience, we want to hear them. Please visit where you can submit a request.

Boilerdog193 ,

Why Pay

I don’t get it, every other app for streaming out there is free with you logging in with your cable tv info etc. This one is not! They want you to subscribe and pay that’s nuts... I will just stick to watching it TV since I pay for cable already... Crazy greed out there, you develop an app just make money on the adverts no need to charge monthly...

Update: Okay, that’s well that will work... but on another note it would be nice if you told more people that on the app its self... Then like most apps give people the option to login watching through their cable provider inside the app instead of using a browser... If you did that more than half of the bad reviews would go away trust me on that... just my opinion... Thanks for the response...

Developer Response ,

We're happy to let you know that if you already get Smithsonian Channel through your cable provider, you can now stream hundreds of hours of programming within the Smithsonian Channel app. Select 'SIGN IN' then 'SELECT TV PROVIDER.' Once you've selected your provider, you may sign in with your provider credentials. Thank you for taking the time to provide this feedback, and thank you for watching Smithsonian Channel!

rpieprzica ,

Beautiful documentaries and Amazing wildlife cinematography

Smithsonian has been a world class museum for almost as long as the USA has been a country. The science and education that the institution has provided since its inception in 1846 is incredible. All that knowledge and exploration has translated very well into the videos they produce, from exploring delicate ecosystems to delving into the history of ancient civilizations, they continue to capture thrilling and timely movies and tv shows. This Smithsonian app is a must have for anyone interested in history, nature and science. They have tried to keep up with providing new full length shows for this app, but it seems the process is slow, that would be my only complaint, but there is enough currently available to keep you entertained for quite a while. I’m happy to keep my subscription going, not only to support this great institution, but to satisfy my curiosity about the history, nature, and science in our amazing world.

Developer Response ,

Thank you for taking the time to provide us with this amazing feedback! We are happy to hear that you are enjoying your subscription! Thank you, as always, for watching Smithsonian Earth!

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