Award-winning programming exclusively from Smithsonian Channel, available anywhere, anytime, and on your favorite devices. Stream original series and entertaining documentaries inspired by the Smithsonian Institution’s museums, research facilities, and publications, and explore worlds of history, mystery, science, pop culture, and more. No commitment or cable subscription required. Just download and enjoy at home or on-the-go.
Upgrade to Smithsonian Channel Plus for an ad-free viewing experience. Unlock even more nonfiction entertainment, like full seasons of our most popular series Aerial America, America in Color, and Air Disasters, in addition to nature and wildlife programs from Smithsonian Earth. With new content added weekly, you'll never run out of genres to explore, worlds to discover, and things to learn! All for just $4.99/month after your FREE 7-day trial*.
Now available on Apple TV®, iPhone® and iPad®.
Smithsonian Channel Features:
-- Free award-winning programming exclusively from Smithsonian Channel
-- Select full episodes and clips of your favorite programs plus curated playlists, bonus materials, and original digital shorts
-- Entertaining and educational programs
-- Factual, informative, and trusted
-- Search by your favorite genres
Smithsonian Channel Plus Features:
-- Unlimited streaming of high-quality original documentaries and series
-- Deep library of nonfiction entertainment
-- Full seasons of award-winning series
-- 300+ hours of 4K UHD programming included in your subscription
-- Ability to curate your own playlist by adding programs to My List for future viewing
-- Content refreshed weekly
*You will not be charged for the SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL PLUS streaming service during the free trial period (the first 7 days of your subscription). TO CANCEL YOUR SUBSCRIPTION AND AVOID BEING CHARGED, YOU MUST CANCEL BEFORE THE END OF THE FREE TRIAL PERIOD. To keep your subscription once your trial period is over, you will not have to do anything. Free trial is available to new customers only.
• Payment will be charged to iTunes account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period, and identify the cost of the renewal
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user's Account Settings after purchase
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
©2018 SN Digital LLC All rights reserved. Smithsonian Channel is a trademark of Smithsonian Institution. SN Digital LLC is an authorized user. Smithsonian Channel Plus is accessible for viewing solely in the United States and its territories and possessions. Minimum high-speed broadband connection is required for viewing.
- Improvements to Chromecast experience
- Ability to turn Autoplay on or off
- Easy access to the iTunes subscription manager from Settings
Ratings and Reviews
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 https://help.smithsonianchannel.com where you can submit a request.
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 ,
If you already get Smithsonian Channel through your cable provider, you can stream hundreds of hours of programming online at https://tve.smithsonianchannel.com/. Just select your provider and sign in with your provider credentials. For more information, visit http://tinyurl.com/Smithsonian-Channel-through-my.
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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- 30.7 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- ©2019 SN Digital L.L.C. All rights reserved. Smithsonian Channel is a trademark of Smithsonian Institution. SN Digital L.L.C. is an authorized user.
- In-App Purchases
- Smithsonian Earth Monthly Subscription $3.99
- Smithsonian Channel Plus Month $4.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.