by Ivan | 4:42 pm

CuriosityStream Review

Hi, my name is Ivan.

While surfing online a few months ago, I have bumped into something called CuriosityStream.

It didn’t take me a long time to learn that this particular streaming service is one of the best things I have found on the internet in the last few years.

You see, I believe that we are driven by this strange curiosity ever since the first man has appeared.

This strong desire which can occupy a human mind and heart has the power to put men and women on a path toward many great discoveries that can change the course of humankind forever.

And usually, it does.

Take an example of an airplane invention. It has brought us to space!

When I saw the motto of the company behind this streaming service, I was “bought” straight away.

They say,

We believe curiosity is the driving force that fuels our passion for learning, creating, understanding and exploring!

In my case, CuriosityStream and I, are a match made in heaven.

If you would like to feed your intelligence with amazing documentaries, then continue with reading this CuriosityStream review, or start your Free Trial right now!


 

WHAT IS CURIOSITYSTREAM? 

CuriosityStream is an exciting online platform for watching award-winning documentary movies in HD and UHD.

You can watch your favorite documentaries from all of your devices, such as a mobile, tablet, computer, and TV.

You can take the shows with you wherever you go as long you can connect to Wi-Fi.

The CuriostiyStream library contains something for every taste.

What kind of documentary movies do you like to watch?

No matter what is your preference, you can find exciting shows about science, history, nature, technology, and much more!

I am a fan of history, but I can go for everything, especially on CuriosityStream.

A few words about the brain behind the idea before we move on to details about the service.

The man who has started Discover Channel, Mr. John Hendricks, has another brilliant idea.

His vision is to bring the best documentaries in the world on the palm of your hand.

I wanted to keep this review biased, but since that is impossible, I will talk like a real fan from now on.

Keep reading my CuriosityStream Review to learn everything you need before you decide whether or not this streaming service is for you.


 

HOW CAN YOU WATCH CURIOSITYSTREAM?

Once you land on the platform, you are offered to get started with amazing sixteen free episodes to get a taste of CuriosityStream.

As I have mentioned, you can watch CuriosityStream from all your mobile devices, both iPhone and Android.

You can watch it on Smart TV’s such as:

  • LG
  • Samsung
  • Sony
  • Visio

Moreover, you can watch it on all major digital media player services such as:

  • AppleTV
  • Roku
  • Amazon FireTv
  • chromecast

As well as over your gaming console, XBOX ONE!

Therefore, you can watch it everywhere, literally.

I highly recommend starting with ‘Rise of Civilization – Bronze Age’ movie.

I was fascinated to find out that among other things that have made this age famous, such as the discovery of the metal, the act of writing was another discovery that marks this era.

You see, I am a writer and to hear that writing was one of the highest occupations or careers in those times was a fantastic thing to learn.

Back in those times, those who were able to write have started the first known human-made documentation intelligently organized in books and scripts.

They have established the occupation which has evolved into what this platform offers.

Documented history of humankind.

Cool stuff, right?


 

WHAT CAN YOU WATCH  ON CURIOSITYSTREAM?

Ok now, let’s hit the most exciting part of this CuriosityStream Review.

This streaming service brings, directly on the palm of your hand, all the best documentary shows ever recorded!

The first movie I’ve seen was, you guessed it, the ‘First Man.’

We may never learn who was the first man, but guys from CuriosityStream have a fascinating idea.

The story about the evolution of the human species from apes to modern humans sparks the imagination beyond every level.

Everything we were able to collect, analyze and document about our existence has been told in a dramatic way that will keep you glued to your screen.

The First Man is a show you should really watch!

However, that is just a small taste of what is coming to your way.

CuriosityStream has over 20 000 documentaries in its video database.

They are neatly lined up in several categories.

  • Science
  • History
  • Nature
  • Technology
  • Society
  • Lifestyle
  • 360

Let’s dig into some of the best titles from each category.

Oh, one more thing, each of the categories has at least eight sub-categories!

The whole service is brilliant!

CuriosityStream Review

Science

If you are a scientific type or an explorer than this one is for you.

Under this category, you can find everything about science there is to know.

  • Physics
  • Space
  • Mind Biology
  • Genetics
  • Medicine
  • Evolution
  • Geology
  • Psychology

 

History

On the other hand, are you a fan of history?

Lined up in eight sub-categories are:

  • Prehistory
  • Ancient
  • Medival
  • Modern
  • Aviation
  • Biographies
  • Megastructure
  • Military.

Think about this category as a complete map of our evolution as far as we know.

 

Technology

I think more and more folks are interested in technology. After all, it is an epic era in which we live today.

You and I, my friend, are a part of another significant shift in our evolution. We had an agricultural revolution, then it came industrial, and now it’s time, once again, to turn the world around!

On CuriosityStream, you can choose from:

  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Transportation
  • Communication
  • Nanotechnology
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Privacy & Security
  • Social Web

This category is a voyage that starts the discovery of electricity and follows the path until we managed to turn it to medium for an instant global communication called the Web.

Huh, I am a little bit carried away by this one honestly. It is fascinating, right?

 

Nature

I am a huge nature fan for many many reasons.

How about you?

Do you like to relax on your couch with some good old documentary about lions or whales?

You can choose from:

  • Earth
  • Animals
  • Birds
  • Insects
  • Natural Habitats
  • Prehistoric Creatures
  • Ocean
  • Plants

I will always go for Prehistoric Creatures because it turns on my imagination to think about those monsters that have once lived on our Earth.

 

Society

This one is for all who have an interest in business, politics, and such.

If you like to dig deep into some of the world’s top political or business questions, then this one might be your favorite.

You can choose from:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Social Issues
  • Politics
  • Crime & Forensics
  • Economic
  • Business & Commerce
  • Democracy
  • Current Events

 

Lifestyle

For those who pull more on the creative side of our brain, this category will soon become your favorite.

You can choose from:

  • Food
  • Collecting
  • Performing Arts
  • Creativity
  • Home Projects
  • Philosophy
  • Health & Wellness
  • Travel.

The last one is my favorite. Are you a curious traveler as well?

If you are, then you have found a great source of fun for all of your future travels.

 

360

Would you like to take a trip to an ancient Egipt’s most sacred Toombs and sanctuaries?

How about Virtual Reality?

You can take a walk through the tomb of Queen Nefertari, the Great Wife of Pharaoh Ramesses II, right from your sofa.

Or see King Tut’s Tomb from all possible angles.

You see, I was always fascinated by the Romans, Mayans, Egyptians, Greeks, Persians, and all of the first and magnificent civilizations that have established the way for us.

Incredible category, and great idea by CuriosityStream.


 

CAN YOU BOOKMARK YOUR FAVOURITES ON CURIOSITYSTREAM?

Hell yeah!

Sorry, of course, you can bookmark your favorites.

As soon as you finish watching, you can store the file in your personal library.

A brilliant option for those who are serious about learning by using this streaming service.

Moreover, not only that you can organize your material, but you can also view the whole history of previously seen titles.

If however, you find yourself in a rush, and you can’t finish the selected film, CuriosityStream will freeze it for you.

This way you can tune back in whenever you wish to continue watching.

 

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

Before we conclude this review, here are a few more details about CuriosityStream.

 

My Account

By clicking here, you can have access to all your information such as your plan details, payment information, account information, etc.

 

Help Center

If you ever experience any issues, you have instant access to a help center via Zendesk quick help service hosted on CuriosityStream.

Additionally, you can browse through some of the most frequently asked questions about this streaming service.

 

Gift Cards!

You are excited by CuriosityStream, and you know someone who shares the same passion.

You can buy him or her a perfect gift.

You can purchase one of the two subscription options, Standard or Premium, and send it as a gift to a friend, colleague, relative, or family member.

You can even choose a specific date of delivery.

For example, to be delivered at someone’s birthday or some other anniversary.


 

HOW MUCH DOES CURIOSITYSTREAM COST?

Now, let’s quickly say how much does it cost to access the full database at CuriosityStream.

As mentioned already, once you purchase the full license, you can access over 20 000 documentaries.

The company offers two packages.

The first offer, Standard, brings you all films in HD quality, while the second one, Premium, lets you have them in UHD.

I highly recommend having the UHD option because you will want to see those shows in the highest possible audio and video quality.

You will be blown away by the quality of the work these people have put in those movies.

It is worth every penny.

You can choose between two billing cycles, monthly or yearly.

To sum up, here is the deal:

  • Standard: $2,99 per month or $19,00 per year
  • Premium: $9,99 per month or $69,99 per year

During the sign-up, you are required to provide the details about your self, your email address, and the number of your credit or VISA card.

 

IS THERE A FREE TRIAL OPTION?

Oh yes, there is, of course!

Every service should come with a free trial option and so does this one.

As I have mentioned already, you can browse between 18 FREE CuriosityStream episodes to have a taste.

Once you decide to sign up with this service, you will be able to check out the full database free of charge for the next seven days.

Once your free trial ends, you will be charged for the plan you have chosen directly on your credit or VISA card.

All in all, I think that this is more than enough to see whether CuriosityStream is for you or not.

I know that I have made my decision.


 

CAN YOU CANCEL CURIOSITYSTREAM?

I include this one as well even though I think it is sufficient.

If you find CuriostiyStream lacking in any way during those first seven days, just visit Your Account option in the top right corner and cancel your free trial before you get charged for it.

Also, if the billing period has already started, you can always do the same and cancel your subscription before the next starts.

The company does not offer a refund or a partial billing option.

As with every other kind of service, they will charge you automatically at the end of every billing period.

Ok, let’s move on from boring stuff to something more interesting.

 

ARE YOU READY TO FREE YOUR CURIOSITY?

I believe that we are at the end of my CuriosityStream Review.

I sincerely hope that you have found all you need to know about this streaming service.

We, humans, owe everything we have ever accomplished to two supernatural forces that are a part of every human.

One is an inborn desire to explore and be curious all the time.

The second one is faith in unseen which enabled us to discover all of our significant accomplishments.

As a huge fan of education in every conceivable form, I have to say that I have found this streaming service to be a brilliant medium for education many curious minds across the globe.

CuriosityStream is not only a documentary streaming service but something beyond the words if you ask me.

It is my top recommendation to all who are looking to feed their intelligence with fantastic documentaries.

If you are thirsty for knowledge, you have just found your ‘holy grail’.


 

All the Best,

Ivan

Comments

Susan Galvez

Hi Ivan!
You have a very comprehensive list of the categories to choose from. Documentaries are very educational, I am one fan of it. I will bookmark your site so I can easily return to it later.

Sep 29.2019 | 11:30 am

    Ivan

    Hi Susan, as you can see, there’s plenty of choices here and if you like to watch documentary movies, you’re going to love CuriostiyStream!

    Ivan

    Sep 29.2019 | 09:31 pm

Schalk

I found this to be a very interesting read as I am in the education sector and always on the lookout for amazing educational documentaries. This seems absolutely perfect. On Youtube browsing around for useful documentaries or videos on Science topics that is of high quality for example is quite a hit and miss experience. I just want to make sure I understand this correctly. So this is not like Netflix or NowTv etc. with movies to watch etc. but purely documentaries only, correct?

Sep 29.2019 | 12:14 pm

    Ivan

    Hi Schalk, yes, you understand it correctly. It’s a streaming service just like Netflix but only for documentary movies. I hope you’re going to find this service useful. Enjoy watching movies on CuriosityStream!

    Ivan

    Sep 29.2019 | 09:34 pm

ty Chan

Thank you for recommending Curosity stream. It sounds something like Netflix? I like watching documentaries when I have free time. $2.99 per month is reasonable. I will definitely have a look at it later. What kind of documentaries do you usually watch? Are the documentaries there with subtitles?

Sep 29.2019 | 12:21 pm

    Ivan

    Hi Chan, thanks for leaving your comment 🙂

    Yes, it’s much like Netflix, but with documentary movies. I’m not sure, but I think there are no documentaries with subtitles. I watch all kinds of movies, from science to technology, history, nature. There’s plenty of choice on the CuriosityStream platform that it’s hard to stick with just one category. I hope you’ll enjoy the service as much as I do.

    IVan

    Oct 14.2019 | 08:49 am

Moni

Thank you for sharing such a great review of Curiosity Stream.
After reading your very thorough review I have decided to sign up for the trial and see if it is as good as it sounds.
The sheer amount of choice available is so vast I am sure I will be spending a lot of time satisfying my curiosity.
My first movie choice will be the same as your choice, “First Man”.., I am so looking forward to it!

Sep 29.2019 | 03:40 pm

    Ivan

    Hi Moni, thanks for stopping by and for leaving your comment 🙂

    Enjoy the movie ‘First Man’ and the whole CuriosityStream platform!

    Ivan

    Oct 14.2019 | 08:46 am

Hans

Started the free trial yesterday and I am gonna say I am loving the documentaries! Am a huge fan of nature documentary and I think this alone will convince me to sign up for a standard membership.

Sep 29.2019 | 05:30 pm

    Ivan

    Hi Hans, thanks for leaving your comment here 🙂

    Go ahead and enjoy the service at CuriosityStream!

    Ivan

    Oct 14.2019 | 08:45 am

RJ

Like you I’d never heard of Curiosity Stream, I’ve heard of Netflix, but don’t have the service.
The Standard Price of $19 PA and the Premium Price pf $69.99 PA seems very reasonable. – This will make me investigate this service.
Can you tell me if the Science- Medicine, and Lifestyle-health & Wellness, topics offer a Wholistic Health and Illness Prevention angle?

Sep 30.2019 | 12:35 am

    Ivan

    Hi RJ, thanks for stopping by 🙂

    I hope you are going to enjoy the CuroiosityStream service. You will have to do that research by yourself 🙂

    Ivan

    Oct 14.2019 | 08:44 am

Strahinja

Well, now you got me interested about this service. I guess you can say that this is a breaktrough in streaming services. I am really glad to learn about Curiosity Stream because it will make my learning easier. Since this platform is in the beginning phase, I think the price is a real deal.

I will give it a try for a month and see if I will upgrade to yearly plan.

Thank you Ivan.

Oct 18.2019 | 06:34 pm

    Ivan

    Hi Strahinja, thanks for checking my review 🙂

    Yes, CS is indeed a breakthrough in the world of streaming services. I’m using the service for 8 maybe even nine months not and it’s the best source of entertainment that I’ve ever found. The beginning phase is actually over. They are now in full throttle!

    You’ll love it! Enjoy watching documentaries on CuriosityStream!
    Ivan

    Oct 18.2019 | 06:43 pm

Pablo

This blew my mind! I was looking for a documentary from the Second World War, I think it is in colors, and I came across this article. I am passionate about documentaries, and I like this platform because all the shows are cataloged by topic. That is the best for me!

have you tried this platform? My question is whether there is any restriction by region or country?

Oh, and what made me finish believing that this platform is impressive, is the ability to see in 360 degrees!

Thank you very much for this review!

Oct 18.2019 | 06:40 pm

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