If Netflix and Stephen Hawking Had a Baby, It Would Be CuriosityStream
Back in the glory days of basic cable, long before the Kardashians and Real Housewives came along, there was a ton of quality nonfiction programming available. Networks like A&E, the Discovery Channel, the History Channel, and the Learning Channel produced thoughtful documentaries and series about a variety of subjects. You could literally turn on your TV at any time, day or night, and learn something interesting.
But as you probably know, that type of basic-cable programming has, for the most part, gone the way of the dodo. Channels that used to specialize in nonfiction now produce mostly reality TV, or in some cases, straight up fiction. This new programming isn’t inherently bad. Some of it is actually pretty great. But for viewers who crave intellectual stimulation, it can leave a lot to be desired.
But here’s the good news. If you happen to be one of those viewers who craves intellectually stimulating programming, there’s actually a streaming service dedicated entirely to you. It’s called CuriosityStream, and focuses exclusively on fact-based documentaries and series dealing with science, technology, nature, and history.
Created by John Hendricks, the founder and former CEO of Discovery Channel Communications, CuriosityStream was first launched in 2015. Since then, its content catalog has swelled, and now offers over 2,400 nonfiction titles that explore the world with an emphasis on breathtaking visuals and compelling storytelling. Their original content stars some of the most notable intellectuals and influencers in the world, including natural historian Sir David Attenborough, theoretical physicist Michio Kaku, astronaut Chris Hadfield, YouTube star Derek Muller, and even the late great Stephen Hawking, whose CuriosityStream series Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places won an Emmy Award in 2017.
Like other streaming services, CuriosityStream adds new content every week, so there’s always something enlightening, entertaining, and inspiring to binge on. But you don’t have to worry about it taking a big bite of your entertainment budget. With subscriptions starting at just $2.99 per month or $19.99 per year, CuriosityStream is insanely affordable. And best of all subscriptions come with a seven-day free trial, so you can try it before you buy it.
And since it’s a streaming service, CuriosityStream can be enjoyed on almost any platform, including a desktop or laptop computer, Android or Apple mobile devices, smart TVs from Samsung, LG, Sony, and Vizo, plus all the latest streaming devices from Amazon, Roku, Google, and Apple. And you can watch all of CuriosityStream’s content anywhere on the globe, because there are no geographical restrictions.
So if you’re hungry for thought-providing digital content, and you’re starting to run out of Ted Talks, click here to check out CuriosityStream.