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CuriosityStream streaming review

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Documentaries offer deep dives into fascinating real-life subjects, and they can be addictive in their own right. For viewers who can’t get enough of them, there’s CuriosityStream, a platform with a wealth of high-quality fact-based content. At a low $2.99/mo. starting price, anybody who loves documentaries can easily begin learning a lot more about the world.

What is CuriosityStream?

CuriosityStream is a platform on which you can stream documentaries on a variety of subjects. With thousands of documentaries in science, technology, the arts, civilization, and more, there’s something to like for anyone who’s intrigued by the world.

Since the platform is a paid service, there are no ads shown in its material. According to John Hendricks, the founder of CuriosityStream, fact-based content is less expensive to produce than dramatic content; this means the platform can pass on the savings to customers.

What devices can I watch CuriosityStream on?

You can watch CuriosityStream on devices like the Roku, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Apple TV. You can also use the service on Android and iOS devices.

What is the pricing for CuriosityStream?

There are three tiers of monthly plans: Basic, Standard, and Premium.

  • Basic: $2.99/mo. Streaming in Standard Definition.
  • Standard: $5.99/mo. Streaming in High Definition.
  • Premium: $11.99/mo. Streaming in 4K/Ultra High Definition.

There are also yearly plans for all pricing tiers, offering discounts from the 12-month prices.

  • Basic: $29.99/yr. (save 16%)
  • Standard: $59.99/yr. (save 16%)
  • Premium: $119.99/yr. (save 16%)

For all plans, you will receive your first month free. Keep in mind that not all content on CuriosityStream offers high-definition streaming, and the availability of high-definition video will depend on your internet speed.

What kinds of documentaries can I watch on CuriosityStream?

You can watch thousands of titles on CuriosityStream in different categories. Here are a few types of documentaries you can watch through CuriosityStream (in total, there are almost three dozen categories of documentaries to choose from):

  • Biology
  • Earth
  • Genetics
  • Medicine
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Communications
  • Energy
  • Engineering
  • Business
  • Democracy
  • Economics
  • Politics
Human Spirit
  • Art
  • Character and Values
  • Literature
  • Philosophy

CuriosityStream documentaries are created by filmmakers around the world, and some are produced in-house by Curiosity Studios.

CuriosityStream pros and cons

To help you make the right choice about whether to subscribe to CuriosityStream, take a look at the pros and cons of the service.


  • Almost three dozen documentary categories
  • Thousands of titles to choose from
  • Reasonable subscription prices (starting at $2.99/mo.)
  • Open to subscribers worldwide
  • Month-to-month subscription; cancel anytime
  • 7-day, no-obligation free trial


  • May not have access to some titles outside of the United States


Much like Netflix’s documentary section, CuriosityStream tackles the fascinating world of fact-based content — and offers a lot of it, too. There are thousands of titles in the CuriosityStream library, spanning almost three dozen categories. It’s enough to keep even the most hardcore documentary enthusiast occupied for quite a while.

Price-wise, CuriosityStream is highly accessible; you can get started for as low as $2.99 a month. At that price point, it’s cheaper than most books and it delivers an incredible amount of content for the price of entry.

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11 Responses

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    GeraldDecember 8, 2018

    I thought I was subscribed to CuriosityStream but never got a conformation from them.

    • finder Customer Care
      AshDecember 12, 2018Staff

      Hi Gerald,

      Thank you for contacting finder.

      Once you sign-up for an account and start your Free Trial for 7 days, you may instantly start streaming documentaries through CuriosityStream’s website. After the 7 days Free Trial, if you wish to continue to regular subscription, you may do so by doing nothing on your account.

      Remember that you may cancel anytime either through online or by calling their contact number at their website.

      I hope this helps.

      Please do not hesitate to reach out again to us if you have additional questions that you may need assistance with.


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    FrankNovember 26, 2018

    I have CuriosityStream with Xfinity. How do I watch on my I phone

    • finder Customer Care
      nikkiangcoNovember 28, 2018Staff

      Hi Frank,

      Thanks for getting in touch! You can download the CuriosityStream app on your phone to watch your favorite documentaries on the go! To download the app, visit the CuriosityStream website to know how to download the app on your phone. I hope this helps and let us know if you have questions!


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    MarthaNovember 25, 2018

    Can I give this as a gift?

    • finder Customer Care
      JoshuaNovember 25, 2018Staff

      Hi Martha,

      Thanks for getting in touch with finder. I hope all is well with you. :)

      Yes, you can give this as a gift. What you can do is create an account, choose a plan, and pay for the membership. From there, you can simply give your login information to your receiver. If you are not comfortable with giving your logins, you can simply ask your receiver to create an account and give them money to pay for the membership.

      I hope this helps. Should you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to reach us out again.

      Have a wonderful day!


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    CherieNovember 18, 2018

    Can a gift card be purchased without designating a name? I would like to include it in a gift card game we have over the holidays.

    Is there any difference in the access to the programs between Standard and Premium? Do you have limited viewing with Standard?

    • finder Customer Care
      CharisseNovember 30, 2018Staff

      Hi Cherie,

      Thanks for reaching out to finder.

      Yes, a name has to be entered into the required fields if you want it emailed to the receiver however, you could also put the name of the name of the game instead and send it to your email. You can then print out the gift code email and put it in an envelope or box. The person who gets the gift code can set up their own account with the code and that name won’t be on their account when created.

      All of the contents are available on both plans. The only difference is the streaming resolution. Standard has HD resolution while Premium has Uktra HD and 4K resolutions.

      I hope this helps.


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    joelmarceloSeptember 20, 2018

    Hi Thomas,

    Thanks for leaving a question on finder.

    Family members can stream different shows on up to 4 devices simultaneously. Please remember the more you have streaming at once the more your bandwidth is used.

    Please send me a message if you need anything else. :)


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    AndrewJanuary 25, 2018

    Is curiosity stream available on Netflix?

    • finder Customer Care
      RenchJanuary 31, 2018Staff

      Hi Andrew,

      Thanks for your inquiry.

      CuriosityStream is a streaming service/platform that works like Netflix, so this is not available on Netflix. You would need to subscribe with CuriosityStream to be able to watch documentaries on a variety of subjects. If you are interested with the service, you may take advantage of the 7-day no-obligation free trial. Their pricing policy starts from $2.99 per month in SD, $5.99 per month in HD and $11.99 per month in 4K.


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