How does CuriosityStream work?

Free Trial Membership

You can try out our service for a free week/7 days to learn more about our library of premium factual programming. You'll be able to instantly watch choice documentaries and series without commercial interruptions at anytime over the Internet on multiple enabled devices, such as smartphones, computers, tablets and TVs.

If you enjoy your CuriosityStream trial, do nothing at the end of your trial and your membership will automatically continue for as long as you choose to remain a member. CuriosityStream membership is a subscription which begins at sign-up. You may easily cancel anytime, online, 24 hours a day. There are no long-term contracts or cancellation fees. Just sign up to get started!


If you choose to remain a member of CuriosityStream, you'll be billed based on the plan selected at sign up.  Membership fees are billed at the start of each period and may take a few days after the billing date to appear on your account.  If you started your membership with a free trial, we will charge you the following week on the date your free trial ends.  If you would like to know more about your billing history, visit Your Account page.

Watching CuriosityStream

You can watch instantly from any Internet-connected device that offers a CuriosityStream application.  Search for our application on Internet-connected devices by looking for our distinctive gold Y icon and downloading our free applications.  You must sign in with your email and password to view programming via these free apps.

CuriosityStream Worldwide Availability

While CuriosityStream is a worldwide service, accessible over any supported Internet-connected devices – the availability of our content varies according to geographical locations and licensing agreements with our partners.

Original productions from Curiosity Studios, such as Destination Pluto, A Curious World, Curious Minds, and the 4K production Big Picture Earth – are available worldwide. Acquired content (from BBC, NHK, TerraNoa, ZED etc.), such as the feature documentaries and series may be subjected to geo-blocking.

The following breakdown provides a simple overview of CuriosityStream’s library of content at launch that will help you understand the limitations.

  • 98% of titles will be available in the U.S.
  • 88% of titles will be available outside of the U.S. (see exception territories below).
  • 84% of titles will be available in Thailand, Poland, Germany or Canada.
  • 81% of titles will be available in France.


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    Betty Hamilton

    Waiting for ROKU!

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    Melissa Headrick

    So happy to see this new service...