Quarantine may have you and your family going stir-crazy, but there’s a healthy way to binge watch when you’re indoors. CuriosityStream is one streaming service that won’t turn your brain to mush. And for a limited time, you can gain access to thousands of educational programs for only $11.99 a year.
What is CuriosityStream?
CuriosityStream is a destination for award-winning documentary series covering all manner of non-fiction genres including science, nature, history, technology, society, lifestyle, and many more.
If you’re into science, David Attenborough’s Light on Earth examines the fascinating background of bioluminescence. History buffs will be at home with series like The Spying Game: Tales from the Cold War and The Normans. There are even tons of offbeat offerings like Heston’s Dinner in Space and The Secret World of Lego. And that’s just a taste of what Curiosity Stream offers.
Best of all, you can stream from anywhere, anytime. Learn from your laptop, phone, tablet, and of course, television.
CuriosityStream built with kids in mind
For kids stuck at home and getting their brains fried by equal parts Netflix and Nintendo, CuriosityStream is a healthy escape that will actually feed their heads.
With CuriosityStream Kids Mode, parents can filter out explicit content such as historical war violence, disturbing imagery, and even sexual content. That way, they can stream through all manner of subjects from geography to nature and wildlife so their minds are still primed and ready to learn once quarantine season ends.
Normally, access to CuriosityStream runs $20 a year. Right now, the massive documentary database is offering a 40% discount on its yearly subscription. That means you can learn while you binge for only $11.99.
Other ways to stream CuriosityStream
- Cost: $119 per year (after 30-day free trial)
- Devices: Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV, Fire tablets, and Fire phone; Roku, Google TV, TiVo, Nvidia Shield, PlayStation 3 and 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii
Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services available, in large part because it comes complimentary with every Prime membership. If you’re addicted to two day shipping and binging TV shows, it’s one of the best-streaming destinations. There are plenty of exclusives that make having access to the library worth having, including Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, and The Tick. Even though Downton Abbey is exclusive to PBS, all six seasons are available on Amazon. Best of all, if you’re a student, you can get six months free before you commit for the rest of the year. You can add CuriosityStream to your Amazon Channels, and stream it directly from anywhere you stream Prime Video.
2) Sling TV
- Cost: $30-$45 per month ($10 off first month) + $3 per month for Curiosity Stream
- Devices: Amazon Fire TVs, Android Fire Stick, Apple TV, Android TV, Roku, Xbox One, Google Chromecast, Oculus Go, and iOS and Android devices
- Local channels: NBC, Fox (check your local availability here)
For a more à la carte service, look to Sling TV. It offers two cable packages, Sling Orange and Sling Blue, both of which cost $30 per month. If you grab them both (Sling Orange + Blue) you can save $10 per month. Sling Blue offers more bang for your buck with over 40 channels, including sports necessities like FS1, NBCSN, and NFL Network. You’ll also gain access to the usual cable mainstays like Food Network, Discovery, Cartoon Network, SYFY, and FXX. You can add CuriosityStream to any channel suite for $3 a month. Here’s the complete guide to Sling TV channels.
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