CuriosityStream is a one-of-a-kind documentary streaming service founded in 2015 by John Hendricks, the visionary who also started the Discovery Channel. With thousands of titles spanning science, nature, history, technology, society, lifestyle and more, it aims to satisfy curiosity about our world.
This comprehensive guide will walk you through installing the CuriosityStream app on Amazon Fire TV devices, Android smartphones/tablets, and iPhones/iPads. We‘ll also explore key features of the service and provide tips to help you get set up. Let‘s get started!
An Overview of CuriosityStream
With a mission to provide ‘the knowledge you need to understand and contribute to a better world‘, CuriosityStream offers unlimited streaming access to over 3,000 documentaries and series.
Some key facts about the service:
- Over 15 million subscribers worldwide
- Adds 600+ new titles every year
- Available in 175 countries, with subtitles in over 15 languages
- Partners with other platforms like FuboTV, YouTube TV, and Roku Channel
The service boasts exclusive originals across science, nature, history and technology. For instance, Destination: Pluto follows the New Horizons spacecraft on its journey to photograph the dwarf planet. Programs like Age of Big Cats and Bright Now discuss scientific breakthroughs.
Compared to competitors like Curiosity Channel on YouTube, CuriosityStream positions itself as an ad-free premium service with much more depth across documentary genres.
It offers flexible plans starting at $2.99/month or $19.99/year after a 7-day free trial. 4K streaming can be added on with the 4K Plus plan priced at $9.99/month or $69.99/year. Download options make it easy to save content offline too.
Next, let‘s go through how to get CuriosityStream set up on your device of choice.
Installing CuriosityStream on Fire TV and Firestick
Follow these simple steps to install CuriosityStream on your Firestick, Fire TV Cube, or other Fire TV models:
Step 1. From the Home screen, select the ‘Search‘ option. This will open a search bar.
Step 2. Type in "CuriosityStream" and select it from the list of results.
Step 3. Choose the ‘Get‘ button to begin downloading the app.
Step 4. Once installed, select ‘Open‘ to launch the CuriosityStream app.
Step 5. You‘ll see options to ‘Sign In‘, ‘Start Your Free Trial‘ or ‘Browse‘. Pick whichever suits you.
Step 6. For signing in, enter your credentials and select ‘Sign In‘. For new users, choose ‘Start Your Free Trial‘ and provide your email address to create an account.
Step 7. Allow the app a moment to launch and load content once opened.
Step 8. Browse sections like ‘Science‘, ‘Nature‘, ‘History‘ or use the search bar to find programs.
Step 9. Select a video title to start watching! Pick SD, HD or 4K quality based on your subscription plan.
That‘s it! CuriosityStream should now be ready to enjoy on your Fire TV. Here are some tips for using the app:
Use voice search on your Alexa remote to easily find titles.
Add any program to ‘My Stuff‘ by clicking the ‘+‘ icon to save for later.
Check out ‘Collections‘ for topics curated by experts.
Adjust account settings under your profile in the top right.
Let‘s move on to getting CuriosityStream running on mobile devices next.
Installing CuriosityStream App on Android
Follow these steps to install CuriosityStream on any Android phone or tablet:
Step 1. Open the Google Play Store app on your device.
Step 2. In the search bar, type in "CuriosityStream". Select the app from results.
Step 3. Tap ‘Install‘ to begin downloading it onto your device.
Step 4. Once installed, tap ‘Open‘ to launch the app.
Step 5. Allow the app to access photos, media, and files when prompted. This allows offline viewing.
Step 6. When opened, tap either ‘Sign In‘ or ‘Start Your Free Trial‘.
Step 7. For signing in, enter your CuriosityStream email and password. Tap ‘Sign In‘.
Step 8. If new, choose ‘Start Your Free Trial‘, enter your email and follow steps to create an account.
Step 9. You can now browse programs under sections like ‘Science‘ and ‘Nature‘ or use search to find shows.
Step 10. Tap any title and then the play icon to begin watching! Pick SD, HD or 4K quality.
And that‘s all you need to do to get started with CuriosityStream on your Android device!
Here are some additional tips for using the app:
Use the ‘Download‘ option to save programs offline when on WiFi.
Make sure you‘re signed-in to access downloads and other account features.
Tap the ‘Collections‘ tab to see curated topics put together by experts.
Adjust settings for video quality and account details under the profile section.
Ready to get CuriosityStream on your iPhone or iPad? The process is very similar…
Installing CuriosityStream on iOS
Follow these simple steps to install CuriosityStream on your iPhone, iPad or other iOS device:
Step 1. Open the App Store on your device.
Step 2. Search for ‘CuriosityStream‘ using the search bar. Tap on the app.
Step 3. Select ‘Get‘ to begin downloading the app onto your device.
Step 4. Once installed, open the CuriosityStream app.
Step 5. Allow notifications when prompted so you don‘t miss out on updates.
Step 6. Tap either ‘Start Your Free Trial‘ or ‘Sign In‘.
Step 7. For signing in, use your CuriosityStream account email and password.
Step 8. If new, select ‘Start Your Free Trial‘, enter email and follow instructions.
Step 9. You can now browse sections like ‘Science‘ or search for programs using the bar.
Step 10. Tap any video title and then the play button to begin watching!
That covers the basics of installing CuriosityStream on your iPhone or iPad. Keep these tips in mind:
Use the ‘Download‘ button to save programs for offline viewing.
Check ‘Account‘ under Settings to manage your subscription and billing details.
Tap the ‘Collections‘ tab to see topics curated by industry experts.
Make sure you‘re connected to the internet for streaming or downloads.
And with that, you should now have CuriosityStream ready to enjoy on any Fire TV device, Android phone/tablet or iPhone/iPad! Sign up for an account, browse the library and start quenching your curiosity.
Here are some common issues faced and how to resolve:
Troubleshooting CuriosityStream Installation
Can‘t Find the App? – On mobile app stores, make sure you search for ‘CuriosityStream‘ correctly. On Fire TV, try searching instead of browsing apps.
App Not Downloading? – Check your internet connection is working well and restart the download if needed. Also ensure enough storage space is available.
App Crashing on Launch? – Try force closing and relaunching the app. Or uninstall and reinstall if issues persist. Also check for any app updates.
Blank/Black Screen? – Restart your device completely and re-open CuriosityStream. Ensure you have an active internet connection.
Can‘t Sign In? – Double check your email/password is correct. Tap ‘Forgot Password‘ to reset if needed. Make sure you have an internet connection.
Subtitles/Captions Not Working? – Try toggling them off and on in the app settings. Also check your selected language is available for the program.
Error Playing Videos? – Check for corrupt cached app data under device settings and clear. Also reinstall app if issues continue.
Videos Buffering a Lot? – Make sure you have a fast, stable WiFi or mobile data connection when streaming. Or lower the video quality setting.
I hope this guide helped you get CuriosityStream smoothly installed and ready to use on your preferred device! Let your curiosity run wild while accessing thousands of high-quality documentary programs on any screen.