Launched by Discovery Communications founder and media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is the award-winning documentary streaming and on-demand service where viewers of all ages can fuel their passions and explore new ones. Our documentary series and features cover every topic from space exploration to adventure to the secret life of pets with stunning visuals and unrivaled storytelling to demystify science, nature, history, technology, society, and lifestyle. With thousands of titles, many in Ultra HD 4K, including exclusive originals, CuriosityStream is available worldwide to watch on TV, desktop, mobile and tablets. Find us on the web and via Roku, Apple TV Channels and Apple TV, Xbox One, Amazon Fire TV and Sprint and Google Chromecast, iOS and Android, as well as Amazon Prime Video Channels, YouTube TV, Sling TV, DISH, VRV, Comcast Xfinity on Demand, Cox Communications, Layer3 TV, Sony, LG, Samsung and VIZIO smart TVs, and other platforms and global distribution partners.
The Woodstock Bus, world premiere August 12th, 2019 — Woodstock-the most famous rock concert in history. At the center of it all, a psychedelic symbol-covered Volkswagen bus called ‘Light.’ Join the race across America’s highways, backroads and junkyards to solve a 50-year-old mystery, find a lost bus that became an iconic emblem of a generation, and restore it in time for a trip back to Woodstock for the 50th anniversary.
Return to the Moon — The moon is suddenly a center of attention again; a magnet for money and minds. From the private companies SpaceX and Blue Origin, to China, Russia, the European Union and the United States — the most powerful individuals and nations on Earth are determined to conquer the moon and use it as a base to explore the stars. The CuriosityStream original series Return to the Moon tells the story of today’s global sprint to take man back to the moon… and beyond. In the coming decades, we will colonize the moon and exploit resources like the game-changing power source Helium-3. Join the adventure this summer as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of mankind’s first step on the moon…. and look ahead to the possibilities.
SPEED — Across continents, into the skies, under the ocean and into space, this epic CuriosityStream original series is an exhilarating four hour roller coaster ride through the history of human transportation, showcasing our insatiable desire to move further and faster.
The History of Food — From hunting and gathering on the African savannas to the modern American supermarket, our essential need for food has driven human evolution, invention and progress. This CuriosityStream Original series serves up a story 2-million years in the making of what was…is…and will be on our plates.
Vitamania — In the last 100 years, the vitamin industry has launched a revolution, an obsession with nutritional perfection, and a global industry worth over $100 billion a year. Almost one billion people take a vitamin or supplement regularly — or give one to their children. But it can be confusing. Some doctors point to research showing vitamins can be lifesavers. Others claim that most are useless and some are downright dangerous. In a world where even the scientists disagree, how do we decide whether to take them, or not? In Vitamania, Dr. Derek Muller leads an epic adventure around the world to investigate vitamin science and history, and ask the question — how do we separate the sense from the nonsense?
Dream The Future — Transport yourself to the year 2050 and meet the visionaries who are hard at work building the future. In medicine, food, cities, homes, entertainment, sports and more — each of 10 ground-breaking episodes dive deep into the issues affecting the world around us and the innovations and solutions for tomorrow. Some seem more like science fiction, but they all have the power to become science reality. Narrated by the award-winning Sigourney Weaver.
Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 3 — In this final installment of the Emmy Award-winning series, Prof. Stephen Hawking goes in search of the single idea that can explain the nature of reality and why we exist at all: the theory of everything. Spoiler alert: he thinks he’s found the answer.
Scanning the Pyramids — Adventurers have searched the Great Pyramid in Egypt for hidden chambers across the centuries. They’ve only turned up empty tombs with no treasures or mummies… until now. In this game-changing expedition, join the team that virtually x-rays the entire pyramid by capturing traces of cosmic particles to reveal three unknown secret chambers inside the Great Pyramid.
Stephen Hawking’s Favorite Places 1 & 2 — Commander Stephen Hawking pilots his space ship the SS Hawking on the journey of a lifetime, zooming from black holes to the Big Bang, Saturn to Santa Barbara. After all, why should astronauts have all the fun?
Eclipse Across America — On August 21st, 2017, as the Earth, Moon and Sun align in dramatic fashion, a total solar eclipse will blaze a brilliant path across the entire continental U.S. Follow an international group of scientists, adventurers and eclipse chasers preparing to experience the thrilling Eclipse Across America. In this 4-part original series, learn about secret viewing spots and the best way to watch… dive deep into the science behind eclipses… and explore the high-tech experiments ready to capture the event like never before.
Miniverse—What if you could get behind the wheel and race through space? We scale down the Solar System to the continental United States and place the planets along the way to better appreciate the immense scale of the Universe. See space as never before, with Commander Chris Hadfield behind the wheel, along with his interstellar hitchhikers Michio Kaku and astronomers Derrick Pitts and Laura Danly. It’s a joyride from coast to coast — and from the sun to Pluto.
Deep Time History — The story of humans is often driven by events from the prehistoric past. How did physics, geology, biology, chemistry shape our history?
Bronze Age — The flourishing civilizations of the the Bronze Age gave history centuries of brilliance — the first developed writing systems, centralized local governments, the roots of diplomacy, and of course, the first use of metal for tools and weapons, including the new, durable bronze. CuriosityStream’s original 3-part series, The Bronze Age is a deep dive into this extraordinary time in history, as it examines the rise, the impact, and the ultimate fall of the Bronze Age.
David Attenborough’s Light on Earth — Why do animals produce light of their own? For centuries, we could only marvel at the mystery of bioluminescence. Now we can begin to reveal the amazing truth about these living lights. Sir David Attenborough is our guide, as we venture into a world he describes as “utterly unlike our own”.
The Hunt For Dark Matter — It’s the world’s largest high-energy physics experiment: the search for something we cannot see. In The Hunt For Dark Matter, join a team embarking on a massive international project to change that. It’s one of the most ambitious experiments ever launched, and one the most promising efforts yet for unlocking our Universe’s greatest mystery.
DIGITS — This worldwide exclusive, original 3-part documentary series takes viewers on a journey into the history of the Internet with exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes insight into the remarkable technology that now permeates our lives.
Prescription: Nutrition — The 4-part series “Prescription: Nutrition” explores the extraordinary health benefits of plant-based diets and the amazing revolution taking place on how we approach our relationship with food. The series is built around the work of Dr. Michael Greger, health expert author of the New York Times best-seller How Not to Die and creator of the world-renowned website NutritionFacts.org.
CuriosityStream has been featured in coverage of the digital streaming revolution by Wall Street Journal, Mashable, USA Today, The New York Times, Variety, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Realscreen and TIME. For the most recent news from CuriosityStream, check out our blog here.
Curiosity Stream: On-demand documentaries
In just a year CuriosityStream is one of the fastest growing companies in the world. It is the world's first streaming…
Our Executive Leadership
Created by the Founder of the Discovery Channel, media visionary John Hendricks, CuriosityStream is rooted in Hendricks’ decades of experience pioneering nonfiction television.
Learn more about CuriosityStream’s executive leadership here.
Our Advisory Board
Individuals from the worlds of academia, industry, and the arts have joined the CuriosityStream Advisory Board to provide wisdom on topics, speakers, partnerships and online content distribution.
John Seely Brown, Co-Chairman, Deloitte’s Center for the Edge
Vint Cerf, Vice President and Chief Internet Evangelist, Google
Glenn Close, Actress and Activist
John DeGioia, President, Georgetown University
Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, Institute for Advanced Study
Bran Ferren, CEO and Co-Founder, Applied Minds
Don Henley, Recording Artist, Co-Founder of the Eagles and
Founder of the Walden Woods Project
Michio Kaku, Theoretical Physicist, CCNY
Michael Keller, Chief University Librarian, Stanford University
William E. Kirwan, Chancellor Emeritus, University System of Maryland
Jack Leslie, Chairman, Weber Shandwick
Wynton Marsalis, Artistic Director, Jazz at Lincoln Center
Jim Phillips, Chairman and CEO of NanoMech
Paul Saffo, Technology Forecaster
Rick Satava, Professor Emeritus of Surgery, University of Washington Medical Center
David Shaw, Managing Partner, Black Point Group
Rick Smolan, Founder, Against All Odds Productions
Jill Tarter, Astronomer and Co-Founder of the SETI Institute
Michael Weber, Founder of MindLab
You’re welcome to use any images in this article, but we’ve also prepped a zip file with some additional material.
Get in touch
▸ Start streaming now at curiositystream.com
▸ Follow us on Twitter @CuriosityStream
▸ Follow us on Facebook facebook.com/CuriosityStream
▸ Follow us on Instagram instagram.com/CuriosityStream