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There are niche streaming services, and then there’s CuriosityStream. The service is focused on documentaries about nature, science, history, technology, and related topics. The service both produces its own original content and shows stuff from other studios. There are no ads.

It’s safe to say CuriosityStream qualifies as educational. But is it free? Read on to find out everything you need to know about the availability of a CuriosityStream free trial.

CuriosityStream on iOS
CuriosityStream on iOS

Does CuriosityStream Have a Free Trial?

CuriosityStream does have a free trial, but you can’t get it directly through the website. In fact, some customers may not be able to get it all. That’s because you’ll need to subscribe in a particular way.

You can get CuriosityStream in a few different ways, including via the service’s website and through platforms like Roku. To get a free trial, though, you’ll need to get the Amazon Channels version of CuriosityStream through Amazon Prime Video. And to do that, you need to pay for Amazon Prime, or at least Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime costs $12.99 a month, or $8.99 if you can find a deal that lets you pay for Amazon Prime Video only (we’ve noticed those deals tend to come and go every few months, with no apparent rhyme or reason).

How Long is the CuriosityStream Free Trial?

So you’ve decided to go through Amazon and get a CuriosityStream free trial. How much of a free trial can you get?

You’ll get seven days to satisfy your curiosity about CuriosityStream for free. If you’ve done a few streaming trials, you may recognize this length of time. It’s pretty standard for free trials.

You will occasionally find outliers that offer you a free month to use a service or platform, just like you’ll also sometimes find outliers in the other direction that only give you a three-day free trial (if they give you anything at all).

But CuriosityStreams sticks with the seven-day offer. After one week, you’ll have a decision to make about whether or not to continue with CuriosityStream.

Does CuriosityStream Bill You Automatically After the Free Trial?

Yes, you’ll be billed automatically once your seven day-trial is up. If you want to continue watching CuriosityStream’s documentaries, that means you don’t have to do anything: just hit play and wait for the charge to appear on your credit card.

But what if you don’t want to pay for CuriosityStream? Make sure to cancel before the listed date when your card gets charged. Set a reminder on your phone, laptop, or even if you’re worried about forgetting.

What Does CuriosityStream Cost After the Free Trial?

CuriosityStream can be yours for the low price of $2.99 a month in HD. If you’re ready to commit to a full year, you’ll only pay $19.99 for HD.

What if you want to watch those documentaries about sloths in glorious 4K? That costs quite a bit more. To be exact, it costs $9.99 a month, or $69.99 a year. That’s less than $6 a month for 4k streaming if you opt for the annual subscription.

How Do I Cancel CuriosityStream?

The way you cancel CuriosityStream depends on the way you bought it. If it was purchased through Amazon, you’ll need to go that route to cancel. If it was purchased directly through CuriosityStream, head to the CuriosityStream website. Either way, you’ll need to log in and find the option to cancel within your account settings. With Amazon, look for “Memberships & Subscriptions” under the “Your Account” menu.

What Else Should I Know About CuriosityStream?

It’s a niche service, but if you like CuriosityStream, you’ll probably get a lot of mileage out of it. There’s plenty of kid-friendly programming as well. It was founded by the same guy responsible for starting The Discovery Channel. In our review, we thought the service showed definite promise, especially if you’re looking for a PBS alternative.

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