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#190996 19-Jan-2016 13:13
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My 4½ year old is really into documentaries and I've noticed CuriousityStream advertised as a streaming service specialising in documentaries.

 

We watch our streaming content (Netflix/ Amazon Instant Video/ BBC iPlayer etc.) through a PS3 running UnBlockUS for geo-blocked services.

 

It looks like CuriousityStream is available in New Zealand, but only via their web player or mobile apps. 

 

Checking with Tunnelbear is appears that New Zealand content is limited compared to the US experience (boo!)

 

I'm wondering if anyone else has subscribed and what their experiences are like.

 

A few questions:

 

     

  1. How have people found the quality (streaming and the programmes)?
  2. I've noticed that Amazon Instant Video seem to offer CuriosityStream, does that mean Prime users can stream it through the Amazon PS3 app?
  3. Are there any other ways of streaming it on our PS3?

 

Thank you in advance.

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  #1474620 19-Jan-2016 13:47
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Have seen it advertised online, but still thinking about it. Following this thread.




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  #1474660 19-Jan-2016 14:12
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Stu: Have seen it advertised online, but still thinking about it. Following this thread.
  I'll be checking this tonight

 
 
 
 


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  #1474670 19-Jan-2016 14:18
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I have a subscription, lots of content. Only really watched one series with my daughter, but we by rule don't watch much TV at home (or at least she doesn't have that much screen time).

 

 





 

 

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  #1474678 19-Jan-2016 14:20
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freitasm:

 

I have a subscription, lots of content. Only really watched one series with my daughter, but we by rule don't watch much TV at home (or at least she doesn't have that much screen time).

 

 

What device/s are you using to watch CuriousityStream Mauricio?

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  #1474682 19-Jan-2016 14:22
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Our Amazon Fire TV but they also have the app on Google Play.

 

 





 

 

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  #1474688 19-Jan-2016 14:28
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freitasm:

 

Our Amazon Fire TV but they also have the app on Google Play.

 

 

So does that play through your Amazon Prime account?

 

We use Amazon Instant Video, but aren't Amazon Prime members. I've noticed that some searches return results which can only be viewed through a linked(?) CuriousityStream subscription.

 

I was trying to work out if I need to subscribe to CuriosityStream via Amazon (which means faffing with Gift Cards) or whether I can subscribe separately then somehow link the accounts so we can watch it via the PS3.

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  #1474689 19-Jan-2016 14:30
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No, I have a subscription to CuriosityStream through their own website, paying with a credit card. The app just needs you to login with same username/password.

 

Nothing about Prime there, at least for me.





 

 

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  #1474690 19-Jan-2016 14:31
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On Curiosity Stream free one month trial at the moment.

Have watched Curiosity Stream on Chromecast and Fire TV. Better experience on Fire TV via wifi and ethernet than on the wifi only Chromecast. The Chromecast version buffered and buffered making it unwatchable. (i.e. more buffering than video playback). This is on a standard definition subscription and a 50/20 UFB connection, and on the same TV. No problems with Netflix, YouTube etc on Chromecast or Fire TV.

So I recommend getting it as an add-on to your Amazon Prime subscription http://money.cnn.com/2015/12/08/media/amazon-prime-streaming-partners/, over a direct subscription to Curiosity Stream itself. Assuming that set-up suits you.

Great content, I could watch it on end for hours.



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  #1475090 20-Jan-2016 09:05
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I asked CuriousityStream about subscribing via Amazon Prime and got this response:

 

To subscribe to CuriosityStream through Amazon Prime, please go to subscriptions and search for CuriosityStream. There is only a 5.99 billing option. The 2.99 option is not available through Amazon Prime.

 

For direct communication or assistance regarding your Amazon Prime video add on account of CuriosityStream, please refer to Amazon Video help center or Amazon Contact us link provided below:

 

http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_bc_nav?ie=UTF8&nodeId=201376320
or
https://aws.amazon.com/contact-us/

 

So if I want to play it through Amazon Instant Video on the PS3 I need to go for the more expensive subscription. 

 

I've just asked CuriousityStream about the possibility of a Playstation app (they mention they are working on it in their help section) - will see what they say.


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My Mum is subbed and loves it. Watches on her pc. Her ONLY online sub.


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