If so, then I have a new TV “Station” for you. It’s called Curiosity Stream.com as in http://www.Curiositystream.com .
One of my sons, who is a real curiosity/self learning buff, discovered it a few weeks ago and subscribed to a free trial to get started (Plans start at $2.99/month or $19.99/year after 7-day free trial). After watching about a dozen episodes with him we’re hooked; guess we’ll have to splurge $20 for a year’s worth.
If you’re as fed up with broadcast TV and its trash content with endless commercials as we are, then Curiosity Stream may be an option for you. Their website bills them as “….The Home of Award-Winning Documentaries” with 2,000+ shows.
They are basically infotainment documentaries that are very easy to watch and hold your attention (we even watched a couple episodes with our eight and four year old granddaughters), and none of us fell asleep!
The site lists the following categories of programs: Science, History, Technology, Nature, Society, Lifestyle, 360 Degrees, Physics, Space, Mind, Biology, Genetics, Medicine, Evolution, Geology and Psychology.
Then, under each of those categories are subtopics like these under Lifestyle: Food, Collecting, Performing Arts, Creativity, Home Projects, Philosophy, Health and Wellness, and Travel.
So, no matter what kind of a curious mood you or your spouse are in, there should be something that catches your interest.
Now I’m not here to endorse all their content; I’m sure I’d take issue with some of it but I am pleased to say that we haven’t been offended yet, even after watching some episodes that dealt with biblical content and archeology. And we most certainly haven’t been offended with any language or crude content…..what a delight that has been! Hat’s off to Sprint ®, the sight’s sponsor. Almost makes me want to trade in my cell phone! And, delightfully, even though Sprint ® is the sponsor, there are no ads; only a banner over the homepage of the site!
While we don’t watch much TV at all, especially since moving to the farm, it is really nice on a cold January night to spread out in front of the TV and relax with something interesting, educational and entertaining all in one package.
The one shortfall so far is they don’t offer any football…..guess I’ll still have to go to my son’s house for the Super bowl!
Are you curious enough to try an alternative to traditional broadcast and cable TV? If so, I’d love to get some feedback from you at the email address below.
Thanks for reading All About Seniors…..see you next week!
Bill Milby is a Director of Visiting Angels® of Central Georgia, a non-medical, living assistance service for seniors. If you have question s or comments about this column you can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org