VIZIO offers free preview of CuriosityStream this month

VIZIO says it is “ripping down the paywall” on the CuriosityStream app allowing its SmartCast TV owners a free preview of all content available on the award-winning streaming destination delivered by the founder of Discovery Channel.

The service usually costs $2.99 per month or $19.99 for an annual subscription, but now VIZIO TV users will be granted access to the app’s “immersive experiences” featuring personalities like Stephen Hawking and Sigourney Weaver, with content subjects spanning science, history, tech, nature and health. CuriosityStream also includes 2,500-plus documentaries, series and originals, with new shows added weekly, according to the service’s promoters. There are also 4K subscription plans priced at $9.99 per month or $69.99 for the year.

The Curiosity website reveals, “Whether you want to explore Mars or travel back to ancient civilizations, CuriosityStream adds new binge-worthy films and series each week, empowering you to dive deep into your favorite subjects and explore new territory sure to entertain, enlighten and inspire.”

As part of the larger promotion, VIZIO TV users will also have a chance to win a slew of prizes from both the manufacturer itself and the CuriosityStream service team. The contest is being hosted on Instagram (@VIZIO) and will end on March 31st at 11:59pm PST. According to VIZIO, one grand prize winner will receive a VIZIO M-Series Quantum 50” Class 4K HDR Smart TV and one prize pack, which will include CuriosityStream-branded goodies. Three more runners-up winners will also each receive a prize pack. You can get more info on CuriosityStream here.

Martin, a seasoned journalist and AV expert, has written for several notable print magazines. He’s served in key roles at Lucasfilm’s THX Division, NEC’s digital cinema division, and has even consulted for DreamWorks. Despite his illustrious career, Martin remains rooted in his passion for cinema and acting, with notable appearances in several Spielberg films, Doctor Who, and Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. He currently resides in San Francisco.

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