CuriosityStream Reaches the Xbox One

Expects to support several smart TV platforms by mid-2017
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CuriosityStream, the fact-based SVOD service started up by Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks, recently expanded support for Xbox One consoles.

In a communique to subscribers, CuriosityStream also notted that it expects to extend access to smart TVs from Samsung, Sony and LG Electronics by mid-2017.

In a response to a consumer on Twitter, the service said that it is also working on an app for the PlayStation 4.

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In addition to the Xbox One, CuriosityStream also supports Web browsers, iOS and Android mobile devices, Roku players, the Amazon Fire TV box and Fire TV stick, Apple TV boxes (via the CS app or via AirPlay), Amazon Kindle devices, and Android TV-powered devices (version 4.1 and up), and is optimized for Google’s Chromecast streaming adapter.

The service’s ongoing device expansion comes as CuriosityStream pushes ahead with a multi-faceted, global ad campaign to scale up subs for a service that debuted in March 2015.

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In a recent interview, Hendrick believes the service, buoyed by its global distribution, is positioned to have somewhere between 10 million to 20 million subscribers, and possibly more, within about ten years.