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Price: Free

Category: Entertainment

Updated: May 24, 2012

Version: 1.1

Size: 225 MB

Language: English

Seller: Smithsonian Networks Inc.

Rated 12+

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Customer Ratings

Current Version

(24 Ratings)

All Versions

(760 Ratings)

Smithsonian Channel for iPad by Smithsonian Networks

Smithsonian Channel for iPad Screenshots


Selected as iPad App of the Week! Smithsonian Channel is dedicated to television that explores the history of our planet, life and culture. This app introduces a brand new way to watch, find and explore our vast video collection. In the Story Space, you can find stories based on your interests, create your own channel, then sit back and enjoy hours of video. Here, curiosity is rewarded and discovery is at your fingertips. And with constant additions to our library of content, you're guaranteed to find something new every time you open this app.


While we've done our best to optimize this app for iPad 1, we understand that there seem to be memory limitations that can cause frequent crashes on some devices.
If you're experiencing issues, try closing other apps and restarting your iPad. If performance doesn't improve, please email us at For general tips from Apple on improving app performance, go to

- Story Space, a playlist-builder that allows you to create your own channel based on your interests
- Hundreds of videos
- Rotating selection of full episodes
- Smart auto-play mode to continuously play related videos
- Facebook, Twitter, and email sharing capabilities
- AirPlay integration
- Channel Finder to check on-air availability
- Notifications for new and featured content
- On-air schedule

NOTE: Only a select sampling of full episodes is available in this app at a time.

Connect using WiFi for optimal viewing experience.

What's New in Version 1.1

Graphics optimized for Retina Display
Improved loading speed
New full episode notifications link directly to video
Minor bug fixes

Customer Reviews

Great since the latest update (5 stars)
The most recent update solved the crashing issue. So happy to have this app back; it's great!

Localization (2 stars)
The app is great! Too bad I cannot use it in Russia! :-(

Mr (5 stars)
I love the app. it steams seamlessly to my Apple TV from my I-pad. I do wish the featured shows changed more often.

I just up dated it and it no long streams to my I-TV

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