Free iOS App: Smithsonian Channel


Keep up with Smithsonian Channel's original series and documentaries, and explore our vast video library with our *NEW* universal iPhone and iPad app. Previously nominated for a Webby and SXSW Interactive Award, this improved app introduces a brand new way to watch, find, and explore over 1,000 short videos and free full episodes. It also allows you to personalize your own version of the channel by selecting your favorite topics. Here, discovery is at your fingertips, and curiosity is rewarded. And with constant additions to our library, you're guaranteed to find something new every time you open this app.


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– A new vibrant and intuitive design to enhance user experience
– Thousands of free videos
– Rotating selection of free full episodes
– Create your own "channel" with videos about your favorite topics (iPad)
– A Quick Picks section that individually selects videos for you based on your interests (iPhone)
– A Smithsonian Channel “Video of the Day” widget you can add to your device’s Today View (iOS8)
– A “skip back” button that allows users to instantly rewind any video 15 seconds at a time. (iOS8)
– New curated playlists, debuted weekly
– Smart auto-play mode to continuously play related videos
– Ability to favorite 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

What's New in Version 3.0

– Our brand new iPhone version of the award-nominated Smithsonian Channel app includes:
> A new vibrant and intuitive design to enhance user experience
> New curated playlists, debuted weekly


Nathan Smith

Nathan Smith is Director of Technology for the College of Education and Human Services at Utah State University. In that role, he also directs The Adele & Dale Young Education Technology Center (The YETC) located in room 170 of the Education Building on Utah State University's Logan campus. The YETC is a combination student open­access computer facility, a K­12 curriculum materials library, a NASA Educator Resource Center for Utah, and a technology training center. Nathan served eight years (2004­2012) on the Board of Directors for the Utah Coalition for Education Technology (UCET) He was re­elected in 2014 to serve another two year term on the board. A former elementary school teacher, Nathan has taught students every age from young children to senior citizens. He has had the opportunity beginning in 2011 to train international high school teachers from all over the world about technology in education, through the U.S. State

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