Curio: hear great journalism

Curio: hear great journalism

Curio: hear great journalism

By Curio Labs Limited

Score: 4.56
From 571 Ratings


Stay curious and keep learning. With Curio, you’ll get inspired with exclusive audio from the world’s top publications, including The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, WIRED, FT, The Guardian and many more. We curate their best stories and turn them into audio you can listen to. Stop scrolling the infinite stream of breaking news and start discovering ideas that will help you think differently instead. Get Curio now to learn, grow and discover something new every day. CURATED. NARRATED. RELIABLE. Discover new ideas from Yuval Noah Harari, Alain de Botton, and narrated stories from over 30 publications, including The Economist, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Financial Times, 1843 Magazine, Foreign Policy, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, MIT Technology Review, Aeon and many more. ALL IN ONE PLACE. We'll keep you up to date whether you are relaxing at home, going for a run or shopping. Understand everything, from Brexit to Trump, from artificial intelligence to how your brain works - we have something for everyone. Enjoy short listens, long-form journalism, business insights, philosophy, fashion, world news and much more. A world of journalism and ideas is waiting for you. TOP MAGAZINES AND LEADING NEWSPAPERS. ALL IN AUDIO. We have three different options for you: • Free - Listen to 10 free tracks of your choice • Premium Monthly • Premium Annual, our most popular and cost-effective plan with a 7-day free trial (Don’t like it? Cancel it before the end of the trial, and you won’t be charged) PREMIUM FEATURES • Ad-free listening • Unlimited access to thousands of hours of audio from Bloomberg, The Economist, The Guardian, Financial Times, The Business of Fashion and more • Unlimited downloads to listen offline • Unlimited bookmarks and saves on stories • Personalised recommendations and curated playlists Please note that your subscription plan automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period. Your account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours before the end of the current period. You may manage your subscription plan and turn off auto-renewal by going to your iTunes account settings after purchase. Any unused portion of free tracks or a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when you purchase a subscription. Privacy policy: Terms of use:


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Doesn’t work. Waste of money

Curio has not refreshed or added new content for a month or more. I contacted support 2 weeks ago. I just updated the app and now i have zero stories. You charge a lot of money for nothing. They won’t give me a prorated refund for the month their app didn't work. A refund must come through Apple and it is all or nothing.
By AndiCat1

4.5 Stars - The Titles Aren’t Read

Just signed up and am loving this app except for one thing: the readers never read the titles of the articles(!). There’s an intro to each article, but surprisingly enough no mention of the article’s title. It’s like jumping into bed with someone without first getting their name. The title is indeed in the app itself or on my device, but I use the playlist/auto play function and can’t be bothered to look at my phone or iPad to find the new title every time an article changes, especially when driving or on my bike or walking the dog. Skipping the titles of songs would be fine, but not the title of written works/articles. Please read the titles of the articles and I will give 5 stars! Until then, I will try to get past having this huge chunk of context missing. I’ll try to remember the title of this app when recommending it. ;)
By mgynyc

Amazing but too expensive

The well of knowledge, wealth of information. Exactly what I’ve been looking for to satisfy my thirst for self-education. But $11/month or $80/year is just far too expensive for me. It is a shame that during the unprecedented times we live in, information come so high-priced. Hence 4 stars, otherwise I wouldn’t hesitate giving 5-star review.
By Dita Baig

Manual Refresh

The app does not refresh reliably on open and does not provide a way in app for the user to force a manual update (like swipe down). It is very frustrating. On content, it’s good. Financial Times and other high quality content providers. Needs more content, sooner. Low stars because app design.
By NoelWng

Everything it promised to be.

Great articles, with great narrators from a dizzying array of sources. I saw an ad while scrolling through Instagram and was immediately interested. The app itself does not disappoint.
By RickyGP88

Don baack

I subscribed to curio due to failing vision. Your stuff is hard to see and read for vision impaired. Make everything bold so with poor eyesight can see things! I find offerings scant and few current offerings. Don Baack
By PdxDon

Going downhill

Success would be to publish audio versions of good journalism. This app seems to think its job is surfacing audio versions garbage blogposts or d-rate podcasts. Less of the garbage and more good journalism and writing.
By seanieb123

There’s barely any content

Waste of money. Very small library. They automatically opt you in for a year subscription following the trial instead of a month which cost me a lot of money for something I didn’t want. It feels incredibly scammy.
By Reader26______

Opinion and self help articles

Not really sure why my “preferences” include troves of opinion articles or those associated with self help, entertainment and wellness. Any shot of adding pertinent financial times or Wall Street journal articles?
By jlmjlm02

Simply enjoying every moment spent

I’m a victim. Just what you wanted to see. A 53 year old here, who’s mother plopped me in front of TV as a babysitter. Mom unknowingly confessed this when speaking to me with my kids upbringing. “Plop them in front of the TV and you are good for hours.” My response? “Mom, no wonder!” Thinking of my addiction to the boob tube. Subsequently reading is not my favorite but when I ever find the time, although always too short, I enjoy it! This app seems to bridge the need for technology while “reading” articles and keeping me current in so many areas. Thank you and well done.
By moo'se


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