Join broadcast legend Sir David Attenborough to explore more than 1000 of the greatest wildlife moments ever filmed.

• Explore the most comprehensive collection of Sir David’s work ever released online.
• Includes six decades of highlights from more than 40 landmark BBC programmes, including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, The Life of Mammals, Africa and others.
• Watch unique collections of films curated by Sir David and others.
• Create and save your own collections and share them with friends and family.
• Hunt for hidden films featuring Sir David, recorded exclusively for the app.
• Explore extraordinary sequences of animals and plants, from iconic large species to rarely seen enigmatic creatures. See them hunt, mate, eat, travel and communicate in their natural habitats; ranging from the high mountains to the deepest oceans, across deserts, forests and the polar ice caps.
• Watch lions, polar bears, whales, sharks, eagles and giant lizards and many more.
• Use wi-fi for the optimum experience.

This App contains:
- links to selected social media sites

What's New

Version 1.0.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5
76 Ratings
76 Ratings

Editors’ Notes

Like a visual Wikipedia for understanding the planet and its incredible beings, Story of Life is an app every iPhone and iPad should have. We loved dipping into the vast database of David Attenborough videos from classic series including Planet Earth and Life. We also discovered that they’re an ideal way to escape our busy lives and unwind for a few minutes. Perhaps unintentionally, we think the BBC may have produced the most perfect mindfulness app imaginable.


I think they fixed the bugs!

From the moment I opened the app everything worked smoothly, and it is an absolutely gorgeous simple app. I had my phone connected to Wi-Fi, and a full battery charge with no other apps open- every single video played for me smoothly, and crystal clear. The only thing I will NOTE is that I couldn't find a video longer than five minutes. They are all micro videos which are still very cool, and educational- but I would have enjoyed something a little bit longer to watch. A great app for people who enjoy learning about animals! I was happy to see a micro video on the Leafy Sea Dragon was included, because they are my favorite!

Rafael Aerial

Crashes on IPhone XS 256Gig.

I had this app on my iPhone 8. It worked great and I loved it. I bought a brand new iPhone XS 256GB version. The app will open and then it crashes immediately after starting. I thought my iPhone was an upgrade with more ram and processor speed, but my iPhone 8 can handle this app and the XS does not. Please fix this bug. I don’t know if the problem is this app or my phone. This is the only app I own that crashes.

..update: i just downloaded the app again to my old iPhone 8. It is now doing the same thing as on my new phone. So I have tested it on two different phones and they both crash. Please fix the app. Thanks!


BBC Worldwide LTD
152.1 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
© BBC Worldwide 2016


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