Over 8,000 college level videos and lectures at your fingertips! Learn from the top college professors in the world. Stream videos to your device, or download and watch them offline!

The Great Courses Plus online learning subscription offers access to more than 8,000 educational videos taught by experts in many fascinating and useful fields. With The Great Courses Plus app, subscribers learn everything about anything, from anywhere, with the world’s greatest professors as their instructors.

Learn Everything About Anything

Use the free The Great Courses Plus app to access more than 8,000 educational videos for streaming online to your iPhone. Learn about science, health & wellness, professional development, and much more. New subjects, lectures, and professors are added each month. Enjoy learning about thousands of topics including travel, photography, and even cooking. You can binge watch college-level courses over a weekend, or take a course a day or a course a week. You choose when and how you learn.

Thousands of Topics

The Great Courses Plus is the best app to learn about new subjects, or to brush up on your skills in a specific field. Whether you’re a beginner in a subject or advanced, you can find something intriguing to discover by browsing The Great Courses app’s streamable video classes. Learn languages, programming, web development, and other skills – and many subjects just for fun - from the greatest professors in the world.

The Greatest Professors in the World

Award-winning and brilliant professors from Ivy League colleges and other top schools teach streaming video courses through The Great Courses Plus. Noteworthy instructors, like Neil deGrasse Tyson, share their knowledge of science, business, writing, and more by teaching classes you can view from anywhere with The Great Courses Plus app. Our professors are experts from heralded organizations, including the Smithsonian, National Geographic, The Mayo Clinic, and The Culinary Institute of America.

No Homework, No Tests, No Pressure

The Great Courses Plus app is the best way to get an education at your own pace. If you love learning then The Great Courses Plus app is for you. This free app lets you explore subject matter you’re interested in without requiring a commitment to attend classes. With the Great Courses Plus app, you learn while commuting, exercising, or just enjoying down time at home.

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What's New

Version 3.0

Updated to support iOS 12.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.4K Ratings
7.4K Ratings

Education without sitting in class

Granted, these are no substitution for college classes, they are wonderful for those of us who strive to be lifelong learners/students. There are so many varieties of topics and, for the most part, the speakers are great. After listening and purchasing dozens and dozens of classes, I have only run into a handful where the course instructor was bad. I am pretty picky about public speakers and if there are any type of speech crutches, I lose focus and end up not hearing anything but those crutches. These speakers have been chosen because they are dynamic speakers. I have satisfied my curiosity for several subjects and tried new ones that I would have never tried prior to the Great Courses.

There is only one complaint that I have and it pertains to my the iPhone app. It may be a setting, so it may be changeable but it is driving me nuts. The app is always open, even after closing it out. So, even when I’m not using it and have closed it out, the app still appears on my screen when it’s locked. So, if I’m listening to iTunes and my screen locks, when I swipe to change the song, the Great Courses app is still on the screen. I have to unlock the phone and open my iTunes instead of being able to change my song from the locked screen. Can someone tell me how to get rid of it??? Other than that, the classes themselves are awesome.


Good content but app seems buggy

Sometimes it doesn’t sync properly across devices, starting further back in a lecture than where you left off - and sometimes you can’t even fast forward to where you were; it just keeps jumping back, forcing you to re-watch parts you’ve already heard. You can’t download just the audio, only video, which is not too convenient if you are listening while driving unless you want to get a ticket for watching video while driving, because you can’t switch the downloaded video to audio only. Exit the app and when you go back you have to navigate back manually to where you left off, it does not automatically show the lecture you were on and offer to continue. It doesn’t even have the course you are on on the front page when the app opens. If you exit the app while watching a video to, say, read a message or google something, it stops playing; you have to manually switch to audio only then exit the app to keep listening. So, several frustrating clunky inconveniences or bugs, but I’m enjoying the content of my first course.

khan haberdashery

Having access to this much knowledge at such a low price is unprecedented!!!!!

I first heard of The Teaching Company (the maker of The Great Courses) by using audible. The Great Courses has subsequently caused me to cancel my audible subscription and use this service exclusively. The quality of their content is top notch, and the variety of topics is the best I have seen. The caliber of professors that teach their courses is truly impressive, most of the time you are getting people that are truly experts in their field. I have often used Khan Academy, and I have even donated to them, but when it’s comes to the quality of content, they can’t touch The Great Courses. The price for the service is so small that it is affordable for virtually anyone in an 1st world country as well. I highly recommend this service, the app is very good and they even have a channel for web tv (i.e. Roku, Firestick, etc.). My only suggestion for them is to never get complacent, always continue to improve and innovate!!!!


44.9 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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