The Great Courses Plus
By The Great Courses
This app is only available on the App Store for iOS devices.
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.
Download The Great Courses Plus app today!
The Great Courses Plus offers Monthly and Annual Subscriptions. A Free Trial is available.
- Payment will be charged to your iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
- Subscription automatically renews unless you cancel at least 24 hours before the end of the current period
- Your account will be charged for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period
- Subscriptions may be managed or cancelled by accessing your iTunes account
- If you cancel during a free trial period, you will have access until the end of the trial period.
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What's New in Version 2.3
Speed Controls for Audio and Video. Adjust your lecture speed from .5X to 2X.
Fixes for iOS 11.
We’ve added audio streaming! This new feature allows you to move back and forth between audio and video without missing a word. Use audio streaming to learn through listening, but enjoy the freedom of switching over to video to gain visual context whenever you need it, without interrupting your experience.
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.
Great potential, sunk by multiple bugs
I’m a longtime Great Courses student (and supporter), and I’d love to heartily recommend this app, but after taking it on a long car trip I was so frustrated I was tempted to sail it out the window. With a long ride, often in heavy traffic, all I needed was for the app to continue playing the episodes in a course, and what I got was one or two episodes before it would stop and tell me that if I wanted to continue I had to subscribe. (Despite being signed in to an active account.) Then I had to exit the app, restart the app, and then find the course and episode all over again. (All while navigating an Interstate.) In addition, episodes would start in odd locations, again prompting a dangerous one handed juggling act. Good news? It’s not as bad as their one star Apple TV app. Bad news? A company with so many wonderful educational offerings can’t seem to get their tech act at all together. For $20/month, users deserve so much better.
Okay but needs improvement
Generally, the app functions okay. But there are details that reflect some absence of thought by designers on the actual user experience. My biggest gripe: the app jumps to new course offerings every time I close out and later restart it. I have to go digging for the course I’m currently studying. And the only—or at least most efficient—way to find it is to go find my watchlist and search for the course in there. If I happen to start a course before or without adding it to my watchlist, I find it difficult to get back in to my course after closing out the app. It seems this is a simple, obvious issue that would have been glaringly apparent to anybody that thinks of the design with the user in mind. Fix this problem, at least, and my thoughts of the app would probably improve.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 20, 2017
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 44.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: TEACHING COMPANY, LLC
- © The Teaching Company, LLC
Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.Apple TV: Yes
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