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Description

Nebula is smart, thoughtful videos from your favorite education-y creators. New videos, back catalog, and Nebula Originals.

Video service algorithms reward videos that are easy to click on, easy to watch, and easy to share, because that’s what makes them money. Because of that, when we want to make things that are different — when we want to try something new — the algorithm gets scared and buries the video. It’s designed to keep us in our lane.

So we created Nebula, a streaming video platform that we control, so we can use it to try new things, explore new formats, and share more behind the scenes content.

• Exclusive Nebula Originals every month
• Follow your favorite creators
• Get notifications when your favorites release a new video
• Be the first to see new videos
• Download videos to watch offline
• Coming soon: even more ways to directly support the creators you love

iOS Store Category:

Primary: Entertainment

Secondary: Education

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Version History

Launched May 24, 2019 (over 1 year ago).

Releasing new versions every about 1 month, on average.

Jul 23
2020
(Current)
Version 1.7.2

• Look everyone, keyboard shortcuts for the iPad video player!
• Sometimes the app would crash when loading a video description. We put an end to that nonsense.
• Brave iPadOS beta users noticed that our tab labels were truncated. We fixed that too.

Jul 15
2020
Version 1.7.1

We wore masks while we worked on these updates.

• Manuel found a bug in My Shows where a channel doesn’t get properly updated upon refresh. We fixed it.
• Rene got a tweet from “Techinterested1” about our mis-colored player background. We changed it to black.
• Gruber asked us to make the gray channel names darker to improve accessibility. Done.
• Chris noted that our status bar stayed in place even in fullscreen mode on iPad. We fixed that.
• While fixing things for these nice people we spotted some minor UI things and fixed those too.

Jun 12
2020
Version 1.7

We're close to the finish line with the Apple TV app, but wanted to sneak out a quick update:

• Support for subtitles. We're still adding them to the videos, but our app is ready.
• You can now contact support from within the app.

Mar 04
2020
Version 1.6.2

This update is boring. Just a quick fix to help people log out of their account in some circumstances. Sorry to get your hopes up, but don't worry, fun stuff is still on the way.

Feb 08
2020
Version 1.6.1

Assorted bug fixes and improvements. Just kidding; here's what we actually did:

1.6.1

• Every Original in the Originals row had the word "Original" so we removed it because it's like okay, we get it, there are lots of Originals.

1.6

• There's now a list of Originals right up at the top of the Featured view.
• About screen now supports dark mode.
• "Browse" has been reorganized slightly to make content easier to find.
• Swiping on hero images no longer sends images flying.
• Fixed some SSL errors.
• Fixed disappearing video descriptions when rotating.
• Thomas Frank did an episode of Working Titles and honestly the last four minutes are super weird. We'll check in on him.

Feb 06
2020
Version 1.6

Assorted bug fixes and improvements. Just kidding; here’s what we actually did:

• There’s now a list of Originals right up at the top of the Featured view.
• About screen now supports dark mode.
• “Browse” has been reorganized slightly to make content easier to find.
• Swiping on hero images no longer sends images flying.
• Fixed some SSL errors.
• Fixed disappearing video descriptions when rotating.
• Thomas Frank did an episode of Working Titles and honestly the last four minutes are super weird. We’ll check in on him.

Jan 23
2020
Version 1.5

Hello darkness, my old friend.

• Dark mode. Total smoke show. You can manually toggle it in settings.
• Optional dark app icon, if you’re into that sort of thing.
• Featured tab now shows the latest videos.
• iOS can now auto-fill your password.

We’ve also dropped iOS 12 support so we can focus on new features. Sorry, iPhone 5 users.

Dec 22
2019
Version 1.4.1

Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals. We wanted to get a few fixes and improvements out before we hit the egg nog. New in this release:
• Launch/loading experience is much improved.
• Videos in search are now sorted by date, newest first.
• Airplane mode will no longer sign you out of the app. Sorry, Mick.
• Channel view headers now collapse gracefully, giving more space to the content.
• Fixed an awkward crash when downloading videos.
• Thumbnails load faster.
• Not really an app update but have you seen Working Titles? So great.

Dec 04
2019
Version 1.4

iPad Support is Here

By pitchforks-and-torches levels of popular demand, Nebula now supports iPadOS. Enjoy your favorite Nebula Originals on your favorite tablet.

Also new in 1.4:

• Fixed a nasty cache bug which led to "no videos found" on the Featured view.
• Overhauled search to be more search-y.
• "All Creators" under "Browse" contains an option for viewing all recent videos.

A couple of secret features:
• Pull to silently refresh the featured view
• Double-tap on the right or left of the player to skip ahead or backwards.

We're working on more, but we wanted to hurry up and ship the iPad version before things got ugly. Thanks for your support, everyone. Enjoy.

Sep 17
2019
Version 1.3.1

We’re planning for a future we can’t tell you about. Look, it’s not in our nature to be mysterious, but we can’t talk about it and we can’t talk about why.
• Fixed some layout issues
• Ready for iOS updates probably idk
• Now with more Wendover

Sep 03
2019
Version 1.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements. Yeah, yeah, every app update says that. So instead of being vague, here's what we actually did:

• Moved sync operations off of the main thread, which was blocking the UI from loading quickly.
• Tweaked the way we load images to make loading feel faster.
• Made it easier to find creators in the Browse Tab.
• Sacrificed a test device to Mercury, the Roman god of speed and luck. But also sleep, so that could go either way.

Jul 09
2019
Version 1.2

We have lots of big content stuff coming up, so we wanted to fortify the app a little to support it all.

• You can now browse and purchase creator merchandise from within the app.
• Animations are prettier in the Featured and Browse tabs.
• Improved performance.
• Allow for service-side reordering of featured items.
• Fixed some assorted tiny bugs.

The next update will likely include more performance and merch improvements, especially around API calls and speeding things up on slow networks. And maybe a surprise or two. Stay tuned!

May 26
2019
Version 1.1

Wow, launch weekend has been amazing. Thank you to everyone for the kind words, feature requests, and bug reports. Please keep them coming.

• Improved contrast in the tab bar
• Fixed some weird download bugs
• Various cosmetic improvements
• Fixed a rare bug where the app would become sentient and attempt world domination
• Performance improvements

Up next: improved merch support and some fancy new UI

May 25
2019
Version 1.0

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