Who doesn’t like free? And who doesn’t like great iPad apps? When the two come together it’s good stuff. With that in mind, we’d like to share our Best Free iPad App of the Week here every weekend.
This week’s pick is Smithsonian Channel for iPad. Here’s a portion of its App Store intro:
Smithsonian Channel is dedicated to television that explores the history of our planet, life and culture. This app introduces a brand new way to watch, find and explore our vast video collection. In the Story Space, you can find stories based on your interests, create your own channel, then sit back and enjoy hours of video. Here, curiosity is rewarded and discovery is at your fingertips.
The app is full of great video content across a wide range of topics. Some of the top-level categories covered include Air & Space, Culture, History, Science & Nature, and Kids.
The Kids section is particularly good, especially if you have kids who love animals. My daughter and I spent ages enjoying it a couple of evenings ago. The Animal Winter Games had her cracking up.
And who doesn’t love seeing a playful and clever baby elephant …
Smithsonian Channel for iPad offers a continually rotating selection of full episodes. Getting around the app is simple – and it’s also easy to search for local Smithsonian channels in your area, see currently featured episodes, find a show, or even create your own channel made up of topics that interest you most.
There’s a slick auto-play mode to continuously play related videos, AirPlay support, and a standard range of sharing options.
If you’re looking for another source of quality TV content on your iPad, this free app is definitely worth a look.
Here’s an App Store link for Smithsonian for iPad.
If you’re after more great free iPad apps, be sure to check out our previous choices for Best Free iPad of the Week.