MagellanTV is a streaming video service dedicated to bringing the finest high-quality documentaries to a global audience. The service is for active seekers of information who are determined to find out how the world works and how we got to where we are. They are by nature attracted to documentaries that tell the great stories of History, Science, and Civilization.
When we look at the world, we see a perfect storm of shifting audience tastes, improvements in technology and changes to the media landscape. Audiences all over the world are voicing a demand for a greater selection of high-quality programming based on the best insights of historians and scientists. MagellanTV meets this demand by offering what we call “Television Worth Watching.”
Right now, MagellanTV streams over 1,500 documentaries acquired from the best filmmakers and documentary networks around the world. We are adding new shows every week to a program lineup that includes a wide range of specially curated playlists and featured movies and series.
We suggest you sign up on our web site: magellantv.com. You will be prompted to choose between monthly, quarterly or annual plans. Choose "annual" for the best value. If you are not quite ready, you can use the “Browse” button to enter the site to look over the content and watch any video for 5 minutes.
The MagellanTV app is available as a mobile Android or iOS app on The App Store and Google Play, and as a TV app on Roku and FireTV. These apps give you the opportunity to subscribe “In App” through their native billing systems.
We offer three membership plans depending on the length of the membership. The best value is our annual plan, which costs $59.88 USD every 12 months. This works out to be $4.99 per month. Next is our popular quarterly plan, which costs $17.97 USD every 3 months. This works out to be $5.99 per month. Last but not least is our monthly plan, which costs $6.99 per month. While it doesn't offer the discounts of the other plans, it has the most flexibility as you pay month to month. You can see the details and select your plan here.
We offer a 7-day free trial to those who sign up for a monthly, and a 14-day free trial for a quarterly or an annual commitment. We are convinced that when you experience the depth and quality of our programs you will want to subscribe. You may cancel at anytime during the free trial to avoid being billed, and you can continue to enjoy MagellanTV until the trial is over. Once the trial ends you will be billed at the cost of your selected plan. Please note we do not offer refunds for partial time.
If you just aren’t into great docs, no worries. Just go to the website, sign in under your user name and password, then go to the profile icon on the upper right (the figure of a person). There is a cancel button within the menu. Remember, a cancellation will apply to the next billing cycle. We do not offer refunds on subscription amounts already paid.
Glad you asked. MagellanTV is programmed to cast to any connected TV. Just press the casting icon at the top right within the mobile app. You will be prompted to choose whether to watch on your device or on a television within your local network. Then, press play. Simple as that.
Our casting works by scanning your Wi-Fi for connected televisions, so make sure your phone and target device are on the same network, and that you are logged in. Please note that currently you must have an active membership to enjoy casting.
MagellanTV is available in every connected corner of planet Earth. However, because of restrictions on the rights to some programs, not all shows are available in every country. We are constantly working with partners to expand the availability of our shows.
We have built amazing relationships across the world with filmmakers, producers and distributors of great documentaries and historical dramas to give our subscribers access to the very best shows available. We are very selective of what we put up on the service, so we may not cover every interest. Let us know what you’d like to learn more about and we’ll see what we can do.
When you enter the world of MagellanTV, you’ll find documentary collections that are deeper and broader than just about any other streaming service available. Our greatest strengths lie in the areas of History and Science, with extensive collections in the areas of war, ancient history, current history, culture, and the roots of the modern world. Don’t forget to check out our line-up of Historical Dramas, as well as our unparalleled collection of space-science shows.
We invite you to dig deeper still. We are big fans of documentaries that recount famous crimes and explore the criminal mind, as well as the wacky worlds of paranormal and alien obsessions. We have a feeling that once you get started with MagellanTV, you’ll get as hooked as we are on great documentaries.
With the cost of 4K televisions going down, more and more people are getting them. We are strongly committed to supporting this technology with super high-quality shows that will thrill audiences with exceptional viewing experiences. MagellanTV features a growing slate of 4K shows, especially in the genres of space and nature, and we expect that growth to accelerate.
We have spent over a year designing and building an elegant user interface that allows for fast, easy access to our entire library. We have created multiple different pathways to help you find the programs you want to see. You’ll quickly become familiar with the layout, from the featured, new, and trending listings when you enter, to the general genre listings toward the back. We think you’ll especially enjoy our curated playlist section called “Explore.” If you are looking for something in particular, the entire collection is searchable by keywords.