The streaming app will be integrated into an upgraded NASA app available on iOS and Android.
NASA has announced that it will be launching its own streaming service later this year. NASA+ will be ad-free and include coverage of future launches, documentaries and a new original series that will be exclusive to the platform.
Speaking about the streaming platform, Marc Etkind, associate administrator, Office of Communications, NASA Headquarters, said: “We’re putting space on demand and at your fingertips with NASA’s new streaming platform. Transforming our digital presence will help us better tell the stories of how NASA explores the unknown in air and space, inspires through discovery, and innovates for the benefit of humanity.”
NASA+ will be available on most major platforms via the NASA App on iOS and Android mobile and tablet devices; streaming media players such as, Roku, Apple TV, and Fire TV; and on the web across desktop and mobile devices.
NASA also said an update of its website and app are coming.
After launching all new digital platforms, NASA will continue to connect additional agency websites and multimedia libraries into this new experience to continually streamline all the information shared across its centres, missions, and programmes. With an enhanced digital presence, NASA will share science, research, exploration, and innovation with the world through cohesive platforms.
Nicky Fox, associate administrator, Science Mission Directorate, NASA Headquarters, added: “From exoplanet research to better understanding Earth’s climate and the influence of the Sun on our planet along with exploration of the solar system, our new science and flagship websites, as well as forthcoming NASA+ videos, showcases our discovery programs in an interdisciplinary and crosscutting way, ultimately building stronger connections with our visitors and viewers.”