Quick Look: For 25 years The Great Courses has offered video instruction by professors from leading universities, with courses in science, music, math, economics, religion, philosophy, history, literature, and other subjects. While those individual courses cost up to several hundred dollars, The Great Courses Plus offers streaming access to nearly 5,000 lectures from The Great Courses library for a single monthly or annual fee. (If you have purchased individual courses on DVD or by download, you can view them on the The Great Courses Roku channel.)
The classes are taught by leading authorities in their field from around the world and are available in the following categories:
- History - 43 classes
- Science - 46 classes
- Professional and Personal Development - 23 classes
- Health, Fitness, and Nutrition - 20 classes
- Travel - 17 classes
- Food and Wine - 10 classes
- Hobby and Leisure - 13 classes
- Economics and Finance - 9 classes
- Music and Fine Arts - 14 classes
- Literature ant Language - 11 classes
- Philosophy, Religion and Intellectual History - 18 classes
- Mathematics - 18 classes
The Great Courses Plus Roku channel allows you to tour the entire library prior to subscribing; however, there are no sneak peaks, or previews, available. To view all courses by topic, press the * key on your remote to access the main menu, which also includes a search function.
You can sign up for a monthly subscription with no annual commitment $19.99/month through the Roku channel store. The Great Courses Plus Website also offers the monthly subscription with a 1-month free trial, and you can also purchase an annual subscription for $180.00. If you purchase from the website, you can link your account from within the Roku channel.
An introductory video about The Great Courses Plus can can be viewed below.
-- Information is current as of June 24, 2016
Developer's Channel Description: Access a World of Knowledge. Now Enjoy Video Learning from the World's Greatest Professors! The Great Courses Plus opens up new worlds of knowledge and helps you make the most of your leisure time by giving you unlimited access to thousands of engaging videos by professors and experts
CHANNEL STORE CATEGORY: Educational
DEVELOPER: Future Today Inc
One month free trial if you subscribe on The Great Courses Plus Website.
$19.99/month through the website or the Roku Channel Store
$180 annually through the website