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How To Cancel Your Discovery Plus Subscription (And What Happens After)

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Discovery Plus subscribers can quickly and easily cancel their subscription through the settings section of their account. However, if you’ve signed up to Discovery Plus through a third-party service then you will need to cancel the subscription through the same third-party service.

Regardless of how you cancel, and providing you’re not still on a free trial, the subscriber will be able to continue using the service up until their current billing period comes to an end.

As the Plus in the name suggests, Discovery Plus provides access to more than just Discovery content, with a subscription unlocking content from a variety of other networks as well, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, and Travel Channel, among others.

However, since Max launched as a replacement for HBO Max, Max subscribers have now gained access to a wide selection of Discovery Plus content. For some, enough to no longer need to pay for a separate Discovery Plus subscription.

Canceling Discovery Plus directly

Whether canceling Discovery Plus in favor of using Max or for another reason, the subscription can easily be canceled directly through the Discovery Plus website.

Cancel Discovery Plus through the website:

  1. Head over to Discovery+
  2. Sign in (if required)
  3. Hover over profile icon (top right)
  4. Click on Account
  5. Select Cancel (next to Cancel subscription under Subscription)
  6. Confirm cancelation

For reference, it is not possible to cancel a Discovery plus subscription through any of the platform apps. While most apps do contain an Account section, the user will be directed to the website to make any changes to their account.

Cancel Discovery+ through Amazon or Roku

There are multiple ways to sign up to Discovery Plus and the method chosen can directly impact on how the subscription is canceled. Basically, whichever service was used to create the subscription will also be used to cancel the subscription.

Furthermore, the exact instructions on how to cancel the subscription will vary between services.

Cancel Discovery Plus via Amazon:

For example, if signed up through Prime Video Channels then the subscription will need to be canceled through Amazon.

  1. Visit amazon.com
  2. Log in (if required)
  3. Hover over profile (top right)
  4. Select Account (under Your Account)
  5. Select Prime Video settings (under Digital content and devices)
  6. Select Channels
  7. Select Cancel Channel next to Discovery Plus
  8. Confirm cancelation.

Cancel Discovery Plus on Roku:

Alternatively, if signed up to Discovery Plus through Roku, the subscriber can cancel their subscription directly on their Roku player or Roku TV.

  1. Press Home button
  2. Find the Discovery+ channel
  3. Press the Star button (to open Options)
  4. Select Manage subscription
  5. Select Cancel subscription
  6. Select Cancel subscription again to confirm

If signed up through Apple’s App Store or Google Play, the subscriber will then need to cancel through the same app store and just like they would any other subscription on iOS or Android.

For example, via the Subscriptions section on Apple TV, iPad, and iPhone, and the Subscriptions section (under Payments & subscriptions) on Android.

What happens after you cancel Discovery Plus

While it is possible to cancel a Discovery Plus subscription at any time, the subscriber may find they retain access even after canceling. How long they retain access for will depend on when they signed up and when they cancel.

Like most other streaming services, Discovery Plus subscribers are billed in advance for the month ahead. As they have already paid for an entire month, and Discovery Plus doesn’t offer refunds, subscribers retain access to the service for the rest of the current billing cycle.

Essentially, the exact date when a Discovery Plus subscription will be fully canceled is based on when the next payment would have been made if the subscription was not canceled.

Up until that date, canceling subscribers are free to continue watching any of the shows and content available with a paid subscription.

Cancel Discovery Plus – recap

Canceling Discovery Plus is fairly easy to do but the exact method will depend on how the subscription was created in the first place. For example, if signed up through the Discovery Plus website, or one of the Discovery Plus apps, then you will need to cancel through Discovery Plus.

If you signed up through a third-party like Amazon or Roku then you will need to cancel Discovery Plus through that third-party service. In Amazon’s case, that means through the Channels section of Prime Video, while Roku users can directly cancel through the Discovery Plus channel settings on their Roku device.

Once a subscription has been canceled, the subscriber will retain access to Discovery Plus for the remainder of the current billing cycle.

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7 replies on “How To Cancel Your Discovery Plus Subscription (And What Happens After)”

Hi Angela,

if you subscribed through Prime then you will also have to cancel through Prime by heading to the ‘Manage My Prime Channels’ section of the Amazon website.

Hope this helps.

Same here: there is no “Add-ons” under menu. Maybe there was one and so Verizon decided to remove it so as to trap people easier.

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