Is it time to cancel your Discovery Plus subscription? Here’s how to do it through Discovery Plus, Amazon’s Prime Video Channels, and Roku.
Discovery Plus is a streaming service that brings together popular shows and content from a variety of TV brands including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, and of course, Discovery Channel. The service also provides access to a variety of exclusives and Discovery+ Originals as well.
Discovery Plus FAQs
How much is Discovery Plus?
Discovery s a subscription service so customers do need to sign up and subscribe before they can watch any of the videos. A standard subscription costs $4.99 per month and Subscribers have the option of upgrading to an ad-free experience for $6.99 per month. There are also additional ways to save on the cost including a student discount and a military discount.
When did Discovery Plus launch?
Discovery Plus started streaming in the US in 2021. The service officially went live on January 4th, 2021. This global launch actually consisted of an initial 25 countries, including the U.S., the UK, Ireland and India. Since then, the service has continued to expand to more countries and regions.
Who owns Discovery Plus?
Discovery Plus was owned solely by Discovery, Inc, the same company that offers Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and TLC, among others. However, Discovery, Inc merged with WarnerMedia in 2022 to form Warner Bros. Discovery. As a result, Discovery Plus is now owned by Warner Bros. Discovery.
What devices is Discovery Plus available on?
Similar to other streaming services, Discovery Plus is compatible with a wide range of devices, including smart TVs, streaming players, mobile devices and more. Supported platforms include:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Android TV (Google TV)
- Apple TV
- Microsoft Xbox
- Samsung Smart TV
- LG Smart TV
- Vizio Smart TV
- Among many others
Is Discovery Plus worth it?
Yes, for some individuals and households. Ultimately, whether Discovery Plus is worth it will depend on an individual or household’s existing setup. Those who will most likely find the most value in a Discovery Plus subscription are those that don’t currently have access to Discovery Channel or any of the other Discovery-related channels. However, even for some of those with a live TV subscription, the extensive Discovery Plus on-demand catalog and Originals may prove worth the extra cost.
Discovery Plus offers a free trial to all new subscribers. Here’s what to expect and your options if you’ve already used up a free trial.
Discovery Plus and Max overlap in terms of some of the content you can watch, but they are very different streaming services in general.
Warner Bros. Discovery closed the first quarter of 2023 with 97.6 million DTC subscribers, an increase on the previous quarter and year.
While there has been a lot of talk around HBO Max lately, including reports that Max would swallow up Discovery Plus, that’s not the case.
HBO Max and Discovery Plus finished the fourth quarter with a combined total of 96.1 million subscribers, an increase of around 1 million.
To avoid losing the existing subscriber base, Warner Bros. Discovery reportedly plans to keep Discovery Plus as a standalone service.
It’s now possible to download Discovery Plus videos and watch them without an internet connection, so long as you’re an ad-free subscriber.
HBO Max and Discovery Plus have dropped in price for Black Friday 2022, making it possible to sign up to both for less than $3 per month.
Warner Bros. Discovery ended the third quarter of 2022 with a combined 94.9 million global HBO, HBO Max, and Discovery Plus subscribers.
After plenty of rumors and speculation, Warner Bros. Discovery has confirmed that HBO Max and Discovery Plus will merge into a new service.
There were more than 92 million combined HBO, HBO Max and Discovery Plus subscribers at the close of the second quarter of 2022.
New users can currently sign up to Discovery Plus for just $0.99 per month (for the first two months) and stream all-new Shark Week shows.
Discovery Plus provides military members and their families with a 40% discount on the cost of a monthly subscription. Here’s how it works.
It’s not a reason to buy a new TV but Vizio SmartCast TVs purchased between now and October come with an extended Discovery+ free trial.
If considering signing up to Discovery+, a current promo code offers a significant discount on the cost of the ad-free annual subscription.
Discovery+ opens up access to episodes from various networks including the History Channel, but there are still limits with a subscription.
For any Discovery+ subscribers encountering a ‘Discovery Plus not available in this location’ warning, these checks might fix the problem.
It make have taken a little longer than originally expected, but Discovery+ is finally available to watch on Vizio SmartCast TVs.
Discovery+ is currently offering new customers the option to save 40% on a subscription when signing up to the annual ad-supported plan.