How to Watch Discovery Plus

Stream shows from the Food Network, HGTV, and more

What to Know

  • Go to discoveryplus.com and click Start Free Trial to get 7-days free. Plans start at $4.99 per month.
  • Discovery+ is a streaming platform with over 55,000 episodes from 2,500 shows.
  • You can watch nearly any way you choose: On your smart TV, the web, your smartphone, or your tablet.

Here's everything you need to know about the Discovery+ streaming service.

What Content Does Discovery Plus Offer?

In addition to programming from the Discovery, Discovery Plus includes content from various networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Animal Planet, History, Lifetime, A&E, and more. Alongside familiar shows like The Property Brothers, The Pioneer Woman, and Pawn Stars, Discovery Plus will also feature exclusive original programming.

Discovery+ also has exclusive streaming rights for many BBC nature docuseries, including Planet Earth, Blue Planet, and Frozen Planet.

Blue Planet II

BBC

The streaming service plans to launch new programming from Chip and Joanna Gaines, formerly of Fixer Upper, comedian Kevin Hart, chefs Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis, and David Attenborough, writer and nature documentary host.

Discovery+ is also premiering content from the Magnolia Network, a joint venture between Discovery and Chip and Joanna Gaines. It will include Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, Magnolia Table, a cooking series where Joanna shares her favorite recipes, a documentary about Chip’s journey to his first marathon, and much more. Magnolia Network will launch later in 2021. In all, the preview will include the first episodes of ten upcoming Magnolia Network original series.

How to Sign up for Discovery Plus

Discovery Plus launches on January 4; you can get updates about it by going to discoveryplus.com. Enter your email in the field at the top of the page, then click Submit. You'll get the latest information about the streaming service and instructions on how to sign up when launch day arrives.

  1. Go to discoveryplus.com and click Start Free Trial. You'll have access to the streaming service for free for seven days.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.
  2. Choose a plan. You can pay $4.99 a month if you're ok with ads or you can pay $6.99 a month for an ad-free experience. Click Continue.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.
  3. Create a username and password and click Agree and Continue.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.
  4. Input payment information and click Agree and Continue. The free trial will convert to a paid subscription if you don't cancel first.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.
  5. You'll be automatically redirected to the Discovery Plus home page where you can start browsing content.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.
  6. From the home page, you can browse by category, recommendations from Discovery Plus, and by the network.

    Signing up for Discovery Plus.

    Choosing a Discovery Plus Plan

    There are two plans to choose from: $4.99 per month with ads or $6.99 per month without ads, similar to competing services like Disney+. Discovery+ partnered with Verizon to offer some customers up to a year free. New and existing wireless customers with specific unlimited plans get 12 months of Discovery+ free, while those with cheaper unlimited plans get six months. Customers who sign up for 5G or Fios Gigabit Connection internet service get 12 months free, while new Fios customers (non-gigabit) get three to six months on the house.

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