Can You Download Discovery Plus Shows?

No, but here’s what to do if you don’t have internet

You can’t download Discover Plus shows to watch them offline. Discovery+ requires an internet connection: we recommend using Wi-Fi or getting a mobile hotspot or travel router.

How to Watch Discovery+ Without Using Mobile Data

Unfortunately, even though you might want to download Discovery+ shows so you can watch them without an internet connection, you can't. If you’re watching on your smartphone and don’t have an unlimited plan, you’re at risk of overage charges. On the other hand, open Wi-Fi networks have security risks and often unreliable connections. But you can avoid that by using a mobile hotspot or travel router and securing your Wi-Fi connections.

Watch Discovery+ Over Wi-Fi

Your subscription to Discovery+ includes apps for your smart TV, set-top box, smartphone, and tablet. Open the app, sign in, and make sure your Wi-Fi is enabled. Here’s what to do if you’re not at home:

  • When traveling, look into accommodations that offer high-speed internet. Ask VRBO and Airbnb hosts about their internet and read the reviews. Look for hotels that cater to business travelers or offer long-term stays.
  • Bring a streaming stick like a Chromecast, Roku, or Fire TV. (Check requirements to see if your device is travel-friendly.)
  • See if your internet provider offers free Wi-Fi hotspots in your area.
  • Download a free Wi-Fi hotspot locator app. Be aware that some apps aren’t updated often or rely on
    user input, so it might take some effort to find a legitimate hotspot.
  • When you connect to Wi-Fi outside the home, keep security in mind. Use a VPN (virtual private network) which encrypts your data to protect it from theft and makes it safer to use open wireless networks.

Use a Mobile Hotspot or Travel Router

While you can use your smartphone as a hotspot, a dedicated device offers a better signal and can save you on costs. Mobile hotspots create a Wi-Fi network that you can password protect so strangers can’t hop on and slow things down. You can get unlimited data plans, regular monthly plans, or pay as you go.

Travel routers are an alternative to mobile hotspots and work similarly. You can use them anywhere you can get cell service.

If you frequently find yourself without internet access and want entertainment on the go, many competing streaming services offer offline viewing, including Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, Hulu, Netflix, and others.

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