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Discovery Plus launched on January 4, 2021, and is the new kid on the block in terms of streaming services. This service offers on-demand video streaming that features original content. It also includes popular shows from 14 television networks such as TLC, A&E, the Food Network, and, of course, the Discovery Channel. Coming in hot as the first new streaming service of 2021, Discovery Plus offers a lot of great content for a very reasonable price. Trying to stand out in a market that already has Netflix and Hulu, Amazon Prime, and other big contenders is not going to be easy, but Discovery Plus is offering incentives that make it worth giving this streaming service a try.
If you’re interested in checking out what Discovery Plus has to offer, we have the scoop on everything you need to know before you sign up including the best content to check out. To sweeten the pot, Discovery Plus also offers a great one-year-free deal for new and existing Verizon customers.
With more than 55,000 episodes and exclusive originals available on Discovery Plus you have plenty to choose from. Viewing categories include True Crime, Relationships, Home, Food, Documentaries, Nature & Animals, Paranormal & Unexplained, and many more. That includes series from:
Whether you are looking to be inspired, entertained or informed, Discovery Plus has you covered.
Reality television reached its peak when TLC introduced “90 Day Fiancé” to the world. The show follows couples going through the K-1 visa process that gives them 90 days to marry their foreign significant other. The series quickly became a TV phenomenon. With many watchers giving up on traditional cable TV, Discovery Plus proves to be a great alternative to view this fan favorite and many of its spin-offs. Other great reality TV choices available on Discovery Plus include “The 1000-lb Sisters” and popular shows like:
Crime show fanatics will be pleased to find “American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda” available for their viewing pleasure, while those interested in religion can watch “Francesco – A Pope Francis Documentary Film.”
While Discovery Plus does not offer live TV, it does offer Discovery Plus Channels. These were added to the service on January 29. The channels allow subscribers to watch non-stop streams (we’re talking 24/7) of fan-favorite shows like “90 Day Fiancé,” “Chopped,” “Fixer Upper,” and more.
Discovery Plus has also promised to add more than 1,000 hours of original content in 2021.
You can stream Discovery Plus content at home, or on the go, on almost any device, including:
Discovery Plus offers one of the most inviting prices on the market. For $4.99 a month you can get unlimited access to all the content. If you’re looking to watch all of your entertainment ad-free, you also have the option of the $6.99 a month tier. Each account can have up to five user profiles and four concurrent streams.
Here at CordCutting.com we love a good deal. And nothing sounds better than a whole year of free content. We’re here to inform you that if you are a Verizon customer, you might be able to get Discovery Plus for an entire year without paying a cent.
If you are a new or an existing wireless customer with a Play More or Get More Unlimited plan, you can qualify to get 12 months of free Discovery Plus. The same deal applies to Verizon 5G Home Internet or Fios Gigabit Connection customers. After a year, you will pay $6.99 a month for the service. Customers who have the Start or Do More Unlimited plans can qualify for six months of free Discovery Plus. More information can be found at Verizon.com.
If you’re not a Verizon customer and you have no plans on becoming one, you can still try out Discovery Plus for free. The streaming service offers a free trial to help you decide whether it’s the right choice for you. All you have to do is sign up for an account on discoveryplus.com.
If you’re not satisfied with the content on Discovery Plus after your free trial, or at any point in your subscription, you can easily part ways with the service. There are no fees or cancellation charges, and you will continue to have access to Discovery Plus content for the remainder of your current billing period.
Canceling Discover Plus is fairly straight-forward, but let’s walk you through the process just to make sure you have everything in order. First, you have to cancel your subscription through the same method that you used to purchase your subscription (web browser, Apple TV, Roku, etc.). If you purchased Discovery Plus through your browser, follow these instructions to cancel:
Just because the streaming service market is starting to become saturated with options does not mean that you shouldn’t continue to seek out services that are best suited to your particular tastes. Discovery's streaming service is not going to replace a fantastic service like Netflix (that's right, we said fantastic — read our Netflix review to see why), but Discovery Plus can serve as a great supplement if you have a deep love for reality TV, culinary-themed shows, and home improvement series. There are few streaming services that offer this array of non-fiction content.
While Discovery Plus does offer access to a large portion of the catalog of most of the channels they feature, they do not offer live streaming. So if you’re interested in watching episodes right as they air, this probably isn’t the best service for you.
Overall, with such a variety of content, you certainly won’t be bored if you do decide to give Discovery Plus a try. But if you’re still looking for a streaming service that includes live TV, you might want to check out fuboTV or see if Hulu + Live TV is worth it. Other alternatives include Hulu's on-demand version, which includes some interesting reality TV and educational content and scored high marks in our Hulu review.