Discovery Plus price: how much does the service cost?

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If you're considering signing up to one of the biggest factual streaming services on the web, then you'll want to know the Discovery Plus price so you can weigh up whether it's worth it or not.

Like most services, there are different figures whether you want to watch from the Discovery Plus library, because there are different ways to subscribe and watch. That's why this article isn't just a single figure!

We'll run you through the Discovery Plus cost below, so you can get your head around all the various numbers.

What is the Discovery Plus price?

In the US, Discovery Plus is available with or without ads — you'll be paying $4.99 for the service normally, but $6.99 if you want to watch videos without interruptions from adverts.

In the UK, Discovery Plus doesn't have ads, but you can either buy it standalone or in a bundle with sports coverage. Entertainment, the basic plan, costs £4.99, but Entertainment and Sports will set you back £6.99. You can also opt for annual packages if you like, which cost £39.99 and £59.99 respectively.

These prices are the same whether you subscribe to Discovery Plus itself, or the Amazon Prime Video Channel of the same name — the library on offer is exactly the same too.

It's worth noting that there's a seven-day free trial for Discovery Plus (and another separate seven-day free trial for the Prime Video Channel), letting you get your first week for free. You do have to put in your payment details for this, though.

Can I subscribe to Discovery Plus another way?

Yes — in the US, you can also view the Discovery Plus library via Max, with the HBO streaming service letting you stream the entirety of the Disney Plus library.

Max costs $9.99 per month, or $15.99 if you want to stream without ads. There's also a $19.99-per-month tier which allows for Dolby Atmos and 4K streaming.

What do you get for the Discovery Plus price?

The streaming service had more than 55,000 episodes when it launched in the United States — making it one of the largest streaming libraries. Discovery Plus is available in more than 25 countries worldwide. (The exact amount of content available in each country varies.)

Discovery Plus includes shows from Discovery proper, as well as HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Animal Planet and more. It also has a number of exclusive Discovery Plus original shows. Discovery bills it as "The only streaming service with the greatest real-life entertainment and exclusive originals, all in one place."

Discovery Plus has a diverse line-up of content — just like the traditional cable TV side of the show. It includes the ever-expanding 90 Day series of shows, including the 90 Day Fiancé, 90 Days Bares All, 90 Day Diaries and 90 Day Journey. Cooking and food lifestyle shows also play a prominent role. Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis team up for Bobby and Giada in Italy. Duff Goldman is back with Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time. Carla Hall has Foodways with Carla Hall for a new global adventure, and rapper/actor Ludacris goes back to school with Luda Can't Cook.

Discovery Plus is available on all the major streaming platforms, including Amazon Fire TV, Roku, Fire TV Edition smart TVs, iPhone and iPad, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast with Google TV, Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X, and 2017 and up Samsung Smart TVs.

Phil Nickinson

Phil spent his 20s in the newsroom of the Pensacola (Fla.) News Journal, his 30s on the road for and Mobile Nations and is the Dad part of Modern Dad.

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