What countries is Discovery Plus available in?

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If you're big on your factual entertainment, then Discovery Plus is the streaming service you should be checking out — it has a huge library of reality, lifestyle and factual shows to stream. Before you do that, though, you need to make sure it's available in your country.

Discovery Plus has content from the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, TLC and more; basically everything from the Discovery network all in one place. There's exclusive shows, original content and more, enough so that when it launched, it had the largest library of launch content of any of the best streaming services.

But along with the Discovery Plus price, the availability of the streaming service is a key piece of information that you need to know before you decide whether you can or can't sign up.

Below, you can find out where Discovery Plus is available and which countries are meant to be getting the service later down the line.

Is Discovery Plus available in the US?

Yes, Discovery Plus is available in the US. It launched in the States on January 4, 2021, and is currently available on a range of platforms including Apple TV, Android and iOS devices, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, some smart TVs, Xbox and web browsers.

Currently, Discovery Plus subscriptions cost $4.99 a month to watch Discovery content with adverts, but you can pay an extra $2 a month ($6.99) for Discovery Plus's ad-free plan. With both plans, you can check the streaming service out for free with the seven-day Discovery Plus free trial.

There are also deals for select Verizon Wireless subscribers. Some of Verizon's Unlimited plans enable you to get six months of Discovery Plus without paying a single penny. Visit verizon.com/discoveryplus for more info.

For students, people in the military and veterans there are substantial discounts on the basic $4.99 plan. Check out the Discovery Plus offers for students and military.

Is Discovery Plus available in the UK and Ireland?

The UK and Ireland were two of the first places where Discovery Plus launched. It arrived in these regions in late 2020, replacing the existing D-Play platform. 

In the UK, the easiest way to get your fix of all the programming Discovery has on offer is to get Discovery Plus on Prime Video Channels. It costs £4.99 per month for the Entertainment package and £6.99 per month for the Entertainment Plus Sport plan.

You can pay that same price for Discovery Plus itself, as a standalone streaming service, and you can see that here.

Access to Discovery Plus on its own in the UK and Ireland costs £4.99/€5.99 a month or £49.99/€59.99 for an annual subscription which will save you just under £12/€12 a year. Whether you jump for a monthly or an annual plan, there's a seven-day trial available to try before you buy.

Recently, Discovery also launched the 'Ad-lite' plan in the region following its successful launch in the US. For £3.99/€4.99 a month (or £39.99/€49.99 a year), you can pay slightly less for this ad-supported plan, though Discovery still says this service contains "less than half the amount of ads viewers experience through linear television."

Discovery has partnered with Sky TV in the UK to tempt would-be subscribers to the service. All Sky Q customers can get you can get a whopping twelve months of Discovery Plus access for free. Simply say ‘get discovery Plus’ into your voice-enabled remote, or head to the Upgrade tile in the Apps tab on your Q box to get more details on this offer.

This offer is not available to new Sky Glass customers, but if you switch from Sky Q to Sky Glass and you claimed the free offer before you switched over, you can still use the Discovery Plus app for the remainder of your free period.

Which other countries will get Discovery Plus? 

Discovery Plus was first launched in India in March 2020, with the initial UK and Ireland release following that October. Additionally, Discovery partnered with Megogo to bring Discovery Plus to their customers in Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

The US rollout came at the start of 2021, and also included territories like American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. 

Shortly after the US launch, Discovery Plus was made available in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, and Poland. 

Most recently, the service has been launched in the Philippines (in partnership with Globe Telecom), in Canada (in partnership with Corus Entertainment) and Brazil, where it is also available with the Brazilian streaming service, Globoplay.

Through a partnership with Starzplay, Discovery Plus content is also available in 18 countries across the Middle East and North Africa region (MENA). Access in this region costs AED/SAR15 a month, in addition to existing subscription packages.

Launches are still reportedly planned for Austria, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Portugal, Romania, parts of Latin America and parts of Asia.

How to watch Discovery Plus anywhere in the world 

Discovery Plus is available in a growing number of countries. However, if you do a lot of traveling abroad and end up away from where you normally watch the streamer, there's still an easy way to catch your favorite Discovery Plus shows, which is using a Virtual Private Network (VPN). A VPN lets you get around the usual digital barriers by changing your IP address, meaning you can watch your favorite TV shows even if you’re away from home.

Our favorite is ExpressVPN, which lets you change your IP address on whichever device you want to watch your new favorite TV show on. It's one of the best VPNs out there. Not only because it is straightforward and easy to use, but it also has great security. Best of all, it comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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ExpressVPN is one of the simplest and most affordable ways to watch whatever you want from anywhere you want to watch it. So, install it and you can keep on watching Discovery Plus, wherever you are in the world right now.

Martin Shore
Staff Writer at WhatToWatch.com

Martin is a Staff Writer with WhatToWatch.com, where he produces a variety of articles focused on the latest and greatest films and TV shows. 

Some of his favorite shows are What We Do In The Shadows, Bridgerton, Gangs of London, The Witcher, Doctor Who, and Ghosts. When he’s not watching TV or at the movies, Martin’s probably still in front of a screen playing the latest video games, reading, or watching the NFL.