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Is there a Discovery Plus free trial?

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Yep, Discovery Plus comes with a week's free trial. This used to be quite standard but, recently, more and more streaming services have pulled their free trials including Disney, HBO Max and Peacock.

The reality and lifestyle streamer has over 55,000 episodes of 2,500 shows and more hours of content than we care to even think about. Discovery Plus costs $4.99 a month if you don't mind watching some advertising and $6.99 a month if you want to get rid of the ads — making it one of the cheapest streaming services around. We think that the low monthly price, plus the seven-day free trial, makes Discovery Plus one of the best value services around.

The trial period is good for either one of the plans — whether you've opted to go with advertising, or without. Either way you'll get seven days to watch what you want and to take the service out for a spin before your credit card gets charged.

You'll still have to fork over that payment info when you sign up — that's just the way things work. But you won't be charged by Discovery Plus until that seven-day window is up. (It's worth mentioning that Discovery Plus at some point will be available on Amazon's Prime Video, meaning Amazon will handle all the billing.)

What do you get with your Discovery Plus free trial?

You'll get nonstop Discovery network shows, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. You'll be able to watch shows like 90 Day Fiancé, House Hunters, Chopped, Fixer Upper and more. In addition to all your all Discovery favorites, there also are a number of Discovery Plus original shows to enjoy. They include reboots and spin-offs of some of those old favorites, as well as completely new programming.

You can subscribe to Discovery Plus inside the app, or at DiscoveryPlus.com.

There are a wide range of devices that carry the service. Watch Discovery Plus on Roku, on Apple TV and Android TVs, on iOS (iPads, iPhones and Macs) and also on Android phones and tablets. Discovery Plus is on Fire TV and it's also available on Xbox One and Xbox Series S/X.

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