Discovery+ has finally launched in some of its chosen markets, aiming to be the number one destination for reality TV and factual entertainment all around the world. Their initial global rollout plans to launch the service in over twenty-five countries.
Discovery+ collects content from the entire Discovery network all in one place. This includes the Discovery channel, Travel Channel, Food Network, Animal Planet, TLC and more. There's also exclusive content available at launch, and plenty on the way later in 2021. In the US, it has the largest-ever library of content that any streaming platform has had available at launch.
The global rollout is currently aiming to provide Discovery+ in over 25 countries by the time this first wave is completed, so if you're left wondering whether you'll be able to get Discovery+ soon, let us help.
How to watch Discovery Plus anywhere in the world
Discovery+ is available in a lot of countries, but that's still not all of them around the world. So, if you're going to be away from where you normally watch the streamer, you might want to invest in a virtual private network to ensure you can still catch your favorite Discovery+ content.
A VPN will re-route all your network data through a server in a location of your choice, masking your connection to make it look like your computer is in an entirely different region.
The catch is your network traffic, encrypted or not, is being handled by a third-party, so you do need to be able to trust that your VPN of choice is handling your data securely. We recommend ExpressVPN for exactly that purpose.
Is Discovery Plus available in the US?
Yes, Discovery+ 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 in web browsers.
Currently, Discovery+ subscriptions will cost $4.99 a month to watch Discovery content with light advertising, or $6.99 to watch without any adverts. There’s a free 7-day trial for you to try Discovery+ with either plan, too!
Select Verizon Wireless subscribers might be eligible for complimentary access to the streaming service, too! If you're on the Play More or Get More unlimited plans, you can get a full year's subscription for free, and customers on the Start or Do More unlimited plans will be able to get six months without paying a penny. Visit verizon.com/discoverplus for more info.
Is Discovery Plus available in the UK and Ireland?
The UK and Ireland were two of the first places to receive Discovery+. The service rolled out across the pond back in late 2020, replacing the existing dplay platform.
Access to Discovery+ in the UK and Ireland costs £4.99/€5.99 per month or £49.99/€59.99 for a yearly subscription, saving you just under £12/€12 a year. Whether you jump for a monthly or an annual plan, there's a fourteen-day trial available to try before you buy.
Just like Verizon's offer in the States, Discovery partnered with cable company Sky in the UK to tempt would-be subscribers to the service. If you're a Sky Q customer, you can get twelve months of Discovery+ access for free. Simply say ‘get discovery+’ 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.
Which other countries will receive Discovery Plus?
Discovery+ was launched in India back in 2020, but the Discovery network wants to take the platform to territories all across the globe.
The US rollout included territories like American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands.
Elsewhere, Discovery+ was made available in the Netherlands, Spain, Italy and the Nordic countries. It will also launch in Latin America, Brazil, and some parts of Asia at a later date.
Through a partnership with Starzplay, Discovery+ content is also available in 18 countries from across the Middle East and Northern Africa region (MENA) through a branded area across existing Starzplay platforms.
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