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What countries is Discovery Plus available in?

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The global launch of Discovery+ began on Jan. 4, 2021. The streaming service aims to be the number one destination for reality TV and factual entertainment all over the world, and initial plans were to launch the new streamer in over 25 countries by the end of this first campaign.

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 was exclusive content available at launch, and lots more content has landed on the platform throughout 2021. To get an idea of just how much stuff was available at the start, Discovery+ launched in the US with the largest-ever library of content that any streaming platform has had at its debut.

As of August 2021, Discovery+ has reached 18 million paying subscribers worldwide, so the global rollout has clearly gone well so far!

If you're wondering which countries Discovery Plus is available in, you can find everything you need to know below.

How to watch Discovery Plus anywhere in the world 

Discovery+ is available in a growing number of countries, but 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+ shows, and it's called 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.

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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 single 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 first launched as a service in India back in March 2020. The US rollout at the start of the year also included territories like American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. 

Shortly after the US launch, Discovery+ was made available in Denmark, Finland, the Netherlands, Italy, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and Poland. Turkey was the next country to get access on May 5.

Most recently, the service has launched in the Philippines (Oct. 13, in partnership with Globe Telecom) and in Canada (Oct. 19, in partnership with Corus Entertainment for C$4.99 / C$6.99 (for the ad-free version) a month.

Launches are expected to follow in parts of Asia, Brazil, Mexico, the Czech Republic, Greece, Germany, Hungary, Iceland, Romania, and Portugal, although we don't have official confirmation of when each region will receive Discovery+ just yet.

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. Access in this region costs AED/SAR15 a month in addition to existing subscription packages.