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Discovery Plus: Price, plans, shows and exclusives

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Discovery+ is a new over-the-top streaming service (that is, one that's coming directly to you and your devices) that launched in the U.S. on Jan. 4, 2021, and will have a larger global release "over time."

It's home to all the Discovered-owned content you've come to know and love, and expands further with the HGTV, Food Network and TLC brands.

In addition to more than 55,000 episodes across some 2,500 shows, it'll also be home to a number of new exclusives from some of your favorite Discovery personalities.

Here's everything you need to know about Discovery+, including price and availability. We'll update this post as new information becomes available.

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How much does Discovery+ cost?

In the United States, Discovery+ will cost $4.99 a month for the service that includes advertising. An ad-free version will be available for $6.99 a month.

And subscribers on Verizon Wireless will be able to get Discovery+ for free for 12 months if they're on the Play More or Get More unlimited plans. Verizon customers on the Start or Do More unlimited plans will get six months for free. Visit Verizon.com/discoveryplus to take advantage.

Does Discovery+ have a free trial?

Discovery+ has a free seven-day trial on both the ad-free and the ad-supported plan. After that free trial period has expired, you'll start paying your monthly fee.

What are Discovery+ channels?

Discovery+ Channels will be available starting Jan. 29, 2021. They're nonstop streams of your favorite shows, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. You'll get your favorite shows like 90 Day Fiance, House Hunters, Chopped, Fixer Upper and more.

In which countries is Discovery+ available?

Discovery+ already has launched in the United Kingdom and Ireland, as well as in India. The global rollout will see it come to more than 25 countries.

The United States will get Discovery+ on Jan. 4, 2021. That also includes American Samoa, Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Internationally Discovery+ will initially be available in the Nordics, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain. It'll also launch in Latin America and Brazil, and in parts of Asia.

What devices support Discovery+?

Discovery+ is available on all the major streaming platforms. That includes Discovery+ on Roku and Amazon Fire TV, which are the top two platforms in the United States. (In the rest of the world, it Amazon Fire TV is No. 1, and Roku is No. 2.)

Discovery+ also is available on iOS, which means iPhones and iPads. It's also available on Android phones and tablets, plus Android TV and Chromecast with Google TV. It's on Apple TV, too.

Microsoft Xbox is supported as well, on both the older Xbox One platform, as well as the new Xbox Series S/X devices.

And Discovery+ can be loaded onto Samsung smart TVs from 2017 and newer.

What networks are available on Discovery+?

With a subscription to Discovery+ you'll be able to watch more than 55,000 episodes from more than 2,500 shows across the Discovery portfolio. That includes the likes of HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel and Animal Planet.

In addition, Discovery+ also will features new exclusives coming in 2021, and that list is pretty extensive. Here's the short version:

Love and Relationships

  • 90 Day Bares All
  • 90 Day Diaries
  • 90 Day Journey
  • The Other Way Strikes Back!

Lifestyle

  • Long Island Medium: There in Spirit

Food

  • Bobby and Giada in Italy
  • Cakealkies
  • Duff's Happy Fun Bake Time
  • Foodways with Carla Hall
  • Luda Can't Cook
  • Mary McCartney Serves It Up
  • What's Eating Sebastian Maniscalo
  • Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored

Home

  • Clipped
  • Frozen in Time
  • House Hunters: Comedians on Couches Unfiltered
  • Home Town: Ben's Workshop

True Crime

  • Queen of Meth
  • American Detective With Joe Kenda
  • Onion: In Real Life

Adventure

  • Route 66
  • Pushing the Line

Nature and Science

  • Mysterious Planet
  • Six Degrees with Mike Rowe

Documentaries

  • P.S., Burn This Letter
  • The Impossible Row
  • My Beautiful Stutter
  • Beyond Borders
  • The Parachute Murder Plot
Phil Nickinson

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