Discovery Plus Is the First Streaming Service Just for Reality TV
Discovery Plus (or Discovery+) is a new streaming service with a twist. Unlike Netflix, HBO Max, and other streaming services, Discovery+ lets you watch non-scripted shows, like reality TV, cooking shows, true crime, nature documentaries, and more. Here’s everything you need to know about Discovery Plus, including what shows you can watch, how to start streaming with your devices, how much it costs, and more.
What is Discovery Plus?
Discovery Plus is a streaming service with over 55,000 episodes from 14 of the most popular networks owned by Discovery Inc. This includes content from the Discovery Channel, the Food Network, HGTV, OWN, TLC, Animal Planet, Lifetime, the History Channel, Investigation Discovery, and more.
What Can You Watch on Discovery Plus?
Discovery Plus has popular shows like MythBusters, Gold Rush, Fixer Upper, Iron Chef, Planet Earth, 90 Day Fiancé, and more. Discovery Inc also plans to release 1,000 hours of original content from 50 original titles on the streaming service in the first year alone.
You also get 150 hours of exclusive content that you can watch at launch, along with new titles, like Amy Schumer Learns to Cook: Uncensored and true crime shows like American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda. There are also several 90 Day Fiancé spin-offs, like 90 Day Bares All, 90 Day Diaries, and 90 Day Journey that will be exclusive to Discovery+.
How to Watch Discovery Plus
You can watch Discovery Plus on Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Apple TV streaming devices. You can also stream Discovery+ from certain smart TVs, web browsers, Xbox game consoles, and iOS and Android devices.
A Discovery Plus subscription only costs $4.99 a month, making it one of the cheapest streaming services around. With that subscription, you get unlimited access to the entire Discovery+ library of content on up to five devices, but you have to watch ads. The ad-free subscription will cost you $6.99 a month.
If you’re a Verizon user, you can also get a 12-month subscription to Discovery+ for free. Check out Verizon’s website to see if you qualify.