Discovery+ Launches Today: Here’s What to Know About the New Streaming Service

Today, Discovery launches its new streaming service Discovery+. The service is now live in the US, with distribution agreements with all major platforms, making it accessible to a wide audience. Discovery+ will globally expand to more than 25 key markets in 2021, including the Nordics, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain.

“As we go live with discovery+ today in the U.S., we are thrilled to be working with best-in-class partners to make it available everywhere our fans are. Our ambition is simple: bring consumers the definitive and most complete destination for real life entertainment at a price point that makes this the perfect companion for every household’s streaming and TV portfolio. There is nothing like it in the market today. We launch with significant advantages, including the world’s greatest collection of non-fiction brands and content, built over more than 30 years across popular and enduring verticals, as well as powerful partnerships with leading distributors and platforms.”

Before you sign up, here’s what to know about the service.

What is Discovery+?

Discovery’s new streaming service is an entertainment focused service for some viewer favorite TV brands – including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, along with original, exclusive content. With a subscription, you’ll get unlimited access to more than 55,000 episodes of 2,500+ current and classic shows from Discovery’s brands from lifestyle and true crime to home improvement, food, adventure, and more.

How Much Does Discovery+ Cost?

Discovery+ subscriptions start at $4.99 per month. You can also choose an ad-free version for $6.99 per month.

Is There a Free Trial?

Yes. You can try out Discovery+ with a 7 day free trial.

What Devices Can I Watch On?

Discovery+ is available on iOS and Android, Roku, Fire TV, Apple TV, Android TV, Chromecast, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, and on the web with Chrome, Firefox, and Safari.

The service will be coming later to Prime Video Channels.

Of their distribution partnership, Roku said: “We are delighted to kick off 2021 by welcoming discovery+ to America’s No. 1 TV streaming platform,” said Tedd Cittadine, VP of Content Distribution, Roku.  “Discovery has been a fantastic partner and we are thrilled to expand and deepen our work together across the Roku platform as we bring their incredible content library and their exciting new original programs to streamers.”  

What Content Can I Watch?

Discovery+ includes content from Discovery’s brands, including:

  • HGTV
  • Food Network
  • TLC
  • Investigation Discovery
  • OWN
  • Animal Planet
  • Discovery
  • Discovery+ Originals
  • Magnolia Network
  • BBC Planet Earth
  • A&E
  • Lifetime
  • History
  • Travel Channel
  • Science Channel
  • DIY Network
  • The Dodo
  • And more

Check out the list of original content available at launch on the streaming service in this post

How Many Screens Can I Watch On?

With Discovery+, subscribers can create up to five user profiles and enjoy up to four simultaneous streams.