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This Discovery Plus Review will tell you everything you need to know about this new service and how to install it on your preferred device.
What is Discovery Plus?
It’s Discovery’s brand new streaming service with tons of content including original programming and much more.
Plans start at $4.99/month with the option of an ad-free version for $6.99/month.
However, we suggest signing up for the Free 7-Day Trial and testing it out for free prior to purchasing.
Discovery announced the launch of this new service in late 2020 and officially launched the app in January 2021.
Users can install it on tons of devices including Firestick, Roku, Chromecast with Google TV, and more.
Unfortunately, Discovery plus is currently only available for installation from the App Store in a select number of countries.
Canada users will not have access to the app via the Amazon App Store.
Luckily, we have instructions for side-loading the Discovery+ app on Firestick or Android TV Box no matter your location.
You can find this guide below.
Although we cover Roku devices on this Website, we don't recommend them due to their closed system. We recommend the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K due to its low price and ability to easily Jailbreak it which will allow for free movies, TV shows, live channels, sports, games, and more.
This is the latest company to join the trend of new independent streaming services, as we saw NBC’s Peacock TV and Warner Media’s HBO Max launch in 2020.
Discovery Plus Review
Discovery Plus is an affordable streaming service that features tons of programming from numerous popular networks.
The app has the following Categories on the home screen with various sub-categories as well.
- For You
- True Crime
- Adventure & Exploration
- Paranormal & Unexplained
- Nature & Animals
- Science & Technology
Users can also take advantage of the My List option to add their favorite shows into a library.
The Browse function will separate all content by Network for easy searching.
Currently, Discovery+ features television shows from 20 different stations.
- Discovery+ Originals
- Food Network
- Animal Planet
- Magnolia Network
- Planet Earth
- Trvl CHannel
- DIY Network
- Cooking Channel
- Destination America
- Discovery Life
With a wide variety of network options and hundreds of shows to choose from, there is no shortage of content within the Discovery Plus app.
Discovery Plus Pricing
With two different purchase options, Discovery+ gives users the option to eliminate ads with their “premium” subscription.
If you are a Verizon customer, you may have free access to Discovery+ for up to 12 months.
Verizon customers who have or purchase an Unlimited plan or have or purchase Verizon Home Internet are eligible for a free subscription to Discovery+ (ad-free).
If you have a Play More or Get More Unlimited Verizon plan, you will have access to 12 months of free Discovery+.
Verizon Unlimited, Go Unlimited, Beyond Unlimited, Above Unlimited, Do More Unlimited, and Start Unlimted customers can receive 6 free months of the service.
For those with Fios and 5G Home Internet from Verizon, 12 months of Discovery+ is also included for free.
If you are eligible for any of these offers, you must register for Discovery+ within your My Verizon account.
Use the steps below to activate your free Discovery Plus subscription:
- Log in to My Verizon
- Choose Plan
- Choose Add-ons and apps
- Click View all Add-ons
- Choose discovery+
- Click Get it now
- Accept terms and conditions
- Click Enroll in discovery+
- Click Go to discovery+
- Create your discovery+ account or sign in if you already have one
The Discovery Plus app is available for installation on tons of devices.
Use the installation tutorials below to download the Discovery Plus App on your preferred streaming device.
Or, use the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer for the fastest installation of Discovery+ and tons of other streaming apps.
How To Install on Firestick/Fire TV via Amazon App Store
IMPORTANT NOTE: The Discovery Plus app is not available for installation in all countries.
If you cannot find the Discovery Plus app when searching in the Amazon App Store, use our side-load guide that follows the App Store install guide.
1. Open the search function and type Discovery
2. Choose the Discovery Plus app
3. Click Get
4. Wait for the app to install
5. You will then encounter a Discovery+ app installed message. Click Open to launch the app
Installation is now complete!
If you do not see the Discovery+ App when searching, follow our guide below to install the app.
How To Side-Load Discovery+ App on Firestick/Fire TV
If you are located in Canada or another country that doesn’t feature the Discovery+ app, use the instructions below.
In this instance, we are using the Fire TV Stick Lite.
However, this will also work for any Fire TV device including Firestick 4k, Fire TV Cube, and more.
1. Install the Downloader app from your respective App Store (Amazon App Store or Google Play) and enable Unknown Sources within settings of your streaming device.
If you haven’t done this yet please refer to the following screenshot tutorial for step-by-step instructions.
2. Launch Downloader
3. If prompted, click Allow
4. Click OK for developer notes
5. In the address bar, type the following URL: troypoint.com/dplus and click Go
6. Wait for the app to install
7. Click Install
8. You will then encounter discovery+ app installed message
9. Click Done
10. Click Delete
11. Click Delete again
Installation is now complete! You can access the app from your Apps list.
If you are using a Roku device, follow our instructional tutorial below:
Install Discovery Plus App on Roku
1. From the Roku home-screen click the search option
2. Type discovery plus
3. Click to select the discovery plus app
4. Click add channel
5. Wait for the app to install
6. You will receive Channel added message when the app installs. Click Ok
7. Launch the app and enjoy!
You can find also find Discovery Plus within our list of Best Roku Channels.
How To Install on Android
If you are using an Android TV Box such as a MECOOL Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, Chromecast with Google TV, or another Android TV device, use the guide below to install Discovery+.
1. Launch the Google Play Store
2. Click the Search icon
3. Type discovery and click search
4. Choose the Discovery+ App
5. Click Install
6. Click Open
7. App will launch and you can now sign in to your Discovery+ account
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For our final Discovery Plus Review score, TROYPOINT gives the streaming service a rating of 4.5/5 stars.
4.5 out of 5 Stars
Let us know what you think of Discovery+ in the comment section below!
Discovery Plus Review FAQ
Is Discovery Plus Free?
No. Discovery Plus is a paid streaming service.
How Much Does Discovery Plus cost?
Discovery Plus costs $4.99/month with ads or $6.99 for the ad-free version.
Can Verizon Customers get Discovery+?
Verizon customers with an Unlimited plan can receive either 6 or 12 months of Discovery+ for free.
Can I Install Discovery+ on Roku?
Yes. Discovery+ is available for installation on Roku. Learn how with our instructional guide.
Can I Install Discovery+ on Firestick?
Yes. Discovery+ is available for installation on Firestick, Android, Roku, and much more. Learn how here.