The Pandemic has kick-started the digital transition for media platforms and production houses to streaming platforms, something that has been feared by the theatre industry for the past decade. HBO and Warner Bros are some of the big names to join this transition recently and Discovery seems to be on the same path with the launch of Discovery Plus. If you love Discovery’s content then Discovery Plus might be the perfect choice for you. Let’s take a quick look at it.
What is Discovery Plus?
Discovery Plus is a new streaming platform by Discovery with content from all of its networks launched within the past few decades. Discovery Plus boasts the largest digital content library of any platform to date, boasting around 55,000 shows in over 25 different countries.
Not only this, but the platform has also launched with Discovery exclusives by associated networks like Magnolia, HGTV, TLC, DIY, and more. These exclusives can be accessed through Discovery Plus’s premium membership that comes in two packages; ad-supported and ad-free.
The ad-supported package allows you to access all the exclusive content albeit with some ads during your watch sessions. These ads help support the network and justify the cheaper price of this plan. The ad-free experience on the other hand will give you access to the entire content library completely ad-free.
Is Discovery Plus on Verizon?
No, Discovery Plus is not on Verizon per se, but it is available for free to select Verizon users with an unlimited wireless plan. The offer allows you to avail of a year’s Discovery Plus subscription absolutely for free.
This subscription is billed via Verizon and once the promotional period of 1 year/6 month comes to an end, you will be charged $6.99/month on your Verizon plan. This auto-renewal can be canceled anytime through the app itself.
Additionally, if you are a user in New Mexico, your plan will not be auto-renewed. Once the offer period comes to an end, you can re-enroll for the membership via Verizon to continue your Discovery Plus membership.
Note: Depending on your unlimited Wireless plan, this offer can also be valid for only 6 months.
What is the Discovery Plus channel on Verizon?
There is no dedicated Discovery Plus Channel on Verizon or with any other cable provider. Discovery Plus is a streaming platform that can be accessed through only web-based utilities. If you wish to access Discovery’s content via your cable provider then you can subscribe to one of the various packs offered by your provider. This will allow you to watch and catch up with the latest networks of Discovery including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, and more.
Discovery Plus on Verizon Fios:
Nope, Discovery Plus is not available as a channel on Verizon Fios or any other platform, as mention above too.
Will Discovery Plus be on Verizon?
As stated earlier, Discovery Plus is a streaming platform that will not be available with any cable provider. You can instead access Discovery Plus through any compatible web-based interface. Additionally, you can only avail of your offer through the My Verizon app or website. Once availed, Verizon will act as your third party payment provider in case you decide to renew your membership after the offer period comes to an end.
Who can get free Discovery Plus via Verizon
The free Discovery Plus subscription is only available to select Unlimited Verizon wireless plans. If you have one of the plans listed below, you can get the following benefits.
- Price: $35
- Benefits: 6 months of Discovery Plus, Disney +, and Apple Music
Play More Unlimited
- Price: $45
- Benefits: 12 months of Discovery +, and Apple Music. Hulu. Disney+, ESPN + included with the plan at 12.99/month.
Do More Unlimited
- Price: $45
- Benefits: 6 months of Disney +, Apple Music, and Discovery Plus. Additional 50% of Unlimited connected device plans and 600 GB of Verizon Cloud Storage.
Get More Unlimited
- Price: $55
- Benefits: Apple Music, ESPN +, Disney + & Hulu included with the plan. Additional free 12 months of Discovery Plus, 50% off on unlimited connected device plans, and 600 GB of Verizon Cloud Storage.
How to get Discovery Plus for free on Verizon
You need to first avail the Verizon offer on your Discovery Plus account to activate your free subscription. Once activated, you can then install Discovery Plus on a compatible platform and access your entire content library. Let’s take a quick look at the procedure.
How to avail the free Verizon offer
- Your Verizon ID login credentials
- My Verizon Webapp or mobile app | Mobile app download links: iOS & Android | Webapp link
Open the My Verizon Webapp or mobile app and login with your Verizon account credentials. Now access the ‘Add ons’ section. If you are on the web app, click on ‘Account’ at the top of your screen and then select ‘Add ons and Apps Overview’. If you are on the mobile app, tap on ‘Plans & Devices’ and then select ‘Explore Add ons’.
Now simply choose your Discovery Plus offer on this page and then click on ‘Get It Now’. You will now be asked to link a valid email ID to be associated with this offer/subscription. Ensure that you use a valid email ID as you will be using the same ID to sign up to Discovery Plus.
Click on ‘Check Email’ at the bottom once you are done. This will prompt Verizon to verify the email ID with its Discovery Plus database. In case the email ID already has a Discovery Plus account associated with it, you will need to use a different email ID.
You will now be shown the terms and conditions for the Discovery Plus offer by Verizon. Click on ‘Enroll in the Discovery Plus Bundle’ to continue with the setup.
Your setup with Verizon is now complete. Click on ‘Go to Discovery Plus’. This will redirect you to the Disocvery Plus homepage. If you are on a mobile device, you will be prompted to download the Discovery Plus app.
Now choose log in on the Discovery Plus homepage. Login with the email ID we just used to avail the offer through Verizon. You will now be asked to enter a new password for your account. Chose your new password and click on ‘Continue’ once you are done.
And that’s it! You should now be logged in to Discovery Plus and have access to their entire content library. Your subscription will be managed through Verizon once your promotional period comes to an end.
Note: Your offer subscription will start as soon as you accept Verizon’s terms and conditions. Even if you do not setup your Discovery Plus account after this step, your offer period will still continue.
I hope you were able to learn everything about the new Discovery Plus offer through Verizon. If you have any more questions or face any issues, feel free to reach out to us using the comments section below.
The discovery+ app forces me to sign in with a tv provider, even with the subscription through Verizon… what is going wrong??
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