How to Get Discovery Plus for Free

Discovery has started the new year with a loud bang. Its new streaming service Discovery Plus debuted on 4th January and houses a number of networks with more than 2500 shows and originals. Available on a slew of platforms and devices, the likes of which include Samsung smart TVs, Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV, Xbox One, and many more, subscribers can watch tons of real-life entertainment shows and even add up to five users on a single Discovery Plus account.

But the best part of it all is the fact that if you’re a Verizon customer, you get 12 months of Discovery Plus subscription for free! Here’s how you can get yours.

Related: How to watch Discovery Plus on TV

Can you get Discovery Plus for free?

Well, at the launch time, you can get a year’s worth of Discovery Plus subscription for free if you are a Verizon customer. Besides that, you can only get a 7-day free trial. Here’s more about Verizon’s free Discovery Plus offer.

This offering comes on the back of Verizon’s partnership with Discovery Plus, available for all existing and new Verizon customers with select plans. Verizon customers interested in watching shows from more than 17 networks, including Animal Planet, History Channel, the Food Network, HGTV, and many more can get started straight away with their subscription.

On top of that, since Discovery Plus is going to create its own content, not unlike HBO Max, Disney+, and Apple TV+, Verizon customers have much to be cheerful about in the new year.

How to get a Free Discovery Plus Subscription with Verizon

To start with your free Discovery Plus subscription, do check the eligibility before you enroll. Verizon has various plans and services and all of them don’t get the advantage of the Verizon-Discovery Plus partnership. Check below to find out who’s eligible and who’s not. 


As mentioned on Verizon’s website, there are four ways you can get access to Discovery Plus for free, though their subscription validity differs greatly.

Play More Unlimited and Get More Unlimited Services (One year)

Any Verizon customer, existing or new, with a line on Play More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited service will get a full year of Discovery Plus subscription for free. Those who’re looking to switch to these services should note the cost for the same.

  • Play More Unlimited: $45 per line per month.
  • Get More Unlimited: $55 per line per month.

Fios Internet and 5G Home Subscribers (One Year)

New Fios Internet subscribers and 5G home subscribers will also be able to get one year of Discovery Plus subscription for free. Do note that this applies only to new customers. So, those currently on these plans will not get be able to take advantage of the promotion, nor will Verizon customers on a business account. Here is what the cost of new Fios Internet and 5G home plans look like:

  • Fios Internet
    • $39.99 per month (200MBps).
    • $59.99 per month (400MBps).
    • $79.99 per month (940MBps).
  • 5G Home
    • $50 per month (with a Verizon mobile plan of $30 per month).
    • $70 per month (without a qualifying Verizon Mobile Plan).

Other Unlimited Services (6-months)

Those who don’t have the Play More Unlimited or Get More Unlimited services need not despair. They can still get a free Discovery plus subscription albeit only for 6 months. These other Unlimited services and their costs are given below:

  • Start Unlimited: $35 per line per month.
  • Do More Unlimited: $45 per line per month.

Get Discovery Plus with My Verizon

To get your free discovery plus subscription with Verizon, open the My Verizon app first. Select the”More” menu icon at the bottom right corner. Tap on “Add-ons & Apps”. Next, tap on “Entertainment” and find “Discovery+”.  Select “Learn More”, scroll down and tap “Enroll”. Here, you’ll be asked to review changes and accept terms and conditions. Once you’ve read them, tap “Confirm”. Finish the setup by tapping on “Go to Discovery+”.  Now, all you need to do is to create your Discovery plus account and you’re good to go.

How to get a Free Discovery Plus for 7 days (Available for all)

Those who’re not Verizon customers can still snag their free seven-day Discovery Plus trial. Do note that once this one-week period expires, they will be charged based on the plan that they chose while signing up.

  • With Ads:$4.99
  • Without Ads:$6.99

To sign up for your plans, simply head to and choose the service that you want.

Related: How to Sign Up for Discovery Plus

These are all the ways that you can get Discovery Plus for free. For Verizon Unlimited customers, this is an amazing new year’s gift that is sure to keep them entertained with their favorite Discovery Plus shows.