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How To Download and Sign Up For Discovery Plus on VIZIO Smart TV

discovery+ is a video streaming service that offers focuses on non-fiction programming or “reality” TV shows. It will feature 55,000 episodes of TV across 2,500 series with content from HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN, Animal Planet, Discovery, A&E, History, Lifetime, and BBC.

discovery+ is available with limited ads for is available with limited ads for $4.99 / month or ad-free for $6.99 / month. It will launch on January 4th, 2021.

The service will also include exclusive discovery+ Originals and will feature notable personalities like the Irwins, Jonathan and Drew Scott, Chip and Joanna Gaines, Bobby Flay, Ree Drummond, Guy Fieri, Giada De Laurentiis, Lieutenant Joe Kenda and so many more - all in one place.

How to Sign-Up for discovery+ on VIZIO Smart TV

At launch discovery+ will only supported on 2016 and newer VIZIO SmartCast TVs using Google Cast and AirPlay. VIZIO may launch a native discovery+ App for their SmartCast platform in the future, but for now you can only stream using Google Cast and AirPlay 2.

If your VIZIO Smart TV is compatible, this is how you can get it working.

Using AirPlay

  1. Click here to sign-up for discovery+
  2. Click here to install the discovery+ iOS App on your iPhone or iPad
  3. Once installed, log-in using your discovery+ credentials
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your iOS device
  5. Start playing the content in the discovery+ App and select the AirPlay icon in the top right
  6. Choose your VIZIO SmartCast TV and it will start displaying on your television

If you have a compatible TV and you don’t see AirPlay as an option, make sure you update to the latest VIZIO SmartCast firmware

Google Cast

  1. Click here to sign-up for discovery+
  2. Install the discovery+ iOS App or Android App
  3. Once installed, log-in using your discovery+ credentials
  4. Make sure your Smart TV is connected to the same Wi-Fi as your mobile device
  5. Start playing the content in the discovery+ App and select the Cast icon in the top right
  6. Choose your VIZIO SmartCast TV and it will start displaying on your television

What Are The Pricing & Plans of discovery+?

discovery+ will have two plans: $4.99 with ads and $6.99 without ads.

Verizon customers will be able to get it up for to 12 months for free. New and existing wireless customers with a Play More or Get More Unlimited plan will get 12 months of discovery+; customers with Start or Do More Unlimited plans will receive 6 months of streaming on Verizon

What Features will be Available on discovery+?

Each account will include up to five user profiles and four concurrent streams, among the most offered in the streaming video category.

When you open the app it will give you a “For You” tab which will recommend content from the different Discovery properties. Additionally, you can browse by network or by theme like “True Crime”. Each network will also have its own network hub to explore.

Soon after launch, they will be adding the ability to create a custom playlist to automatically play through your favorite episodes and series.

What Content is available on discovery+?

At launch, discovery+ will have 2,000 series and 55,000 episodes of content on the streaming service. There will be series from HGTV, Food Network, TLC, Investigation Discovery, OWN, Animal Planet, Discovery — including fan favorite 90 Day Fiancé.

The service also includes 1,500 episodes of content from popular franchises from A&E Networks like The First 48, Bring It, Dance Moms, Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars, Ancient Aliens, Storage Wars, 60 Days In, Intervention and Ghost Hunters.

In their first year, they will bring 1,000 hour of original content across Discovery brands. You can see a full list of original content here.

Discovery has confirmed that there will be no linear feeds of their channels, you will need a Live TV Streaming Service like Philo for that. Most of the content on discovery+ will first premiere on linear TV and then become available on the streaming service after the season airs.

How to Sign-Up for discovery+ on Other Streaming Devices

If you have other devices, you can learn how to sign-up on Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Xbox, PS4 & PS5, iPhone/iPad, Android, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, and VIZIO Smart TV.

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