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Sign up for ExpressVPN, the best VPN for streaming TV and movies.
Connect to a VPN location where Discovery+ is available.
Log in to your Discovery+ account and stream securely.
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Discovery+ gives you access to a variety of Discovery Inc. shows spread across multiple channels*, including:
*Please note that channel availability differs across regions.
Discovery Plus and HBO Max Merger: Max
On May 23, 2023, HBO Max and Discovery Plus will merge to form a new streaming service dubbed Max.
The new streaming service will be home to the HBO Max movies and series that you’re already familiar with. That means all your favorite HBO, DC, Harry Potter, and Cartoon Network titles will be available. All of Discovery Plus’s content will also be available in Max’s catalog, although Discovery Plus will also continue to operate as a standalone service with Discovery-only content and the same (lower) subscription fees..
On May 23, HBO Max users will have their profiles migrated to Max, and HBO Max will cease to exist. Existing subscribers will have their app automatically updated to the Max app, though some will be prompted to download the new app. The HBO cable channel will continue as-is.
If you are an existing HBO Max or Discovery+ subscriber or have considered subscribing to either, here’s all you need to know about the streaming service Max.
HBO Max and Discovery Plus merger date
HBO Max and Discovery Plus will merge on May 23, 2023, in the U.S., with a gradual worldwide Max rollout happening over the next year. Here’s when to expect the launch of Max in your region:
United States: May 23, 2023
Latin America: 2023
How much will Max cost?
As of May 2023, Max will introduce three price plans:
Max Ad-Lite: $9.99 a month or $99.99 a year (two concurrent streams).
Max Ad Free: $15.99 a month, or $149.99 a year (two concurrent streams).
Max Ad Free Ultimate: $19.99 a month, or $199.99 a year (four concurrent streams with 4K UHD content).
While “Max Ad-Lite” and “Max Ad Free” plans are priced the same as existing HBO Max plans, they come with different benefits. Namely, fewer concurrent streams and the loss of 4K content. Existing HBO Max subscribers will continue to have access to their current plan benefits for a minimum of six months following the launch of Max. So, HBO Max subscribers don’t immediately have to upgrade just for 4K content, for example.
Discovery Plus subscribers looking to keep Discovery Plus will not see their price plans revised. However, there’s no word if subscribers looking to jump to Max will be offered a discount for doing so.
FAQ: Watching Discovery+ with a VPN
Does ExpressVPN work with Discovery+?
Yes! ExpressVPN’s blazing-fast servers provide private and secure access to Discovery+ streaming. If you encounter errors or have questions about using ExpressVPN, just contact Support, available 24/7 via live chat or email, to start streaming again.
In what countries is Discovery+ available?
Is Discovery Plus going away?
No, Discovery Plus will continue to operate as a standalone service. But its content will also be available on Max.
Is Discovery+ free with a VPN?
No, you still need to sign up for a Discovery+ subscription. ExpressVPN does not come with Discovery+. Rather, it complements your streaming service to allow you to watch all the content you want, free from throttling or blocking by your ISP or by your school, office, or public Wi-Fi network.
What devices can I watch Discovery+ on?
Discovery+ is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
Smart TVs and TV box systems, including Apple TV, Android TV, Fire TV Stick, Roku, and Samsung Smart TV
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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How do I get Discovery+ on my TV?
Some smart TVs and streaming consoles that offer the Discovery+ app can also install the ExpressVPN app, which allows you to use both simultaneously without any extra equipment. If you can access Discovery+ on your computer or mobile device, you may also be able to cast or mirror to smart TVs or streaming consoles that are designed to receive such signals. And any device that connects to the internet—including smart TVs and streaming devices that cannot install any VPN app—can receive full VPN benefits by connecting to a router running the ExpressVPN app for routers.
For advice on your particular situation, please contact Support.
Can I use a free proxy to watch Discovery+?
Using a free proxy to watch Discovery+ is not recommended. Free proxy services are often slow and unsecured. Paid VPNs, on the other hand, provide security and privacy, while giving you fast, seamless streaming.
Will using a VPN slow my Discovery+ connection?
All VPNs can potentially slow down your internet connection. But ExpressVPN consistently ranks as one of the fastest VPNs around, so you probably won’t notice a difference.
If your ISP has been known to throttle streaming services, using ExpressVPN while streaming Discovery+ may actually speed up your connection.
What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
ExpressVPN also helps you bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Google. You can also privately and securely browse the web. It works with other streaming services, too, like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney Plus, and HBO Max/Go.
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