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Stream shows from Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, HGTV, the Food Network, TLC, and more.

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How to watch Discovery Plus online with a VPN

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How to sign up for ExpressVPN

Sign up for ExpressVPN, the best VPN for streaming TV and movies.

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Connect to a VPN location where Discovery+ is available.

Step 3

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Log in to your Discovery+ account and stream securely.

Stream Discovery+, HGTV, TLC, Animal Planet, and more

Discovery+ gives you access to a variety of Discovery Inc. shows spread across multiple channels*, including:

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Discovery+ originals

Exclusive original programming under the new Discovery+ banner.

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Discovery Channel

The original channel, featuring popular science documentaries.

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Food Network

All the best recipes, chefs, and culinary shows in one place.

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A collection of family, lifestyle, and medical reality series.

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Animal Planet

Documentaries on everything from wildlife to domestic pets.

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Investigation Discovery is dedicated to all things true crime.

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Reality shows on home improvement, landscaping, and real estate.

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Science Channel

Technology, manufacturing, prehistory, space, and science!

*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.

Max is The One to Watch

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.

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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

  • Europe: 2024

  • Asia: 2024

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.

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

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