How to Watch Discovery Plus on a Samsung Smart TV

Discovery Plus and Samsung smart TV logos.

How to Watch Discovery Plus on a Samsung Smart TV

Did you know that Discovery Plus has one of the largest libraries in the streaming industry? It has over 70,000 episodes available to stream, not to mention its many documentary films and narrative features. If you don’t already have the app downloaded on your smart TV, you definitely need it. We’ll help you learn how to watch Discovery Plus on a Samsung smart TV in just a handful of steps. Plus, we’ll explain all you need to know about signing up for the streaming service in the first place. Here’s what to know.

Can You Watch Discovery Plus on Samsung Tizen OS?

Discovery Plus home page on Samsung smart TV.
Discovery Plus supports streaming on Samsung smart TVs.

Samsung’s family of smart TVs are powered by Tizen OS. This smart operating system is used across Samsung Electronics and its various products and services. It’s been a part of the Samsung smart TV build since 2015, at least. Today, it’s included in just about every television with the Samsung name attached to it.

While Samsung smart TVs come with an assortment of pre-installed apps on the home screen, Tizen OS includes an app store for users to download additional third-party applications not found on the smart hub. This feature lets you download and watch the Discovery Plus app on your Samsung smart TV.

Do You Have to Sign Up to Watch Discovery Plus?

Discovery Plus subscription plans.
You have two subscription tiers to choose from with Discovery Plus.

Unfortunately, watching Discovery Plus on any device — not just your Samsung smart TV — is going to require you to sign up for the streaming service. Unlike Tubi or the Roku Channel, Discovery Plus is not a free, ad-supported television (FAST) streamer. You have to pay for a monthly subscription if you want to enjoy its library of TV shows, documentaries, and movies.

Currently, Discovery Plus offers two subscription tiers: an ad-supported plan for $4.99 a month, or an ad-free version for $8.99 a month. It’s one of the cheapest streaming subscriptions on the market today. It’s also integrated with the Max app, so if you have a Max subscription, you probably don’t need a separate account Discovery Plus. Simply watch via the Max app instead.

How to Watch Discovery Plus on a Samsung Smart TV

Discovery Plus home page on Samsung smart TV.
Download the Discovery Plus app to start watching on your Samsung smart TV.

With the steps below, we’ll help you figure out how to watch Discovery Plus on a Samsung smart TV. As a rule, make sure your television is connected to the Internet — either via Wi-Fi or an Ethernet cable. Also, double-check to make sure you don’t already subscribe to Discovery Plus through the Max app before creating a new account here. We don’t want to see you charged double for the same thing! Now, follow along with the step-by-step instructions.

Step One: Hit the Home Button

First, hit the Home button on your Samsung remote. This will take you to the Tizen OS smart hub on the home screen. You’ll see an assortment of recommended features as well as a row of pre-installed apps. If you don’t see Discovery Plus, don’t worry. We’ll just download it.

Step Two: Open the App Store

In the row of pre-installed apps, look for an icon that shows four circles in the shape of a box with the word “Apps” underneath. This will take you to the Samsung smart TV app store. Hit the Select button to open the store.

Step Three: Search Discovery Plus

Once inside the app store, navigate to the search bar in the corner. Hit the Select button to start a new search. Then, key in “Discovery Plus” using the keyboard on the screen. (Or, if possible, use voice commands to search.) The results should start appearing before you even finish typing.

Step Four: Download and Enjoy

Find the Discovery Plus app from the search results and hit the Select button once you’ve pinned it down. Then, hit the Download button on the following screen. Wait for it to finish, then open the app. Enter your login information or create a new account. Happy streaming!

Pros and Cons of Discovery Plus

Pros of Discovery PlusCons of Discovery Plus
Discovery Plus has tons of content from Warner Bros. Discovery networks.Discovery Plus is not ideal for fans of scripted shows.
It’s much cheaper compared to other streaming services.With so much to watch, the app can feel a little overwhelming.
You can choose an ad-free plan for no interruptions.There’s no option to watch live TV on the Discovery Plus app.
Discovery Plus has one of the largest streaming service libraries.Discovery Plus is confusingly integrated with the Max app.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Discovery Plus?

Discovery Plus is a streaming service from Warner Bros. Discovery. It offers a wide range of TV shows, documentaries, and movies from networks like Discovery Channel, HGTV, Food Network, and more.

How much does Discovery Plus cost?

Prices for Discovery Plus vary by subscription tier. You can subscribe to the ad-supported plan for $4.99 a month, or sign up for the ad-free version for $8.99 a month.

Can I watch Discovery Plus offline?

While Discovery Plus offline viewing is not possible on a Samsung smart TV, you can download shows and movies to watch offline using the Discovery Plus mobile app. (You must subscribe to the ad-free version to unlock this feature.)

Does Discovery Plus have ads?

Whether or not you’ll encounter ads on Discovery Plus depends on what plan you subscribe to. The cheaper plan is ad-supported, while the more expensive plan eliminates ad breaks.

Did HBO Max and Discovery Plus merge?

Yes, HBO Max and Discovery Plus merged into one service called Max. While Discovery Plus still exists as a standalone streaming service, Max subscribers who want to watch Discovery Plus can probably get away with just sticking with Max.

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