Prime Video viewers can now add discovery+ to their monthly subscription. Announced last year, discovery+ is one of the newest video-on-demand services on the scene. Developed by the Discovery Channel, it’s essentially a rebrand of the dPlay platform that already existed to better fit with the current trend of adding a “+” to signal a paid-for streaming service (see also: Disney+ and Apple TV+).
The discovery+ service is home of a raft of new original shows, with more coming all of the time. If you’re not interested in the original content, there’s a truckload of on-demand content from Discovery’s paid-for linear channels, including Discovery Channel, TLC, Quest, Really and Animal Planet. New exclusive shows include Joe Exotic: Tigers, Lies & Cover Up, Salvage Hunters: Design Classics, and Prince Andrew, Maxwell & Epstein.
As well as that, you can expect to find full boxsets for popular shows like World’s Greatest Cars, 90 Day Fiancé and Say Yes to the Dress, to name a few.
To unlock access to all of these shows, you’ll need to pay £4.99 a month. Discovery also offers a pricier £6.99 a month subscription tier that includes everything listed above, but adds live sports coverage too, including highlights from the EFL, Carabao Cup, cycling and tennis coverage on Eurosport, and more.
When viewers select a Prime Video Channel, like discovery+, the extra subscription is billed to the credit or debit card saved on record with your Amazon account. A number of popular providers, like Britbox, StarzPlay and hayu, are already available via this method. It consolidates your monthly costs, as everything will be charged from the same account. It also saves viewers the hassle of creating a new login, entering card details, and more.
Commenting on the new addition to Prime Video, Director of Prime Video Channels for Europe Julian Monaghan said: “I’m delighted that Prime members in the UK can now add discovery+ to their Prime Video experience through Prime Video Channels. Discovery are leaders in the factual space and we’re pleased to be bringing popular TV series like ‘Gold Rush’, ‘Faking It’ and live sport like the Australian Open to our customers, adding to our ever-growing line-up of premium and specialist Prime Video Channels in the UK.”
James Gibbons, EVP general manager UK & Nordics for Discovery, added: “We’re thrilled to introduce discovery+ to Amazon Prime Video channels in the UK. We have an incredible portfolio of highly compelling and relatable shows and we’re proud to make it more accessible to a wider audience through such important collaborations with our strategic industry partners”.
It’s worth remembering that if you’re a Sky Q subscriber, you can unlock a year-long subscription to discovery+ for free.