Review

9

Great

Shows 8 /10

Coverage 7.5 /10

Viewership 9.2 /10

New Shows 8.5 /10

Overview

The Discovery Channel is an American pay television network known across the United States and abroad for its reality television, documentaries, and pseudo-science entertainment shows. Based in Silver Spring, Maryland, it was launched on June 17th, 1985 by John Hendricks through its parent company, Cable Educational Inc. Over the years, it has established itself as the go-to network channel for feature documentaries and reality television.

In 2015, Discovery launched a streaming service, Discovery Go, to meet the demand for video-on-demand services. Through mobile apps, tablets, or other digital devices, customers could now access more content from the channel. Through Discovery Go, customers could also view content from Discovery’s sister networks. Other pay television channels owned by Discovery Inc include Animal Planet, Destination America, Discovery Family and more.

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Channel Guide

This channel focuses more on reality television series and specials such as criminal, investigative and automotive series. Discovery also covers more educational documentaries, targeted at families and a younger audience. It still features cultural and wildlife documentaries, historical and science specials which were the initial concept for the channel in the 1980s and 1990s.

Thanks to its TV Everywhere service, viewing the television channel is easy and can be done at any time. Its offering of cultural and wildlife documentaries has increased its popularity on an international scale. Discovery reaches more than 170 countries in over 33 languages. The shows are offered in different language soundtracks and subtitles. Its focus on reality television shows has attracted a wide demographic range. With its current set of shows, the historical and investigative shows are geared more towards the older generations while the reality and pseudo-scientific entertainment titles draw in the younger ones.

How to Stream Discovery Channel Without Cable

Sling TV

  • Stream your favourite channels from just $30 a month
  • You can stream on up to three devices at the same time
  • Enjoy a free one-week trial period with a new subscription
  • Benefit from 10 hours of Cloud DVR storage space (which can be upgraded to 50 hours)

FuboTV

  • For $55 a month, you get access to the Discovery Channel and many other top networks
  • Two devices can stream content at once
  • Enjoy a free one week trial period as a new subscriber
  • The subscription comes with 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage space, which can be expanded to 500 hours at an additional cost

Hulu Live TV

  • Stream the Discovery Channel and many other live TV options for $55 a month
  • 50 hours of Cloud DVR storage space is available – and it can be upgraded to 200 hours
  • Watch on 2 devices at the same time; pay extra for 3
  • The subscription comes with 6 customizable profiles
  • A free trial is available to test before making a commitment

AT&T TV Now

  • Compatible with a wide range of devices, including Apple and Android mobiles and tablets, Mac and Windows web browsers and more
  • Offers 500 hours of Cloud DVR storage space
  • Watch on 2 devices at the same time (or upgrade to 3 by paying an additional cost)

YouTube TV

  • Stream the Discovery Channel and over 70 other options for $50 a month
  • Benefit from unlimited Cloud DVR storage space
  • Stream on up to three devices at the same time
  • Enjoy a free one-week trial period with a new subscription

Philo

  • At $20 a month, Philo is the most affordable option
  • Enjoy access to a number of sister channels such as HGTV, Food Network, Animal Planet, Oprah Winfrey Network and more
  • Supported on both Apple and Android devices, plus Mac and Windows web browsers
  • Unlimited Cloud DVR storage space on offer
  • Watch on 2 devices at the same time (or pay to upgrade to 3)
  • Enjoy a free trial period with a new subscription

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