If you have a smart TV and are having trouble getting Discovery Plus to work, don’t worry – we’ve got you covered. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to watch Discovery Plus on your TV.
First, it’s important to understand that Discovery Plus is a separate streaming service that starts at $5 a month. To stream Discovery Plus, you need an internet connection. You can stream Discovery Plus on your phone, your computer, or to a TV set using a compatible device. Only one account is needed per household, and you can create up to five profiles for different family members and watch on up to four streams at the same time.
To find out which devices are compatible with Discovery Plus, go to the Discovery Plus website and look for the “Devices” page. Currently, supported devices include Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Chromecast, Roku, and Samsung. For first-time streamers, we recommend a Roku. Roku has several entry-level models for under $50, and they’re easy to set up.
To get started, here’s what you’ll need:
– A Roku player
– An HDMI cable
– A power adapter and power cable
– A remote (batteries included)
First, put one end of the HDMI cable into the Roku player, and then put one end of the power cable into the Roku player too. Next, move to the back of your TV set and look for the HDMI inputs. They are typically labeled HDMI 1 and HDMI 2. Put the other end of the HDMI cable into either slot (just remember which one you used). Now you can plug the Roku into an electrical outlet.
Use the remote for your TV set (not the Roku remote) to power on your TV. Then click “Input” and select the HDMI that you plugged the Roku into (for example, HDMI 1). Set aside your TV remote, because we need to use the Roku remote now.
Make sure you’ve inserted the batteries into the remote, and then follow the setup instructions on your screen. During this process, you’ll connect the Roku to your home internet. If you don’t remember your Wi-Fi password, this is a good time to find it or contact your internet service provider. As you continue to follow the on-screen instructions, you’ll be asked to enter your email address to activate your Roku player.
Once you’ve done that, Roku will send an activation link to your email. Have your phone handy to check your email and click on that link. At this point, you are still on your phone, and Roku will have you name your device and select its location. When you click “Continue,” Roku will ask you questions to customize your experience, and it’ll recommend various apps. Discovery Plus was one of the apps recommended to us, so we added it. You can also skip this step and add apps later.
Once you’ve finished answering Roku’s questions on your phone, updates will be made on your TV set, and this will take a few minutes. When you see “All Done” on the TV screen, take out your Roku remote and click the “OK” button in the center. A short video will play to teach you about your Roku and the remote. The buttons toward the top of the remote (up, down, left, right, and OK) are the ones you’re going to use the most, as well as the Roku home button. If you ever get lost, just click the “Back” button.
Now you’ll see the Roku home screen, which will feature the apps that you chose during the customization process on your phone. But if you skipped that part or just want to add new apps at any time, navigate to “Add Channels,” then “Search Channels,” and type what you’re looking for (like “Discovery Plus”). Once you’ve added the Discovery Plus channel, you can access it anytime from the Roku home screen.
When you launch Discovery Plus from Roku for the first time, you’ll see a screen to start your free trial or sign in now. We recommend that you sign up directly at DiscoveryPlus.com (you can get the free trial there too). After you set up your account from DiscoveryPlus.com on your phone or computer, enter that email address and password on your Roku. Once you sign in from your Roku, you’re all set. You can explore all that Discovery Plus has to offer on the big screen.
The Discovery Plus home screen will have personal recommendations and an easy way to sort by your favorite networks and trending content you may want to watch. But if you decide to cancel Discovery Plus, do that from DiscoveryPlus.com on your computer or the Discovery Plus app on your phone. As of this recording, the free trial is for only seven days, but don’t wait until the last day to cancel if you know you don’t want to be billed. You can cancel early and still get access for the full seven days. And if you change your mind, there’s always the option to reactivate your subscription later.
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