List of channels on Discovery+ (United Kingdom & Ireland)
Discovery+ (pronounced "Discovery Plus"; stylized as discovery+) is an American streaming service owned by Warner Bros. Discovery. The service focuses on factual programming drawn from the libraries of Discovery's main channel brands, as well as original series (including spin-offs of programs from Discovery's networks), and other acquired content.
It was first launched in India on March 23, 2020. It launched in the United States on January 4, 2021, and replaced Discovery's Dplay and Eurosport Player services in Europe the next day. As of March 31, 2022, Discovery+ has 24 million subscribers. Discovery+ became a sister service to WarnerMedia's HBO Max following their merger in April 2022. The two services are expected to merge in spring 2023.
Discovery first launched Discovery+ in India on March 23, 2020, and included content from Discovery's various brands. In September of the same year, Discovery announced plans to launch an international version of Discovery+ in early 2021.
In October 2020, it was announced that Dplay would be renamed Discovery+ in the United Kingdom and Ireland in the following month. On January 4, 2021, Discovery+ launched in the U.S. with both a paid ad-supported plan and an ad-free plan. On January 5, 2021, Discovery+ launched in eight European territories, subsuming Dplay and the Eurosport Player services.
In an earnings call on November 3, 2021, president and CEO of Discovery Streaming and International JB Perrette discussed potential options for the service following the then-proposed spin-off and merger of WarnerMedia into Discovery to form Warner Bros. Discovery. These involved a bundling and/or eventual merger of Discovery+ with WarnerMedia's streaming service HBO Max, and offering such a merged service in markets where Discovery+ has yet to launch, such as other parts of the Asia-Pacific region. On March 14, 2022, after Discovery shareholders approved the merger, CFO Gunnar Wiedenfels stated that the merged company planned to pursue a merger of HBO Max with Discovery+ as a long-term goal, following the process proposed by Perrette earlier.
In August 2022, Perrette announced that the merged service would launch in the United States "next summer", if not sooner, followed by Latin America in late-2023, HBO Max's European markets in early-2024, and additional Asia-Pacific and European markets. Perrette stated that HBO Max and Discovery+ had complimentary scopes targeting "appointment viewing" and "comfort viewing" respectively, and thus described the unified service as being "an unprecedented combination in an already crowded market." In November 2022, it was announced that the new service will now launch in spring 2023.
In early-December 2022, it was reported by CNBC via inside sources that the unified platform was being developed under the codename "BEAM", and that multiple names were being considered—including simply "Max".
|Free-to-air||Content that don't require a subscription|
|Basic||Includes free-to-air and premium entertainment content.|
|Standard||Includes free-to-air, premium entertainment and Eurosport content.|
|Premium (incl. TNT Sports)||(UK only) Includes free-to-air, premium entertainment,|
Eurosport and TNT Sports content.
|Note: An account is required for all packages.|
Channels on the TV Guide on Discovery+.
UK & Ireland
- Netgem TV
- RTÉ Player (Some content restricted to Ireland & Northern Ireland only)
- Sky Glass & Sky Stream
- Sky Q
- BBC iPlayer
- Channel Four Television Corporation (Channel 4 & music channels)
- Freeview stream
- Pluto TV
- Samsung TV Plus
- Stream from Virgin Media
- Virgin Media
- YouView on BT
- YouView on BT (Internet mode)
- BBC Sounds (Available globally)
- Global Player (Available globally)
- Irish Radioplayer (Officially available in Ireland via apps only. On Android devices, APK can be downloaded and used worldwide)
- RTÉ Radio (Available globally)
- UK Radioplayer (Available globally)