How to Get Discovery Plus on Apple TV – Stream Thousands of Documentaries, in up to 4K!

Subscribers to Discovery Plus on Apple TV are in for a big treat. This is one of a few platforms supported by this streaming service to offer content in 4K. With that said, we're sure you can't wait to dive into this content library, so we're going to show you how to watch Discovery Plus on Apple TV. Here's everything you need to know.

Here Are the 5 Steps to Watch Discovery Plus on Apple TV

Before we jump in, know that Discovery Plus is available on Apple TV HD and Apple TV 4K models. And also, your media streaming device must run tvOS 11.0 or newer. So, let's talk about how to get started with Discovery Plus if you meet those requirements.

  • First, make sure to have an active subscription. The easiest way to subscribe to Discovery+ is via its website. Use the provided link, click on 'Start Free Trial,' and then go through the sign-up procedure. You'll need to pick a subscription plan, create an account, and add a payment method. Once you're done, expect to receive a confirmation email.
Discovery Plus Official Website Homepage
  • Then, return to your Apple TV. Make sure you're on its Home Screen (if you're not, press and hold the 'Menu' button to return to the Home Screen). Now, navigate to the App Store - represented by a blue-colored icon, just like on your iPhone or iPad. Open this app.
Apple TV Home Screen With Discovery Plus Highlighted
  • At the moment, you'll find Discovery Plus among the highlighted apps on the front page of the tvOS App Store. However, if you can't see it there, you can use the 'magnifying glass' icon at the top of your screen. Then, type it 'Discovery+' or use Siri to activate voice input.
Searching tvOS App Store for Discovery Plus
  • Click on the app's icon to open its overview. Then, click on 'Get' to download Discovery Plus to your Apple TV. This process will take only a couple of moments. Once done, click on 'Open.'
Discovery Plus Overview tvOS App Store
  • Log in to your Discovery+ account by following the prompts you see on your screen. That's it - you can access your Discovery+ account and stream any content. Enjoy!


Is Discovery Plus Available on Apple TV?

Yes, Discovery Plus is available on Apple TV - and it comes as a native tvOS app. That means you'll find it on the tvOS App Store, so you get started with Discovery+ in a matter of minutes.

Which Apple TV Models Work With Discovery Plus?

Discovery Plus supports Apple TV devices made in 2015 and later. You can use an Apple TV HD, released in 2015, or an Apple TV 4K, released in 2017. Unfortunately, older Apple TV models are not supported (and we don't expect to see that change in the future).

Can I Stream Discovery+ in 4K on Apple TV?

Yes, you can stream Discovery+ in 4K on Apple TV. For this to happen, you need to have an Apple TV 4K, as previous generations of this device support up to 1080p (Full HD). On top of that, make sure to have an Internet connection of at least 25 Mbps.

Does Discovery+ Offer a Trial on Apple TV?

Yes, Discovery+ offers a 7-day free trial across all of its supported devices, and that includes Apple TV as well.

Can I Get Discovery Plus for Free on Apple TV?

At the moment, there's only one way to get Discovery Plus for free (in the US). If you're an existing Verizon customer, or if you plan on switching to Fios, 5G Home Internet, or one of the company's Unlimited plans, you can get up to 12 months of Discovery+ for free. For more info, here's how to get Discovery Plus via Verizon Fios.

You've reached the end of our guide on how to get Discovery Plus on Apple TV. If you have any questions, make sure to post your comment below. And, of course - happy streaming!



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