You don’t need cable to watch the latest episodes of “Naked and Afraid,” Deadliest Catch, Diesel Brothers, and other great Discovery Channel shows. There are plenty of live streaming services that include Discovery Channel in their channels lineup. You can watch Discovery Channel live as it airs, record shows with services that offer a cloud dvr, and even access some Discover content on-demand.
- Live Streaming Services That Carry Discovery Channel
- Discovery Go App On Roku, Firestick, and more
Live Streaming Services That Carry Discovery Channel
All the streaming services below offer Discovery Channel in their channel lineup. All you need is an internet connection.
Philo is the Best Way to Watch Discovery Live
Your most affordable option is Philo. For just $20 per month, Philo gives you live access to Discovery Channel along with all other channels owned by Discovery Network like HGTV, Food Network, TLC, among others. We keep a list of channels available on Philo if you are interested in what channels are available.
Philo also allows you to record shows and watch them up to a month later with their cloud DVR. You can try it without even entering a credit card for two days, then for five days more for free after entering the number.
Philo is supported on Mac and PC on a web browser, Apple iPhone and iPad (running iOS 9 or newer), Android phones and tablets (running 5.0 or later). They also support Fire TV, Apple TV, and Roku.
Watch Discovery on Hulu
Hulu Live TV is another way you can stream Discovery Channel. This means you can watch Deadliest Catch, Naked and Afraid, and Mysteries of the Deep live, just like you had cable! Previously Hulu was known for their vast on-demand streaming library. Recently, they have added a Hulu Live TV service for $54.99 a month that offers lets you stream live Discovery Channel online. Hulu Live TV includes the following features:
- The basic package comes with 50 hours of cloud DVR storage. (Upgrades available)
- Watch on 2 screens at once. (Upgrades available)
- Comes with 6 customizable profiles
- Includes entire Hulu streaming library
Many of Discovery’s shows are available on-demand on Hulu’s streaming library service. These shows are usually past seasons (not current) and include “Naked & Afraid,” “Gold Rush,” “Mythbusters,” “Deadliest Catch,” plus much more! The streaming service starts at $5.99/month, or $11.99 per month to watch on-demand without no commercials. Check out our full review of Hulu for more details.
Discovery Channel on Sling
Discovery is one of the many channels on Sling TV. Live Discovery is a part of both their “Blue” package, starting at $30 per month. Furthermore, Sling TV’s cloud DVR provides a method of recording your favorite Discovery shows. You can even pause and rewind the Discovery live stream! Sling TV also provides Discovery on demand.
Along with Discovery, you will receive other Channels like the Travel Channel and Food Network as part of the base package.
Watch Discovery Channel on Vidgo
Vidgo is a newer streaming service that offers fairly competitive pricing over other live streaming services. The only catch is they do not currently offer a DVR. Vidgo includes Discovery in its Core package, along with over 60 other channels. New customers can sign up for the Core Plan for $45 per month. (They offer discounted promo pricing for your first 3 months.)
Vidgo doesn’t force you into a contract so you can cancel any time. They do offer a 3-day free trial, which you can cancel within the first three days at no charge.
Vidgo is supported on available on Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Chromecast, Fire TV and more. You can also stream the service on up to 3 devices at the same time. We have the full details in our guide to Vidgo’s live streaming service.
Discovery Channel on FuboTV
FuboTV is an excellent place to go for sports, but it offers many other more general channels as well, including Discovery. Over 90 channels are offered in its basic package for $64.99/month (after 7-day free trial). The FuboTV app is available on major platforms, including AppleTV, AndroidTV, Roku, and Amazon FireTV. You can sign up for a 1-week free trial or check out our review of FuboTV for more details.
Discovery on YouTube TV
YouTube TV also offers Discovery live online, as well as limitless storage space for recording your shows. Plus, you can watch your library of recorded shows anywhere! The base package includes Discovery for $64.99 a month. Youtube TV supports Roku, Android, iOS (includes AirPlay to Apple TV), and Chromecasts/Chromecast-compatible TVs. Check our review of YouTube TV for more details. They also offer a 1-week free trial.
Discovery Go App On Roku, Firestick, and more
While all the streaming services mentioned above are supported on Roku and Amazon Fire TV Stick, you may want to watch some of the on-demand content available on the Discovery app. Not to worry, Discovery is available on several streaming devices. You can even use your login credentials for FuboTV, Philo, Hulu Live TV, Vidgo, AT&T TV Now, and YouTube TV to unlock all the content on the app.
How To Watch on Your Device
For our example, let’s assume we have a Philo TV subscription and a Roku. We can follow the steps below to get the Discovery Go app working on our device. While the steps below use Philo and Roku to watch Discovery, most streaming services and devices will have the same process.
- Go the channel store or app store on your device. On Roku, it’s called the “Channel Store.”
- Search for Discovery Go
- Add the for Discovery Go to your device and then open it.
- Your Roku device will then show you an activation code and a URL.
- Using a computer or mobile web browser, you go to the URL.
- You will then be asked for a TV provider and a username/password. I’m entering the username and password I use for Philo. I’ll supply a full list of TV everywhere apps and supported streaming TV providers in the next section.
- Once you sign in on Discovery’s website, your TV screen will refresh. You should now have access to all the video content the app provides.
The Discovery Go app supports the following devices.
- iPhone 6 and newer
- iOS 9 and newer
- iPad 3rd Gen and newer
- iOS 9 and newer
- Android Mobile
- Android 5 operating system and newer
- Kindle Fire Tablet 7 and newer
- Android 4.0.3 operating system and newer
- Web Browsers
- Safari 10 and newer
- Chrome Blink 51 and newer
- Android Webview 70.0.3 operating system and newer
- Roku 3
- Roku Ultra
- Roku Express
- Roku Stick
- Roku Stick+
- Roku TV
- All operating system version are supported
- Fire TV
- Fire TV Cube
- Fire TV
- Fire TV Stick
- Fire TV Edition television
- Android 5 operating system and newer
- Apple TV
- Gen 4 and newer
- tvOS 9 and newer
- Gen 4 and newer
- Samsung Tizen
- Tizen 2 (TV Model Year 2015) and newer
- XBox One
- All operating system versions are supported
Purchase Discovery Shows Online
If you are merely interested in a few Discovery shows, you can purchase the full run of the current season online from Amazon, Itunes, or another service. This method may be a cheaper option than subscribing to a streaming service to deliver all Discovery has to offer. A limited selection of episodes is available for free on the Discovery GO app.
A season pass to the latest Discovery show on Amazon costs $14.99, which is less than many monthly services and makes sense if it’s the only watch one or two shows. Plus you have the season pass for life and can watch the shows as much as you want, whenever you want.
For information on watching other TV channels online check out: How To Watch Any TV Channel Online Without Cable
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