In this post, you will learn how to install and use Discovery+ on FireStick. The steps/method provided in this guide will work on all Fire TV devices, including FireStick Lite and Fire TV Cube.
2023 comes bearing some great news for the non-fiction lovers as the Discovery Plus streaming service has now been made an integral part of several sought-after platforms including Fire OS.
Discovery+ is rapidly becoming one of the most popular on-demand, non-fiction service. This service brings together award-winning documentaries from the well-known Discovery, Inc. channels including Animal Planet, Discovery Channel, Discovery Science, Discovery Turbo, Investigation Discovery, and TLC.
All the aired shows and documentaries are almost instantly available for streaming on Discovery+. And, you can watch them all on your FireStick with the Discovery+ app.
Attention, FireStick Users!
Governments and ISPs constantly monitor your online activity, and accessing copyrighted content on your Fire TV Stick could lead to serious trouble. Currently, your IP is visible to everyone. I strongly recommend getting the best FireStick VPN to mask your IP address and securely stream your favorites.
I personally use ExpressVPN, the fastest and most secure VPN available. Not only is it easy to install on any device, it comes with a risk-free 30-day money-back guarantee. Plus, if you're not 100% satisfied, you can always get a refund. ExpressVPN is currently also offering a whopping 3 extra months free on their annual plan!
Read: How to Install and Use Best VPN for FireStick
Discovery Plus: A Quick Intro
If you are looking for non-fiction, fact-based entertainment, nothing comes close to Discovery+. While it is one of the best documentary services across the globe, its multilingual support makes it all the more desirable. Even though there is a nearly endless number of streaming services, Discovery+ clearly stands out, courtesy of the extensive catalog of original shows.
With almost all the Discovery, Inc. channels available for on-demand streaming, Discovery+ gives you access to tons of high-quality content. In case you are unaware of certain content pieces exclusive to the Discovery Plus app, we hope that the likes of Project Runway, Man vs. Wild, Food Factory, and more can jog your memory, just right.
Additionally, Discovery Plus offers built-in Alexa support. Meaning, you can control the app and lookup your favorite videos with a simple voice command.
Discovery+ Pricing for FireStick and other devices
Discovery+ currently offers two plans:
- $4.99 per month
- $6.99 per month (ad-free)
You may sign up directly through the Discovery+ FireStick app (demonstrated later in the guide). Alternatively, you can also visit their website to sign up for Discovery+.
Both of these plans offer a free 7-day trial. You can test drive the service for 7 days before deciding whether you want to keep it or not.
As is evident, the $6.99 plan lets you stream all your favorite content without any advertisements and interruptions.
Discovery+ has only monthly plans currently. There are no longer-duration plans, such as yearly or bi-annual.
How to Install Discovery+ on FireStick – Direct Installation
Discovery+ is now available via the Amazon Store on your FireStick. Therefore, there I no need to sideload this app any longer.
Here are the steps to download this app from Amazon Store:
1. Select the Find > Search option on the home screen.
2. On the search screen, use the on-screen keyboard to find the Discovery+ app on the store.
Click the app in the search results
Note: You can also use the Alexa-powered FireStick remote control to look up Discovery+
3. Click the Discovery+ app icon on the next screen.
4. Click Download or Get (depending upon what’s visible on your FireStick screen).
5. Wait while the Discovery Plus app downloads on FireStick.
6. Click Open to start.
This is how you install the Discovery Plus app on FireStick.
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How to Stream on FireStick Anonymously
As soon as you install the right apps, your FireStick is all ready to stream your favorite content. However, before you start, I would like to warn you that everything you stream online is visible to your ISP and Government. This means, streaming free movies, TV shows, Sports might get you into legal trouble.
Thankfully, there is a foolproof way to keep all your streaming activities hidden from your ISP and the Government. All you need is a good VPN for Fire Stick. A VPN will mask your original IP which is and will help you bypass Online Surveillance, ISP throttling, and content geo-restrictions.
I personally use and recommend ExpressVPN, which is the fastest and most secure VPN. It is compatible with all kinds of streaming apps and is very easy to install on Fire TV / Stick.
We do not encourage the violation of copyright laws. But, what if you end up streaming content from an illegitimate source unintentionally? It is not always easy to tell the difference between a legit and illegal source.
So, before you start streaming on your Fire Stick / Fire TV, let’s see how to use ExpressVPN to keep your streaming activities hidden from prying eyes.
Step 1: Subscribe to ExpressVPN HERE. It comes with a 30-day money-back guarantee. Meaning, you can use it free for the first 30-days and if you are not satisfied with the performance (which is highly unlikely), you can ask for a full refund.
Step 2: Power ON your Fire TV Stick and go to Find followed by Search option.
Step 3: Now type “Expressvpn” (without quotes) in the search bar and select ExpressVPN when it shows up in the search results.
Step 4: Click Download to install the ExpressVPN app on Fire TV / Stick.
Step 5: Open the app and enter the login credentials that you created while buying the ExpressVPN subscription. Click Sign in.
Step 6: Click the Power icon to connect to a VPN server. That’s all. Your connection is now secure with the fastest and best VPN for FireStick.
You can also read more detailed info on using ExpressVPN with Fire TV / Stick.
How to Access and Get Started with the Discovery Plus FireStick App
The recently installed apps do not appear on the home screen of your FireStick. However, you can access them from the Your Apps & Channels section. You can also move Discovery+ (or any other app to the home screen for quick access).
Let me show you how:
1. Hold down the Home button on the remote for nearly 5 seconds and wait for the following popup to appear on your FireStick screen.
2. Scroll down and select the Discovery Plus app on FireStick. Click the app icon to open it.
3. To move the app to the home screen, click the 3-line button on your remote (the menu button).
Click Move in the popup menu in the bottom-right corner of the FireStick screen
You may now drag and drop the Discovery+ app icon anywhere in the first row on the top to make it appear on the home screen
4. This is the home screen of the Discovery+ app on FireStick. If you have already signed up, click Sign In to get started. If you haven’t bought the subscription, click Start 7-Day Free Trial to sign up.
5. You may now enter your login credentials on the following screen and click Sign In
Discovery Plus is one of the best streaming services, best suited for infotainment, non-fiction, and more serious content-viewing indulgence. Besides, if you can get the same on the Amazon FireStick platform via any of the mentioned strategies, you get ready access to some information-rich content that is even worth investing in.
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