How to Install Discovery+ On Firestick in 5 Easy Steps

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Frederik Lipfert
Dr. Frederik Lipfert Founder, vpncheck
Updated on 29 Nov 2021

How to Install Discovery+ On Firestick in 5 Easy Steps

Discovery+ offers its viewers the best of both worlds. It has more than 55,000 episodes from Discovery’s various networks, with on-demand shows and documentaries from Animal Planet, Cooking Channel, American Heroes Channel, HGTV, History Channel, and many others. 

Sure, it doesn’t offer many movies, but the sheer vastness of non-fiction content makes subscribing to Discovery+ worth it. Especially for Firestick users who have grown fed up with watching fiction titles on Netflix, Amazon, and other streaming providers and want to view non-fiction for a change. 

In this article, we’re going to explain how you can get Discovery+ on Firestick/Firestick 4K/Firestick Lite/Fire TV Cube. Doing so is easy given that this streaming platform’s official app is on the Android store (no sideloading required!).

How to Install Discovery+ on Amazon Fire TV Stick in 5 Steps

Here’s a step-by-step guide to get Discovery Plus on Firestick:

Step-by-step Instructions

1. Click on the ‘Find’ or ‘Search’ option on the home screen.

Click on the Search option on firestick tv

2. On the search screen, use your remote to type Discovery Plus or Discovery+. You can also search for the Discovery+ app using the built-in Alexa voice command.

Search Discovery plus

3. Click on the Discovery+ icon on your screen

Click Discovery Plus App

4. Select the ‘Download’ or ‘Get’ option to start the download.

5. After the download is complete, click ‘Open’ to launch the app.

Discovery Plus Homepage

How to Access and Set up Discovery Plus on Firestick

Follow these instructions to access and set up Discovery+ on Firestick:

How to Access Discovery+ On Firestick

You can access the Discovery Plus app from the ‘Your Apps & Channels’ division. That’s because Firestick doesn’t keep the recently downloaded apps on its home screen. 

If you want to move your Discovery+ app to the Firestick home screen, follow these steps:

  1. Keep the ‘Home’ button pressed on your remote for a few seconds and wait for a popup to appear on the screen.
  2. Select the ‘Apps’ option in the popup screen.
    Select Apps
  3. Browse through the apps to search for the downloaded Discovery Plus app icon.
  4. Once you have found the Discovery+ app, click the menu button on your Firestick remote (it will have three lines on it). A popup menu will appear.
  5. Select the ‘Move’ option from the popup menu.
  6. Drag the Discovery Plus app icon and drop it in the top row of the home screen.

How to Set Up Discovery+ On Amazon Fire TV Stick

Here’s how you can set up your Discovery+ account on Firestick:

  1. Click on the Discovery+ icon on your Firestick’s home screen.
  2. Select the sign-in option if you already have a Discovery+ account. Alternatively, sign up for a new account.
  3. Enter your login details (email and password) in the respective boxes
  4. Click ‘Sign-in’

Discovery+ Subscription Page

Why Discovery+?

Discovery+ is one of the best streaming platforms for non-fiction and fact-based shows. Like other major streaming platforms, it offers multilingual support. You also can view various award-winning documentaries as well as lots of non-fiction content on this platform.

Built-in Alexa is one feature that sets Discovery+ apart from its competitors. It saves you from the hassle of typing by letting you voice-search for your favorite titles. A “For You” section with personalized content recommendations based on viewing history is another nice-to-have feature. 

In terms of pricing, Discovery+ is a relative bargain when compared with other, major streaming providers. It offers two versions: the add-supported one will set you back $4.99 per month, whereas the ad-free (premium) version costs only $6.99. 

On top of everything else, Discovery+ is available on more devices than any other streaming service. You can download its official app on: Android and iOS tablets or smartphones, Amazon Firestick, Apple TV, Roku, Samsung smart TVs, Xbox One, and Series S/X game consoles. 

Discovery+ Pricing

Discovery+ offers two types of subscription plans. 

  • Ad-supported version: $4.99 per month
  • Ad-free version: $6.99 per month

Regardless of the version you subscribe for, you’ll get up to four simultaneous streams and five user profiles per account. 

Keep in mind that Discovery+ only offers monthly subscription plans. This puts it at a disadvantage when compared with Netflix, which is testing 3 and 6 month plans in India. 

Lastly, Discovery Plus also offers a seven-day free trial. This is another area where Netflix is ahead. The streaming giant lures potential subscribers with a much longer, 30-day free trial. 

Discovery Plans

Conclusion

Installing Discovery+ on Amazon Fire TV Stick is super-easy. All you have to do is to follow the instructions mentioned above. The entire process is so straightforward that if you don’t make a mistake, you’ll be able to complete it in less than 10 minutes.