Discovery is launching a new streaming service that it says will have the “largest-ever content offering of any new streaming service,” all for an unusually low price.
Discovery+ will feature a blend of entertainment from popular networks — including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Animal Planet and Discovery Channel — with series focused on content such as:
- Lifestyle and relationships
- Home and family
- True crime
Discovery+ also touts its commitment to natural history series, including exclusive streaming access to the BBC’s largest natural history offering with shows like “Planet Earth,” “Blue Planet” and “Frozen Planet.”
Discovery+ will also offer original programming — 1,000 hours of it in the service’s first year alone. That includes an advance preview of the Magnolia Network from Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” fame, which launches later in 2021.
Discovery’s new streaming service will start at $4.99 per month, with an ad-free version available for $6.99 per month. It launches on Jan. 4, and you can sign up to receive updates as the debut approaches.
More options for streaming TV
It’s tough to beat the price of Discovery+, but other affordable options are available. And they may offer programming you can’t get on Discovery+. Alternatives include:
- Sling TV: Offers two plans — Sling Orange and Sling Blue — each priced at $30 monthly.
- Philo: Offers more than 60 channels for $20 a month.
- Hulu: Offers access to thousands of shows and movies beginning at $5.99 a month.
For more, check out “Netflix Hikes Prices: Here Are 10 Cheaper Streaming Options.”
You can even get streaming services for no cost, although your entertainment choices may be somewhat limited. For more, read “15 Free Streaming Services to Watch While Stuck at Home.”
Speaking of free things, December is a great time to pick up gratis items, as we report in “15 Things You Can Get for Free in December.” And you can always stay up to date on the latest free offerings by looking at Money Talks News’ freebies page.