This article will walk you through the process of how you can set up your Samsung Smart TV with Discovery plus. It includes an overview of what is required for you to get started as well as step-by-step instructions on what you need to get it done.
Do you want to watch Netflix but are not ready to pay for it, at the same time you don’t want to stop using Netflix altogether? You can always find a great show or movie with Discovery+ because it’s usually only a few dollars per month to use. With the money you save, you’ll be able to save for other things to spend out of your budget.
We all have witnessed that traditional TV is slowly disappearing, and Discovery+ is ready to provide an affordable new option for cord-cutters. With the power of on-demand streaming on your phone, tablet, or computer, as well as Smart TVs like Samsung you can enjoy quality content wherever you go.
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What is Discovery Plus and Is it available for Samsung TV?
Discovery Channel is an American television network dedicated to providing factual programming about science and nature. It was founded by John S. Hendricks, who is still the owner of the company. Discovery Channel has its headquarters in Silver Spring, Maryland.
What does Discovery Channel do?
Discovery Channel provides a wide range of factual programming, including documentaries and reality television shows like Shark Week and MythBusters. It also operates a worldwide network of non-profit educational broadcasters called Discovery Education that provides content for schools and other institutions in over 190 countries.
What are they all about?
Discovery Channel specializes in popular nonfiction series that is designed to be informative for their audience while being entertaining at the same time – such as MythBusters, AirBear Rescue, Surviving Disaster, Deadliest Catch.
Discovery Plus Features Details
Discovery Plus offers a number of benefits in terms of cost and convenience in comparison with traditional broadcast TV providers. For example, its services are cheaper when compared to cable or satellite companies. It also doesn’t require any equipment upgrades or subscriptions to enjoy its services, unlike traditional broadcast companies which have expensive equipment requirements including satellite dishes and cable boxes.
- Discovery+ is the only network with all of your favorite shows, on one screen at a time.
- Discovery+ offers a distraction-free streaming experience that’s easy to find videos to watch, no matter how many networks you have shown.
The Samsung Smart TV Discovery Plus app is a great way to watch and discover streaming video content on your Samsung Smart TV. The below guide will show you how to download and install the app on your Samsung Smart TV.
How to Get Discovery Plus on Samsung Smart TV
As the Discovery Plus is officially available on all major platforms including Android, which means you can directly get it on your respective Android Smart TVs like Samsung, LG, Vizio, etc.
Quick steps to install Discovery Plus on your Samsung TV
- Make sure your Samsung TV is connected to the Internet.
- Select the Smart Hub button on your Samsung Remote to open the Smart Hub panel.
- Scroll down, Select the Apps option
- You will get the Search option, Enter the Discovery Plus inside the search field and proceed.
- On the next screen, you will see the Discovery Plus App and option to install it.
- Select Install, now wait for a couple minutes and until it gets installed.
- Once the Discovery Plus is installed, you can open it and sign in with your account in order to access all content.
How to Cast Discovery Plus on Samsung Smart TV?
These steps which I am mentioning below works on all Smart TVs whether it is Samsung, LG Vizio, or any other Android TV.
Yet, I have specifically taken the exact phrases for the Samsung Smart TV in this guide.
Also apart from the Android devices, you can Cast Discovery from Apple devices as well by using the Airplay feature.
Screen Mirroring using Chromecast with Samsung TV
- Make sure both devices are connected on the same Wifi network.
- Connect the Chromecast to your Samsung Smart TV
- Install the Discovery Plus app on your Android device like mobile or tablet.
- Launch the Discovery Plus from your mobile or tablet and choose the Chromecast option.
- You will get the list to get connected for Chromecast, Select your Samsung Smart TV Name and proceed.
- That’s all, now you can enjoy the Discovery Plus Casting directly on your Samsung TV.
Screen Mirroring using Airplay
If you do have Apple iOS devices, you can use them as well to cast Discovery Plus with Samsung Smart TV easily with the below steps
- Make sure your iOS device and Smasung TV are connected with the same Wifi network.
- After that, Install the Discovery Plus on your iOS device and login to Discovery Plus.
- After that, You can start your show on your Discovery Plus and select the Airplay option from your iOS device.
- In the list of available Devices, select the Samsung Smart TV or the name which you have set up for your Samsung TV.
- That’s all, the show will start streaming on your Samsung Smart TV directly.
Casting Discovery Plus on the Old Samsung Models
The steps for casting on an older Samsung Smart TV model are the same as above and things you need to make sure are as below.
Things to remember
- Both devices should be on the same network.
- Both devices should have updated software or OS versions so that internal settings won’t conflict.
- Make sure you are trying to connect with the right device by cross verifying the device name.
Frequently Asked Questions: Discovery Plus with Samsung Smart TV
Is Discovery Plus available on Samsung Smart TV?
Yes, Discovery Plus is available on Samsung Smart Hub and can be installed from the Samsung App store.
How do I download Discovery Plus on my Samsung TV?
You need to visit open the Samsung Smart Hub from your Remote and inside the App section, Discovery+ is available which can be downloaded to your Samsung TV.
Why is Discovery Plus not on my Samsung TV?
By default, Discovery+ is not available on Samsung TV and it can be downloaded from the Smart Hub section.
Can I get Discovery Plus on my 2016 Samsung Smart TV?
Yes, In order to get it on Samsung TV models which are of 2016 or older, you need to manually install it.
What TVs are compatible with Discovery Plus?
All the Samsung TVs which came after 2016 are compatible with Discovery Plus.
How can I tell how old my Samsung Smart TV is?
You can check this Samsung Model list in order to check your Samsung TV Model.
How do I activate Discovery Plus on my Samsung TV?
Once, you downloaded and installed the Discovery Plus on your Samsung Smart TV, You can sign in and follow up the on-screen instructions in order to get it activated.
That was the complete guide on how you can install and watch the Discovery Plus on your Samsung Smart TV whether it is a new model or the older one. Everybody loves to watch a different genre content and apart from your TV series and Movies, the Discovery Plus can be a perfect fit that you can directly watch on your Samsung TV.
I hope I have covered all and if you feel if something has been missed or have any concerns or queries, you can drop it in the comment section and it will be reverted.
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