How to watch Discovery Plus outside the UK

Lee Kirwin


A connoisseur of 80's action films like 300, Predator, and Terminator, Lee blends his extensive movie knowledge with adeptness at streaming shows worldwide. His love for cinema permeates his lifestyle, from attending Comic Con to sporting Star Wars socks.

If you’re like me and love streaming TV shows, you’re undoubtedly always on the lookout for a new streaming platform.

Discovery+ UK is relatively new to the online streaming world, and it’s already making waves.

The problem is that it’s only available in the UK, so if you’re off on your holidays, away for work, an expat or you’re not even from the UK, you’ll be blocked.

But don’t worry; I have a solution for you. What you need is a VPN app.

VPNs allow you to tiptoe past the Discovery+ restrictions and access the streaming platform’s content from anywhere in the world.

Ready to unblock Discovery+? Keep reading to discover how and pay close attention to the step-by-step guide.

How to watch Discovery+ UK in any country

Unblock Discovery+ in your region by following these steps.

I’ll use my favourite, ExpressVPN as an example, but they’ll be similar for all VPNs.

Step 1

Visit ExpressVPN and sign up for their VPN service. They offer a fantastic deal on their 12-month package, with gives you 3 months free and a 49% discount.

Step 2

Download the ExpressVPN app and log into it using your email and password. Occasionally, they’ll email you an activation code, so keep an eye out for it.

Step 3

Open the app and click Selected Location. Then choose the United Kingdom and click Connect.

ExpressVPN app connecting to the UK.

Access Discovery+ UK anywhere using ExpressVPN.

Step 4

Head to the Discovery+ website or use the app. If you already have an account, sign in.

If you don’t have a Discovery+ account and you’re outside the UK, you can pay for one using a credit card. However, it’s probably easier to use PayPal.

Discovery plus payment screen

Step 5

Pick your favourite show, such as 90 Day Fiancé, and enjoy streaming in your country.

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How does a VPN unlock Discovery+?

A VPN allows you to unblock Discovery+ in your region by enabling you to redirect your internet through another location of your choosing.

In this instance, you can connect your VPN to a UK location, giving you what you need to stream your favourite Discovery+ UK shows without restriction.

This neat trick can be used on other streaming platforms such as ITV Hub, BBC iPlayer, All 4, Crunchyroll, Hulu, Peacock TV, and many others. You can even unblock overseas Netflix regions such as Netflix UK, US, Canada, Japan, and more.

Which VPN is the best?

There are many VPN apps you can choose from, but not all of them are worth it.

To save you the heartache of purchasing a dud VPN, I’ve put some of the best to the test. The following are the top choices for unblocking Discovery+ outside the UK.

  1. ExpressVPN – Highly Recommended!
  2. NordVPN
  3. Surfshark VPN

While all three are excellent, I’ve found ExpressVPN to be the best for many reasons. Firstly, they are extremely fast and provide the best quality video streams.

ExpressVPN also has an excellent VPN app available on most devices and is super-easy to use.

Alternatively, you can opt to try NordVPN or Surfshark.

All three services have a 30-day money-back guarantee, so it’s risk-free. The choice is entirely yours!

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What is Discovery+?

Discovery+ is an American-owned streaming service brought to you by Warner Bros. The platform focuses on documentaries and factual programming, which you’d typically see on the regular Discovery channel.

Along with the familiar shows from Discovery+, there is a wide range of original content and additional “acquired” content from other studios that aren’t available elsewhere.

Discovery+ has recently added some sports content too, which I’ll discuss in more detail in a moment.

The service launched in the UK and while it differs a little from the original US version, it has many of the same great shows.

When it comes to subscription costs, you have two options:

Monthly Passes

  • Entertainment only – £3.99/month (7-Day Free Trial Available)
  • Entertainment and sport – £6.99/month

Annual Passes

  • Entertainment only – £39.99/year (7-Day Free Trial Available)
  • Entertainment and sport – £59.99/year

As you can see, they’re one of the cheaper online subscriptions available.

Note: Sky Q and Vodafone customers get special discounts and free months.

What can I watch on Discovery+?

There is a wide range of programmes and documentaries available on Discovery+. If you have the entertainment package, you can watch shows like:

90 Day Fiance

This show follows eight couples who’ve met online but never met in real life. They have 90 days to get to know each other before they tie the knot… talk about nerve-wracking.

Ghost Adventures

Paranormal investigator Zak Bagans and his team explore numerous haunted locations in a bid to capture evidence of the supernatural.

I love this show as it puts the creeps up me. And yet, I can’t stop watching it.

Deadliest Catch

This super popular show follows a group of crab fishermen who venture into the arctic weather to bring home HUGE amounts of money.

However, if you pay for the additional sports package, you have access to content like:

Peter Crouch: Save Our Beautiful Game

The ex-Liverpool striker travels to Dulwich Hamlet FC to help the grassroots club develop its club after the 2020 pandemic. He shines a light on how these small fan-run clubs are vital to Football and the local communities.

Tour de France

The legendary cycling event, the Tour de France is available. You can access each stage and extra content such as interviews and event analysis.

SBK World Superbikes

The World Superbike Championship is available to stream. All races live in full HD and on-demand.


Looking to unblock Discovery+ outside the UK? You’re in luck.

You can access Discovery+ anywhere by using a VPN app such as ExpressVPN.

To get ExpressVPN, visit their website, sign up and download the app. Then connect to the UK on the app and you’re ready to binge-watch the British Discovery+ in any country.

What are you going to stream first? I’m going to watch another episode of Ghost Adventures… I’m hooked.


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