How to watch Discovery Plus outside the US



David has been watching TV outside of his home country for over 12 years. In addition to his streaming expertise, he has a wealth of experience in watching sports and documentaries, having spent many years following these genres. He is an avid fan of The Detectorists and Blue Planet, and also has a keen interest in English football.

If you like documentaries and factual TV shows, then Discovery+ might be the streaming service for you.

Discovery+ is part of the Warner Brothers stable and built around the programming of the popular Discovery Channel and its various sister channels.

There is a wealth of factual programming available on a vast range of topics. However, like most streaming services, contact varies from one country library to the next.

Also, like most other streaming services, the Discovery+ US-based content library has the most content. So, how can you watch the biggest and best Discovery+ service if you are outside the USA?

It’s actually pretty simple, and in this guide, I will tell you everything you need to know.

How to watch Discovery+ US in any country

Watching Discovery+ outside the US is straightforward and all you need is the help of an app called ‘VPN‘.

Here is a quick step-by-step guide for you to follow. I’ll be using our top rated VPN, ExpressVPN, but I’ve got further suggestions later if you want to shop around.

These steps will work for most VPN apps.

Step 1

Sign up for a VPN. Visit the ExpressVPN website and sign up for their service. They have a great deal on their 12-month package, with gives you 3 months free plus a 49% discount. I highly recommend it.

Step 2

Download the VPN app. Download ExpressVPN’s app from either their website or your app store.

Step 3

Log in. Open the ExpressVPN app and log in using the details from step 1.

Step 4

Connect. Click Selected Location and then choose the United States and click Connect.

ExpressVPN desktop app showing United States

Unlock Discovery Plus anywhere with ExpressVPN.

Step 5

Enjoy Discovery+. Now go to the Discovery+ website or use the app. If you already have an account, just sign in. If not, you can sign up easily using either a credit card or Paypal.

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How does a VPN unlock Discovery+?

A VPN is a security and privacy tool first and foremost, but it works by redirecting your internet traffic through an external server to hide your location.

This server can be located anywhere in the world, and if you choose one in a different country, it will make it look like you are going online from that location.

Therefore, if you connect to a VPN server in the USA, it looks like you are connecting to the internet from inside the United States and so services like Discovery+, which are only accessible to US internet users, will suddenly become available no matter where in the world you actually are.

Which VPN is the best?

There are literally hundreds of VPNs, but when it comes to unblocking streaming services like Discovery+, we can discount a lot of them.

The best VPN for unblocking Discovery+ is ExpressVPN. It is one of the fastest, has apps for every device you can think of, and literally hundreds of US-based VPN servers to choose from.

Alternatively, if you aren’t keen on ExpressVPN, NordVPN and Surfshark VPN will also do a good job.

All three providers offer an awesome 30-day money-back guarantee which means you can try any of them totally risk-free. The choice is yours!

What is Discovery+?

Discovery+ is a documentary and factual-based streaming service brought to you by Warner Bros.

If you are a fan of the Discovery Channel and similar programming, Discovery+ will be right up your street.

As well as familiar shows from the Discovery Channel, you will also find a wide range of original content. There is also no shortage of related content from other studios and production companies that Discovery+ has acquired the rights to in addition to its own content.

The US version of Discovery+ is the biggest and the best so far. It has the largest content library of a Discovery+ service, and given that it is a US-based network, we expect it to stay that way.

If you want to subscribe to Discovery+ US, there are two options open to you:

  • Discovery+ – US$4.99 a month (with a 7-day free trial)
  • Discovery+ (Ad-Free) – US$6.99 a month (with a 7-day free trial)

With selected unlimited Verizon plans, you can also get up to six months of free access to Discovery+, reverting to the normal price at the ad-free rate after that.

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What can I watch on Discovery+ US?

There is a huge range of original and acquired programming available to subscribers to Discovery+ US. These include:

90 Day Fiance

Popular US reality TV show in which two strangers meet and have 90 days to get to know each other before they have to get hitched.

The US version is the original but there’s also a UK edition of 90 Day Fiance now too.

Destination Fear

A US paranormal reality series in which Dakota Laden and his team of paranormal enthusiasts visit haunted hotspots across the USA.

Amy Schumer Learns to Cook

A US cooking show starring Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer.

Queen of Meth

A documentary telling the story of former meth dealer Lori Arnold, sister of Tom Arnold, whose lab was turning over $200,000 a day at its peak.

American Ninja Warrior

Sports reality show in which competitors attempt to complete a series of obstacle courses.

The Biggest Loser

Reality show following obese contestants attempts to lose weight.

Discovery+ also offers a huge range of content from the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Travel Channel, Magnolia Network, HGTV, Food Network, Investigation Discovery, and has a huge selection of BBC natural history content too.


If you like reality TV and documentaries, Discovery+ has what you want in huge quantities.

The US library is the biggest and the best but is only available inside the USA. If you are outside, you will need to use a VPN to watch Discovery+ US.

ExpressVPN is the best VPN to use. Just sign up, download the app, connect to a US server, and then browse Discovery+ as if you were in the USA.

Once you have done that, you will be able to access all of the amazing content that the Discovery+ US library has to offer from anywhere in the world.

Not only that but you’ll also be able to access other services like Discovery+ UK, Paramount+, Hulu and more.


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