Use the discovery+ app on Samsung TVs

Samsung TV with Discovery+ app open

Want to watch a nature documentary or learn new recipes from a cooking show but can't find anything good? Stop channel surfing and open the discovery+ app on your Samsung smart TV. With this streaming service, you’ll have an endless supply of entertainment from exciting adventures in the jungle to everyday fun through cooking or DIY projects. It is also available on other devices as well!

What is the discovery+ app?

discovery+ is a streaming service that gives you access to the Discovery Channel’s comprehensive collection of shows and channels! It includes popular channels such as Food Network, TLC, OWN, Travel Channel, Animal Planet, and many more.

The app is available on compatible Samsung smart TVs (2017 to 2020)! Once the app is installed, you can enjoy your favorite shows on a big screen. Please be aware that downloading the app is free, but the service does require a subscription.

The discovery+ Home screen displayed on a TV

discovery+ is also available on iPhone devices, Android devices, AppleTV, Roku, FireTV, and Xbox consoles. You can use one of these devices to display discovery+ on your TV if it does not come installed.

Profile and account management

When you’re ready to dive into discovery+, just go to their website and sign up. When you subscribe, an initial profile will be created. You can create up to five separate profiles that can be customized based on the user’s preferences. For example, you can change the profile's icon.

Depending on what method you're using, creating additional profiles or changing your profile picture will be a little different.

Profile icons in the Discovery+ app
  • Through a web browser: While signed in to your account, select the profile image in the top-right corner of your screen, and then select Manage Profiles. From here, you can add profiles or change your preferences.

  • From a phone: From the app, select the profile image at the bottom right of your screen, and then select Manage Profiles. From here, you can add profiles or change your preferences.

  • Connected devices (Samsung smart TVs, Amazon products, etc.): From the app, use your remote to open the navigation panel on the left side of your screen. Select Manage Profiles; from here, you can add profiles or change your preferences.

If you ever need to change your account’s password, please visit the discovery+ support website for more information.

Troubleshooting the discovery+ app

If you are having any kind of trouble with the discovery+ app - such as it freezing or displaying error messages - please check out our discovery+ troubleshooting guide to help resolve the issue.

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