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Discover Plus

Will there be an extra chage on my bill for DiscoverPlus. My current plan gets all the programs mentioned in Discover plus advertising

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andyross
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Discovery+ is a separate streaming service by Discovery Networks. It's like CBS All Access and will probably be separate from your cable subscription.

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comc25
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This will be separate as with Netflix, Hulu etc.

We’ll also see Paramount Plus debut in ‘21 as well.

Regular cable is quickly falling.
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andyross
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Paramount plus is just going to be a new name for CBS All Access.

Goldenpat
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If we don't purchase Discovery Plus will we not be able to see any of those included channels that we see right now?
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CCAndrew
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It’s a separate streaming service that has nothing to do with Comcast and doesn’t affect your service. It’s a one stop for all the Discovery owned channels

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Goldenpat
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Re: Discover Plus

Good! Thank you
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comc25
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Re: Discover Plus

More than a name change. Other content will be integrated as well.

Ma4201
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Discovery plus

Will Xfinity have Discovery plus on X1 when it launches on December 22nd

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CCAndrew
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Re: Discovery plus

Nothing has been announced regarding adding it, very rarely is an app released on the X1 platform the same day it starts. Peacock is the obvious exception.

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OldTVGuide
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Re: Discovery plus

Isn't Discovery Plus the channels we already pay for in our cable packages?

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comc25
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Re: Discovery plus

Yes but there will be original shows there as well.

Plus option for no commercials.

Expect it in mid 21 at best.
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andyross
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Re: Discovery plus

Discovery Plus launches on January 4, 2021.

 

In December 2020, Discovery announced the launch of its streaming service, Discovery Plus. It will launch on January 4, 2021. The service will be available across all major platforms.[81]

https://www.theverge.com/2020/12/2/22018581/discovery-streaming-service-launch-date-price-shark-week...

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Cestlimber
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Will Xfinity/Comcast be removing the channels covered under Discovery+ from their cable channel line up like they removed TCM?

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andyross
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TCM was not removed. It was just moved to Sports/Entertainment, and has nothing to do with streaming. Since it has no ads, Comcast could not make a deal to add their own ads to make money.

I doubt if there will be any change to the linear Discovery channels any time soon. Discovery+ is just like HBO Max and similar that just squash all the programs into one streaming subscription. I do notice that in some of their graphics showing the channels it will carry, SCIENCE is not one of them.

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comc25
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These streaming services are the beginning of the end for the linear channels.
curry2
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Is discovery plus going to be included with our comcast subscription?

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CCAndrew
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Nothing has been announced about it even being added, so you may be jumping the gun a bit. They currently do that with Netflix and Prime so who knows

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andyross
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@curry2 wrote:

Is discovery plus going to be included with our comcast subscription?


Very doubtful. The only reason Peacock is included for free is because it's owned by NBC Universal, just like Comcast. You may be able to subscribe through Comcast, but as with all of these services, you are better off subscribing directly with them to avoid payment issues.

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laurakern
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Re: Discover Plus

will our bill decrease since all these channels will no longer be provided?

cdk1
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Discovery plus

Can I subscribe to Discovery Plus and watch it on my TV? If so how do I do that? I’m only doing it for 1 show
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CCAndrew
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Re: Discovery plus

You would need to order it from discovery and a device or tv to download it to, when it’s released. There’s been no word on Comcast adding it

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CCAndrew
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Re: Discover Plus

@laurakern
Who said you were losing any Discovery channels? It’s an extra/separate streaming service

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DR2020
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And exactly how is it “extra”??? Looks to me like Xfinity is spinning off its most popular channels - advertised as part of its cable services - and expects to keep its cable billing the same. NOPE!!!
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dcfox
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@DR2020  does your bill say discovery plus or  Discovery. They are two separate things I think you are missing. My package has Discovey channel, not Discovery plus wich is a seperate streaming channel. Just like Hulu you pay them but can get it through an app on the x1 box. 

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DR2020
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Xfinity’s own “Help Desk” is telling me Discovery+, which includes HGTV, Food Network and DIY, will spin off into a Hulu type channel the beginning of January - into a streaming network. Meaning - if you only watch that network - you can pay $4.99/month to stream it on your Smart TV instead of the $150/month you pay to Xfinity. So, out of $180/month cable and internet bill - $30/month is internet and $150/month is cable. And of that $150/month cable programming, Discovery Network is going away - HGTV, Food Network, DIY. I only want cable for Discovery Network. So I plan to dump a $150/month cable bill and buy the $4.99/month streaming Discovery channel. Bye Bye extra $145 of wasted money!!!
CCAndrew
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@DR2020
I think you’re getting excited over nothing. Discovery plus is a SEPARATE streaming service, it’s an OPTION like Netflix or Prime or Peacock is. Channels aren’t going anywhere. You said yourself above “customers CAN pay” but don’t have to

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comc25
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Discovery content will be on the streaming service, so eventually why have the channels at all? 

 

If all they watch is Discovery, then why pay for cable at that point??

CCAndrew
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Then that is any consumers choice to make about their viewing habits but they should have correct information that they understand not rumors of a service that hasn’t even started yet.


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Themsel
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Re: Discovery plus

Discovery Plus will have all the content from channels owned by Discovery channel. Travel, Science, Food Network, TLC, Cooking Channel, HGTV, OWN, etc.. They will also have original series programs, many hosted or involving celebrities apart of the Discovery family. I see they will also have content from A&E, History Channel and other stations too. I believe they will an ad-free plan and one with limited ads for around half the price.
Noahis12
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Discovery Plus

Does Xfinity customers have to pay for it
andyross
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Re: Discovery Plus

Almost certainly yes. It's just another streaming service like Netflix, CBS All Access, etc... Peacock is free only because it's part of NBC/Universal, just like Comcast.

andyross
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Amongst the channel logos they often show, Science is NOT one of them...

Zooman
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Science is listed among the channels at discoveryplus.com.

Lizabeth16
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Re: Discover Plus

Will we have to pay extra, & will it be available?
CCAndrew
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Re: Discover Plus

Yes, it’s a pay service and it hasn’t been announced yet

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gfwalker
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It's NOT "just like HBOMax". On the latter, I can sign in using my Xfinity credentials and there's no additional charge.
CCAndrew
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Re: Discovery plus

It kind of is, except your HBO access is rolled into your cable bill.

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kdubya1
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Will Comcast receive the new episodes fairly quick or at the same time as this new stream channel?
andyross
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If you are talking about the Discovery+ app, then it makes no difference what platform. All would receive everything at the same time. Some shows that will be exclusive to Discovery+ may never show up on the linear channels, or maybe just air one episode as a teaser.  As for when linear channel program episodes appear on Discovery+ is up to Discovery Networks.

 

For reference, linear channels means the regular cable channels you tune into.

DR2020
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And, take screenshots of your questions and answers here because little retiree “moderator “ is erasing the one Xfinity doesn’t like.
CCAndrew
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And, take screenshots of your questions and answers here because little retiree “moderator “ is erasing the one Xfinity doesn’t like.
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Discovery Plus hasn’t been released yet, I think you’re getting worked up over nothing and need to chill out
https://corporate.discovery.com/discovery-newsroom/discovery-announces-the-global-launch-of-discover...

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eastmoreland
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I think what a lot of us were hoping is that because we already pay for the Discovery channels in our cable bill, just like many of us pay for HBO in our cable bills, we'd have access to Discovery+ for no additional charge, as it works for HBO Max.   (You can argue semantics all you like, but even if Discovery is on basic cable, part of the basic cable bill goes to pay for Discovery).

 

I don't see much I want to see on Discovery+, but I would like to watch Battlebots: Bounty Hunter.  It would be nice to have access to that.

andyross
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Re: Discover Plus

Remember that HBO is a premium network you pay extra for. It's no surprise HBOMax would be included. Discovery Networks are standard cable and you may not get all of their channels, depending on which package you have.

eastmoreland
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I did remember that.  In fact, I pointed it out.  I'm just saying that I DO pay for Discovery as part of my cable bill, and I'd hoped that, like HBO, they would make the plus version available to us.  They don't have to.  I don't think HBO has to give us subscribers HBO Max either.  But it makes me like HBO a lot more because they do give it to us.  It makes me like Discovery less because they don't.

jeguet
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Discovery Plus

Why will Discovery Plus be an extra charge as I have read?  You have raised my rate and removed benefits (Norton anti-Virus).  Shouldn't some additional value be provided to compensate your customers?  Please don't stop with just Discovery Plus as there are several others.

andyross
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Re: Discovery Plus

Read the other thread. DIscovery Plus is a SEPARATE streaming service by Discovery Networks. Comcast has no control over it. They are NOT taking away any channels.

andyross
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Do you like CBS less because you have to pay for CBS All Access (soon to be Paramount +.) Or how about Disney? You only get Peacock free because it's owned by Comcast.

tahoebob1
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Re: Discovery plus

To recap, Discovery has channels on Xfinity, no changes are expected to these channels?

 

Discovery is launching a streaming app called Discovey plus.  Included,  or should include all thier discovery programs plus the new Maganolia network.   

 

Eventualy/most liklye an app will be included like all the other apps in the on demand section of xfinify.  Think of Netflix and HULU.  You would pay for access to this app which has nothign to do with Xfinity.  Yes some duplicaiton may exist, your choice to pay Discovery + and or complain to them.... 

 

The newDiscovey Plus straming service  is availble January 4th.  If you want  it ASAP there is nothing stopping you from accessing Discovery Plus on another medium on January 4th, then when it becomes availbe on Xfiniy just logon with your account you created.

 

Did I have it correct?

 

Thanks for the answers and patience with a few..:)

CCAndrew
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@tahoebob1
Exactly right and an excellent breakdown. The only thing that you may be mistaken about is including the whole Magnolia network, something totally different, but will have content included.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/variety.com/2020/tv/news/chip-and-joanna-gaines-disovery-plus-content-1...

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