At A Glance: How To Watch Discovery Channel Live Online Without Cable
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How To Watch Discovery Channel Live Online Without Cable
Fire TV and Roku UltraIf you’re unfamiliar with Fire TV or Roku Ultra, these are well-supported streaming devices that can turn any non-Smart TV into a Smart TV. Not only that, but if your Smart TV has little support (i.e. very few apps that you can download), the Fire TV and Roku Ultra are great options to fix that as well. They’re always gaining new channels and apps you can download, too. And of course, you can find the DiscoveryGO app on both Amazon’s Fire TV and the Roku Ultra, allowing you to watch all of your favorite shows from the comfort of your streaming device. Do keep in mind that it can be hit or miss as to what shows you can stream live and what you can’t — some of the series that Discovery has are considered available for on-demand viewing only, but then there’s others that you can stream live. Either way, if you’re interested in checking it out, you can pick up one of the streaming devices at the links below to get started.
If you don’t want to pick up an Amazon Fire TV or Roku Ultra device, you do have a couple of options for streaming on streaming services. Unfortunately, contracts are far and few between, so there’s only a couple places you’re going to be able to stream Discovery content live online, and the first of those is AT&T’s DirecTV Now.
If you’re interested in streaming Discovery on DirecTV Now, all you have to do is sign-up for their “Live a Little” package, DirecTV Now’s lowest tier. The subscription starts at $35/month (comes with 60+ channels, including Discovery) with no contracts; however, if you prepay for a few months in advance, DirecTV Now will give you a free Fire TV or even a free Apple TV.
That $35 a month is a whole lot cheaper than any cable subscription out there, but if you’re not sure about that price, DirecTV Now will give you a free trial to check out what they offer first.