October 13, 2021
Discovery and LG Electronics USA Oct. 13 announced that the Discovery+ subscription streaming service is now available as an app on LG Smart TVs in the United States, including LG OLED TVs and LG QNED Mini-LED TVs.
LG Smart TV owners can now access to the $4.99 monthly ad-supported service ($6.99 without ads) on the TV’s webOS platform. Discovery+ features reality-based programming, including True Crime, Home, Love & Relationships, Food, Paranormal & Unexplained and Adventure, as well as documentaries, such as the premiere of Introducing, Selma Blair.
“We are thrilled to expand the availability of discovery+ and provide LG customers a direct and easy way to stream our much-loved brands, series and talent,” Gabriel Sauerhoff, SVP of digital distribution and commercial partnerships at Discovery, said in a statement. “The announcement of Discovery+ on LG Smart TVs builds upon our existing relationship with a valued partner, and we look forward to the continued growth of discovery+ and reaching more fans around the world.”
Discovery+ offers 60,000 episodes of current and classic shows from Discovery’s portfolio of networks, including HGTV, Food Network, TLC, ID, OWN, Travel Channel, Discovery Channel, Animal Planet and Magnolia Network, as well as more than 200 Discovery+ original titles and hundreds of hours of exclusive content. Additionally, the service offers top non-fiction content from A&E, History channel and Lifetime, as well as the definitive offering of nature and environmental programming, headlined by exclusive streaming access to the largest collection of natural history from the BBC.
Discovery is in the process of getting regulatory approval for its $43 billion minority ownership, operational control deal for WarnerMedia. The new company will be called Warner Bros. Discovery.