How to Watch Discovery Live Stream Online without Cable

By February 21, 2017 No Comments

Discovery live stream One of the oldest cable networks, dating back to the 1980s is the Discovery Channel. Recently reinvented as Discovery, the network now offers a variety of reality shows that relate to everything from science to off-the-cuff living. With Discovery, you can watch Alaska: The Last Frontier, Mythbusters, Naked and Afraid, Surviorman, and Moonshiners. Discovery is also the home of Shark Week, the wildly popular week where it's all shark, all the time. If you're here, you probably already know how great Discovery is. You're probably here because you want to know how to watch Discovery online. If that's the case, you're in the right place. Just keep reading to learn how to watch Discovery online without cable.  

Watch the Discovery Live Stream on DIRECTV NOW

DIRECTV NOW is one of your best options if you want to stream Discovery online. For just $35 a month you'll get more than 60 channels. Beyond Discovery, you'll have AMC, TNT, ESPN, USA, Syfy, History, FX, and other great channels. Some local channels are available in live stream in select areas. If you're not in one of those areas DIRECTV NOW offers nationwide on-demand service for those networks. If you want premium content, add HBO for $5/month. DIRECTV NOW is available on Chromecast, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and mobile devices. DIRECTV NOW includes a free one-week trial with every membership! This gives you one of the best ways to watch Discovery online free. If you want your free trial, all you need to do is sign up! Additional specials might be available, so check to see what you might be able to get after your trial is over. Our DIRECTV NOW review is available if you have more questions!  

PlayStation Vue Offers the Discovery Live Stream

PlayStation Vue is a great option if you want to watch Discovery online. The basic PlayStation Vue package includes 45 channels for $30. There are no contracts. If you decide you want to cancel, you just click a button and you're done! Channels vary by package but could include AMC, Food Network, History, Syfy, and TNT. Additional sports and movie channels are available as channel add-ons. If you want local channels they are available on-demand nationwide or in seven cities including Chicago and Miami, these channels are available in live stream. PlayStation Vue works with PS3/PS4, Apple devices, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, and Roku. PlayStation Vue may work on mobile devices, but restrictions make it impossible to use those devices to watch Vue outside of your home. PlayStation Vue has a free week trial to give the service a shot. And if you've got more questions, here's our full Vue review.  

Hulu has a Way to Stream Discovery Shows

hulu Hulu offers a wide variety of original content, weekly episodes from a vast number of networks, full seasons of older shows, and a movie library. When it comes to Discovery, Hulu does not offer brand new episodes, but you can watch older seasons from a bunch of Discovery shows. Hulu offers:

  • Mythbusters
  • Gold Rush
  • Deadliest Catch
  • Naked and Afraid
  • Dual Survival
  • Man vs Wild
  • And Other Shows!

You can watch Hulu on most streaming devices. Your membership includes a free one-week trial. Prices start at $7.99 a month with limited commercials. You can drop the commercials if you're willing to pay $11.99/month.   Here's our full Hulu review with more information!  

What Other Ways can I Stream Discovery?

Discovery could be added to existing or new streaming services at any time, and we will be sure to update this guide, should that be the case. Otherwise, the only way to stream Discovery shows would be with an on-demand service. These services allow you to buy episodes separately, or you can purchase the full season. Unfortunately, the cost adds up quickly when purchasing them individually, because each episode or season is a separate cost. It will end up saving you money to stick with a subscription service whenever possible. If you have questions about how to watch Discovery online, our comment section is a great place to ask your questions.

Ashtyn Evans

Author Ashtyn Evans

Ashtyn Evans is a screenwriter and freelance writer from the Midwest. She owns nearly a thousand films on Amazon and holds streaming subscriptions to everything from HBO and Hulu to Showtime and Starz. Email her at [email protected] Disclosure: Streaming Observer is supported by readers. Articles may contain referral links. For more information, see the disclosure at the bottom of the page.

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