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Is Discovery's new streaming service worth trying?

New HGTV and Food Network streamer will be $5 a month
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Posted at 10:11 AM, Dec 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-03 12:01:12-05

Are you a House Hunters addict? Or do you prefer Chip and Joanna, Christina on the Coast, or Rachel Ray over on Food Network?

Your favorite HGTV and Food Network shows are going to have their own streaming service starting Jan. 4, 2021.

It's called Discovery Plus and will also feature shows from Discovery Network, TLC, Animal Planet and Travel Channel, as well as exclusive content from Bobby Flay, Joanna Gaines, and more stars.

It will also include Chip and Joanna's upcoming new Magnolia Network.

Is it worth paying for?

The cost: $5 a month with commercials, or $7 a month commercial-free, which is the better bargain given that you don't have to watch ads.

Is it worth it? If you are a cord-cutter, and don't subscribe to a paid service that already includes these networks, like Hulu, then it may be worth paying another $7 a month.

Just make sure your streamer doesn't already have them, or this service will be mostly redundant ( with the exception of Magnolia Network and other exclusive content).

How to get it free

But you may be able to get it free.

Just like with Disney Plus, if you are a Verizon Wireless Unlimited customer, you may qualify for your first year free.

Over 50,000 episodes will be available, so you can truly watch Property Brothers 24 hours a day if that is your thing.

Only problem: Put together Netflix, Apple TV Plus, Disney Plus, Hulu and HBO Max, and it can cost as much as your old cable package.

Learn more about the service at Discovery's website.

As always, don't waste your money.


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