Discovery, Inc. and VIZIO today announced that discovery+, the definitive non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, is now available to millions of VIZIO SmartCast users. As part of the launch, VIZIO will feature a unique content experience on the SmartCast home screen.
The dedicated carousel, “Discover More on discovery+,” will showcase the variety and volume of the content portfolio and introduce users to the best-of discovery+ with the top shows and fan favorites.
At launch, subscribers will find holiday-themed programming from the brands they love including True Crime series Fruitcake Fraud and The Pioneer Woman’s Hometown: Holiday Themes, in addition to new series such as Discovering David Dorbik, Drew’s Dream Car with Drew Scott and Ant Anstead, My Dream Kitchen with Giada de Laurentiis and Carla Hall, and a new season of Hometown: Ben’s Workshop.
discovery+ offers 60,000 episodes of current and classic shows from Discovery’s iconic 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, The 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.
“VIZIO SmartCast users can now experience the high quality, non-fiction storytelling that Discovery is known for as well as enjoy an extensive slate of exclusive discovery+ originals and shows across a broad range of genres,” said Katherine Pond, Vice President of Business Development at VIZIO. “The addition of discovery+ on the SmartCast home screen means audiences can dive into a deep catalogue of content and instantly stream some of the most popular shows on television.”
“We remain committed to offering discovery+ to fans across all platforms and providing them with an unparalleled experience,” said Gabriel Sauerhoff, SVP, Digital Distribution and Commercial Partnerships at Discovery, Inc. “This new partnership with VIZIO allows us to expand the reach of all of Discovery's digital properties to even more of our dedicated viewers on SmartCast.”
VIZIO viewers can enjoy home screen access to discovery+ across VIZIO’s SmartCast TVs. When paired with VIZIO’s best-selling sound bars, viewers can also enjoy a fully immersive home theater experience.
VIZIO SmartCast users can find discovery+ in the app row on the SmartCast home screen. Users can access the streaming service for $4.99 per month with a seven-day trial before purchasing, or a commercial-free subscription for $6.99 per month.