Discovery+ Military Discount

Discovery+ offers a 40% military discount to active-duty and reserve military members, spouses and veterans. Here's how to sign up.
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Streaming services are becoming more popular as television networks reorganize their services for at-home viewing.

Discovery+ is a Warner Brothers streaming service featuring more than 60,000 episodes of real-world programming from the Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, TLC, Travel Channel, Magnolia Network, HGTV and Food Network.

I am an avid watcher, and I recommend Discovery+ to anyone who wants to learn about beautiful locations around the world, practice cooking, redecorate their home or just can’t get enough of watching sun-kissed elephants lounging around a watering hole. Discovery+ has got all that covered and more. 

The best part?  The Discovery+ military discount knocks roughly 40% off monthly subscription fees!

Here’s where to sign up!

Discovery+ Military Discount

About the Discovery+ Military Discount

Active-duty and reserve military members, military spouses and veterans are eligible for a Discovery+ military discount. 

The Discovery+ military discount allows you to pay for your subscription in monthly installments, amounting to the same total as a discounted up-front subscription. 

Still, on its face this represents a significant discount over the course of a year, without the commitment other users take on to receive it. 

How Much is Discovery+?

Discovery+ pricing is already pretty affordable. According to the Discovery+ website, the service’s most popular (“Ad Lite”) package only costs $4.99 per month, and you get a free seven-day trial. 

With the military discount, you still get the seven-day free trial, and it costs just $2.99 per month

The Discovery+ military discount does not apply to the “Ad-Free” subscription, which costs $6.99 a month. 

How to Get the Discovery+ Military Discount

To take advantage of the discounted price, visit the Discovery+ discount page and begin your free trial.

After that, your military discount will auto-renew at $2.99 each month, as long as you’ve proven your service through SheerID.

Discovery+ Military Discount Signup

You will have to prove your military service to take advantage of the Discovery+ discount. 

To verify your service, SheerID, will ask you to enter your current military status, branch of service, name, email address and date of birth. 

For most users, it takes only seconds, but please note that it only works for those who have current CAC, Veteran ID Card (VIC) or Dependent ID cards. (I know because I tried.) If you don’t have any of these three, you can contact SheerID to see if you can prove your service with other documentation. 

Or, here’s how to get a veteran ID card.   

Once you’ve entered your information, you can set up the free trial for your Discovery+ Ad-Lite account. Discovery+ will apply your military discount automatically. 

How Do I Get Discovery+?

You can use Discovery+ on any device that allows streaming, including smart TVs like a Roku, Amazon Firestick or Apple TV plug-ins. The Discovery+ multi-platform app also works on mobile devices, including like cell phones and tablets.

How Do I Get Discovery Plus for Free?

You can get a free seven-day trial of Discovery+ but after that, you’ll have to pay to continue using the service, unless you’re using a streaming service that includes Discovery+ for free. 

For example, Verizon Unlimited customers can get six months of Discovery+ access right now. However, it’s unclear if that will continue if or when Discovery+ merges with HBO Max. 

You might also be able to enjoy free access if another subscriber allows you to piggyback on their account. Discovery+ allows up to four user accounts per purchase. 

If someone else is paying for your account though, do them a solid and let them use your military discount! 

About the Warner Brothers Discovery Merger

Discovery and Warner Brothers merged on April 8, 2022 in a $43 billion deal to become Warner Brothers Discovery. 

For now, a spokesperson for the entertainment company said the Discovery+ military discount isn’t going anywhere. However, conflicting releases from the new conglomerate have hinted at the possibility that Warner Bros. Discovery may combine Discovery+ and HBO Max into one streaming service. 


The new conglomerate’s long-term plans for Discovery+ are yet unclear, but for now, you can access shows from every channel in the Discovery network for the price of a cup of coffee.

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About Brian Campos

Brian Campos is a journalist with over 20 years of experience and a member of the United States Coast Guard reserve. His work has previously appeared in Air Force Magazine, Coast Guard Outlook, Reservist, and All Hands. He is a United States Army Storytelling Workshop instructor and a judge for the Army's Brumfield Mass Communications Competition. You can find more of his work in Newsday and the New York Daily News.

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