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Discovery Plus set to launch in Canada

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Discovery Plus set to launch in Canada

Is anyone going to watch the new Discovery Plus?

Discovery Plus Set to Launch in Canada, October 19, 2021.
Price? Discovery Plus is available for $4.99 Canadian per month with ads, while an ad-free version is $6.99 Canadian per month.

SOURCE: https://variety.com/2021/digital/global ... 235087062/
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Can't wait for them to take over WB.
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Maybe? I did have a workaround to use the US version but I unsubbed when I ran out of things to watch.

It'll be interesting to see if the Canadian version is watered down or if it's basically the same.
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Prediction: this is going to be free with ads after a year.
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scoper wrote: Prediction: this is going to be free with ads after a year.
I've seen the new TV ads on Global. I'll pass, thanks. I'm guessing this service won't even make it to the free with ads stage.
It'll most likely merge with Staked TV. lol
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playnicee1 wrote: I've seen the new TV ads on Global. I'll pass, thanks. I'm guessing this service won't even make it to the free with ads stage.
It'll most likely merge with Staked TV. lol
I wondered why Stack doesn't include discovery, but we stopped using stack because we couldn't stand the commercials. You're paying for it, but they inject ads for their own content (not even revenue generating ads), which ruins the whole thing. I don't understand the point. IF you're paying a premium for service it should be ad free... sigh...
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zod wrote: I wondered why Stack doesn't include discovery, but we stopped using stack because we couldn't stand the commercials. You're paying for it, but they inject ads for their own content (not even revenue generating ads), which ruins the whole thing. I don't understand the point. IF you're paying a premium for service it should be ad free... sigh...
+1

I agree 100%.
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Has anyone subscribed to this and is using a firestick
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explorer11 wrote: Has anyone subscribed to this and is using a firestick
I sideloaded the american version of the app on my firestick back when you couldn't buy it in Canada. Mostly worked ok (aside from messing it up if I forgot to turn on the VPN before loading the app).
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It'll be interesting to see content differences seeing that Bell Media owns Discovery, Animal Planet, etc., and Corus owns HGTV, Food, etc., in Canada. Since Discovery bought Scripps in the US it probably caused some friction in Canada. If their content agreements don't include streaming it might not be bad but I wouldn't be surprised to see missing content.
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I am curious if the US subscription and Canadian subscription are distinct or does it work like Netflix where the content is based on your geographical location.

For those who subscribed to Discovery+ Canada, if you use a VPN and appear like you are in the US, do you get US content (like how it works with Netflix) or do you get an error.
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edyee wrote: I am curious if the US subscription and Canadian subscription are distinct or does it work like Netflix where the content is based on your geographical location.

For those who subscribed to Discovery+ Canada, if you use a VPN and appear like you are in the US, do you get US content (like how it works with Netflix) or do you get an error.
I received an error that my account can only be used in the country it was initially registered in. I have a US subscription and attempted to watch today without VPN.
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How much different is this than the channels already offered by Rogers & Bell? I know there are a couple of extra 90 Day Fiance type shows that can't be seen on TV....but anything else?

Also, what doesn't the Canadian version have that the US version has?
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Hambone wrote: How much different is this than the channels already offered by Rogers & Bell? I know there are a couple of extra 90 Day Fiance type shows that can't be seen on TV....but anything else?

Also, what doesn't the Canadian version have that the US version has?
I know food network Canada has some shows not offered on food network from discovery+. You gotta eat here is not shown.
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It’s shitty that you can’t use US account in Canada and vice versa. The ad thing kills the deal for me. Why would I pay and still get ads. That’s what cable TV is.

Just too many video subscriptions now. Netflix, Disney+, amazon prime is my go to and I think best combo and value.
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Anyone know what the $4.99 version is like with the ads? Are you going to get ads like if you were watching regular TV via Bell or Rogers or is it just a few 30 second ads every so often? Can you skip or FF ads?

Watching a show on live TV is painful to watch with all the commercials.

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