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The ad-free version of Discovery Plus is getting a price hike

The ad-free version of Discovery Plus is getting a price hike


The subscription will now cost $8.99 per month.

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The monthly price of ad-free Discovery Plus is jumping up in cost from $6.99 per month to $8.99 per month (plus taxes), Warner Bros. Discovery announced on Tuesday. The new price is effective Tuesday, meaning that if you’re already a subscriber, you’ll see the higher price on your “next billing cycle on or after November 2,” the company says. The streaming service’s “ad-lite” tier will stay the same price, meaning you can still get it for $4.99 per month.

Discovery Plus gives you access to more than 70,000 episodes of shows from networks like TLC, HGTV, Discovery, and Lifetime, meaning it’s a great choice for people looking to watch reality shows and unscripted series. Just read my colleague Emma Roth’s article about why she pays for Discovery Plus to get an idea of what’s on offer. And since you can’t get all Discovery Plus content on Max, Warner Bros. Discovery’s other streaming service, there’s still a reason to pay for the now-more-expensive price for the Discovery-focused subscription.

You might want to prepare your wallet for more streaming price hikes, by the way; Netflix is reportedly going to get more expensive after the Hollywood actors strike is over. And Disney is bumping up the cost of Disney Plus and Hulu’s ad-free tiers next week.