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discovery+ lands on Samsung and Amazon devices in UK and Ireland

Recently launched SVOD discovery+ is now available on Samsung smart TVs and Amazon Fire TV devices in the UK and Ireland.

The expanded distribution follows an initial launch on Sky Q in November 2020 and a subsequent international rollout at the beginning of January.

The app will be available on Samsung Smart TVs released from 2017 onwards, and pre-installed as a priority app on newer sets. On Fire TV, the app will be available through the device’s app store.

The app will be offered to Samsung and Fire customers with an initial promotional offer of the first month for £1/€1, before rising to the standard monthly price of £4.99/€5.99 per month. The company offers an annual pass for £49.99/€59.99.

Discovery also announced that the app will launch on Roku devices later this year, and that it will be available to Vodafone mobile customers.

James Gibbons, EVP, GM UK & Nordics, said: “discovery+ has been incredibly well received since its launch in the UK and Ireland late last year, with local Originals and global franchises driving uptake. Today we’re pleased to deliver on our promise of bringing discovery+ to more consumers thanks to best-in-class providers like Amazon and Samsung. Now their customers have direct access to Discovery’s iconic real-life entertainment brands and content all in one place, with a special offer this month.”

Deep Halder, Head of Content Services and Retail, TV & AV Samsung Electronics UK, said: “Samsung strives to offer the widest content offering on the market and the best experience on its Smart TV platform. As the first Smart TV platform to integrate the new discovery+ app, we will provide an even greater array of content for our customers, allowing them to experience Discovery’s iconic content on the largest screens available.”

Amazon’s Fire TV head Emma Gilmartin added: “We’re excited to bring even more content to our Fire TV customers – just say “Alexa, open discovery+. With the launch of discovery+ on our Fire TV Devices, customers can now watch more of the entertainment they love all in the easy and intuitive Fire TV experience.”