Discovery’s streaming service is becoming available on LG Smart TVs in the UK, five months after the streaming service first debuted on LG devices in the USA.
The rollout covers LG smart TVs running WebOS 4.0 or higher. That includes most LG TVs bought in the past four years.
Neither LG nor Discovery have yet publicly commented on the begin of Discovery+’s rollout in the UK, but two RXTV readers have confirmed the arrival of the Discovery+ app on their LG TV.
The Discovery+ UK support website is being updated to include LG smart TVs supported by the service.
Discovery+ launched on LG TVs in the USA in October 2021. The service arrived on Canadian LG smart TVs at the beginning of the year.
Why the delay for the UK?
During the winter, UK and European users of Discovery+ were migrated to same technological platform that already underpins the US version. As the migration reached each device, users were logged out of the service and needed to sign in again. In the background, users were effectively signing in to their account on the new platform for the first time.
Now that UK users are migrated, rollout of the app based on the new platform can commence.
The absence of Discovery+ on LG smart TVs spawned a series of articles across various websites promoting workarounds. From today, the process will be much easier, with the app appearing alongside other streaming services on compatible LG TVs.
Discovery and LG have now confirmed the roll-out. This includes discovery+ become available on LG’s OLED TVs and LG QNED MiniLED TVs.
Discovery+ is now available in the UK, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Finland and Denmark on LG TVs.