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Discovery+ is the latest streaming service to land on Comcast Xfinity set-top boxes

Kris Holt

Comcast is adding yet another streaming service to its Xfinity Flex and X1 set-top boxes. Discovery+ is now available on the streaming-only Flex platform and it’ll arrive on X1 boxes in the coming weeks. A subscription to Discovery+ costs $5/month, or $7/month for the ad-free plan.

Along with dozens of originals, Discovery+ has more than 55,000 episodes from across Discovery’s portfolio of networks. It includes BBC natural history projects and non-fiction content from A&E, The History Channel and Lifetime.

Also now on Flex and coming to X1 soon are a couple of other subscription-based Discovery apps. Food Network Kitchen includes recipes, instructional videos and cooking classes with Food Network personalities. MotorTrend, meanwhile, is focused on automotive entertainment.

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It’s not exactly surprising that Comcast has added Discovery+. Xfinity Flex and X1 subscribers have access to a boatload of other streaming apps through their set-top boxes. They include Comcast’s own Peacock, , Netflix, , , Amazon Prime Video, , Amazon Music, YouTube, Vudu and Pandora.

Subscribing to all of those services on top of having a cable plan would probably be excessive. Still, framing Flex and X1 as convenient hubs for both cable and streaming services is a smart move.

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