Youngsters are always encouraged to watch television that feeds their minds. But even kids deserve a little guilty pleasure TV every once in a while. For that, there’s Discovery Family.
The channel may have its origins in education, but now, it’s a destination for unabashed fun. Shows based on popular toys and video games pepper the channel. Transformers: Rescue Bots Academy, Strawberry Shortcake’s Berry Bitty Adventures, and Pac-Man and the Ghostly Adventures are just a handful of the shows available on the network.
Here’s everything you need to know to watch a Discovery Family live stream.
What is Discovery Family?
The channel launched as Discovery Kids in 1996 it offered adventure, nature, and science-themed programs primarily aimed at kids and preteens. Later, it rebranded as The Hub, a partnership between Discovery and Hasbro, and began airing programs featuring their toy properties. In 2014, the channel rebranded as Discovery Family, with programming aimed at young kids and their parents.
- Launched: October 1996
- Slogan: “All together now!”
- Genre: Kids/Toddlers/Preteen/Animation
- Formally called: Discovery Kids Channel (1996–2002), Discovery Kids (2002–2010), The Hub (2010–2013), Hub Network (2013–2014)
- Parent Company: Discovery Inc.
Discovery Family live stream: How to watch Discovery Family
Discovery Family is available on a few of the major live TV streaming services. When trying to decide which one is best for you, you’ll want to weigh the cost, the other channels you’ll receive, and the compatible devices for streaming.
Discovery Family on Philo
Philo is a budget-minded streaming service, and depending on what channels you want, it might be right for you. The 59 Philo channels lean decidedly toward entertainment; the Philo channel list includes AMC, Discovery, IFC, Lifetime, and the Paramount Network, all for $20 a month. so if you want to stream Discovery Family you’re in luck: You can find it on Philo. Philo also comes with free cloud DVR, but shows recorded are deleted after 30 days, so binge responsibly.
Discovery Family on Hulu with Live TV
Hulu Live TV is a great way to stream live TV, as it comes with access to Hulu’s massive library of on-demand content. You’ll be able to choose from movies, shows, and Hulu’s original programming, and keep up with what’s new each month. Hulu plans even include a bundle option where you can access Disney+ and ESPN+ along with Hulu.
Hulu Live TV sets you up with local channels and has a broad spectrum of entertainment and sports channels to review, including the full suite of ESPN channels, Cartoon Network, FX, HGTV, and even deep cuts like National Geographic and Syfy. and of course, Discovery Family.
|Hulu Live TV||$69.99|
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Discovery Family on FuboTV
FuboTV started as a streaming service geared toward sports fans, but it’s evolved into a broadly-appealing option with entertainment and news options alongside its robust sports choices. Depending on the package, you can access as many as 180+ FuboTV channels. If you’re looking to be entertained, Bravo, IFC, MTV, and VH1 are options even at Fubo’s most basic tier. The Fubo channel list still includes plenty of sports, including the Fubo Sports Network, which has original programming mixing sports and humor. The FuboTV cost starts at $54.99 a month, and with Disney Media favorites like ABC, ESPN, and the Disney Channel now on board, some who were on the fence about Fubo are giving it another look.
To watch Discovery Family, you’ll want to dock in at the FuboTV Ultra level.
Discovery Familia on Vidgo Plus
Discovery Family on AT&T TV Now
If you’re already looking to AT&T for your wireless needs, you might consider AT&T TV Now to cover streaming for you. AT&T TV Now channels start with Plus and Max, which even include HBO. Then, AT&T plans expand from there, approaching cable selection and pricing with AT&T TV Now’s biggest packages. AT&T streaming also comes with Cloud DVR, letting you record up to 20 hours of TV per month. If you’re looking for Discovery Family, get in at the AT&T TV Now Extra tier to stream it.
How to stream Discovery Familia: Discovery Family’s Spanish channel
Discovery Familia offers the same programming on Discovery Family, but in Spanish. It is available through Vidgo in their Latino Mas package.
|English Premium Package||$66.33/ 3 months|
|English Plus Package||$53/ 3 months|
|Spanish Mas Package||$25/ 3 months|
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