Discovery Plus Bundle

Discovery Inc. and Warner Media merged, and the plan is to combine Discovery Plus into HBO Max.

Is there a bundle with Discovery Plus?

There is not a Discovery+ bundle, and there are no plans for one. Instead, when Discovery Inc. and WarnerMedia (parent company of HBO Max) finalize a merger in April, the new company—Warner Bros. Discovery—will combine Discovery+ into HBO Max. But that’ll pretty much be a Discovery+ bundle, anyway.

How much will HBO Max with Discovery Plus cost?

Warner Bros. Discovery hasn’t announced pricing details for when HBO Max absorbs Discovery+. But we speculate that, if the SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle pricing ($11.99–$14.99 a month) is any indication, the HBO Max/Discovery+ pricing will be similar.

SHOWTIME and Paramount Plus plan and bundle pricing

Plan Price (ads) Price (no ads) Bundle discount Details
SHOWTIME N/A $10.99/mo. N/A View Plans
Paramount+ $4.99/mo. $9.99/mo. N/A View Plans
SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle $11.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $4.00–$6.00/mo. View Plans

The SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle price is a 25%–29% discount compared to the combined à la carte prices for both services.

Discovery Plus/HBO Max bundle pricing (hypothetical)

Plan Price (ads) Price (no ads) Bundle discount Details
HBO Max $9.99/mo. $14.99/mo. N/A View Plans
Discovery+ $4.99/mo. $6.99/mo. N/A View Plans
*Purely hypothetical*
HBO Max (w/ Discovery+ catalog)
$10.99/mo. $15.99/mo. $4.00–$6.00/mo. N/A

* Have we mentioned this is purely hypothetical?

Let’s suppose that the new, expanded HBO Max with Discovery+ is priced to compete with the SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle. That would entail adding the regular prices of HBO Max and Discovery+, then discounting the total by 25%–29%.

That would put the new HBO Max —theoretically—at $11.24 a month with ads and $15.61 per month without ads. We’ll round to the nearest $0.99 and call it $10.99 and $15.99 a month, respectively.

But, to be clear: Don’t expect those figures to be the actual prices for HBO Max with Discovery+. We’ll post actual pricing as soon as Warner Bros. Discovery makes it public.

What other streaming bundles are available?

At this writing, there are only four streaming service bundles. Here’s the lowdown on each of them.

Compare streaming bundles head to head

Plan Price Includes Details
AMC+ $8.99/mo. Full access to AMC+, BBC America, IFC, IFC Films Unlimited, Sundance Now, Shudder, and The Walking Dead Universe View Plans
The Disney Bundle $13.99–$19.99/mo. Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ View Plans
Hulu + Live TV, Disney+, ESPN+ $72.99–$78.99/mo. Hulu + Live TV (70+ channels), Disney+, and ESPN+ View Plans
SHOWTIME / Paramount+ Bundle $11.99–$14.99/mo. SHOWTIME, Paramount+ View Plans

AMC+

With AMC+ ($8.99 a month), the plus sign signifies that you get on-demand content from AMC plus BBC America, IFC Films Unlimited, Sundance Now, Shudder, and The Walking Dead Universe.

This is a fantastic deal because, if you went à la carte, Shudder, IFC Films Unlimited, and Sundance Now would cost $18.97 a month—and that wouldn’t include content from AMC and BBC America.

The Disney Bundles

There are two bundles to talk about here. The Disney Bundle (also sometimes called the Hulu Bundle) includes Hulu, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $13.99 a month with ads or $19.99 a month without ads. It’s all on-demand content, and there’s no cloud DVR, but you’ll get two simultaneous streams.

The other bundle adds 70+ live channels to the on-demand buffet with Hulu + Live TV, Disney+, and ESPN+ for $72.99 a month (with ads) or $78.99 a month (without ads). The plan also includes 50 hours of cloud DVR storage and two streams.

SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle

The SHOWTIME/Paramount+ bundle ($11.99 a month with ads or $14.99 without) includes two live SHOWTIME feeds (East Coast and West Coast) and four other live channels: your live local CBS feed, the CBS News Streaming Network, CBS Sports HQ, and ET Live.

That’s all in addition to both the SHOWTIME and Paramount+ on-demand libraries. It’s almost as good a deal as HBO Max—until it adds the Discovery+ library, of course.

Pro tip: Looking for more streaming TV bundles? We show you how to create your own custom one—and recommend configurations for movie lovers, sports fans, and bargain hunters—in our guide, 8 Streaming Bundles to Replace Cable.

Final take

While there won’t be a Discovery+ bundle, combining the reality TV streaming service into HBO Max under Warner Bros. Discovery’s net is basically the same thing. You’ll get both services’ massive on-demand libraries for—we speculate—cheaper than it would cost for à la carte subscription to both services.

Methodology

For this article, we researched streaming TV industry news and existing streaming bundles’ pricing and catalogs, and applied some educated speculation, to tell our readers whether or not to expect a Discovery+ bundle. To learn more about our process, see our “How We Rank” page.

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