DPlay is a portal offered by Discovery Italia which was launched on our market in 2015. The on-demand service offers the possibility of watching live streaming numerous contents at no cost in maximum comfort. In fact, to access the range of offers, you can connect via smartphone, smart TV, tablet and computer.
In short, there are no limitations regarding access by devices. At the same time, the amount of content on the service is practically unlimited. DPlay offers you the possibility to access numerous programs , such as Focus, Animal Planet, Real Time, DMAX and more. This way, if you miss an episode of your favorite show, you can watch it again at any time.
In 2019, however, Discovery Italia decided to take a step forward, bringing to the market DPlay Plus , an even more complete streaming service. In this case, however, it will be necessary to create an account and subscribe to a subscription , as for any other streaming platform (Netflix, NOW TV, Infinity).
DPlay: Here’s how it works
DPlay offers a very simple and intuitive interface to navigate, from any device . The first thing you will have to do is connect to the Home of the service, where you will find the programs and contents to browse. Visually we can say that it refers a lot to the interface of any other streaming platform. In fact, in the Home, you will find the most viewed programs, the latest ones added, the ones chosen for you and the live channels. In the menu at the top left you will find the main categories within which there are numerous other contents: Programs, Channels, Live, Genres and Podcasts.
It should be emphasized that, in the “Genres” category, there is also a section dedicated to children: Kids . Inside you will find cartoons and films for the whole family, the same ones broadcast by K2 and Frisbee. Furthermore, by scrolling through the main page, you will also find a section dedicated to the most viewed content on DPlay Plus , which you can access directly from the page in question. To search for a specific program you can use the search bar located at the top right.
By typing the title of the series, show or movie you want to watch, DPlay will provide you with a whole list of content that incorporates the same words. When you do not see any results appear, it means that the searched content is not available on the platform. However, when you have found the program you are interested in watching, all you have to do is click on it.
Download DPlay: Here’s how on smart TVs, smartphones and tablets
After having seen what DPlay is and what its type of offer is, we can move on to something more “practical”, namely the installation of the app on all devices. Starting with the smart TV, the first thing you will need to do is make sure it is connected to the internet . To do this, you can choose whether to connect to the Wifi network or use the Ethernet cable, depending on what you have at home. Next, the steps to take are those required to download any other application:
- Go to the smart TV store;
- Type DPlay in the search bar, located near the magnifying glass icon;
- Click on Install, Download or Download according to the make and model of your smart TV.
From here you just have to let yourself be transported through all the categories, programs, films and TV series on the platform. The use, as we have seen above, is very simple. As for smartphones and tablets, the procedures are the same . In fact, if you think about it, a tablet is nothing more than a phone with a slightly larger screen.
Before proceeding to download DPlay, our advice is to download the application when the device is connected to the Wifi network . In this way you will avoid that your network GBs are unnecessarily consumed. After that, just like with smart TVs, you will need to go to the Google Play Store (for Android devices) or the Apple App Store (for Apple devices). Here you will have to type DPlay in the search bar and then click on the button dedicated to installation.
The process in question, regardless of the device, takes less than 5 minutes , and is easier done than said. After you have downloaded the app you will need to create your profile by entering your email and password or, alternatively, log in with your Facebook account. While it is not mandatory, we recommend that you create your own profile so that DPlay can suggest programs, shows or movies related to your favorites. In short, staying anonymous doesn’t make much sense, especially when using a streaming service.
DPlay Plus: For maximum entertainment
We understand DPlay Plus to be the paid version of DPlay, despite the fact that we are talking about a very low price: € 3.99 per month . But what more does it offer? The subscription in question puts at your disposal thousands of hours of:
- Exclusive content (including TV series);
- Five premium channels (Discovery Channel , Discovery Science , Investigation Discovery, Animal Planet, the amazing BBC documentaries);
- An entire video library to watch where and when you want;
- Previews of the most popular programs ( Real Time, DMAX, Nove, HGTV, Food Network, Motor Trend, Giallo );
- 14 days free trial;
- No advertising.
Furthermore, the contents can be watched live or on-demand, according to your preferences and needs. In short, for not even 4 € a month it is worth considering the idea of subscribing to DPlay Plus, as long as the streaming service offers content in line with your interests.