By being a hub for Science, lifestyle, Paranormal activity, and reality shows, Discovery Plus has gained a huge audience base. By installing Discovery Plus on Roku, you can access some of the best infotainment content with its library. But in recent times, many Roku users have experienced not working, something went wrong, and other performance issues with the Discovery Plus channel app. This might happen due to various aspects like poor internet connection, bugs, corrupted apps, and many more. But you can easily fix these issues by following the default troubleshooting methods on your Roku device.

Why is Discovery Plus not Working on Roku TV or Device?

The reasons for Discovery Plus not working on Roku are many, yet it is hard to conclude. The possible causes for the issues are cache files, outdated apps or devices, improper internet connection, server issues, and more.

Discovery Plus Content not Playing/ not Loading on Roku/ Buffering• Check the Internet Connection
• Check Discovery Plus Server
• Check Discovery Plus subscription details
• Sign out and sign in to Discovery Plus
• Update the Discovery Plus channel
• Uninstall and Reinstall Discovery Plus channel
• Disable VPN on Roku
Discovery Plus Sound Problem/ Audio Issues• Update the Discovery Plus channel
• Restart the Discovery Plus channel
• Restart Roku
• Check Internet Speed
Discovery Plus not opening on Roku/ Can’t access Discovery Plus on Roku/ can’t log in• Check the Internet Connection
• Check the Discovery Plus server
• Reinstall the Discovery Plus channel
• Update the Discovery Plus channel
• Sign Out and Sign In to Discovery Plus
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Restart Roku
• Update the Roku device
• Factory Reset Roku
Discovery Plus Crashing/ Discovery Plus Flickering• Update the Roku device
• Restart the Roku device
• Clear Cache on Roku
• Reinstall the Discovery Plus channel
• Update the Discovery Plus channel
• Factory Reset Roku
Discovery Plus Frozen Screen on Roku• Restart Roku
• Clear Cache Files
• Reboot the Discovery Plus channel

Check Internet Connection

The Internet is the key factor while streaming content online. If your Roku device is providing an unstable internet connection, you cannot stream the Discovery Plus app. It is recommended to have a minimum of 1MB/s to stream the SD quality content and 20MB/s to stream the UHD 4K quality content. So, you need to check the internet connection status on the Roku device.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote and choose Settings.

2. Choose Network and select Check Connection to check your signal strength and internet download speed.

3. Click About to review the Internet download speed and Signal Strength.

If your device is receiving a poor internet connection, you can speed up the internet connection by restarting the WiFi router.

(1) Unplug the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device from the power outlet.

(2) Wait for 3-5 minutes.

(3) Now, plug in the Power Cable of the WiFi router and Roku device.

(4) Turn on the Roku device and connect Roku to the WiFi.

(5) Now, you will receive an internet connection as much as faster.

Check Discovery Plus Server

If the internet connection is not the problem, then you need to check whether the Discovery Plus server is down or not. The server of the Discovery Plus service should be stable to stream the content seamlessly without any interruption. If there is any issue with the server, it has to be resolved by the streaming app developer team. You have no working solution for this issue rather than waiting patiently. You can use the Downdetector website to check the server status. Also, you can visit the social media pages of Discovery Plus for server updates.

Check Discovery Plus Subscription details

Discovery Plus is a subscription-based streaming service, and you cannot access the app without an active subscription. The content on the Discovery Plus app will fail to load when you try to stream with an expired subscription. If there is any issue in streaming, you need to check your current subscription validity immediately. If you have found that your current subscription has expired, renew it immediately to fix the Discovery Plus not loading problem on Roku.

Sign out and sign in to Discovery Plus Account

Sometimes the app might get caught with temporary errors that may act as a hindrance to loading content. Now, go to your account section on the app and log out of your Discovery Plus account. Then restart the app and log in to your Discovery Plus account again. This will clear the temporary bugs on your app and the device. After logging in, check whether the fix has solved the Discovery Plus not loading problem on your Roku.

Update Discovery Plus Channel

An outdated version of the app can cause many troubles. If your Discovery Plus channel is outdated, then it might show you a not working error, crash, and sometime won’t load. You can update the app through the menu on the home screen.

1. On the Channels section, navigate and highlight the Discovery Plus app.

2. Now, press the * (Asterisk) button on Roku Remote.

3. From the list of options, select the Check for updates option.

Click on Check for Updates option

4. If there is any update available, your Roku device will update the Discovery Plus to the latest version.

Uninstall and Reinstall Discovery Plus Channel

You can uninstall and reinstall the Discovery Plus app on your device to fix the not playing issue. By reinstalling the app on your device, you can install the current updated version of the app. Reinstallation will also eliminate the temporary bugs and corrupted cache.

1. Press the Home button on your Roku remote to get the home screen.

2. Navigate to the Discovery Plus app using the direction button on the remote and press the Asterisk (*) button on your remote.

3. Choose the Remove Channel option from the popup to uninstall the Discovery Plus app on Roku.

Select Remove Channel to uninstall Discovery Plus

4. Now, go back to the home page and select the Streaming Channel option.

5. Click on Search Channels and enter Discovery Plus using the on-screen keyboard.

Type Discovery plus on the Roku channel store

6. Select the official app and click + Add Channel to download and install the app on your Roku device.

7. Now, launch the Discovery Plus app and log in with your account credentials.

8. Play any video on the channel app to check whether the problem has been solved.

Disable VPN on Roku

Discovery Plus is a geo-restricted streaming service, then you cannot access it everywhere. If your VPN is connected to a country that is not compatible with Discovery Plus, you may face the problem of Discovery Plus not loading or not opening. To get rid of the issues, you can disable the VPN. If your country is incompatible with the Discovery Plus app, you need to connect the VPN to the country that supports Discovery Plus.

Restart Roku

Try to power cycle your Roku device because most of the common problems on Roku can be solved by simply restarting the Roku device. Restarting the device will also help you to fix the temporary bugs and issues on the device.

(1) Launch your Roku device and press Home on your remote.

(2) Select Settings and choose System.

(3) Choose System Restart and select Restart to restart Roku.

Hit Restart to fix the Discovery Plus Not Working on Roku

Clear Cache on Roku

There is a chance that the Cache stored on your Roku device is the reason why the Discovery Plus is not working on Roku. So, you can remove the cache files on Roku to get rid of these issues.

1. Go to the Roku home screen and press the Home button 5 times on the Roku TV remote.

2. Next, hit the Up button once.

3. Press the Rewind button 2 times.

4. Finally, press the Fast Forward button 2 times.

Press the button combination to clear cache on Roku

The cache stored on your Roku device will be cleared. After that, you can check the working status of the Discovery Plus app.

Update Roku device

Roku releases updates to solve the bugs in the device, and you must update the device at regular intervals. If your Roku device is running on an outdated version, it may be one of the reasons for the Discovery Plus channel to crash. You can update the software Roku device by accessing System Settings.

1. Press the Home button on Roku remote and select the Settings option on the Home screen.

2. Choose System under the Settings menu.

3. Select System Update and click the Check Now option.

Update Roku to fix the Discovery Plus not working issue

4. Now, your Roku device will check for any latest updates.

5. If there is any update available for your device, click Update Now to update the Roku device.

6. After the update, the app will work without any issues.

7. If Discovery Plus is not working even after the update, you need to reset the device.

Factory Reset Roku

There can be some unresolved errors on your Roku device, which may cause the Discovery Plus app not to open on Roku. The best possible way to fix these errors is by factory resetting the device. You can fix factory reset your Roku device by yourself to delete everything on the device. But remember that performing the factory reset will bring back your Roku device to the default settings.

1. Go to the home screen on your Roku TV and select Settings.

2. Choose the System option and click Advanced System Settings.

3. Select Factory Reset and enter the security code of your Roku device. A security code will be displayed on the bottom right side of your screen.

Enter the code to factory reset and fix Discovery Plus not working on Roku

4. Select OK to factory reset your Roku device.

After performing the factory reset, all the accounts, data, and channels will be removed from your Roku device. Now, you can install the Discovery Plus app on your Roku device to check whether the not working problem has been fixed or not.

Now, resolving the Discovery Plus not working on Roku is done with the troubleshooting. You can also prevent the not working issue with frequent updates of the app and device. Along with that, you need to clear the cache and connect to a stable internet connection. In case you have some other issues with the app, mention them in the comments. Our team will respond to you with a working solution.