Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet apps for Windows Phone 8 (US)

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US based Windows Phone 8 users are now able to download official apps for the Discovery Communications' Discovery Channel, TLC and Animal Planet TV channels. Each of the apps offer a selection of full episodes and curated video clips from a variety of series on each the respective channels. In addition, each app has a schedule section, with timing and a brief description for upcoming broadcast shows.

Platform integration comes in the form of the ability to pin favourite shows to your Start Screen for easier access, the usual social media sharing features, voice commands, and the ability to set calendar reminders, about upcoming shows, from the schedule section of the app.


The apps provide a decent source of content on their own, but should not be regarded as full on-demand content experiences. Rather, the apps are about giving a taste of the available content, with an aim of driving viewers to the broadcast TV channels. There's nothing wrong with that approach, as the trio of provide a solid companion TV experience.


Animal Planet Windows Phone Store description:

Get the best of Animal Planet wherever you go with the all-new (and free!) app! Immerse yourself in the full range of life in the animal kingdom with great content from shows like River Monsters, Finding Bigfoot, Pit Bulls and Parolees, and more! Watch a selection of full episodes, right from the app and share them with friends! Watch thousands of clips and make sure you never miss a show with the schedule viewer!

Discovery Channel Windows Phone Store description:

The Discovery Channel is now on the Windows Phone Store!

Watch thousands of clips and selected full episodes from Discovery Channel shows like Deadliest Catch, Gold Rush, MythBusters, and more! Download the Discovery Channel app and take Discovery everywhere you go!

TLC Windows Phone Store description:

This FREE app delivers content from your favorite real-life TV characters on TLC, including shows like Cake Boss, Say Yes To The Dress, Sister Wives, Long Island Medium and Here Comes Honey Boo Boo to your mobile world.

TLC opens doors into the lives of real-life extra-ordinary people. With heart, authenticity and respect, TLC transports you into different and unique worlds of these remarkable-yet-relatable characters. You will be entertained and can connect with others as TLC opens doors to "life worth watching." 

The Discovery ChannelTLC and Animal Planet apps are free downloads from the Windows Phone Store.