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DC Universe Streaming Service: Everything You Need To Know

This may be the most ambitious streaming service to date.


Since the announcement that DC was stepping into the streaming game, fans have wondered just what its new service would entail. In the past months, details have been scarce aside from announcements of new shows that will air on what the company calls DC Universe. The company announced that the service will contain movies, television series, comic books, and more.

DC Universe includes brand-new series on its service including the live-action series Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Titans. And because DC is primarily known for its exceptional animated series, DC Universe will also include a third season of Young Justice, with the subtitle Outsiders, and a new Harley Quinn series as well.

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The service pushes to be more than just a Netflix for DC's back catalog of shows and movies. In addition to the previously announced new television series coming to DC Universe, it's bringing comic books to the table as well. Not everything DC has published will be available on the app though. The selection will be curated but will still contain contain thousands of DC comics.

"This hand-curated selection from our decades of comic creations gives fans a thematic digital longbox to carry with them on the device of their choosing or lets them watch exclusive video content on a big screen followed by the comic that inspired it," explained DC Entertainment publisher Dan DiDio.

In addition, the service will contain a DC encyclopedia, news, interviews, daily video segments, and a shop for DC Collectibles. There is a lot going on with this service, but the focus seems to be on movies, television, and comic books, as you can see in screenshots for DC Universe below. A monthly pricepoint for the service has yet to be announced, and another thing absent from this announcement was the inclusion of the DC Cinematic Universe movies (Man of Steel, Batman v. Superman, Wonder Woman, Suicide Squad, and Justice League). At launch, DC Universe will be available on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, and Android TV, as well as through the service's website.

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"DC Universe is so much more than a streaming service. It's a welcoming place for everyone to immerse themselves in their own level of DC fandom, with the epic characters, stories, and experiences they have come to expect from DC," said Jim Lee, chief creative officer and publisher, DC Entertainment. "We are investing in and creating original, high-quality shows including the new Titans series, and curating the most beloved nostalgic content, while at the same time elevating the comic reading experience to new heights. Nothing this robust has ever been offered to fans before."

Additionally, you can sign up today for an opportunity for beta access to DC Universe website which will begin in August 2018. There is no set date for release of DC Universe, but DC Entertainment expects to have it go live this fall.

Here's the full list of shows and comics DC has announced for DC Universe:

Original Series

  • Titans
  • Doom Patrol
  • Swamp Thing
  • Young Justice: Outsiders (Animated)
  • Harley Quinn (Animated)

Classic Movies & TV Shows

  • Superman (I-IV)
  • Batman Begins
  • The Dark Knight
  • Batman Ninja
  • Birds of Prey
  • The Flash (1990)
  • Teen Titans
  • Super Friends
  • Legion of Superheroes
  • Young Justice
  • Static Shock
  • Lois & Clark
  • Constantine (2014)
  • Adventures of Superman
  • Max Fleischer’s Superman Serials
  • Superboy
  • Batman; The Animated Series
  • Wonder Woman ‘77

Animated Movies

  • All Star Superman
  • Batman vs. Robin
  • Batman: Year One
  • Batman Beyond: The Return of Joker
  • Green Lantern: First Flight
  • Gotham by Gaslight
  • Justice League: Doom
  • Justice League vs. Teen Titans
  • Superman: Doomsday
  • Wonder Woman

Comic Book Series

  • 52 (2006)
  • Action Comics (1938)
  • Adventure Comics (1958)
  • Aquaman (2011)
  • Batman (2002)
  • Cyborg (2015)
  • Deathstroke (2014)
  • Detective Comics (1939)
  • Green Arrow: Year One (2007)
  • Green Lantern (2011)
  • Harley Quinn (2013)
  • JLA (1997)
  • Justice League (2011)
  • My Greatest Adventure (1963)
  • Suicide Squad (2011)
  • Superman/Batman (2004)
  • Swamp Thing (1972)
  • Teen Titans (1965)
  • The Flash (2011)
  • Wonder Woman (2011)
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