DC Universe, the video streaming service owned by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros, can now be streamed on Amazon Fire TV. It launched in beta in August this year, and was fully released on September 15. It’s accessible online, and on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV.
Access to the app costs $7.99 a month, or $75 for a year. For this, you get unlimited access to DC television, movies, and original content like the new Titans series. Old comics rotate in and out of availability.
Titans, the service’s first original content, premiered in October and has already been renewed for a second season. This live action show is based on the Teen Titans comics, and a spin-off series Doom Patrol was announced to launch in 2019.
The service’s other original content so far is a daily news show that delivers news related to DC Comics, DC original content, and the fan community. The service is working to develop other shows as well, with plans for a live Stargirl series and Metropolis, a Superman prequel in the works.
While you can stream DC content, it is also a way to read DC comics through their built-in e-reader, consult their encyclopedia for information on DC characters, and find DC merchandise in the store. All of these capabilities live within the same service as a one stop shop for fans.
The service also features a forum space for DC fans to talk and share thoughts about shows and comics. DC Universe is a different take on the streaming service model used by Netflix and Hulu. DC’s range of content is much narrower, but they provide depth into the community of fans that they serve by offering access to movies, TV, comics, and discussion all in one space.
About DC Universe Shows
- Titans follows young heroes from across the DC Universe as they come of age and find belonging in a gritty take on the classic Teen Titans franchise. Dick Grayson and Rachel Roth, a special young girl possessed by a strange darkness, get embroiled in a conspiracy that could bring Hell on Earth. Joining them along the way are the hot-headed Starfire and loveable Beast Boy. Together they become a surrogate family and team of heroes.
- Doom Patrol is a reimagining of one of DC’s strangest group of outcasts: Robotman, Negative Man, Elasti-Woman and Crazy Jane. Led by the mysterious Dr. Niles Caulder, they’re called into action by the ultimate hero for the digital age, Cyborg. Banding together these rejects find themselves on a mission that will take them to the weirdest and most unexpected corners of the DC Universe.
- Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
- Young Justice: Outsiders features the return of the fan favorite animated series with a huge cast of DC’s most iconic young superheroes – plus brand-new characters, many of whom are just discovering their unique meta-powers and special abilities. Set against the backdrop of a rich, deep world that touches all corners of the DC Universe, the season focuses on meta–trafficking, and an intergalactic arms race for control of these super–powered youths.
- Harley Quinn follows Harley’s adventures after she breaks up with the Joker and strikes out on her own in this new adult animated comedy. With the help of Poison Ivy and a ragtag crew of DC castoffs, Harley tries to earn a seat at the biggest table in villainy: the Legion of the Doom.