Update, July 19, 2018 (1:39PM EST): DC announced its new DC Universe subscription plan in June, but didn’t announce many details. Now we know that the service will cost you $8 per month, and early adopters can pay in advance for the next 15 months at the reduced rate of $75, a savings of $45 per year.
However you choose to pay, your subscription gets you access to DC Universe on all your devices, unlimited viewing of DC television series, animated movies, “select” live-action films, and a curated selection of DC comics. You also get access to exclusive DC news and the chance to win exclusive contests and sweepstakes.
You can pre-sign up for DC Universe here. The service is expected to launch in the fall of this year.
Original article, June 29, 2018 (2:46PM EST): Although the Marvel universe of superheroes and supervillains dominates the media landscape these days, there’s a whole lot of DC stuff out there in the world of movies, TV shows, and obviously comic books. There’s so much, it’s hard to keep track.
Enter DC Universe, a new subscription-based product from DC that delivers you a huge assortment of DC media. There’s no release date or pricing information as of yet, but there is this nifty YouTube trailer describing the service:
If you read the fine print at the end of the trailer (which is actually pretty funny), the service is slated to come “this fall.”
So what will you get from your DC Universe subscription? First up, you’ll get access to movies centering on DC characters. However, your subscription doesn’t appear to get you everything DC-related in film. The Tim Burton and Joel Schumacher Batman movies are here, as are the Christopher Reeve-era Superman films. But the recent Justice League and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice are missing for some reason.
You’ll also get TV shows, like the live-action show Titans, the animated Young Justice: Outsiders, and even some future shows exclusive to subscribers.
And of course – this being DC and all – you’re going to get comics. However, it doesn’t appear you’ll be getting every DC comic ever, and it’s not clear how long you’ll get the comics once they’re made available.
In brief, the DC Universe subscription seems cool, but there’s very little solid info about the service right now. We’ll update this article once we know more like a release date and pricing.
In the meantime, enroll to try the beta whenever it goes live by visiting this page.