DC Universe streaming review: Product, price and features

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Get in on your favorite superhero action and access more than just movies and shows with this powered up streaming service.

DC Universe is a streaming service that combines original DC series, comic books, and access to exclusive events and drawings. Choose to pay monthly or annually for an all-inclusive membership, but you can only stream in the US.


Service typeOn-demand streaming
Free trial7 days
Pricing starts at$7.99
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and cons


  • Exclusive events
  • Access to members-only shop
  • Unlimited access to original DC programs
  • Stream on two devices at a time


  • No refunds once subscription starts
  • Limited to one user per account
  • Only available to stream in the US

What features does DC Universe offer?

DC Universe offers more than TV series and movies for streaming, including access to more than 20,000 comic books, opportunity to attend exclusive events and daily newsletters.

Comic books

In addition to the original series included in a DC Universe membership, you get exclusive access to more than 20,000 DC comic books, including classics like Batman and Harley Quinn series, and popular series like Electric Warriors and Green Lantern.

Members-only shop

While DC Universe offers a shop for all fans, members have access to exclusive merchandise like T-shirts, mugs and phone cases.

Exclusive events and experiences

Whether you opt-in for a monthly or an annual subscription, you’re automatically considered for exclusive events and experiences like DC Daily breakfasts, location specific pop-ups and Comic Con conventions.

What devices is DC universe compatible with?

Because DC Universe is tied to the account you set up on its website, you can use this service on smart TVs, mobile devices and more. DC Universe also signals that it plans to add Playstation and Samsung TV, with an announcement expected through its newsletter.

  • Smart TVs
    • Amazon Fire TV
    • Android TV
    • Apple TV
  • Mobile devices
    • Android
    • iOS iPhone and iPad
  • Other devices
    • Android tablets
    • Apple tablets
    • Kindle
    • Roku
    • Xbox one

How much does DC Universe cost?

Monthly$7.99 a month
  • Access to the entire DC Universe, including thousands of comic books and films
  • Member-only shop
  • Daily newsletter
Annually$74.99 a year
  • Access to everything offered for the monthly membership, but some added premium membership benefits

Free trial

Both subscriptions include a free 7-day trial. By signing up for an annual subscription you save 20% a year.

After 7 days, your subscription is automatically renewed, either monthly or annually, depending on the pay period. The subscription you choose will begin at signup and auto-renew monthly or annually — depending on which plan you select. DC Universe doesn’t offer refunds for missing the window to cancel your subscription.

What can I watch with DC Universe?

The entire DC Universe is in the palm of your hand with a subscription to DC Universe, with original series and movies reaching back decades are included.

  • Teen Titans
  • Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
  • Wonder Woman
  • Harley Quinn
  • Batman: The Animated Series

Watch and explore origin stories and character developments of your favorite DC characters.

How much data does DC Universe use?

The amount of data DC Universe uses depends on the device you use and if you stream 4K. As a rule of thumb with DC Universe content, most is available at 1080p HD.

Stream in 4K on smart TVs, Xbox, Roku and Chromecast. Mobile phones and tablets do not support 4K streaming.

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Review by

Alex Shea was a tech and telco writer for Finder.

Expert review

If you’re looking for a way to immerse yourself deeper into the DC Universe, then paying $80 a year to join a community who feels the same way you do is the right choice for you. But if you’re only interested in reading a comic book every once in a while with little concern about exclusive access to events and its online-shop, then this streaming service might not be the best fit.

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