Well some sad news to report, the DC Universe streaming service is officially dead. The one stop shop for all things DC Comics is being shut down with the majority of its programming making the jump to HBO MAX.
This doesn’t really come as much of a surprise to anyone, after canceling its daily show, no presence at DC Fandome, and news of sluggish sales. The streaming service will no be a comics only streaming service called DC Universe Infinite.
DCUI will house more than 24,000 comic books at launch. Subscribers will also have access to members-only DC fan events and a steady stream of recently released comics (six months after their physical versions hit stores).
Subscribers will also have earlier access to new Digital First comics that include titles such as Aquaman: Deep Dives, Batman: Gotham Nights, DCeased: Hope at World’s End, Harley Quinn: Black + White + Red, Injustice: Year Zero, Shazam!: Lightning Strikes, Superman: Man of Tomorrow, Swamp Thing: New Roots and Wonder Woman 84. Also debuting on DCUI will be DC Universe Infinite Originals aka new comic content centered around beloved characters.
Following its Stateside launch, DC Universe Infinite will begin expanding globally in Summer 2021.
The rejiggered service will be available online at DCUniverseInfinite.com, iOS and Android devices for $7.99 a month or $74.99 a year (which works out to $6.25 a month). On Feb. 1, every DCUI subscriber, existing members, or those joining during the pre-order offer window will receive a special “thank you” voucher redeemable at the DC Shop (subject to terms and conditions. Annual subscribers will receive a $25 voucher while monthly subscribers get a cool $10).
HBO Max, meanwhile, will be the home for premium video content that will include new DC series, “key DC classics” and DC Universe originals like Young Justice Seasons 1-4, Titans Seasons 1-3, Doom Patrol Seasons 1-3, and DC’s Stargirl Season 1, and Harley Quinn Seasons 1, 2 and the newly ordered 3.