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DC Universe is a streaming service by DC Comics which began operating in September 2018. Currently it is exclusive to the United States of America, though there are plans to expand internationally.

DC Universe was created to serve as a platform that both gathers a large backlog of past live action and animated DC shows and films, online comics, and brand new material exclusive to the service. Born out of the former Cartoon Network show Young Justice's success on Netflix, and frustrations in dealing with corporate execs trying to impose their will onto them under the threat of cancellation, the service is intended to be the ultimate source of entertainment for DC fans. Its selection of comic books now includes the archives of nearly every series that DC sells digitally under their mainline imprint, including kids content, with new issues arriving a year after their original publication.

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In terms of new content, the service began with Titans, the first of several planned live-action shows, and the long-awaited third season of Young Justice after steadfast fan support led it to be Un-Cancelled, called Outsiders. Also, new entries in the DC Universe Animated Original Movies line, starting with Reign of the Supermen in 2019, are on the service on the same day they're released on home video.

By the time DC Universe had launched, AT&T had acquired Time Warner, the parent organization of Warner Bros. which in turn owns all DC media. The newly rebranded WarnerMedia then swiftly announced their intentions of launching a new large-scale and all-encompassing treaming service for all their properties, HBO Max, to compete with Netflix, Disney+, and Peacock (Comcast's own planned streaming service). In the wake of the announcement, it was confirmed that DC Universe will continue to operate independently; as of HBO Max's launch, only Doom Patrol is available on both services, with new episodes debuting on both platforms simultaneously. Several DC Universe shows have been licensed to air on linear television as well, including Swamp Thing and Stargirl (on The CW) and Harley Quinn (on Syfy).

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For the DC Universe in terms of the fictional comic book setting, see The DCU. It is also not to be confused with the DC Universe Online MMORPG.


Content exclusive to the service includes:

This is for DC Universe exclusives; only add shows that predate the service if new content is being made for it.

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    Live-Action TV 
  • DC Daily (2018 — present)
  • Titansverse note 
    • Titans (2018 — present)
    • Doom Patrol (2019 — present)note 
  • Swamp Thing (2019)
  • Arrowverse
    • Stargirl (upcoming 2020)note 
  • Metropolis (TBA) note 

    Western Animation 

Content airing on the service includes:

    Film - Animation 

    Film - Live Action 

    Live-Action TV 

    Western Animation 

General tropes applying to shows on the service include:


Alternative Title(s): DC Streaming Service

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