- DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. have revealed new details about the upcoming streaming service DC Universe.
- Fans can now sign up for a chance to test the beta version that opens in August before the site goes live later in the fall.
- The service will offer original programs as well as other DC movies and TV shows, including the first two seasons of “Batman: The Animated Series.”
- It will also offer a library of thousands of digital comic books.
DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. are getting into the streaming game with a service designed specifically for superfans. And as of today, you can sign up for a chance to test the beta version, which will open in August before the full service launches later this fall.
DC has been teasing a big announcement this week for the service, called DC Universe, and Business Insider has been provided early details and artwork from original programs that are in development.
To sign up for an opportunity to test the beta, visit DCUniverse.com. Users with beta access will be able to provide feedback on this early version of the service before it goes live in the fall.
Numerous original programs based on DC Comics characters are currently in development for the service. The first will be the live-action “Titans” series, featuring the likes of Robin, Starfire, and Beast Boy. It debuts later this year. In 2019, live-action shows “Swamp Thing” and “Doom Patrol” will premiere, along with animated programs like adult comedy “Harley Quinn” and the third season of “Young Justice,” rebranded as “Young Justice: Outsiders.” “Young Justice” originally aired on Cartoon Network but was canceled in 2013.
In addition to original programs, the service will also offer other DC movies and shows, including the first two seasons of “Batman: The Animated Series,” the entire 1970s “Wonder Woman” TV show starring Lynda Carter, “The Dark Knight,” and all four of the original “Superman” movies starring Christopher Reeve.
But it wouldn’t be a DC service without comics. The service will feature a library of thousands of digital DC comic books from a selection that spans decades – even the first appearances of Superman and Batman in the 1930s. Comics can be read on smartphones, tablets, or TV screens, and will be available to download for offline reading.
While we don’t have an exact date the site will launch or how much it will cost to sign up, it sounds like the perfect platform for diehard DC fans.
DC Universe will be available at launch on iOS, Android, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, and the website.
Check out new images from DC Universe shows below, as well as screenshots of the service:
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