The DC Universe app is rolling out on the Xbox One through April. Last year, DC launched their brand new streaming service. It hosts a wealth of DC content, including original TV shows such as Titans and Doom Patrol, digital comics, and a library of historic DC movies and TV series.
Over the last month, it's become clear that DC is thoroughly invested in continuing to improve their service. The digital comics have always been a particular highlight, and at WonderCon DC revealed their entire library would shortly be available on DC Universe. New comics will be added into the archive exactly one year after their print publication date. This means that in addition to classic storylines such as Watchmen and Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, subscribers will also be able to view more recent works, such as the whole of the 2016 DC Rebirth initiative.
In the latest development, DC has announced that in April the DC Universe app will be rolling out on Xbox One. A subscription can be activated online and accessed directly through an Xbox One console. According to Sam Ades, senior vice president and general manager of DC Digital Services, this was something the fans themselves had been asking for. "Our growing list of highly acclaimed original series, amazing library of shows and thousands of comics are now accessible to DC fans and Xbox users alike," he promised.
Priced at $7.99 a month, or $74.99 annually, DC Universe is already available on iOS, Amazon Fire TV, Android, Apple TV, Android TV, and Roku. The streaming service has received rave reviews, and comic book fans are increasingly positive about it after the recent announcements. What's more, original content such as Titans has been a hit, with third-party analytics suggesting the series just got more popular as it went on. DC Universe shows are consistently among the most in-demand superhero TV series.
Even as DC Universe expands across different platforms, though, international fans continue to wonder when it will become available outside the United States. Netflix and CBS All Access were streaming in the US for three years before expanding to Canada, their first international region, and Hulu is yet to reach international audiences at all. In September last year, DC editor Dan DiDio confirmed that a Canadian app was in testing, so hopefully it will be sooner rather than later in this case. At present, DC Universe originals are distributed internationally on Netflix, but that's envisioned as a short-term solution, and DC has fans all over the world who are eager to access the app.