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Published on July 28th, 2018 | by Brad Gibson

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DC Universe pricing & plans for Apple TV unveiled

DC Universe – the upcoming video on demand service streaming service operated by DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Digital Networks – has unveiled new details about the service including its $75 a year annual fee, availability through its own Apple TV app, and three free months for those who order now.

Launching this fall, the service will give subscribers access to a massive archive of classic DC films, comic books and television shows, in addition to its planned original and live-action series.

For those wanting to subscribe on a monthly basis, the price will be $7.99 a month, but will only be available after the service is fully launched. For those who want to pre-order DC Universe ahead of time — which fans can do now at the DC Universe website — they will have to pay the yearly cost but will save 20 percent over the monthly price. Those pre-orders come with the added bonus of three free months of service.

DC Universe will have hundreds of television episodes, movies and comics including a ton of original content. The company will roll its original series out over the course of a year. The shows will include three live-action shows – Titans, Doom Patrol, and Swamp Thing – and two animated series  – Young Justice: Outsiders, and Harley Quinn – that will bring enough new material to the platform to release a new episode each week. 

DC says that while other major offerings, like the recent Wonder Woman and Justice League films and the CW’s Arrowverse universe of live action shows.

DC Universe will also include the ability to read comics in 4K. It is not known if the Apple TV app will have the ability to read those comics on your television or only on computers and handheld devices like the iPhone and iPad. There will be over 3,000 comic available at launch. Since this is a subscription service, users will be able to read as many comics as wanted each month with new titles being added every 30 days, the company said.

The service will be available for a seven-day free trial.

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Brad is co-founder and editor-in-chief of BESTAppleTV.com. He has been a technology reporter since the late 1980s having previously worked for MacUser, MacFormat, and iCreate magazines, as well as MacNN.com, MacObserver.com, MacCentral.com, MacMinute.com, and Macworld.com. He hosted and produced the MacFormat This Week podcast for three years. He was also a reporter, editor, and producer for the Associated Press and United Press International.



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