When DC Comics launched their DC Universe streaming service in in 2018, the app was available only to subscribers in the United States. That’s about to change, though, as the service now known as DCU Infinite is coming to international customers over the next few months.
The publisher announced today that DCUI is now available in Canada, and will be available in Australia and New Zealand starting tomorrow, March 29th (or is it today, I never remember what the time difference is from the U.S. to there). Access in the United Kingdom will follow on April 28th, while Brazil and Mexico will be able to use the platform this Summer (or, as the PR clarifies, Brazil’s Winter).
Originally a service that provided access to both digital comics and exclusive streaming TV shows and movies, DC Universe Infinite became solely a digital comics service in 2020, with original programming like Titans, Doom Patrol, and the animated Harley Quinn series shifting over to HBO Max. The latter service, which now includes James Gunn‘s The Suicide Squad spin-off Peacemaker, is as of earlier this month available in 61 territories around the world. Interesting not among those territories are Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom – perhaps parent company Warner Bros. is using DCU Infinite to test out streaming to those countries before rolling out HBO Max there.
In a statement about the international rollout, DC Senior VP and General Manater Anne Leung DePies expressed the appropriate enthusiasm for the new initiative:
“DC is thrilled to soon welcome comic book fans from other countries to our digital service for the first time. Making DC UNIVERSE INFINITE available globally is one of our major priorities and this launch is the first of many more to come. It is one more way fans of every generation around the world can engage with DC’s iconic Super Heroes!”
Pricing and download info for international DCU Infinite access can be found below.
Fans who sign-up for an annual subscription to DC UNIVERSE INFINITE during the first 30 days of each country’s launch are able to subscribe for $59.99 CAD (+tax), $64.99 AUD, $64.99 NZD and £36.99 BPS a year. Anyone that utilizes the introductory pricing will be able to renew at the same price, as long as they maintain their paid subscription. After the first 30 days, annual subscriptions will be available for $89.99 CAD (+tax), $99.99 AUD & $99.99 NZD or £54.99 a year. Monthly subscriptions are also available for $9.99 CAD (+tax), $9.99 AUD, $9.99 NZD and £6.99 BPS. Pricing for Brazil and Mexico will be announced at a later date.
DC UNIVERSE INFINITE subscribers can download comics for unlimited offline reading on their favorite iOS and Android devices. For more information on DC UNIVERSE INFINITE, download the app from the Apple App and Google Play stores and visit dccomics.com. DC UNIVERSE INFINITE is not intended for children.