With DC Universe now adding to the legion of streaming services out there after their launch today at Comic-Con International, it brings up the question of how well does it compare to the other streamers on cost.
Annual subscriptions to the new service will cost $74.99, or you can choose to pay $7.99 a month. Even better, if you subscribe before the channel launches this fall, then they will throw in an additional three months free, making it $74.99 for the first 15 months. That compares reasonably well with the other major streaming services currently available. Let us take a look at the current plans for the other streamers.
Netlix has three plans available to users. There is a basic plan for $7.99 a month, which allows users to stream on a single screen in standard definition only.
Their most popular plan, though, is the standard plan. For $10.99 a month, you can stream on two screens in high definition.
For an additional three dollars a month, there is the Netflix premium plan. That allows you to stream on four screens in high definition and ultra high definition.
Hulu has two plans. There is the $7.99 a month plan that has limited commercials. Then there is the commercial-free $11.99 a month plan.
Amazon Prime is $12.99 a month, or an annual charge of $119. There is also a student version of Amazon Prime, which is $6.49 a month, or $59 a year.
CBS ALL ACCESS
CBS All Access is $5.99 a month with limited commercials and $9.99 with a commercial-free plan.
Going by the most popular plans for each of the services, then DC Universe is clearly trying to hit that sweet spot where they are the same price as Hulu's limited commercial plan and cheaper than both Netflix's standard plan and Amazon Prime. They're more expensive than CBS All Access' limited commercial plan, though. However, they have not officially announced whether DC Universe will be commercial-free or not, but the fact that they are silent on the issue would seem to suggest that it will be commercial-free, which would differentiate it from CBS All Access' limited commercial plan.
There are two major factors, though, that can make it a difficult comparison to make between the services.