The DC Universe hub—included with your HBO Max subscription—lets you stream 140+ live-action and animated series and movies based on DC comic books. You won’t find every DC film or TV adaptation, but there’s enough content to satisfy hardcore DC fans.
Now, compelled by Wonder Woman’s golden lasso, we’ll tell you the juicy details about the DC Universe in the following guide.
It’s easy. Just subscribe to HBO Max (if you haven’t already), navigate to the Hubs section, select “DC,” and choose an adventure.
But, of course, you’ll need an internet connection. HBO Max suggests a minimum of 5 Mbps for HD streaming and at least 50 Mbps to stream in 4K.
Like we said, the DC Universe hub doesn’t have every movie and show based on DC comics titles. But it’s still quite the library, and all future DC titles will land here. Some new Warner Bros.–produced DC movies will even premiere on HBO Max (but most will come to the service after a 45-day theatrical window).
Let’s break down the current library (and see where to stream some of the missing DC shows and movies).
|Live-action films||Live-action series||Animated films||Animated series||Documentaries||Podcasts|
It’s not often that we can list every movie on a service. But we’re showing you all 27 of the live-action DC Universe movies so you can see that it’s a quality-rich lineup. You can relive the memories of the original Superman quadrilogy and Dark Knight trilogy or experience the contemporary thrills of The Suicide Squad and Zack Snyder’s Justice League.
* Max Original
Are these the best DC shows on the HBO Max DC Universe hub? Well, they’re the only live-action DC series on the service. But James Gunn’s Peacemaker and Watchmen are phenomenal.
* Max Original
If you’re wondering where to watch DC animated movies and shows, HBO Max’s DC Universe is the place. I mean, we’re talking about content based on comic books, so it’s no surprise that 102 of the 141 current DC Universe titles are animated.
Unfortunately, we can’t list all 89 animated DC movies here—but here’s a sample:
* Max Original
Unfortunately, not every DC movie and series is streaming on the HBO Max DC Universe hub. We’ve listed the absent content below, along with alternate ways to watch everything.
“VOD” (video on demand) means that you can rent or purchase the title on Apple TV, Prime Video, Redbox, Roku, Vudu and other services.
* Unavailable to stream as of Mar. 3, 2022
The HBO Max DC Universe hub is the official and best place to watch DC movies and shows. The HBO Max streaming service already offers amazing BANG! for your buck, but the DC Universe adds heaps of value to the service with an almost-complete library of live action and animated DC shows and movies. If you’re a DC Comics fan, you should definitely subscribe.
We’ve watched hundreds of hours of HBO Max, including dozens of hours of content on the service’s DC Universe hub. We took that testing experience and compared it to the hundreds of hours we’ve spent with other streaming services to determine how valuable HBO Max’s plans, pricing, features, and ultimately its DC content compares. For more on our process, see our How We Rank page.