Good content on a wonky App 3/5
The DC Originals are super cool shows let me say that first. The app runs like crap though. If you run it in the background then it messes up and you have to reset it. Anytime you go back to a show it shows your progress in the bar at the bottom but starts over or if you start a new episode it plays from a random spot in the episode. Fix the bugs and totally 5 stars but probably going to cancel after the trial and wait until the app gets better.
Love the content, but not the method 3/5
This is a really great idea, and I was happy to pay for unlimited access to comics and other content. The app is really buggy though. Casting to other devices tends to make the app freak out. Reading comics is difficult, because the app sometimes bugs out and makes me restart it anywhere from three to ten times to get it open. Even then, if it closes out, it won’t pick up from where I left off. I have to go find the page I was on. Which isn’t easy to do when the app freaks out if I go too fast. Absolutely great content! It’s just not a very good system for showing it. I hope it gets upgrades.
Enjoying the app, but 3/5
I really do enjoy the app, but it is still glitchy each time, when I open up the app. If I scoop down, it would glitch and take me up to the top of the page. The loading time is one of the most longest waiting time and this is with the most recent update. If you can please up date the app more frequently and get read of these annoying glitch.
Absolutely Incredible 5/5
So, I’ve read some other reviews and thoughts people have put out about DC Universe, and I just wanted to say that DC Universe is absolutely incredible! I love having all the comics at my fingertips, and for what, like 7 bucks a month, that’s awesome! Yeah it crashes sometimes and it has room to grow, but that’s the point, watching it become bigger and include more TV shows, originals and books has been an great journey that I hope to continue.
I would give it a five it it worked 1/5
It was laggy when browsing and good when watching videos or reading comics, but a “stability fix” in the last update switched that around. Now I can’t watch videos or read comics because I’m apparently not connected to the server, which is weird considering I have great WiFi and I was able to read in app comment threads and even comment
Download for offline fails miserably 1/5
Do not count on this app to download episodes for watching on a plane, etc. Typically fails with a "downloaded too many times this year" message even on episodes Ive never watched!
Pointless and sloppy programming.
YOU FAILED YOUR USERS DC!
Can’t read comics 2/5
By Dr who 005
On the iPhone xs when I hit tab for read now to continue with next comic doesn’t load. Now since last update won’t launch any new comic that I haven’t already read. This happened before and I could close app completely and relaunch but now nothing. This wrong and poor execution . Now 12 closes and relaunches and nothing ugh...I want to five star this app but your a comic company and the comics can’t be read. Been trying to read title I never have before like swamp thing and green lantern, no dice. Please fix
7 Day subscription broken... 2/5
Tried to sign up in App but seems like something is broken... not sure if I want to go to the website to sign up. Seems like it would be better to sign up and manage subscription in the app.
Hopefully a fix is on the way...
Disabling Autoplay needed 4/5
By Wayne, B
I love the app on my Apple TV. I would just like for there to be a way to disable auto play so I don’t miss episodes if I fall asleep in the middle of one. Then i have to go back threw and figure out which episode I’m on. Also I wish there was a way to tell which episodes I’ve completely watch.
Terrible app 1/5
By Jessy 💗😭💗😭💗😭💗⚽
This app has been out for a while I thought they would have fixed the lag it is barely ever compatible with any screen mirroring on Apple TV, fire stick, etc. love the content but the app is so terrible that I never use it because it’s so hard to just watch something
Wrongful billing! 1/5
When I first downloaded this app I marked that I wanted to be billed monthly. After the first month I was billed for the month and billed for the year and when trying to reach someone at iTunes I was put on hold forever and no one ever answered. I figured out how to cancel the subscription, which I did a few months ago and I am still to this day being billed a monthly fee. I tried asking for a refund online and was denied the minute I sent the request. I believe this is fraud! So this is my last resort. I don’t know how else to get someone’s attention on this matter. I guess the next step is to cancel my credit card, which I really do not want to do! So anyone thinking about subscribing to this, please be careful.
Not worth it 2/5
You would think everything would be on here, being that they took all the DC stuff off Netflix and Hulu. Negative. There are more comic strips than anything. Very disappointing.
Great app, just one issue I’m having 4/5
Maybe this is a random bug I’m getting or something? I don’t know.
Let’s say I’m in the middle of an episode of Young Justice or something and want to leave it for a bit to check something else out on the app. My instinct is to press “Pause” and then the little arrow in the top left corner to get back to the main page. However, when I press Pause is when the issue starts. I can’t get out of the screen, because the arrow in the corner (and also the play, rewind, etc buttons) appears now only in a brief flash as my finger is leaving the screen. Then it disappears again!
If this could get fixed, that would be wonderful! 😊 All this being said, I think this app is pretty great already as is! Just this one little thing!
Content 5 Stars, App 1 1/5
As I’m thrilled to have all the high quality content DC is able to offer, I must say the app makes the experience hard to enjoy sometimes.
I’m able to let it pass on my mobile devices, the flaws of the app, given it’s much faster to close/reopen it, and find the content I’m looking for. But when it comes to the Apple TV... There’s no easy tabs to navigate through it, it malfunctions more often than expected, it just doesn’t seem like it was given a lot of thought, and it’s a even cheaper version of the mobile app, adapted to the Apple TV.
I understand that services like HULU and Netflix get their money exclusively from streaming, and Warner Bros had way more to manage than just that, but it would be great to have an experience that is as great as the content available.
Update: I had to take my review to 1 star, instead of 2, the app is really terrible, independent on the platform. Content is still worthy of 5 stars. Hope they will give us an app, in the future that works as good as what they have to offer.
Not sure about you but all I do is have problems trying to airplay from the app to my appleTv. Multiple attempts and tons of fails before it works. UPDATE to Dev response: spoke with support before review, sent info for all devices. No fix, was told it’ll be worked on in new updates. Two app updates later still having issues.
Locks up 1/5
Good content but ap locks up and the only way to fix it is to turn my phone off.
About sixty percent of the time I cannot get through a comic without Alfred showing up and telling me that there has been a mistake.
If this doesn’t improve I will have to close my account because it is just to aggravating to screw with.
Well I have done everything I can.. loaded and reloaded over and over.
Can watch video just fine but still freezing with comics around 90 percent of the time.
Love the content but I am changing my review to 1 star. Content means nothing if you can’t access it..
MORE CONTENT PLEASE!!! 3/5
This app is awesome! Aside from a few technical bugs, but hey it’s a brand new app. PLEASE ADD MORE CONTENT!!! ASAP!!! DCU has tons of content that has been released over decades that should b available to stream! Not making it available makes it hard for early subscribers to stay devoted when what’s available grows stale....Do your devoted fans a solid, start adding content more regularly & I’ll gladly start picking up annual subscription fees lol 💪
Update comic 2/5
Need to update comic collection. Movies good though.
Great content, sometimes unusable. 2/5
Great when it works but often times I try to load a comic and am left with a black screen and have to restart the app. Devs please do more QA as this is getting very annoying
Inching Along 2/5
This is an awesome service for DC fans. The app is... inching along. It’s unresponsive far too often, crashes periodically, progress in one device does not show in others, and I honestly do not understand why some titles have to be retired to feature others. Don’t they all belong to DC? Anyway, anxiously looking forward to the next update.
It’s an awful app the comic list is limited 1/5
They Will take you from the free subscription and then automatically charge you for a whole year of premium without your consent and will continuously try to take payments even after you’ve payed for the subscription
I love this app
BEWARE BAIT AND SWITCH! 1/5
By Arge O'Neal
Free… then they hit you with the 1 Year Subscription fee (after adevertising the monthy cost). Bam then you're stuck with a $75 yearly bill!
Superman TAS Season 2 3/5
I can’t seem to play any of the episodes from season 2 of Superman the Animated Series.
Great content, app functionality is poor 3/5
Love all the content. Lots of shows, Titans is heat, comic books and movies. App opens and then freezes. Almost every time I have to back out and restart the app. Also, the app rarely remembers where you left off in a show, especially if using handoff. After watching several episodes of a series, the show just disappears from the “continue watching” section. Comic book viewer is ok, just doesn’t have the same feel as a comic book, also the library is massive. It’s kind of overwhelming.
SMH DC 3/5
I’ve always loved DC- Superman Batman Wonder Woman The Flash The Joker Etc .
But marvel is really crushing DC
I was honestly excited about this app but my honest opinion this app needs a lot of work it could be so much better I am sorry to say that I have to cancel it I thought it was gonna be worth the seven dollars a month but honestly it’s not I hope there’s an opportunity for me to subscribe again in the future when it’s actually worth it come on DC step it up man
Has the potential to dethrone Marvel Unlimited 5/5
I’m very happy with this service; reading comics has never been easier! Not to mention, all of the film and TV content, including original content like Doom Patrol (which is my current obsession). There’s a few technical and stability issues, but the devs seem very responsive when it comes to bug fixes (I’ve noticed that accidental page turning is less of an issue with the latest update). My only major problem is that there isn’t a PS4 version, so I have to watch shows either on my tiny iPhone screen, or upstairs on my family’s Roku TV. Once that’s fixed, this will be the perfect comics app; far more impressive than even Marvel Unlimited.
Comic library still needs improvement 3/5
By Weather track ap
The AP has definitely improved the past several months. I’m primarily a subscriber for the comics. There’s been additions but the library can be so much better. Currently there’s a reported cap at 5000 and DC indicates that there are plans to continue to rotate out series that aren’t viewed as often as others. Come on DC check out how Marvel does their comics and mirror yours after their service. Your service can be so much better if your library improves, the caps are eliminated, and rotations stopped.
The streaming series have been good. Doom patrol and titans are very good. Would recommend more kid friendly shows though.
Really needs work 3/5
By Oh _memories
I use this app on my Apple TV and iPad. The Apple TV version doesn't have much issues when I use it. My only compliant is that the skip intro buttons doesn't always appear
The iPad version is another story. Constant crashes. When I search things, the keyboard won't go away. It's just a mess. It has been getting better, but I really expected more
2 because I care 2/5
I’m giving you a 2 for now so you can read this make some changes and I can come back and give you a 5 😁
The big issue for me is I subscribed to this to read comics and it’s kinda of hard to do with your current UI. Wanna be able to search for a particular event and just find it like the Judas Contract for example. Something close to the way Marvel unlimited does there’s. So here’s hoping I can come back and change this review.
Still connection trouble 4/5
By dc fan caught in connections
It says it has trouble connecting I’m just trying to watch under the red hood
Love a lot of the content but definitely waiting for more to be added. There’s also a glitch that occurs whenever i pause anything i watch on the app for a couple minutes. The app stops allowing me to press play or go back. I basically end up having to completely close the app and reopen it. Also there’s a bit of continuity issues with if i start watch something from one device it doesn’t always allow me to resume on another in the same spot.
There are so many problems with this app. It doesn’t save where you are. And when you are done with an episode it doesnt save that so you are going to be watching the same show
Can’t unsubscribe on their website 1/5
Beware if you’re doing a free trial and need to unsubscribe. You cannot unsubscribe directly on the website or through customer service if you get it through this app.
Needs work 3/5
Locks up and fails to load content searched, still very laggy
Can’t resume play, lack of comics, and can’t move straight into next comic 2/5
Really want to like this app/product but they sure make it hard to do so. Unsure how they pick out which comics go into the app. Can have 26 issues of current Batman but let’s say 6 of Aqua Man (which just came out in theaters a few months ago and coming out on Blu ray and dvd here soon so you’d think they’d push his comics on us), 1 of flash (currently running on CW) 4 Superman (one of their most popular characters), and 12 Wonder Woman. There’s no rhyme or reason behind this that I can tell. Don’t even have all of New 52 comics up, so it’s not just a current comics thing.
If you are like me and are trying to binge read comics, best of luck to you. My experience has been read a comic, see what issue is next in the “playlist”, try to click read next, and get a black screen that never goes away. Quit out, close the app entirely, relaunch, and you see that it started the next comic in your list. So it recognizes what you want and does it, but there’s a disconnect of some kind when it actually tries to bring it up?
The video player is great...until you have to pause. Then it’s a crap shoot if you can get it to unpause or if you’ll have to close down the entire app and reload. So here’s what happens. You’ll pause whatever and you’ll get play,rewind, fast forward, and a little synopsis of the thing you’re watching. Once the controls go away, you won’t be able to use them again. You’ll touch the screen and get them back for a second or less and even if you touch that area, it won’t register it. At this point, you have to quit out, close the app, and restart it. Who knew something so simple could be so botchtastic?
Not worth it...yet. 3/5
By Marshmellow Man44566737
It’s missing far too much of its library to justify the cost when you compare it to its competitors. Throw in the Arrowverse, 60s Batman, the Nolan Batman movies, all of the missing animated movies, Gotham, and maybe more of those more obscure ones like Lucifer and then it’ll be worth it IMO. Honestly they’d be better off making a Warner Bros streaming service. Then they could actually compete with Disney’s new service.
Enjoyable show, poor experience 2/5
By Craig donahue
As a service that NEEDS to run off of its own applications, it's incredibly frustrating to constantly have issues finding shows/episodes, to constantly have unknown errors, and to be given a "download" feature that seems to only work 1/3 of the time. That being said I like the shows they have.
Great content but app could be better 2/5
Ive been using the app since it came out, only committed to monthly membership.
Whats going well: i specifically subscribed for the animated content as well as for the live action shows. BTAS remastered as well as the justice league and superman cartoons are great. Titans/Doom patrol are impressive takes on the series. The comics to read are okay. Lot of them being available in app based on marketing (eg. aquaman comes out in theatres, so heres a bunch of aquaman comics), makes sense.
What could be better: app integration on iOs and firestick could be better.
On both it keeps crashing as you try to access content or while even watching it.
Content is great, just fix the apps!
So many issues 1/5
The app keeps crashing and every time I want to pause a video it won’t let me play it again and I have to close the entire app and on pc the website does not hide the cursor in full screen which is also super annoying but not related to the app I guess
A little bit annoying 2/5
The app crashes a lot and it’s always laggy. Please fix it.
What the Heck 4/5
I feel like they changed the way casting works? Now I have to like pre-cast to my tv and then choose a show? Before I swear I could pick an episode and then hit the cast button. 🙄
Where’s the rest of Young Justice 2/5
So in the middle of a season they just stop airing Young Justice Outsiders and there’s new episodes of Doom Patrol.
So much potential, so little execution. 2/5
I love the content and feel of the app. But it fails to load comics more often than not. I have developed a hatred for Alfred Pennyworth, as he’s the face you see when it fails.
Comic reader is lagging 3/5
If you are a long time comic book reader like myself know that comics are not the main focus of this app but rather an afterthought. The comic selection is limited to 2,500 issues at any given time which includes both classic and new stuff but the problem is that the guided reading system doesn’t work properly. Issues take forever to load and the guided panels often glitch mid transition causing a really frustrating experience for the reader. Hope you fix this soon and you expand the library
Can’t sign in on iPad 1/5
Great concept but it’s been impossible to access my account on my iPad I’ve tried reinstalling the app but nothing works
One star... 1/5
Yeah this app is kinda garbage, I noticed a problem returning to the video after pausing and letting my screen shut off, the navigation could be way better, also the shows just aren’t that great. I definitely wouldn’t pay $74.99 for a yearly subscription when the content is limited to a small portion of the dc universe, the shows seem hobbled together. I’d rather pay the price for an Xbox live gold subscription, and I don’t even own an Xbox anymore.
Awful software 1/5
What should be awesome is completely ruined with poor software.
I was over true moon when I saw the add for this app because I saw the teen titans in real life series! I checked on any other app like hulu or Netflix to see if it was on there first but it wasn't so I downloaded this app strait away but I had to pay to watch videos and stuff so I was going ask my mom sooner or later to buy it for me i did not get it yet but I am working on it.! I am only ten so I don't know how im going to pay for this yet without asking my mom or dad.