The best online streaming services to get your Superman fix

When it comes to picking the right online streaming service for you, there are several considerations to be made. The nature of the contract, associated costs, and the perks and benefits are all of vital importance.

However, the increase in exclusive programming and original series has meant that many people now pick their preferred service based on the shows that said service offers. After all, there’s little point in plumping for the cheapest streaming option if they don’t offer the shows you most want to watch. With that being said, we’ve taken a closer look at the services that offer the most Superman content for fans of Clark Kent and DC Comics in general.

Amazon Prime

The first thing that stands out with regards to Amazon Prime and Superman is that it contains more animated offerings than any other platform. While it may not be to everyone’s taste, the animated series is pretty good as a standalone effort and is well worth a watch if you haven’t already found the time. Aside from this, Amazon Prime’s back catalog also has a few newer offerings to watch in 2019 that other platforms may not have for a while, including Swamp Thing, Stargirl, and Doom Patrol.

Although Amazon Prime is available in a number of countries, it’s entirely possible that you’ll be vacationing in a country where it isn’t available. This would usually mean you’ll only be able to stream Amazon Original titles or pre-download a range of select titles onto your device and watch them at your leisure. Thankfully, there are a number of VPNs on this site that work well in conjunction with Amazon Prime and will allow you to get your Superman fix no matter where you are in the world.


Back in 2017, the original Superman comic book saga movies all made their way to Netflix. As decent as the recent Henry Cavill movies are, there’s no real substitute for Christopher Reeves’ portrayal of the Man of Steel. When Superman I, II, The Quest for Peace and the “spiritual sequel” Superman Returns hit Netflix, they provided some much-needed nostalgia for those of us who remember the classics of the ’80s.

With Man of Steel and the subsequent Batman vs Superman movie also available on the platform, Netflix has a pretty decent collection and is a safe bet for most Superman fans out there. Fans of DC in general can also tune into Legends of Tomorrow and Titans, the latter of which recently released a trailer for the highly anticipated second season of the show. From just $8.99 a month, you won’t be breaking the bank either and it’s also possible to cancel your subscription to the service at any time.

DC Digital Streaming

When the news broke last year of DC preparing to launch their own digital streaming service, we weren’t entirely sold by the premise. However, now that we know that the platform goes further than simply TV shows and also offers comics and movies, our nerdy, inner cravings have been satisfied.

At only $7.99, the basic service is adequate enough for you to get your Superman fix and we can’t help but think that this is a good deal for the sheer amount of content on offer. With a whole host of new shows set to be released in September and beyond, the DC streaming service is the kind of specialized platform that more franchises and brands need to consider adding to their portfolio.

Wait and See for DC 

There are certainly a number of viable streaming services when it comes to watching the Man of Steel. For now, Amazon Prime is perhaps the best platform for all things Superman, owing to the sheer amount of content it offers but the large majority of major sites have more than enough to keep you going (for now at least).

If the DC streaming service can iron out its bugs and eventually introduce some Superman-based original programming, it could well be onto a winner as well. However, as with most things, the streaming service you use is down to personal preference, affordability and range of programming. One thing’s for sure, these are exciting times to be a DC fan.

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