Why isn’t Titans on Netflix in the United States?

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With the high-profile release of Titans on Netflix recently many fans in the United States have wondered why the DC show is unavailable to stream. Considering the amount of other DC content on Netflix, it’s easy to understand why this has confused subscribers. Here’s a look at why Season 1 of Titans isn’t on Netflix US.

Titans is the superhero-drama show based on the characters of DC’s Teen Titans. The show, prior to its release on Netflix, aired on DC Universe, Detective Comics very own streaming service. Titans was made with the intention of airing in America solely on the DC streaming platform.

As for the rest of the world, Netflix acquired the license to stream the show in the remaining regions worldwide. This has obviously displeased many Netflix subscribers who already use the platform to watch other DC titles.

But isn’t Titans apart of the Arrowverse?

Many fans will be sad to hear that Titans is not a part of the Arrowverse. The CW has no say in the production of Titans as they are not the network responsible. DC has undertaken the full responsibility of writing and creating content for the show. Titans did have access to the use of the production crews that also handle that of the Arrowverse as they belong to Warner.

If it isn’t apart of the Arrowverse then surely it’s apart of the DCEU instead?

Nope to that one as well. Titans is currently in its own pocket universe but there is massive potential for the shows universe to cross over into the film territory.

So will Titans ever come to Netflix US?

This is highly doubtful due to Titans streaming exclusively on DC Universe. With Warner also creating their own streaming service DC Universe content may either be moved to the streaming service or offered as an add-on.

That means the only way you’ll be able to catch Titans in the United States is to get a subscription to the DC streaming service.

What about the Titans spin-off Doom Patrol?

Doom Patrol will also be heading to the DC Universe streaming service, as they expand their own shared universe. While there is no confirmation the spin-off is heading to Netflix outside of the United States, it is the likely scenario.


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