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Funimation’s expansive library of HD, ad-free anime features movies, OVAs, extras, and the hottest, top-trending shows like Demon Slayer, Fruits Basket, Black Clover, and Attack on Titan. And classics like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood and Black Butler—or smash hits like My Hero Academia!
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Ratings and Reviews
UI and problems with watching certain shows
The user interface is poor at best and completely broken at worst. I have issues with speed and connection even using a LAN connection and good internet speeds. This problem makes about half their library unavailable at any time and doesn't have any rhyme or reason for their failures. The download is slow and updates seem non-existent. After they bought VRV I hoped they would build off of VRV's perfectly good app and brand it funimation, but they took it the other way. New series they've recently gotten the rights to that are touted as great additions; I would agree they are great additions to their library, but none of them are actually available for me to watch, it just says come back and try later.
Broken system without hope for anything better since there is now a semi-monopoly on the anime streaming game by Sony and their terrible app.
If there was ANY alternative to Funimation's app on phone/tv/computer I would even pay them an extra couple dollars to fix their problems, but I wouldn't trust Sony at their word for all the (insert valuable item here) with respect to fixing problems. Funimation has sucked for years, now it is getting much, much worse. I expect not to be able to watch any of their new acquisitions this year, maybe they'll fix it by 2023?
Good but needs some improvements
I pay $5.99 a month for this app so I can any of the shows available to me without ads and so I can cast to my tv. The anime selection is better than Netflix and I don’t have to create a whole separate profile so my algorithm on Netflix doesn’t get ruined. However recently, I’ve noticed that while watching it’ll allow me to watch one or two episodes and then halfway through the second or third episode, it’ll boot me out of the app and force me to start the episode all over again. Since I cast this to the tv, I have to use wifi and I know my connection is good so it can’t be that and I don’t have this problem with any other app. If I’m going to be paying a monthly fee to use this app, I really ought to be able to ACTUALLY use it. Very frustrating to have to constantly reboot the app.
Edit: this bug has been fixed however a new one has popped up! Now I can’t cast in Japanese!! Like many anime fans, I strongly prefer watching in Japanese with English subtitles as English dub is super cringey. But now the app doesn’t let me do that while casting to Google Crome cast. Please for the love of all that is good in the world, FIX THIS BUG!!
Too many dubs
The selection of shows is pretty good, but the Japanese versions are largely unavailable. I’m not hating on people who want the dubbed versions, but hearing the original Japanese voice actors is my personal preference. All the shows I love and wanted to rewatch are English only. You would think it would be the other way around. It’s definitely taken away a significant number of choices from the shows I would watch which is maddening because this is one of the only ways to watch anime in my region. This feels like a trap because this company knows it doesn’t have to be good to its users because they’re one of the only ones who provides this service. Feels like a rort paying for premium.
On top of that are the usual ux/ui complaints. Hard to navigate to a genre or a show’s info page (i.e. you see the tile for the most recent episode of a series you are interested in starting but there’s no way to see the show details so you cannot pick the first episode in the series, forcing you to hunt down their search function and typing out the entire show title unless you want to scroll through the irrelevant results that come up in the search). You have to scroll through a lackluster home page to find the filtering function and loading each show’s info has a 30% chance of a load error. There’s no way to report missing subtitles or to request shows (like when this was animelab).
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- Requires iOS 13.5 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.5 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.5 or later.
- Apple TV
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