I can’t sign in on both app and website
Please fix 3/5
By Ruhk Fel
Takes too long to load up videos and even though I’m paying for premium service I still am forced to watch ads.
Bootleg Streaming App 1/5
By Tucker 115
Is this really the official Funimation streaming app? The app quality is very poor compared to other paid streaming services like Netflix and Hulu. Even VRV has better app functionality. This app fails the most basic tasks such as scrolling without stuttering horribly.
I wonder if Funimation even knows they have an app on the iPhone? Considering the iPhone X has been out for well over a year and they haven’t bothered to release an update so that the app correctly fits the phone’s aspect ratio. Even better, they have yet to update the app to make the iPhone X home bar disappear during fullscreened videos.
Again, it’s been over a year and they still haven’t updated. At this point it’s clear they’re not even trying.
By mac crudup
I just recently recently buy an subscription and now it won’t let me sign in ? Than try to reset the password and and still won’t let me sign in
Absolutely Horrible 1/5
This application does not work at all. Who ever is in charge of the I.T department at Funimation needs to be looked into. Beforehand the app would open and display the content I wished to view with of course minor problems such as screen scrolling, error alerts and app crashes. Now the app wouldn’t even allow me to open it up properly. Instead I would be greeted with a purple header across the top of the screen and that’s all. Please fix this app, otherwise I would be terminating my service with you until further notice.
Horrible UX 2/5
I love being able to watch all my favorite anime shows and I love the selection, but this app and the website have one of the worst UXs I’ve ever used.
The app is very very buggy, very very slow response times, and poor streaming.
On the website, it’s near impossible to search through seasons and individual episodes.
Again, I love the selection, but absolutely hate the UX
Good but 4/5
I love this app and I go on it when I can’t find the episode on youtube
Though I think the whole “pay for no ads thing” makes complete sense, it shouldn’t be advertised right when you get the app, and I’m not exaggerating. You get the app has there whole logo thing then it transitions into a screen asking if you would like to pay access for the full app. I wouldn’t pay for it eaither way but, for people who would they would need a reason for it, not just ‘I don’t wanna watch ads’ because that would be a dumb reason to buy full access.that popping into your face when you get the app, is a little unnerving to some people who get very paranoid with those things. Which I can relate. If you wanna advertise your full access then put it sometimes or make a bigger button to say no. Any other problem is not really an issue like bugs or stuff like that I don’t really care because you guys will obviously fix them, and I haven’t had any issues so far. Other then that it’s a good app to get anime that’s “free” in some terms. It’s a good app, but it does have some issues as I explained. That’s all I have to say about this app.
It gives you the option to connect to Apple TV, but restarts if your device locks. If it doesn’t work on smart tv it’d be easier to find online. Worked better with VRV
I love this app! It has a lot of good dubbed anime. 4/5
This app is awsome! It has all my favorite anime! (With the exception of FMA brotherhood)
LOVE IT 5/5
I honestly don’t know why a lot of the reviews are bad??
All of the anime’s on here:
1) Are available in Japanese and English
2) Have English subtitles if you choose to turn it on
Sure, there’s an ad before the anime starts, but it’s only a total of about 15 seconds. They’re not even the long 30-second ads.
This app has been really great for me so far, and I highly recommend it!!!!
This app is extremely glitchy! The interface does not fit properly onto your screen. The drop down menu will freeze. Picking genres is almost impossible. It will show a blank screen and won’t allow you to click on the home button again after. Extremely disappointed.
Issue with Dub 3/5
By W.I.P idea
One of the series (Overlord) that comes in english dub and Japanese only offers Japanese in audio settings starting from episode 4-13, this wouldn't be an issues but when you fast forward past the intro song the english subtitles for the Japanese audio cut out. Would be nice if there was a “Skip intro option” either in settings or bring prompted as the intro begins.
Zero stars if I could. 1/5
I have a monthly premium membership and this app still plays ads, is very faulty, and doesn’t play correctly. I cannot change my shows to English dub (which the show supports by the way), and gets sent to Japanese sub titles. Half the time sub titles don’t even show up. When trying to continue to the next episode it will jump about 20 episodes ahead of where I left off. Will be canceling my membership and choosing another service.
OMG AN UPDATE.... 😑 1/5
They just recently released an update where they stated that it was intended to fix bugs and performance... well, now I can’t view the shows by genre anymore. None of them work for me. I’ve tried uninstalling the app, logging out and back in, I can’t get it to work!
So, unless you have every anime in Funimation’s arsenal memorized, I’d highly recommend preparing yourself in the event that you can’t find any of the shows you want unless you search specifically for that show, I’d steer clear.
Great shows 3/5
Great shows, horrible app. Crashes by looking at it. And worked perfectly fine before last update YESTERDAY 😒
By Funimation fix your app
I paid for a 1 month subscription and I still got a BUNCH of ads. I double checked to see if my subscription was even active and it said it was but the ads wouldn’t stop. I didn’t even bother with the app after that. I like funimation but this was stupid.
Unadulterated Garbage 1/5
By myBicknmae wizard
I’m only writing this review hoping that it brings the overall rating down even further. While the selection of shows is phenomenal the overall service and quality of the streaming is filthy. The shows never load, the genre sorting system does not work and in fact says there is no shows in any of their genres either he exception of comedy. To make matters worse trying to load certain shows is an impossibility and returns the result “unexpected error”
App needs major work 2/5
I’ve been using the app for well over a year and I have had premium the entire time but it never works right won’t even pull up some shows even though the title and picture is there and is always jumpy when trying to browse it’ll randomly jump to another spot on the page and now I can’t even load up the simuldub page to see what’s new. Starting to consider dropping my script it’s getting so bad.
I’m paying for no ads and yet I’m still seeing ads. I’m confused.
Can you guys please fix this link. It’s been a days since it has worked.
Not good 1/5
I just recently got a subscription and it doesn’t even let me log in.
Terrible App 1/5
This app is terrible. I enjoy the shows on here and I appreciate their availability, don’t get me wrong but, the bugs on this are numerous. I cannot chose how I wish to view shows and am stuck holding my iPad “upside down” for lack of a better term. The episode lists of many shows often glitch and are made invisible. I have to close out the app and log back in to be able to navigate semi normally through it. The graphical lag from navigating through the show list causes the app to crash, when selecting a show to add to queue the list shuffles and I have to figure out where I am in the list to see if my selection stuck. Often, a different episode plays when I’ve selected what I wish to watch and what I want isn’t available because the wrong show will still play after closing out the app. The app crashes at least 3 to 5 times during an hour span of usage. Honestly taking the shows off Crunchyroll was a huge mistake and such a shame because now many of us are forced to endure the lack of usability in a scheme for money. I sadly do not have the time I’d like to have, to sit at my computer and watch, I’m constantly on the move. I want to pay for the availability of these shows, please do not misunderstand. Just give me an app that works.
Alright but... 2/5
Like some of the older reviews I’d echo that it’s slow and doesn’t do many things well. One particular issue is that the version for the iPhone XS Max is all messed up. The icons are floating under the system text at the top of the screen in the corners and it makes it hard to hit the buttons. I was trying to find a bug report section in the app but I don’t see any so I figured I’d post my comments here. As a dev on a video streaming platform I know this isn’t always the easiest thing to execute, but there is a lot of room for improvement as far as UX goes.
Its decent 3/5
The videos take forever to load and there aren’t very many english dubbed anime that I like on here. Wish they had more of them here and i didn't have to keep pressing the next episode.
By XFire LordX
Funimation is so awesome that I rather give it one million stars!!!!!!!
Not compatible with iPhone X 1/5
This app is frustrating! I have the iPhone X and you can’t adjust the time in any of the episodes without it trying to close the app. For example, if you want move the time cursor to 3:24 into an episode, the time cursor bar is too close to where you you would close the app. So stupid. Crunchyroll app has way better accessibility. I’m honestly annoyed I can’t give it 0 stars.
It is nice but is also bad because when you see a show in English dubbed when you keep on seeing it will Chang back to Japanese and you can’t change it back to English dub.
Also when you tried to scroll up and down It glitch and makes you scroll up and it is very annoying when it does that
Great Content, Okay App 4/5
My only request, please hide the home indicator on newer devices during playback.
This app works fine and allows access to a lot of great content.
Bad app design 2/5
Entire app needs a complete redesign. You could literally pay a person 1000 to spend a few days making an app that actually auto plays the next episode and options to go to the next one easier. At this point in the game it’s basic stuff. Nobody wants to click three buttons just to play the next episode every.single.time.
Also when you search genres nothing shows up under their categories and you have to scroll down EVERY available series just to find one to watch or type in a known title just to find something. Very unorganized bad coding.
Episodes play fine and in decent quality. At least there are dubs.
Probably not keeping this if the app experience is this bad. It’s holding you way back folks.
Still broken 1/5
The home bar on the Xs doesn’t disappear like it’s supposed to. This has been a problem since October. Not happy with Funimation right now.
On an iPhone, the worst 2/5
You cannot scrub through videos easily because you always activate app switcher. Very aggravating. The player window needs to be overhauled to look more like netflixes. Hate using this app.
By Ramses finkbonner
I love this app you can watch anime anywhere with this app and see what’s new.❤️❤️❤️🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡🧡❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
All good except 4/5
Everything is ok but it doesnt show anything in the simuldub category
Poor streaming quality 1/5
The app, while for an awesome company, has many bugs. It frequently freezes and buffers a lot while steaming (even with top notch internet speeds). A pity because when the website and PlayStation app work well
By That hoe from mine craft
First of all whatever algorithm is used to determine when there are ads is broken. I literally watched 12 ads within the first 10 minutes of a 20 minute show. Secondly, why are there even ads if we have to pay $5.99 a month? Next, why is it that one episode of a show will be in English but then the next episode will be in Japanese and then the episode after that be in Spanish??? This App on paper looks like an amazing idea and investment until you actually have to use it. Then it’s just a waste of money.
Crashes, bugs, and never fixed 1/5
Screen constantly jumps around when trying to scroll either horizontally or vertically. Currently, SimulDub list doesn’t appear
Love it but one thing 5/5
I’ve only had this for a month but I love it! It has dubbed anime and a queue so if you want to watch a anime again add it to the queue! One thing though some anime aren’t dubbed through the season or series! Funimation please fix this.
Not as good as other apps... 1/5
By M Crafted
Personally I don't find the streaming server above mediocre and I much rather look else where (which I have.) I heavily suggest VRV or Crunchyroll due to them being far superior.
App sort of works 3/5
By Sara Sies
This app has trouble loading at times, for instance the video will play fine but the episode list won’t be visible on the page no matter how many times I refresh the page. Every time I open the app and attempt to scroll through my watch list or any other list the page jumps to the middle and I have to scroll back to where I was then scroll. Also it does not support auto rotate on my I pad so I have to hold it a certain way.
Offline/download bug 2/5
Attempted to download a whole season (12 episodes) plus 1 movie. (13 is the cap for offline download)
The episodes are not downloading, the queue system must be buggy. Oddly you can only download 1 at a time, which is a little old school considering multiple apps out there can download a few videos/casts at once to utilize the faster bandwidth at my disposal.
To get the episodes to download I’m having to manually select each one to resume download.
Allow the ability to select videos to download offline within each season, kinda like a select all then download.
Work on the queue system for downloading and don’t require the app to be open. It should be allowed or configured to be allowed to download in the background.
Agreed with most other poor reviews on this app, considering Funimation is “English dub + streaming” this needs to be addressed ASAP. Please look into your competition to see where your missing out on features and work on improving this app or you’ll be most likely loosing customers.
Worked great but now... 2/5
By Aisu Ookami
I just downloaded the app a few hours ago and watched several episodes just fine, but then took a break, and came back and now the episode I’m trying to watch is only playing in Japanese, English is listed for the episode, but isn’t even an option when I go to change it after it starts playing
I just wanted to watch Tokyo ghoul 5/5
They can’t seem to make an app that works😑 2/5
I love the selection of anime but they can’t make a app that works consistently. If they add a feature or relocate a tab it breaks everything and takes days to weeks to get it working, currently they decided to move simuldubs to the main menu and now it won’t work. Funimation if you read these reviews please setup a support # so if there’s a problem we can call and resolve the issues and actually get to use the service we pay for I have a subscription I pay for yearly and have been a customer for over 5 years. Oh and yes the PlayStation 3 app is still broken I had to go buy a Chrome cast just to continue using the service. If they don’t start fixing the issues soon I will search for another service. So disappointed 😔...
This is horrible this the worst app to go to ALSO GET SOME FLIPPING ENGLISH ANIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Don’t get fooled 4/5
By CPT. Flameheart
Don’t get fooled, this is not free. $6 a month is not free. You need to pay to get certain episodes of your favorite anime. I WANT TO WATCH MORE TALES OF THE ABYSS!😥😓
It was ok.. 2/5
By kitty~chan <3
The reason why I think this is okay.. is because my favorite anime is My Hero Academia and they took it off 😭
By Great rush
I'm glad that FUNIMATION to its employees/VAs' like MONICA RIAL, JAMIE MARCHIE, Ron TOYE, SEAN SCHEMMEL, CHRIS SABAT and among others will get backlash to them for being bad people for firing VIC MIGNOGNA on false allegations: from rumors that provide zero credibility, pictures that were photo shopped, and edited YouTube videos that caused VIC MIGNOGNA to be fired. As for MONICA RIAL, JAMIE MARCHIE, and SEAN SCHEMMEL found it enjoyable to mess with an innocent mans' career; including bad mouthing the I STAND WITH VIC movement who looked into facts discovering people from FUNIMATION, Twitter, and YouTube sites known as the KICK VIC MOVEMENT actually rallied together to intentionally ruin VICs' career just for the fun of it. FUNIMATION why don't you admit that you didn't do an investigation if VIC MIGNOGNA was guilty and simply followed the false accusations on both YouTube and Twitter; including both listening and indulging the words and actions of your employees: MONICA RIAL, JAMIE MARCHIE, SEAN SCHEMMEL who didn't provide evidence that VIC MIGNOGNA was guilty. Also MONICA RIAL, JAMIE MARCHIE, and SEAN SCHEMMEL are guilty for disrespecting people on social media who just question for the truth about their false accusations against VIC MIGNOGNA? FUNIMATION why don't you do the right thing to hire VIC MIGNOGNA🙏 back and fire MONICA RIAL, JAMIE MARCHIE, and SEAN SCHEMMEL instead?
Can’t Log In to Account! 1/5
I’ve tried many times to long into this App, but no matter what I can’t log in! I want an explanation! I wanted a nice anime app to watch anime with but i can’t even log in. What a piece of trash. Thanks for wasting my time and effort, please contact me if you have a solution.