Skip to Content

Funimation Review

  • Ad-Supported
  • 1 Device per Account
  • No Offline Downloads
  • No Ads
  • 2 Simultaneous Devices
  • No Offline Downloads
  • No Ads
  • 5 Simultaneous Devices
  • Has Offline Downloads

A foremost leader in anime distribution, Funimation content is viewed by tens of millions around the globe on a daily basis. With hundreds of TV shows (some of which can only be watched here), dubs, as well as a healthy dose of high-quality feature films, the anime you want to watch is here, whether an old classic film or a newly trending series. With choices like Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood (2009), My Hero Academia (2016), Fruits Basket (2019), and Ace Attorney (2016) you’ll certainly never be bored!

Funimation offers four different subscription tiers, with even the free variant offering the same plethora of content. Premium subscribers will also be able to watch ad-free from more devices at once, along with the option to download for offline viewing.

Funimation
$0 – $7.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Tiers

Funimation also offers a Premium Plus Ultra subscription for $99.99/year. That includes everything from Premium Plus, but with an annual gift and two free rentals each year.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Review

We tested Funimation and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Funimation is compatible with Apple TV, Roku, LG TV, Amazon Kindle and Fire, Chromecast, Android and Android TV, iOS, Xbox One, and Playstation 4.


Content

Originals

Funimation does not create original content; it’s a distribution platform. There are, however, dozens of shows that can only be streamed on their platform. Examples include Gleipnir (2020), Deadman Wonderland (2011), Uzaki-chan Wants to Hang Out! (2020), and Eureka Seven (2005).

TV Shows

Funimation is home to hundreds of great anime shows, like the revolutionary Akira (1988), One Piece (1999), or Naruto (2002). It’s also the foremost place for watching currently trending dubs, such as Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019), Fruits Basket (2019), and Fire Force (2019).

Movies

Funimation is much more known for their TV streaming and dubs, but they’ve also got a handful of movies if you’re more in the mood for a feature film. There’s the aforementioned Akira (1988), Hal (2013), Cowboy Bebop: The Movie (2001), and more.

Kids

Funimation does not feature a ‘kids only’ section, but there is a filter parents can switch on that will remove all TV-MA shows. Parents can also check out this page for listings of recommended kid-friendly content.

Funimation
$0 – $7.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Features

Parental Controls

Users can restrict mature content via the account preferences section.

Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+, Disney+, HBO Max, Hulu, Netflix, Paramount Plus, Peacock, SHOWTIME, and STARZ also have parental control features.

Up to 5 Devices

A free Funimation account will not allow users to watch simultaneous streams at all. A premium account allows for two devices, and the Premium Plus tier allows for up to 5 simultaneous streams.

Ads

Users will have ad-free access with a premium account or higher. Even then, occasional shows (such as Le Chevalier D’Eon and Peacemaker) will have commercials anyway.

Offline Downloads

Premium Plus and Premium Plus Ultra plans will allow for offline download options on supported mobile apps.

International Access

Service is only available in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Funimation
$0 – $7.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Compatible Devices

Funimation is compatible with these devices:

Funimation is not compatible with VIZIO Smart TV devices.

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Apple TV
  • Google Chromecast
  • Roku
  • Android TV
  • iPhone/iPad
  • Android Phone/Tablet
  • Web Browsers
  • PlayStation
  • Xbox
  • Nintendo
  • Samsung Smart TV
  • LG Smart TV

  • VIZIO Smart TV
Funimation
$0 – $7.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial

Tech Specs

4K
1080p
720p

720p HD
(Up to 1080p HD)

Most video streams are in 720p HD. Some video streams are available in 1080p HD.

30 FPS
60 FPS

30/60 FPS

Most video streams in 30 FPS, with some available in 60 FPS.

Stereo Sound

Stereo Sound

Content has stereo audio.

Funimation
$0 – $7.99 funimation.com
14-Day Free Trial
The Streamable

The Streamable provides in-depth testing and reporting on streaming services, devices, internet, & cell phone plans. When you shop through our picks, we may earn a commission.

© 2021 FOMOPOP, Inc. 2 Harrison Street, San Francisco, CA 94105 – Privacy Policy

AT&T TV Cash Back

Let us know your e-mail address to send your $75 Amazon Gift Card when you sign up for AT&T TV.

You will receive it ~2 weeks after you complete your first month of service.