I love it but I need more and warnings...
Personally I really like that but I do think that we need more anime as it is in anime only app there is A bunch of unpopular shows in the popular ones either aren’t finished or some just aren’t there it has a bunch of the popular ones but there’s more unpopular ones than popular and I do wanna see those really popular shows but I can’t because they’re not there like my hero academia they don’t have the other seasons but I’m glad that app is trustworthy and I do feel safer even if I can’t watch all the anime there it’s pretty nice so what I’m trying to say here please please add a bit more anime if you can. And I have one more thing in Netflix they have an option to see what are the warnings and stuff so if you guys can add that would be really helpful so I don’t have to search Google for 24 hours to see if it’s really inappropriate thank you(I don’t like inappropriate anime they make my stomach turn) and I’m sure you can’t control this last one but if you can pls fix it, ok so the last problem is I like to play games while I watch but I don’t want to use my tablet and phone and some other things you can watch and play at the same time so if you make it so I can watch at the same time please try(not like split screen but like the show is small and I can resize it to be bigger and smaller while you play) so again if you can fix all of these things please try I would really appreciate it.
Good, but I have a few issues
To start this off, I love the app a lot! I’m glad it has the dub versions of anime’s or shows considering the fact that I love the English Dub version of anime, and I love the quality and the way the episodes are played as well! My issues to the app however, are probably the ads, and don’t get me wrong, I don’t mind the fact that there are ads! But, sometimes when the ads are playing, one would start, and then a second one would start at the same time, which makes it so I can hear either two different ads playing, or the same ad play at two different times, which is honestly annoying. My other issue, is how after both ads have finished playing, I’d go to the episode to watch it, but the audio for more ads are playing in the process, which means I can’t hear the episode I’m watching because the ads are playing over it. Honestly, when I find myself in situations like this, I try and find glitches to fix it myself so I don’t have anymore troubles, but the amount of times it has happened over the past 3 days, and the fact that I can’t find any solutions around it really gets under my skin. This may sound weird, but I’d honestly watch all the ads go by than have to deal with me not being able to watch the episode I’m trying to watch, because I can’t even hear anything.
Thank you for reading, and I’m sorry if this review wasted your time at all.
Very Buggy and will not work with not hold settings
I got this app to watch a different spectrum of anime vs crunchyroll, and the selection of shows is great and the computer web browser is good, but this app, has bugs and issues galore, every time I see an update, they don't go away, they seem to get worse. I try to watch shows in simulcast and it keeps going to uncut even after you select simulcast, If you select closed captions in settings, every single video you still have to select it anyway, which on the computer you don't. The stability as well has issues, I will close the app, and it will still play audio even if the phone is locked, up to about 30-45 seconds. If I hard close the app, not just click out of it, audio will still play for 10 or so seconds. It also seems like the closed captions get desynchronized every few videos if you watch a few in a row and have to restart the player to rid yourself of the issue. I really hope they fix these problems because the layout itself it pretty good and the shows are great.
UPDATE: Funimation did an update and fixed most of the problems I have talked about, great job developers! There is one bug that started recently where you cant always watch new episodes of shows because it says you have to subscribe, but it doesn't bug me all that much so I am updating my rating from two to four, five if that last bug is fixed.
If you need it, get it, if not, don’t
I got the app cause my father already had an account, and I needed to watch the second season of fire force and Black clover, but, through the short time I’ve been on this app, it’s made me very mad, for one, there is no way to my knowledge to looks at all the episodes a certain anime without serving it up, for example, I’ve just finished an episode of black clover, then, I need to go get a cup of water, I turn off my phone and leave. When I come back I’m at the home screen. I don’t want to skip though the after credits, so I try to find the rest, but, to no avail. So now I have to search it up, Tao the anime, find the next episode, then continue watching. Also, many times, I have lost full control of the app to the point of where none of my inputs go through, and the only way I can pause it is through Apple’s notification bar. I’ve had this happen 5 times and I’ve only had the app for 2 days. And to answer, inputs worked fine throughout the rest of my phone. If there’s an anime you need to watch that’s on here, or a family member or a freind already has an account, I suggest looking somewhere else for a better mobile app.
Edit:This app deserves more credit, it has plenty of quality of life features that help, and I feel like the developers do try to make the app better, along with that they update the anime’s as fast as they can. 1 more star for me
I really like the variety of anime that is here compared to other streaming services but there is just a few things that need to be improved. 1. While casting to the tv there is no way to go to the next episode after the one you were watching is finished so you have to go in the “continue watching” and choose the next episode from there. It would be nice if there was a “play next episode” that shows up when the episode the current one is done. Also sometimes the app will crash and I will have to restart to continue to cast. 2. When you go to the “recently watched” it will start playing the same episode instead of taking you to the episode list to choose the next one. It can get kinda annoying especially when it doesn’t even show the right episode. 3. Sometimes when I hit the “play next” while watching on my iPad or phone it will take me to an episode that is in the next season instead of playing the correct episode. 4. The menu bar icons are really small to close together and hard to press the right one. I honestly thing they are smaller on my iPad then my phone.
Other then that I love the variety and amount of dubbed anime on this app. I hope y’all can fix these issues I really enjoy the content and don’t want to go somewhere else to watch anime I don’t think I’ll find as much in one place.
Great service, horrible iOS app
I just wanna start off by saying that the content and level of quality of the shows available by Funimation are great. It’s worth the subscription without a doubt. However, my main issues are with the truly bad iOS app. Here is a list of issues I have with the application: bad UI and bad UI user experience, menu layout is too complex, no PIP on iPad, no auto play when watching series, no auto skip of a show’s intro/outro, resolution of Funimation logo is very low– lacking in professional premium look and feel, no touch screen hot spots for 10 second forward/backward. (Currently its just very small icons in the middle of the screen), episodes randomly skip and throw you out of a series sequence.
On its most basic level the app functions well. It plays content without issue and that’s what it needs to do. However, I think it’s lacking in standard features that have been established by other streaming platforms. Overall this app truly lacks a polished/premium feeling. I understand that development on these features will take time to implement, or perhaps it just isn’t top of mind for the team based on other projects or budgets. Even HBO Max has a lackluster app and they’re loaded with cash. However, upleveling the app will do Funimation very well. It has such an expansive library of content and it’s really being hindered by such a base level application. Even just adding auto play for series would be amazing.
Funimation is a great app! Overall especially from some one who actually uses it.
By Vespucci Motorsports
I love anime, I will begin with that small portion first, secondly this app when I first got introduced to it a couple months ago, I though wow, it seems to have ads popping up....but I realized, that how else are they able to create a profit if they can’t show ads? I did some more research on Funimation and asked around with my buddies at college, and they said that it is amazing and to pay monthly for the subscription....it’s is worth it! So then I said okay, fine, I will try it out....And so far I love it and will always pay to use it monthly! I watch anime all the time, I never have any issues loading any anime unless....I’m at work of course haha......but it truly is the the best working app to watch anime! They also have greatttttttt....series like High School DxD😍😍😍.....or Suzuka, and another one is C3 Anime, and much more....I personally watch High School DxD....it has about 50 episodes, and I watch them through all the time. Also A series called Yu-No a girl who chants love, is a great series....I personally recommend it. It is worth the price every month, I honestly only pay 7.99 for premium....and it works beautifully. Great price for great content! Especially anime!!!!!! :p Thanks Funimation!!
Can be fricking annoying
Ok so I love this app and all cause it was great at first. Not a single problem. Until one day I was on the last few episodes of my hero academia in season four and... IT FRICKING SWITCHES TO JAPANESE INSTEAD OF ENGLISH. I look up everything I could and I tried to figure it out but I found nothing. I wasn’t gonna give up though cause I knew that there was a way. However I tried to watch it again and you know what it said! Uh no! You have run out of streams. LIKE WHAT THE HECK! I’m sry for getting mad but I spent hours trying to fix it but now I can’t even watch it in general! I love it so much my hero academia is my new favorite show but I can’t watch it! I’m gonna try to switch to Crunchyroll cause maybe they have it in English. Idk I’ll find out. Hopefully it works cause I didn’t come this far just to ((SPOILER ALERT)) see night eye die and the LOV still out there with the bullets that take your quirk away. This is still a cool app and I suggest that people get it but I don’t like the subscriptions. I know it’s how you make money and stuff and I understand why you have them, but I mean it kinda all got ruined for me. Idk if there is a different way or something to the solution of this and I’m just stupid but I would really like a response to this for some help. I don’t wanna switch to Crunchyroll cause I love Funimation. Ty for reading!
A bit confusing
By Hi my names in behaved
I like the app, it has more animes than apps I’ve been using like Crunchyroll and VRV, what triggers me is that some animes are incomplete and missing episodes even though the last release was a year or more ago. It also is a bit buggy sometimes being so bright the whole screen is almost white, and that sometimes instead of playing the next episode, will instead skip a season forward. I also dislike the way dub and sub works, I’m a pure sub watcher and occasionally even though I set it to sub, it becomes English dub without me setting it as that so I have to turn it back to Japanese and turn on subtitles again. I don’t know if it’s a bug and I don’t mean when the pop up saying “English Uncut” because that’s a fine fix when there is warning so I can put it back, but it’s just weird where suddenly it’s in English without me doing anything. Anyway, it’s a good app and I like it, I hope there can be some bug fixes on the lighting problem and the sub/dub changes. I also hope that it could do an auto episode update where when it airs in Japan, maybe an hour or so after, the episode is also on the app. I also hope that it can be more up to date on episodes.
Anyway that’s the feedback, thanks for a good anime streaming app and please try to make it better.
New interface still buggy
Look, I understand like everyone wanted the a better interface and an app that is still useable, with this recent update, people were excited for that. However, some edits of interface I personally did not like as well as some others. For example, I loved the little buttons to fast forward and rewind by a couple of seconds within the show, but now it’s removed, with arrows to skip over to the next episode instead. Not only that, but the “my anime” option only goes down to the first couple of shows on your queue rather than all of them, with the images/links being way to big especially for a phone app. What I was hoping for is the minor glitches to be fixed where when stuff is added to your queue, it would switch a proper button to remove it, instead of it staying as an add button, with the only way to remove it was via your queue(which can no longer be possible thanks to the “my anime” option showing the first couple anime on the queue.) I would have also loved to fix the glitch where to remove a certain show under “continue watching” would actually be removed, I would have found it very useful. But now, some of the shows that I’m currently watching aren’t updating under “continue watching” anymore. In short, it was a good idea, just needs some bugs removed and a couple of tweaks in the new interface.