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First off, I really enjoy the app. Haven’t used it in a long while, then I redone loaded and noticed that they’re using the ad type model now and got back in, and now I’m using the free trial and will likely use the paid version, however... I’m finding that the thin line that has effectively replaced the home button on this model of iPhone is always on when watching from this app, so I’ve got the bar on the screen over the videos that are playing. Other apps have the bar fade away when the screen isn’t touched. It’s rather annoying. The other complaint would be that I got to episode 10 of High School DxD and it just will not for whatever reason play the next episode. I’ve had startup issues on some before but they usually play. It’s like I’m not allowed to watch further, and just gives an error message. I tried other devices and it doesn’t work there either, so it’s obviously the service in general. Outside of that, I enjoy the selection of anime that’s provided, but like many that are posting reviews here, the service itself and the way it’s presented needs a lot of fine tuning. I want to love it, I really do. P.S.- a screen rotation option would be nice guys, k thx. That being said, thanks for the awesome app.
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!!
While it is nice to have a dedicated streaming location that is legal there is little to make it worth it, especially for a price. This is more than a little expensive for the content when compared to every other streaming site, especially when you consider these shows are coming to us second and the only real costs are dubbing and hosting which only make up a small portion of overall costs. The app is slow, unintuitive, and buggy. When you launch is silences any music or podcasts you have on, loads, shows you and unskippable animation, and then loads the main page. Videos are extremely slow to start and constantly need to buffer more than any other app I have used. I have been unable to watch in portrait mode any videos. If you skip ahead with buttons or by dragging the location indicator it will stop and need to be restarted meaning you can only reliably watch a show from start to finish. If you close the app or stop playing a video you will almost often find it restarting from the beginning, again with no way to select location. You also have to log back in everytime you close the app. The genre list and search functionality is bare bones and poor to use. Certain settings like maturity filtering can't be changed in the app. All in all a poor experience I will not be paying for.
Lemme day that this app is worth a while but the downfall from that is complications on Funimation. When you have the membership let’s say the basic deal 7.99 m/ it’s pretty neet an everything you wanted no ads or anything else with it you can stream on two devices separately which worked! But sadly after my subscription ended: though a week later I went to the store bought a subscription for the App Store an went to my settings on my IOS an added another month, I was so excited that I couldn’t wait! But suddenly...it took my money an never given me my subscription because I had to pay last month!? Even though I already did! So I try to contact Funimation and everything an it didn’t help at all! Do not get me wrong anyone would be mad but I’m just generally upset! That I got my money taken away from a snap! So I had to pay twice and make another account but then I can’t get the subscription at all! Because apparently it took my money AGAIN!? If this reaches out to anyone who has this problem as I do from buying a subscription an then later on buying another subscription again but knowing being charged twice! Then please help me I’m just trying to watch my favorite old shows!
I’ve been giving Funimation a shot and have been okay but now it’s so bad it’s overwhelming and I can’t enjoy a show. Sometimes when scrolling down to the bottom of the page, then from left to right it glitches and jumps back to the top of the page as if I just opened the app, forcing me to go back down and scroll slowly to prevent it from doing it again. Then when I’m watching a show it restarts the whole episode, if not it goes back an entire episode and if I’m unlucky it skips a whole entire episode to the next one. When I exit the app it sometimes continues to play the episode in the background, which I can tell because the audio is still playing outside of the app. FMA isn’t even a playable show which still confuses me because it has a result for it but no episodes. For the price there shouldn’t be so many bugs and I haven’t seen an attempt to fix them. Update: since then Funimation hasn’t made any improvements. In fact it’s gotten worse. I didn’t pay for one months subscription on time, which I understand I’ll be watching ads, but shortly after I paid it, got charged and I’m still watching ads. I tried to restore my purchases but it says there’s an error. It’s in my subtractions as well as Netflix so I’m positive it’s paid. Seriously this app needs to be improved or I’m not using it anymore.
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