Funimation Is Officially Closing: Well-known anime streamer Funimation informs users of the official sunsetting of its website and app services and provides guidance on what to do next.
On April 2, 2024, Funimation will formally stop providing its app and website services.
One of the most well-known anime streamers, Funimation, has revealed that its website and app would stop operating on April 2, 2024, as part of its merger with Crunchyroll in March 2022. According to the platform, its sunsetting goal is to give viewers “access to the world’s largest anime library and an exceptional streaming experience.” We can carry out that aim and provide you with the greatest anime content thanks to our partnership with Crunchyroll and Funimation.”
Since 2022, the merger of Crunchyroll and Funimation has been ongoing
Customers of Funimation may be disappointed by the announcement, but the streaming service has long been waiting for this. Following their merger, Funimation has been gradually removing features; in December 2023, it made the announcement that downloading content and watching it offline will no longer be permitted. They have already moved the majority of accounts over to Crunchyroll and encourage users to finish the transition. Watch History and queues will be transferred to the new Crunchyroll accounts, and Funimation subscriptions will be replaced with Crunchyroll ones, with prices based on the latter’s pricing. Clients who are having trouble migrating are urged to get in touch with Crunchyroll’s customer service.
Even if every precaution has been taken, consumers are cautioned that account transfers may differ depending on “specific payment platform, subscription type, and region.” Furthermore, not all content will be migrated over due to discrepancies in the libraries used by Crunchyroll and Funimation. For instance, users will no longer be able to access Funimation Digital copies on Crunchyroll because they aren’t supported. The FAQ makes no indication of whether or not there will be refunds. It is highly recommended that subscribers of Legacy, Roku Pay, Canada, and Chile review the official announcement.
Crunchyroll, which reported surpassing 13 million paid members last month, is still among the biggest streamers globally. The company is currently one of the most popular places to get anime items after acquiring Right Stuf. Due to Crunchyroll’s recent growth, it has been able to finance more and more of the largest anime films, including Metallic Rouge and Solo Leveling. The Crunchyroll Anime Awards in March will come just after the launch of a brand-new Crunchyroll podcast, The Anime Effect, later this month.