Funimation Entertainment Unveils All-New Completely Re-Designed Mobile Apps

HD Ad-Free Anime Streaming Service Available Now on iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows 10 Devices

Mar 07, 2016, 16:30 ET from Funimation Entertainment

FLOWER MOUND, Texas, March 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Funimation Entertainment, the go-to studio for extraordinary anime, has unveiled FunimationNow for mobile smartphones and tablets.  Starting today, subscribers will enjoy unlimited, ad-free HD streaming access to Funimation's expansive library of hit anime television and film properties, both subbed and dubbed, including "Dragon Ball Z," "Attack on Titan," "Fairy Tail," "Cowboy Bebop," "Assassination Classroom" and more, on iOS, Android, Kindle, and Windows 10 devices. FunimationNow provides fans with unparalleled access to the hottest new simulcasts while also providing subscribers access to a vast catalog of classic anime television shows and films they know and love.

The mobile launch of FunimationNow marks the unfolding of a new chapter for Funimation Entertainment, who has long been known as the industry leader in North American anime Blu-ray and DVD sales year after year. FunimationNow represents the next generation in subscription streaming services, which, when fully launched by summer 2016, will unify social engagement, e-commerce and video streaming into a single destination for fans, delivering a fully immersive and seamless experience.

"The introduction of the FunimationNow all-new mobile apps is our way of giving our loyal fans what they have always wanted and deserve -- a high-quality, immersive, and seamless experience," said Mike DuBoise, Chief Operating Officer of Funimation. "Now featuring Airplay and Chromecast support, episode sync across devices and marathoning, among other great enhancements, we made sure to load our mobile experience with the features our fans have been asking for."

The all-new FunimationNow app is currently available to download for iOS, Android, Kindle and Windows 10 devices.  Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV apps will be coming shortly afterwards. Fully re-designed game console app updates for PS4, PS3, Xbox One, Xbox 360 and Roku devices will debut in May 2016, along with a fully redesigned Funimation website for streaming on laptops and desktops.

FunimationNow is available in three-tiers:

1)     BASIC – FREE:

  • limited anime library
  • video ads

2)     SUBPASS – $4.99/month:

  • All subtitled anime including simulcasts
  • Unlimited device streaming (subtitled only)
  • Ad-free in HD

3)     ALL-ACCESS PASS – $7.99/month:

  • All subtitled anime including simulcasts
  • All English-dubbed anime 
  • Unlimited device streaming (subbed and dubbed)
  • Funimation Broadcast Dubs - English-dubbed episodes of select shows that are available within weeks of the Japanese broadcast 
  • Exclusive video extras
  • Ad-free in HD

For more information on FunimationNow, please visit www.funimationnow.com.

For more information on Funimation's winter simulcast and broadcast dub shows, please visit www.funimation.com/winter and www.funimation.com/broadcastdubs.

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About Funimation Entertainment
Funimation is the go-to destination for extraordinary anime. By combining its integrated in-house studios along with its technology and distribution partnerships, Funimation leads the industry with its omnichannel approach to offering anime to fans – from streaming and home entertainment to theatrical distribution and broadcast television. The company's next generation streaming service, FunimationNow, provides subscribers with instant access to their favorite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD on the widest array of devices and platforms – from smartphones and tablets to TV's and gaming consoles. For more information about Funimation, visit www.funimation.com.

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Scott Lonski
Funimation Entertainment
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Alex Munson
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310.854.8297

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