FLOWER MOUND, Texas, July 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- FUNimation® Entertainment, the leading source of anime, made news this week with the launch of its highly anticipated, streaming service app for the Xbox One™. Now Xbox® users across the U.S. and Canada can check out all their favorite anime from FUNimation, including its recently announced, huge summer simulcast lineup!
The new Xbox One app, available free to users, offers a feature set similar to FUNimation's PS4™ app which was released in April. Functionality includes video queuing, history syncing with FUNimation.com, autoplay and search capability as well as marathoning and a unique feature exclusive to the Xbox One called Snap. With Snap, a user can navigate and watch an anime video in the app on a sidebar while simultaneously playing games or exploring other Xbox apps!
"We are pleased to bring FUNimation's leading streaming service to the Xbox One platform via our new feature-rich app," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO and founder of FUNimation Entertainment. "With unique features like Snap, we are enabling fans to watch their anime whenever, wherever, and however they want."
FUNimation offers several subscription options to enjoy its streaming service. Only All-AccessPass subscribers get unlimited access to FUNimation's Broadcast Dubs, English dubs of select shows released only weeks after airing in Japan, plus exclusive offers online and at conventions. In addition,
All-AccessPass subscribers can watch FUNimation's entire library of content - the latest simulcast shows and an almost endless catalog of dubbed and subtitled anime episodes and movies – all in HD, commercial-free. SubPass subscribers can watch the latest simulcast shows, as well as a huge library of subtitled content, also in HD, commercial-free. FreePass members can check out a variety of current simulcasts and sign up for a free 14-day trial.
"With more ways to watch our compelling slate of anime titles, summer couldn't get much better," said Mike DuBoise, EVP and COO of FUNimation. "Our biggest simulcast season ever – 20 new and returning shows – and this week's launch of our Xbox One app, means now is truly the best time to become a subscriber of our FUNimation streaming service."
FUNimation's streaming service is available on multiple platforms, including the PS4 and PS3 systems, Xbox One, Xbox 360, Roku, iOS, and Android. Paid subscription pricing starts as low as $3.33 per month. In addition to its subscription service, FUNimation connects fans with their favorite anime shows and movies in theaters, on DVD/Blu-ray, and on TV.
For more information on FUNimation's subscription service, visit www.funimation.com/subscribe.
For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com
About FUNimation Entertainment
FUNimation Entertainment is the leading anime company in North America and a subsidiary of Group 1200 Media. FUNimation has a proven formula for launching and advancing brands. The company manages a full spectrum of rights for most of their brands including broadcasting, licensing, production, Internet, and home video sales and distribution. Its content is released across traditional and digital distribution channels, including theatrical exhibition, physical and digital home entertainment, as well as paid and free subscription on-demand services. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.
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