FunimationNow arrives on Prime Video Channels
James R | On 12, Nov 2018
Anime treasure trove FunimationNow is now available on Prime Video Channels.
The go-to destination for anime, FunimationNow provides subscribers with instant access to their favourite sub and dub shows in ad-free HD. Now, it has arrived on Amazon’s VOD platform, which offers Prime users additional streaming services as bolt-on packages to their Amazon subscription. This is the first time Funimation has been available in the UK, offering access to hundreds of new and classic anime shows and movies ad-free, with English subtitles and dubbing. Shows available to stream on FunimationNow include My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, Black Clover, Overlord and Assassination Classroom. Subscribers can also look forward to brand new anime releases this autumn, including That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, SSSS Gridman and the final season of Fairy Tail. (New episodes will be available with English subtitles the day after they air in Japan, with English dubbed versions available a couple of weeks later.)
“It’s great that we can now offer UK Prime members access to popular anime shows with the addition of Sony’s FunimationNow on Prime Video Channels,” says Alex Green, European MD of Channels and Sport at Amazon Prime Video. “FunimationNow adds an incredible line up of anime to the wide selection of entertainment we offer customers on Prime Video in the UK.”
“We are pleased to be working with Amazon to offer FunimationNow as part of their Prime Video Channels line-up,” adds Gen Fukunaga, President and CEO at Funimation. “This will further expand our global footprint and enables us to bring the best in anime to many more fans in the UK.”
FunimationNow joins the line-up of over 70 channels available on Prime Video Channels in the UK, each available as individual subscriptions, with no need to sign up to a bundle or enter a lengthy contract, and all accessible through a single logon in one overall app. Other add-on Channels include Eurosport Player, ITV’s ad-free catch up service ITV Hub+, reality TV service hayu, and popular US TV and movies hub STARZPLAY.
Starting today, FunimationNow is available for £4.99 per month with a 7-day free trial via the existing Prime Video app on smart TVs, iOS and Android mobile devices, as well as Amazon Fire TV, Fire TV Stick, Fire tablets and games consoles. For more information, click here.