What are the best apps to watch anime?

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Hulu

Virginia Payne
Written on April 15, 2019
"OMG! I didn't know I could get HBO with Hulu!!! I'm not missing any chapter of Game of Thrones now!! VALAR MORGHULIS "
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    #1AnYme

    AnYme

    AnYme is a free anime mobile application for Android devices wherein users can watch anime movies and episodes. Users can also search for the songs and wallpapers from animes and download them to their phones.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Leo Huang
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "It takes a little bit of effort to get this app as it is not available in apps stores but it's worth it. This is one of the best anime streaming apps that I have tried so far. The app looks nice and is easy to use. Apart from anime movies and episodes, you also get access to wallpapers and even songs so there is plenty of content here for anime fans."
    Mercedes Sandoval
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "I get easily attached to anime soundtracks and sometimes find it hard to download a copy, Anyme helps a lot 👍"
    Hiro Nakamura
    Written on January 9, 2019
    "Let's you favorite, organize and keep your episode positions as well as using a multitude of Anime sites to choose from."
    Nia Brown
    Written on April 23, 2019
    "it says this file will damage my device it makes me reluctant to download it"
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    #2TaiYaKi

    TaiYaKi

    TaiYaKi is an app where users can watch and download various anime movies and television TV series online such as drama, animation, action, comedy, thriller, romance, war, mystery, crime, and so on.

    Websites

    Free

    Nightlightz 24884
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "An iOS app that lets you watch anime and sync with your MAL account. Definitely ad free and no in-app purchases!"
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    #3Anime & Manga Amino for Otakus

    Anime & Manga Amino for Otakus

    This mobile app is an anime network for Android, where you will be able to chat with anime and manga fans from around the world, discover and share new anime titles and also create content to help grow the community. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Mildred Wheeler
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "This is not an app to watch anime but is a great online anime app for fans. This one of the best anime communities that I have joined so far with a friendly bunch of anime fans just like myself. It may be an anime streaming app but I've gotten a lot of amazing recommendations for anime that I know of or have yet to watch."
    Andrew Carpenter
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Not just for streaming anime content. You can also interact with other app users who watches and likes the same anime that you are watching👍"

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that about 6 out of 10 young adults in the U.S. use online streaming services to watch television? The emergence of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has paved the way for viewers to increase. Particularly for the increase in the rate of adult viewers whose ages are from 18 to 29. This is according to the Pew Research Center findings. Among all the genres of TV series, anime still remains to be mainstream based on demographics. This is supported by Japan's continuously expanding anime market overseas. Recording the highest sales for four consecutive years.

In line with this, Netflix has been exerting a considerable amount of effort to conquer the anime market in the West. At a press event on March 7, 2018, Netflix announced that it will be launching its new feature. A vertical video that will allow subscribers to have a glimpse of its shows and movies. The 30-second preview videos will be readily available on its mobile application. Be on the lookout if you want to be updated on the upcoming shows and movies of Netflix! Especially since Netflix is becoming a place to watch anime movies and series. On a similar note, Crunchyroll is slowly booming from one hundred thousand paying users in September 2012 to a million in February 2017. This only proves that anime will always have and will continue to have a place in every heart of every viewer. Both Netflix and Crunchyroll are legitimate places for streaming anime. There are many other sites and apps wherein anime streaming is possible.

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    #4FUNimation

    FUNimation

    FUNimation has more than 400 active titles and has established itself as the leading company for home video sales of Japanese animation in the United States. FUNimation is also a free anime mobile app for both iOS and Android users.

    Websites

    Free- Free trial available

    Michael Burns
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Funimation was one of the pioneering companies that really helped and pushed for the proliferation and popularity of anime here in the West. They also made huge strides in offering English-dubbed content here which made the transition that much easier."
    Wei Xie
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "i dunno about u but imo FUNimation is the best app to watch anime. Yeah i admit there are some regional restrictions but then there's always a VPN available out there eh. You can even watch for free but the downside is that there will be ads but if u are annoyed with ads u can get its monthly subscription fee"
    Mariana Anaya
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "If you're an anime lover like me, download this app now! 😉 The app itself looks simple but they have lots of anime shows and it loads faster compared to other websites"
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    #5NineAnimator

    NineAnimator

    NineAnimator is an unofficial application that enables users of iOS devices to stream anime content online for free. It was offered by Github user Marcus Zhou and currently supports 9anime.ru, masterani.me, gogoanime.io, and Anime Twist.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Zhang Li
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "It may look a bit shady but it does what it should 😊 here, you can watch anime shows online for free and fewer ads "
    Marcus Zhou
    Written on February 15, 2019
    "NineAnimator is a (perhaps one of the only) free and open source anime streaming application for iOS. It follows a modern, concise, intuitive design (similar to that of the native iOS apps) and supports a growing number of popular anime streaming websites."
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    #6Anime Crave

    Anime Crave

    Anime Crave is an anime mobile app that allows you to watch anime on the go but also enjoy the latest anime trailers, rate your favorite series and keep track of your watched anime or your pending series.

    Apps

    Amazon, Windows

    Check price

    Diane Fisher
    Written on January 30, 2018
    "Crunchyroll is a superior option for watching anime on the go. It's a site that's been around for a long time, so you know it's reputable and respectable. They have tons of series in both dubs and subs, and they add new ones every season! Simulcasts are also offered, so I can watch new episodes as soon as they air in Japan. Some of the subs are off a little, but I appreciate how fast they come out."
    Jorge Luis Gálvez
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "Okay someone tell me if they can find Anime Crave on appstore or play store because i can't eh. Fortunately though you can download this on Amazon eh. "
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    #7Watch Anime Classic

    Watch Anime Classic

    Watch Anime Classic is a free mobile application which delivers all the latest anime to your phone and tablet with a simple interface. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Rogelio Saucedo
    Written on January 7, 2017
    "This app serves its function well; you can watch any anime you are able to properly find with it. It does contain ads so that viewers can use the content without necessarily paying. This app allows you to watch pretty much any anime, and their list is extensive."
    Yolanda Olivares
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "It sucks that Watch Anime Classic is no longer available to download. I still remember those times where i use this app to watch anime whenever i want to kill my boredom eh"
    Albert King
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "I was recently looking for the best apps to watch anime. I decided to give Watch Anime Classic a try. It was good for a while but after a recent update it stopped working for me. Now I need to find another way to watch anime on my phone."
    Christopher Ortega
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "The Watch Anime Classic app is decent for what it does. I can gain access to a lot of anime that's not on Netflix pretty easily, the quality isn't always the greatest but I can't really complain."
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    #8Watch Anime Online

    Watch Anime Online

    Watch Anime Online is an app that lets you watch anime online in HD and streaming anime for free on your mobile device. You can choose to watch with English subtitles, or English dubbed.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Joan Kennedy
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "It's quite unfortunate that this is no longer available to watch anime movies and series since this app seems like the anime streaming app I was looking for :("
    Wayne Morris
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "I'm such a big fan of anime. However, one of largest problems is finding places to watch anime. Lately, I have heard of applications that allow people to watch anime. The best application I have found so far is Watch Anime Online. "
    Angel Pillai
    Written on August 4, 2017
    "the watch anime online app lets you watch all types of anime online in HD and lets you stream for free on your mobile device. there is a lot of variety to chose from and you will never feel bored."
    Joyce Anderson
    Written on January 23, 2017
    "Love that there's an app to let you watch anime on devices. Even better that you can get dubbed or subtitled versions!"
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    #9Bakanime

    Bakanime

    Bakanime, formerly known as Verdauen, is a free anime mobile app for Android devices which allows you to watch all your favorite animes. It has a friendly interface and gives you free access to all the content. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Tyler Rose
    Written on April 14, 2018
    "Verdauen used to be a decent app for watching anime. It's been removed from the Play store unfortunately presumably due to copyright claims."
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    #10AnimeLab

    AnimeLab

    AnimeLab is an anime mobile application and website where users can watch thousands of anime shows with English dubs or subtitles and fast-tracked simulcast shows directly from Japan in high definition.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Varies by plan

    Peter Zhu
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Out of all the anime streaming apps that I have tried, this is that I have kept on my phone and I consider to be one of the best. From anime classics like Dragonball to current favorites like One-Punch Man, they are all available in this app with more new shows and episodes coming every week. Give it a try. "
    Shaurya Pillai
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "A friend recommended this to me because of the quality of anime featured here. I watched here Attack on Titans (OMG WHO WOULDNT LOVE THIS ANIME) and I must say this loads pretty smooth on this app."
    John Klumpp
    Written on July 17, 2018
    "There are two options here - Free of cost with adds, or by Membership subscription fully free of adds. I choose the paid-up service option and saved further by selecting yearly over monthly which grants one 12 months for the price of 10 months. This is my preferred choice for Anime although I also use both Netflix and Viewster."
    Emixiy .
    Written on August 12, 2018
    "It’s only in AU"
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    #11Naruto Shippuden - Watch Free!

    Naruto Shippuden - Watch Free!

    Naruto Shippuden - Watch Free! is a free Android and iOS application for anime lovers. This app is free and legal and protects viewers form lots of ads. Naruto Shippuden - Watch Free! updates as soon as new episodes are released.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Jessica Wu
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Perfect app for streaming anime! They have almost all the best anime movies and series to watch 😍 I am currently using it for free but planning to go for premium mode"
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    #12Wakanim

    Wakanim

    Wakanim is an iOS and Android TV anime mobile app to watch shows live from Japan. With this app, users can watch anime on different devices like a computer, smartphone, or Xbox One. Wakanim contains both old and new content.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Zeng He
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "I am so happy to discover ❤️️ I have tried tons of anime websites and anime apps but this is one of the best platforms I encountered for watching anime movies! "
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    #13Kitsu

    Kitsu

    Kitsu is a free mobile application wherein you can track and watch the latest anime. This provides hundreds of anime and manga titles, and a social network to discover new mangas, and share your favorite ones with your fellow anime fans.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Kathy Williamson
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "This is really not an app to stream anime shows but it is a good social app made for fans of them. You can join the community, create a list of our favorite anime shows and ones that you plan to watch in the future. It just makes the whole experience a more social and fun experience for everyone involved."
    Pranav Chattopadhyay
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "So I am a big weeb and I love anime but I wanted an app to watch anime on the go, so I downloaded Aozora and I love it! I can know track and watch anime then socialize with fellow weebs."
    Rishabh Pooviaiah
    Written on November 10, 2018
    "the app seems great! Too bad the video library can only be streamed in the United States."
    Donald Rose
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "This is a great app to find animes to watch. You can sync with MyAnimeList and add all your favorite animes to watch! You can search for animes by genre, rating, and seasonal! Great app"
    Howard Ortiz
    Written on March 18, 2017
    "Aozora is one of the great apps people can use to be able to have fun watching anime in their phones or tablets. I highly recommend it because it has a great selection."
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    #14AnimeFC

    AnimeFC

    AnimeFC is a free mobile application where you can watch the latest anime with English subtitles. This will automatically update every day so you don't miss the latest episode of your favorite anime. 


    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Robert Schmidt
    Written on April 2, 2017
    "The app looks promising and effective but unfortunately, you get what you paid for (or in this case, not at all, which is great, I guess). The app could not load its material and if it does, the videos will not load properly, so I will rate it a 0 out 5."
    Huang Cai
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "AnimeFC is actually an app for anime fans in Vietnam. I have been using this before but stopped because i did not like its update and now i am back using this and so far i am liking it."
    Donald Henderson
    Written on May 19, 2017
    "An app for watching anime doesn't have to do much. Stream videos without being bothersome to navigate and you're 95% of the way there. AnimeFC ticks these two boxes but doesn't offer much else."
    Thomas Reyes
    Written on January 28, 2017
    "Finding a good app that you can watch Anime on can be difficult sometimes, so I'm glad this app exists. No, it doesn't have every single show, but it has so much that it doesn't even matter."
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    #15Anime Lib

    Anime Lib

    Anime Lib is a smartphone application (APK) for watching anime, listening to anime soundtracks, and reading manga which features various genre such as drama, slice of life and a lot more. Their content is being updated every day.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Harold Carr
    Written on April 4, 2017
    "This is a must have for anime fans! It's awesome that the makers have compiled so much into one location where I can access it all. I only use English and I Think it's really helpful and neat that they have different languages available so I can get the videos I want in the languages I want. The search features have helped me find different anime videos that I haven't been able to find anywhere else. This is a pleasure to use."
    Shreyas Venkatesan
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Great way to watch anime! Anime Lib has tons of my favorite anime and manga and they update fast too "
    Jonathan Pearson
    Written on February 4, 2017
    "This is a good solution for apps to watch anime, but it is also only one app. It should also be noted that more official websites such as the actual play app store or Apple's app website would be better sources to link to."
    Gregory May
    Written on January 18, 2017
    "I personally use this app, as does my husband. It's simple and has a nice library to choose from, and the quality of videos on it are acceptable. "
    Jerry Richards
    Written on May 8, 2017
    "Great app for anyone who really loves anime. Lots of selections easy to us and understand. "
    roland gonzales
    Written on December 11, 2018
    "how to watch the fairy tail season 2 in this app?"
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    #16Anime TV: Animania

    Anime TV: Animania

    Watch and download your favorite anime using Anime TV. There are hundreds of anime titles, and using this app you will be able to discover new ones, as it will be displayed by genre so you can find ones similar to your favorite animes. 

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Tony Jin
    Written on March 7, 2017
    "This is a useful app for watching anime on my phone, but there are a few issues. The main issue is that there are not enough shows on the app and some shows are missing episodes. The other issue is that the app is sometimes laggy."
    Shirley Wang
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "Too bad this app is no longer available "
    Sophia Oscar
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Everytime I tried to search for certain animes it would say 'downloading...' and then display a white screen to me. I would then go on to try and refresh the page and it would send be back to the 'anime list page. I did end up uninstalling this app."
    Ernesto Salinas
    Written on March 27, 2017
    "This app is one of the better available. It brings up a lot of nostalgia with some older shows. I have noticed a few of them are missing episodes but based on what's out there it's still a good app."
    Vickey Vikash
    Written on March 6, 2018
    "I think so this app is closed its not working properly from last few months,i am trying from so many month but its not working please report and re-open this app please😢"
    Nick Zavala
    Written on October 18, 2018
    "What ever happened to this app? it was the most amazing app to get your favorite anime all these other apps are a waste I must say please come back! "Anime TV""
    Jose Obrien
    Written on April 22, 2017
    "I wanted to watch anime on my phone and now I can thanks to this app"
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    #17Anime TV

    Anime TV

    Anime TV is an app that lets you watch anime series for free on your phone or tablet. You can search for your favorite anime, create your own lists, and watch everything with original audio and English subtitles.

    *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Apps

    Jeffrey Gordon
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "If there was a working link to this app, I could respond in more detail. However, since I abhor anime, I would venture to say that any app that shows anime would be just as good as any other app that shows anime."
    Johnny Fernandez
    Written on February 22, 2017
    "When I clicked view solution, nothing came up but a "Google Play" search bar. This solution sounded great from the description, but after getting sent to the website nothing came up. "
    Jonathan Adams
    Written on July 2, 2017
    "I love the Anime TV app. I put it on my phone and can watch Anime on the go anywhere. It's the best anime app that I've tried."
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    #18Viewster

    Viewster

    Viewster is a free worldwide online video service with different catalogs of movies, television series, anime, games, and documentaries. It is compatible with iOS and Android devices as well as smart TVs, Chromecast, and Apple TV. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Juan Stanley
    Written on October 2, 2017
    "Im an anime addict. I've been watching anime since I was a little kid. The only problem is, I feel like I've seen them all. All the good ones anyway. I came on here hoping to find an ap could find anime I've never seen before. I was told to try Viewster. I was surprised because I thought I knew about all the best aps for anime, but I was definitely wrong. Viewster rocks!"
    Guillermo Vargas
    Written on January 19, 2017
    "Viewster keeps my road trips and free time occupied with some of my favorite anime. It's awesome to have this all in one spot, so I can watch with ease."
    Raymundo Gálvez
    Written on January 5, 2017
    "I got tired of the anime on Netflix and I wanted to watch on the go, so I got this. Not at all disappointed, the selection is pretty good. "
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    #19Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll

    Crunchyroll is a platform where you can watch your favorite animes. It has over 25,000 episodes and 15,000 hours of the latest and greatest anime series available, including a system that will help you discover new animes. 

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Sun Yuan
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Crunchyroll is still one of the best sources of anime all over the world since it first launched some years ago. The app has worked flawlessly for me and is one of best anime streaming apps out right now. Hopefully, they add more features soon like offline viewing."
    Micaela Marín
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Crunchyroll is hands down the best app to stream anime on the go. I have no problems logging on to crunchyroll and picking my favorite anime to watch. "
    Jose Keller
    Written on January 22, 2017
    "Crunchyroll is the only app I ever use to view anime, it is very user friendly and it has almost every anime I could ever even want to watch. There is many choices such as dubbed and subbed versions, and I definitely go back to them every time I want to catch up on the latest anime. "
    Zeng He
    Written on March 6, 2019
    "Crunchyroll is indeed the safest way to stream anime content online 👏 I also love that they have diverse subtitles (English, spanish, german, italian, etc) for International anime fans "
    Grace Murphy
    Written on September 28, 2018
    "Loads of awesomeness in this app! Ads are fine because after going through some of them, you're taken to the anime of your choice. So yes this is a decent app to use to watch anime."
    Patrick Ramirez
    Written on March 13, 2017
    "I use to pirate a lot of anime due to convenience and pricing. Crunchyroll has converted me to a legitimate consumer. Cheap subscription prices, excellent streaming quality, and amazing amount of content beats pirating horrible content on piracy websites any day. "
    Albert Chavez
    Written on January 4, 2017
    "Decent app. Not a fan of the speed or the video quality, but it's pretty easy to get your information in and get your account ready to watch. It's fine, I guess, but I don't know why you wouldn't just find free anime elsewhere."
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    #20Netflix

    Netflix

    Netflix is a video-on-demand platform where you can watch movies and TV shows online or stream right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more. A mobile app is available for Android and iOS devices as well.

    Websites

    Free- Varies by plan

    Andrew Mitchell
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "After a few glitches with previous updates, the app is now back to working order. Netflix has been offering a lot of anime content lately and now's a good time to explore and watch some great anime classics and some great current ones. The ability to download and watch episodes offline is still a staple feature of this app and is slowly becoming one of the best anime streaming apps today."
    Arthur Smith
    Written on March 15, 2019
    "Netflix is a new place to streaming anime that is why i like it here because there are great anime choices and i can watch shows in-app"
    Roger Hopkins
    Written on December 3, 2018
    "I am not really subscribed with Netflix but my girlfriend is and i use her account. Anyway, for someone like me who is an anime fan i can say that there is not a lot of anime available in Netflix to watch. So if i were you choose another one. "

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Best apps to watch anime
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1AnYmeApps 2 Free
2TaiYaKiWebsites 1 Free
3Anime & Manga Amino for OtakusApps 0 Free
4FUNimationWebsites 0 Free
5NineAnimatorApps 0 Free
6Anime CraveApps -1 Free
7Watch Anime ClassicApps -1 Paid
8Watch Anime OnlineApps -1 Paid
9BakanimeApps -1 Free
10AnimeLabApps -1 Free
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