What are the best apps to watch anime?

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    Benjamin Reid
    Written on October 5, 2018
    "They keep adding more titles! Positively impressed by this, I even requested some new ones and I expect they'll be adding them soon. Also enjoy the convenience of the continue watching list that appears when you open the app"
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      Kitsu: Anime & Manga Tracker

      With this app, you can track and watch anime and then, socialize with fellow anime fans. This app provides hundreds of anime and manga titles, and a social network to discover new mangas, and share your favorite ones. 

      Apps

      Android, iOS

      Free

      PC
      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..."
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      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."
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      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"
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      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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      Rishabh Pooviaiah
      Written on November 10, 2018
      "the app seems great! Too bad the video library can only be streamed in the United States."
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      Watch Anime Classic

      Watch Anime Classic is an app that delivers all the latest anime to your phone and tablet with a simple interface.

      *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

      Apps

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Anime Crave

      Anime Crave is an 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

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      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..."
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      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."

    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? According to Pew Research Center findings, the emergence of online streaming services such as Netflix and HBO Go has paved the way for the increase in the rate of adult viewers whose ages are from 18 to 29. 

    Among all the genres of tv series, anime and manga still remain to be mainstream in terms of viewing figures and demographics. This is supported by Japan's continuously expanding anime market overseas, recording the highest sales for four consecutive years according to the Anime Industry Report in 2017. In lieu of this, Netflix has been exerting a considerable amount of effort to fully 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 through a 30-second preview readily available on its mobile application. Be on the lookout if you want to be updated on the upcoming shows of Netflix!

    On a related note, Crunchyroll, a distributor and a publisher of mangas and animes, is slowly booming from a number of 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.

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      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

      Web, Android, iOS

      Free

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      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."
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      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."
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      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!"
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      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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      AnimeFC

      With AnimeFC you can watch anime with English subtitles. The app will automatically update every day so you don't miss the latest episode of your favorite anime. 

      Apps

      iOS

      Free - with in-app purchases

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Anime Lib

      Anime Lib is a smartphone app or application for watching anime, listening to anime soundtracks, and reading manga which features various genre such as drama, slice of life, etc.

      Apps

      iOS

      Free

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Jerry Richards
      Written on May 8, 2017
      "Great app for anyone who really loves anime. Lots of selections easy to us and understand."
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      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

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      Shirley Wang
      Written on September 28, 2018
      "Too bad this app is no longer available
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      Shirley Wang
      Written on September 28, 2018
      "Too bad this app is no longer available
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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😢"
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      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""
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      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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      AnimeLab

      AnimeLab is a mobile application and website where you can watch thousands of anime shows with English dubs or subtitles and fast-tracked simulcast shows directly from Japan in HD. 

      Apps

      Web, Android, iOS

      Varies by plan

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      Emixiy .
      Written on August 12, 2018
      "It’s only in AU"
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      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

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      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

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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      Verdauen

      Verdauen is a free 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. The app is updated every day and has a tool for making content requests.

      Apps

      Android

      Free

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      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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      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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      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

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      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..."
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      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."
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      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."
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      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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    Summary

    Best apps to watch anime
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Kitsu: Anime & Manga Tracker Apps 19 Free
    2 Watch Anime Classic Apps 19 Paid
    3 Anime Crave Apps 18 Free
    4 Viewster Apps 18 Free
    5 AnimeFC Apps 18 Free
    6 Anime Lib Apps 18 Free
    7 Anime TV: Animania Apps 18 Paid
    8 AnimeLab Apps 17 Paid
    9 Crunchyroll Websites 17 Paid
    10 Anime TV Apps 17 Paid
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