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(7 Fixes) Funimation Not Working On Roku [Updated 2023]

Funimation Not Working On Roku

Are your rest days coming and do you have plans to watch anime the entire time?

Check if the app is working on your Roku first.

If it isn’t running as intended, don’t panic.

I’ll show you a few quick fixes to sort things out.

Continue reading to find out:

  • 7 quick fixes for Funimation not working on Roku.
  • How to reset your Funimation app or Roku device.
  • How to check which Funimation shows are available in your region.
  • And much, much more…

Why is Funimation not working on Roku?

Funimation isn’t working on your Roku because it’s not compatible with your device. You could also be experiencing issues with Fumination because your internet is slow, servers are down or your app or Roku is outdated. It could also be because the service is not yet available in your region.

Funimation not working on Roku: 7 fixes

#1: Check if the servers are down

With millions of users under its name, Funimation servers can go down eventually.

Use this link from Down Detector to see if it’s up and running.

Unfortunately, there’s nothing you can do about this but wait till it’s back online.

In the meantime, I suggest trying out Crunchyroll. They’ve got a good selection of shows too.

#2: Check if your region is compatible

Unfortunately, Funimation isn’t available everywhere.

In fact, it’s only available in these regions:

  • Brazil.
  • Ireland.
  • Mexico.
  • Canada.
  • Australia.
  • New Zealand.
  • United States.
  • United Kingdom.

If it’s a region compatibility issue, I’m sad to inform you that there’s no easy workaround to this.

Note: You can watch Funimation from outside these regions by using a VPN service. However, this requires a complicated process to set up on Roku. You’ll need to directly install a VPN on your router and not on your device.

#3: Check if your device is compatible

Funimation is available on a lot of devices but there are restrictions.

Sadly, the service is only available on three Roku devices which are:

There’s no other workaround to this other than to get an upgrade.

You can also try watching Funimation from another compatible device.

#4: Check your internet

Is your internet enough for Funimation?

Before you answer, it’s worth noting that you only need 2 Mbps to run shows on SD.

However, if you want to stream in 720p or 1080p, you’ll need 5 Mbps.

It’s not a big requirement but it pays to be safe.

Open Fast or Ookla on your Roku’s browser to check what you’re getting.

Is your speed not enough? Try to reset your router with these steps first:

  1. Turn off the router.
  2. Unplug from the power source.
  3. Hold the power button for 3 seconds.
  4. Leave the router off for 30 seconds.
  5. Plug it back in.

After doing this, you should take a speed test again.

I suggest using an ethernet cable for a stronger and more stable internet connection.

Reminder: From the available devices, only the Roku Ultra has an ethernet port. If you have the Roku Express 4K, you can purchase an ethernet cable adapter for a wired connection.

“I only have the Roku LT, so I’m stuck with wireless!”

If this is you right now, I’ll share a few tips to improve your wireless connection too:

  • Disconnect other devices from your network.
  • Bring your device as close to the router as possible.
  • Clear out any physical obstruction between your router and Roku.
  • Check if any nearby devices are using Bluetooth and turn them off.

Also, consider a data plan upgrade if none of these work.

#5: Update your Funimation app

Updates on apps on your Roku should come automatically. 

However, if your Roku has been disconnected for a long time, these updates get postponed.

The same happens if your internet is unstable.

Luckily, you can still update your apps manually. Here’s how:

  1. Press Home on your Roku remote.
  2. Locate and highlight the Funimation app.
  3. Press the star button on your remote.
  4. Select Check for updates.

Any pending updates will be downloaded immediately.

If there isn’t enough space on your system, you’ll be notified. \

You can delete your other apps to make room: 

  1. Press Home on your Roku remote.
  2. Locate and highlight the app you want to delete.
  3. Press the star button on your remote.
  4. Select Delete App.

#7: Update your Roku

Update Your Roku

Your Roku needs updates to sort out streaming issues.

Of course, Funimation can be affected by those problems.

Like apps, your Roku will update automatically. 

In case something prevents the update from happening, here’s how you can do it manually: 

  1. Press Home on your Roku remote.
  2. Select Settings.
  3. Select System.
  4. Select System Update.
  5. Select Check Now.

If there is a pending update, your Roku will start it.

#7: Reset your Funimation app

Apps on Rokus store data in cache.

This is important to make apps like Funimation feel more personalized. 

It also makes the app do better when it comes to show recommendations.

The cache can be corrupted over time which causes apps to run slow or stop working entirely.

To clear the cache, you’ll need to reset the app entirely. Here’s how:

  1. Press the Home menu on your remote.
  2. Look for the Funimation app and highlight it.
  3. Press the start button on your remote.
  4. Select Remove Channel.
  5. Restart your Roku.
  6. Head to the Roku Channel Store.
  7. Search for Funimation and reinstall it.

Reminder: This will delete your data for Funimation. That includes your accounts on the platform. Just to be safe, make sure that you know your login details beforehand.

BONUS: Contact support

I’ve given you some quick fixes for your Funimation problems.

However, it isn’t a guarantee that any of these work.

If they don’t, I suggest you contact the Roku or Funimation support team.

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