Funimation app not working (Try these solutions first!)

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When you find the Funimation app not working, it can be very frustrating.

We have made a guide that can assist you by providing some simple tips that help fix your Funimation app if it is not working correctly.

Why is the Funimation app not working?

The leading cause of Funimation not working correctly is likely a software or internet connection problem.

Are you running the most up-to-date Funimation version, and is your Funimation account properly logged in and connected?

Here are some tips on how to fix Funimation:

Scroll down to follow a more detailed guide on how to work through these steps and fix your Funimation issues.

How to fix Funimation app not working

Method 1: Reset your Router

This is one of the oldest tricks in the book, but it effectively fixes the Funimation not working issue.

Resetting your router is also useful in preventing Funimation freezing.

How do I reset my router?

The easiest way to reset your router is to unplug it from the wall socket for 30 seconds before plugging it back in.

Unplug your router, to help when the Funimation app is not working
Restarting your Router almost always improves your bandwidth capacity to be able to play content effectively.

This action will “power-cycle” your router and provide more bandwidth to increase your ability to play content faster on the Funimation app.

Method 2: Switch the content

If you are logged into Funimation, try changing the content.

The problem of Funimation not working correctly can be limited to a particular channel or broadcast temporarily going offline.

If the other channels are working correctly, everything should be good regarding your account and connection.

Moving on to the next step will help to see if the Funimation servers and broadcasts are experiencing any issues.

Method 3: Check to make sure that the Funimation servers are operational

When Funimation is buffering or simply not working, it is worthwhile checking that there are no issues or outages with the Funimation platform.

When Funimation is not working then you should check the down detector website to ensure the servers are running
The Downdetector website monitors the Funimation network for problems.

Method 4: Restart the Funimation app

It is a good idea to restart the Funimation app if it is not working.

Restarting the Funimation app allows any updates to install and establish a new connection with the servers correctly.

Method 5: Sign out of the Funimation app

Another thing to try when Funimation is not working is to sign out of your account.

By signing out of your Funimation account before you return and log in, you may resolve any account-related issues causing the problems.

Method 6: Restart your Playback Source Device

To access the Funimation app, you will be using a playback device to access the app.

The most common playback devices for the Funimation app are:

  • Smart TVs
  • Content Devices such as Apple TV, Firestick, or Roku
  • Games Consoles such as PlayStation and XBOX
  • A PC or MacBook Laptop

The universal recommendation for these devices and the first step in trying to eliminate the Funimation not working issue is to perform a power cycle of these systems.

To perform a power cycle of the devices, simply unplug them for 60 seconds before plugging them back in.

This restart allows any updates that have been downloaded in the background to install and start successfully, and it also clears the system cache.

Clearing the system cache and any lingering apps running in RAM can help in reducing the chances of Funimation not working correctly.

Method 7: Update your Funimation app

If you are playing Paramount Plus using a device such as a Firestick, Roku or smart TV, then I recommend that you update the app if possible.

Method 8: Update your device software/firmware

Whether you are using a TV, Content Device, or Games console, updating your firmware or software to the latest version can help prevent issues from arising over time.

Sometimes updates can be missed, or an installation can be interrupted and cause issues with your playback device.

Old firmware or a partial firmware installation could cause Funimation not to work correctly.

Ensuring you have the latest software on your devices also gives you access to new apps and an improved viewing experience.

Method 9: Use an Ethernet cable rather than Wi-Fi

It is almost always true that when you use an Ethernet (Wired Connection) rather than Wi-Fi, you will get a better download speed, but you can also prevent app issues from occurring.

Wired connections transmit data quicker and with less interference. Fewer variables can hinder the quality of the connection.

Wi-Fi connections are slower and generally have a slower response time.

The distance from your playback device, along with the walls, floor, and ceilings, can all deteriorate the quality of your internet connection, causing Funimation not to work.

I always use a wired connection when available, and you should too!

Method 10: Disable any Ad blockers or VPNs

VPNs and Ad blockers can negatively affect the playback performance of the Funimation app and stop it from working.

Your connection to a VPN will always limit the speed at which you can play content.

We understand that using a VPN can be a sensible choice, especially due to privacy concerns.

Unfortunately, using a VPN creates another dependency that can cause Funimation not to work if there are any problems or limited speed.

Method 11: Contact Funimation Support

If you have tried all the tips above and nothing has worked, you can contact Funimation support for further assistance.


Funimation can stop working for a variety of reasons, this guide covers the most common reasons and how to resolve them.

We hope that this article helped you get Funimation back up and running!.

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