Nintendo Switch Funimation App Available Now in North America

Nintendo's handheld hybrid gets its first anime streaming app with Funimation on Nintendo Switch.

The anime streaming platform Funimation has arrived on Nintendo Switch in the U.S. and Canada. It offers users hundreds of dubbed anime series, including popular classic such as My Hero Academia and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, along with some new designs for easier searching and sorting.

Funimation on Switch comes with a new curation page and a "My Anime" page to sort through favorites. There's also a launch schedule for upcoming anime, and "much much more," though the official announcement didn't say what that might be.

Outside of Hulu, and in the conspicuous absence of Netflix, it's the first streaming app on Switch with a hefty focus on anime.

It's only available for subscribers with the Premium plan ($5.99 per month) or higher, though all plans come with a free trial. While Funimation's library prioritizes anime series with English dubs, the Premium plan lets users picked subtitled versions of some shows as well.

The Switch Funimation app heads to Mexico, the U.K., Ireland, and other countries in 2021. PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S versions of the app are also in the works.

[Source: Funimation]


Josh Broadwell started gaming in the early '90s. But it wasn't until 2017 he started writing about them, after finishing two history degrees and deciding a career in academia just wasn't the best way forward. You'll usually find him playing RPGs, strategy games, or platformers, but he's up for almost anything that seems interesting.

Platforms Nintendo Switch Tags animenews
Published Dec. 15th 2020

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