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Funimation Error Loading Video: Fix Your Anime With This Guide

Funimation Error Loading Video: Fix Your Anime With This Guide

Have you logged into your Funimation account to stream one of your favorite anime shows but you are now experiencing an error loading the video?

We have written this easy-to-follow guide to assist you in amending this error so you can get back to enjoying your Anime content without any further hindrances.

Why are Funimation videos not loading?

  • The video you may be trying to stream on Funimation may not be working because your browser is blocking it due to private browsing.
  • An active ‘Ad Blocker’ extension is interfering with the streaming.
  • Funimation’s server is down.
  • Slow internet connection.

How do I fix the Funimation video loading error?

Fix 1. Check network connection

You need to make sure you have at least 2Mbps to be able to stream Funimation videos at a standard quality level, and 5Mbps for a higher definition.

If your internet connection is not providing Funimation with an adequate amount of bandwidth, it won’t load videos or start to buffer.

To resolve this, first check your internet speed, and if it is on the low end, power reset your wifi router to help your device gain a better connection to the network.

This can be completed by switching your router off and unplugging it from its plug point. Wait a couple of minutes before plugging it back in and turning the router back on.

Note: If the Funimation server is down, you will need to be patient and wait for them to fix the issue on their side.

Fix 2. Complete updates

Making sure your Funimation is on the latest version is important in the functioning of the app, as the upgrades get rid of any possible bugs or corrupted software that may have transpired during the use of its current version.

The device you are using to watch on Funimation should also be on its latest version, as the old one may cause an incompatibility issue with the streaming device.

You can check for the app update on Google Play Store (Android) or App Store (iOS). If there is an option to tap ‘Update’, select this.

For the software update on your device, if you go into the ‘Settings > System’ or ‘General Settings’ section, it will state if there is a software update available.

Fix 3. Uninstall and reinstall

Removing the app and reinstalling it can help the performance of the app as it will get rid of any faulty software that has been installed.

Depending on what device you are using, you can ‘delete’ the app or ‘uninstall’ it. Then, go back onto your app store to redownload Funimation. Now open the app, log in, and attempt to watch a show without it experiencing a loading error.

Fix 4. Force stop the app

In some instances, Funimation throws the loading error due to temporary session bugs, resulting in a glitch. To fix this, simply force-stop the app on your Android, iOS, or computer in the following way:


Step 1. Go into your ‘Settings’

Step 2. Go into ‘Apps’

Step 3. Select ‘Application Manager’ (if it gives you this option)

Step 4. Find the Funimation app

Step 5. Click on ‘Force Stop’


Step 1. On your home screen, swipe the screen upwards

Step 2. In the previews, find the Funimation app

Step 3. Once you are on the app, swipe it upwards to force stop it


Step 1. All at once, press ‘CTRL’, ‘ALT’, and ‘DEL’

Step 2. Select ‘Task Manager’

Step 3. Find Funimation and select it

Step 4. Press ‘End Task’

Relaunch the Funimation app and verify the fix!

Why can’t I watch shows on Funimation?

If you subscribe to the standard version of Funimation, you can only watch certain shows and movies on the app because they are only included in Funimation’s Premium Plus or Premium Plus Ultra subscription.

With the Plus versions, you can download content to watch it offline and stream it on up to 5 different devices.


Funimation has been rated the 4th best streaming platform. With the opportunity to eradicate adverts and gain access to a bigger library of content by upgrading to their Premium versions, there’s no going wrong with this app if you’re a big fan of Anime.

Experiencing an error when trying to load your selected video can be extremely frustrating, we hope this guide has assisted you in being able to fix this issue on your Funimation app, and that you were able to get back to watching your favorite Anime characters.


  • Michael Stokes

    Over 10 years of experience working as a technical support engineer. Highly skilled in fixing any technical issue, including app configuration and account setup, gaming errors, television problems, and any other electronics-related issue. You can find out more about him at

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