Your favorite anime just released a new episode and you’re going gaga over finding the best anime app so you could watch it online for free on your Android smartphone.
The internet is swarming with a lot of app recommendations where you can watch or download anime online. But more often than not, these apps fail to reach its users’ expectations. It’s either that they have too limited anime options or takes too long to buffer. To help you narrow down your search, we have made a list of the top anime apps for Android that you can enjoy for free.
A word to the wise: these apps come with a handful of ads. Developers are already spoon-feeding you with anime movies so let us not strip them of the chance to generate revenue from something that they worked hard for.
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Ask anyone of their best to-go anime app and they tell you this first thing.
Crunchyroll is hailed as one of the top anime apps for Android phones. With over millions of downloads on Google Play store, CrunchyRoll has the largest library of anime for you to enjoy. It has over 25,000 episodes of the greatest anime series which you can binge watch. If watching isn’t enough for you, you can also read your favorite manga through this app.
If you are not very keen at seeing ads, you can enjoy this app for free. But if you want an ad-free, HD streaming experience, you can download a premium app with a 14-day free trial feature.
CrunchyRoll has a user-friendly interface so you will not get lost while using the app. Search anime movies alphabetically, by popularity or by genres. Hardcore anime fans can join their Facebook and Twitter accounts at www.facebook.com/Crunchyroll and www.twitter.com/crunchyroll
Second on the list is FunimationNow which also has a library packed with subbed and dubbed anime movies. App users love FunimationNow because it has the fastest turnaround time when it comes to dubbing. Simulcast anime movies from Japan right through this app without waiting too long.
Free users can watch limited HD movies with ads. On the other hand, premium users can enjoy hundreds of movies without constant ad-popping. Pay a monthly rate of $5.99 or subscribe to a yearly plan of $59.99 to enjoy the hottest anime there is. Premium users can also simultaneously watch 2 streams at the same time.
Recently, FunimationNow has released a new feature where app users can download the episodes to watch them offline. Also, they had bug fixes and performance upgrades for a more comfortable movie experience.
Although this app might be a good choice for anime lovers, the download is limited only for US, Canada, UK, and Ireland.
Gotardo Anime – Watch Anime – Kiss Anime
If you think you have met the best android app to watch anime, you might have never heard of Gotardo. It has a no non-sense and straightforward interface with loads and loads of anime movies to choose from!
If binge-watching is your thing, Gotardo will definitely be your to-go app. Choose your genre from comedy to mystery, to drama. You can browse anime by popularity too! No need to sign up nor purchase because you can enjoy this app completely free.
Turn on the night mode from the app’s setting if your eyes feel a little tired from your mobile/tablet’s backlight. Favorite a movie or an episode and access it on the “Favorite” tab so you and your friends can watch it again. You can even play on an external player or external link. Just be sure your internet connection is strong and stable!
Funanime – Free Anime Online & Manga Rock for Fanz
Funamine is another great app to stream and watch your favorite anime online. It has a clean interface and doesn’t require a user sign-up. You can choose your preferred language on the “Settings” tab, browse featured content or browse by category.
Upon choosing an anime, you can see its ratings and all of its available episodes. Watch them chronologically and enjoy a seamless anime movie experience.
Hi, JOA readers from Australia and New Zealand! Because you are extra special, we are including AnimeLab on this list of top anime apps!
Although AnimeLab is, at the moment, exclusive, other anime fans should watch out because developers are working their way to get to you!
AnimeLab has thousand of episodes already available on the app with new shows added every week. It even simulcasts directly from Japan in HD. This app has a 4.4-star review in Google Playstore, solid evidence that this app is an amazing choice.
The quest for looking for the best Android app for watching anime online is a tricky task. If you are aiming for free, lower your expectations on the ads. Instead, look for something that has a good streaming quality.
Have you tried downloading other apps but did not reach your expectations? Do you have anything else to add on the list? What are you most particular about in looking for an online streaming app? Share your thoughts on the comments sections below.