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what made you choose CR over funimation?
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Posted 8/17/14
They didn't make a Ps3 app and they offer most of their simulcasts free anyway.
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Crunchyroll.

Cuz Fxck Hulu.

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Alright, I will say that I subscribe to both premium services, but I have been with Crunchyroll far longer than I have been with Funimation. I have been with Crunchyroll since Fall 2011, while I only got Funimation EVS last December. Pretty much the biggest reason I chose CR over Funi is that CR has a stable and reliable streaming player while Funi's back then was totally crap that I had to watch most of the stuff on Hulu, meaning ads galore. Plus, there just wasn't much of an incentive to go with Funi back in those days as both subscribers and non-subscribers could watch simulcasts the same day. While the subscription meant being able to watch stuff in better quality, it was on that crappy player they had.

But times have changed, and after realizing that their player was so unreliable, Funi gave an extreme makeover to their website and their player, and the new player works a whole lot better after the jitters were worked out. So now, the crappy player was no longer an excuse for me to give Funi shows the slip anymore. They also offered a huge discount on Cyber Monday that I took advantage of, so now I'm a subscriber to both services through December at the very least. Basically, I would go with CR for having more new stuff coming out from Japan, while Funi better serves me if I want to watch dubs.
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at first i had problems with funimation, but not anymore, i use both! but i mostly use this one because i usually pay
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Posted 8/17/14
and crunchyroll lacks animes like Terror in Resonance or Tokyo Ghoul
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Posted 8/17/14
Choose over?

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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
I should add to my previous post that I do use Funimation. I just don't subscribe to them. I chose to subscribe to one or the other and Crunchyroll's site layout is more appealing and user friendly than Funimation's is by far.
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Posted 8/17/14
I don't like that Funimation is mainly dubs not really subs
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Posted 8/17/14
I know I already replied before, but I'm gonna give some added info!

I've been subscribed to CR longer, having been a paying member since the Summer 2013 season. I only subscribed to FUNi back in the Spring season this year because of their change in policy of delaying the release of their episodes on Hulu by a week at the start of this year. Last year I was fine just watching FUNi through Hulu cause it was still the same day release.

Anyways it was through FUNi that I saw my first simulcast series. Several years ago when FUNi's streaming was in its beta form, I was able to see my all time favorite anime, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood week in week out. It was a great experience to me. It was that experience that convinced me simulcast streaming was the future of the industry(do remember that this was before anyone else was doing it).
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
The Funimation app is pretty poor,but the CR app is pretty alright.Looking for a show on CR only takes a fraction of the time it takes on Funimation.The page layout on Funimation takes a while for me to find the show I want (at least for me),while CR makes it easier for me to find whatever show I want to watch.Also,the CR forums have a lot more to to enjoy.I think the only reason I go on Funimation's website is Black Lagoon.
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Posted 8/17/14 , edited 8/17/14
I need a VPN for Funimation, while I only need a VPN for Crunchyroll for certain shows (Irregular at Magic High School for example). Also as a side effect of living in Australia my internet connection is woeful at best and funimation streaming most things at 780p or above does not help matters (nor does the VPN). That being said I do like some of the shows they do have and I put up with ads and buffering to watch them (it's particularly fantastic when I have to buffer the ads). Given the choice I will always watch it on Crunchyroll as it is far more convenient (their Android app is particularly good).

Edit: Will give a shoutout to Animelab for any other Australian Anime watchers out there as it is still temporarily free and has Tokyo Ghoul and Terror in Resonance which sadly are the highlight of my weekends.
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Posted 8/17/14
I do use both, but i've been sticking with CR just because funimation has to much of a limited selection of anime.
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Posted 8/18/14 , edited 8/18/14

EhunterE wrote:

I don't like that Funimation is mainly dubs not really subs

Most of their titles offer both, and with some simulcasts not getting home video licenses, I believe it is a safe bet that series with only subtitles now outnumber dub-only titles at this point.

Posted 8/18/14
Cause fuck Funimation
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Posted 8/18/14
I used to keep a subscription with them, but then I'd had to download episodes from alternative sources because their platform was so bad. But I still kept the money flowing under the hope supporting multiple players would overall help the industry.

Final straw was the Black Friday fiasco. Instead of being able to just buy a years sub you were issued gift certs. Which apparently were broken for many customers (including me). They have a support forum and all they would say was the billing department was backed up for almost a month, they couldn't help anyone with anything. I hit them with a charge back on my credit card and my only satisfaction is they likely had to eat a bunch of merchant account penalties for their incompetence.

Funimation is valued at over $20 million, it's not like they are being run out of a basement. As far as I can tell they are over their heads dealing with direct consumer and online technology.
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