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Posted 1/28/15 , edited 1/28/15
I know that a lot of you guys are Funimation members as well. I have tried twice recently to go on their site and sign up and both times the site was down. Not just for me but for everyone. ( i checked)

My question is this- "Is it down a lot?"

If you have it do you think its worth it and are you happy with their service??
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Posted 1/28/15

ssxtitan wrote:

I know that a lot of you guys are Funimation members as well. I have tried twice recently to go on their site and sign up and both times the site was down. Not just for me but for everyone. ( i checked)

My question is this- "Is it down a lot?"

If you have it do you think its worth it and are you happy with their service??


I don't usually even bother with the site, because I watch on my Roku, and usually only on days there's a simulcast, and maybe an odd marathon or two here and there. I have had almost no problems with doing that. Maybe (like CR) they have different CDNs serving the web as for devices, though...
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huh, interesting. I would actually be watching on my ROKU as well. I figured they were one in the same. If the site was down then roku would be too. apparently not though.

I think I am going to give it a go. I love having multiple options for watching the stuff I like~

Thanks asharka. You are always so helpful~



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Posted 1/28/15 , edited 1/28/15

ssxtitan wrote:

huh, interesting. I would actually be watching on my ROKU as well. I figured they were one in the same. If the site was down then roku would be too. apparently not though.

I think I am going to give it a go. I love having multiple options for watching the stuff I like~

Thanks asharka. You are always so helpful~





You made me curious enough to try it today, and it does seem slower than normal getting started today... Maybe they updated the app again though. Initial setups do seem to take longer than they should.

And, of course, now I'm having trouble getting logged in... maybe they are having growing pains due to their new offerings...

Edit; And I'm finally in again after changing my password. Still really slow menu navigation right now though.

I guess I should amend my earlier post and say that up until today I haven't had problems with the Roku app...
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I used to have an account there and I didn't like their service at all.

It may have been bad timing, but when I was there they had a lot of issues with video caching, leading to many videos from many series having playback problems (stuttering, buffering, that kind of thing). I was trying to watch AIR at the time, and they were the only ones who had it.

They were working on it for a while, said it was a known issue and that they were working hard to resolve it. Kept promising that it would be fixed soon. Then they said it had the problem causing it had been fixed, but would take a while to get everything back up to speed.

For days after that, I would try watching videos and it would totally suck. Overall these problems took weeks. I cancelled my account and haven't gone back.

I understand that technical problems happen, but I was really frustrated with the time it took for them to find and fix the issue, and the communication with their customers during that time.

So bottom line is, I don't trust Funimation to not have technical problems, or if they have them, to deal with them in a timely and upfront manner.

On the other hand there's Crunchy, where the only video problems I've ever had were related to trying to watch 1080p videos on a crummy connection ^_^

If only Crunchy had ALL THE SHOWS and we could just stay here all the time ^_^
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Posted 1/28/15 , edited 1/28/15

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If only Crunchy had ALL THE SHOWS and we could just stay here all the time ^_^


Therein lies the problem~

I punched it up on ROKU and there is a free two week trial so I figure I will give them a couple weeks and if all goes well I'll keep it. My connection is super solid and its wired so I know that if there's issues it'll be on their end~

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Posted 1/28/15

ssxtitan wrote:


TsuyuNoSuki wrote:


If only Crunchy had ALL THE SHOWS and we could just stay here all the time ^_^


Therein lies the problem~

I punched it up on ROKU and there is a free two week trial so I figure I will give them a couple weeks and if all goes well I'll keep it. My connection is super solid and its wired so I know that if there's issues it'll be on their end~



Good luck!!
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