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Funimation free trial: Everything you need to know

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A Funimation free trial is the best way to try out the service and see if its extensive library of subbed and dubbed anime series, as well as OVA episodes, could be for you. While you have access to a very limited amount of content without being logged in, it's so heavily restricted (and full of advertising) so it's far from the ideal viewing experience.

Funimation offers a low monthly rate in order to stream content to your Xbox Series X, PS5, PC, smartphones, and more. It's one of the most readily available platforms, and it can be streamed to several of these devices at the same time, depending on which plan you opt for. 

Is a Funimation free trial still available?

Funimation is currently offering a 14-day free trial (opens in new tab) that comes with any of the subscription plans, no matter where you're based in the world. You can sign up on its website now with your login information right now, so it's a risk-free way to try the service out and see if it's for you. 

Maybe you're a seasoned otaku that keeps up with every new release from all the major Japanese publishing houses, or perhaps you grew up with some of the American dubs of popular series in the 90s and 2000s, either way, you're sure to find something new that's perfect for you. 

Funimation has an estimated 15,000 hours of content, which includes anime series, movies, and OVA episodes. The highlights of which have to be the ongoing 5th season of My Hero Academia as well as Scarlet Nexus and the exclusive Demon Slayer: Kimetsu. 

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Fumination Plans

Fumination Premium: The cheapest version of Funimation Plus will run you $5.99 per month (opens in new tab) and features the full library of subbed and dubbed anime library across two simultaneous devices, such as PS5, Xbox Series X, Nintendo Switch, or your smartphone of choice. 

Fumination Premium Plus: For $7.99 per month (opens in new tab), you get everything that's included in the premium plan as well as support for streaming on up to five simultaneous devices at the same time as well as downloads for offline viewing and members-only benefits. If you're someone that watches a lot of anime on the go or wants to be able to hot-swap between their phone and games console around the house easily, this is the plan we'd personally recommend. 

Fumination Premium Plus Ultra: Paying monthly isn't going to be for everyone. If you'd rather just pay one lump sum, this plan has an asking price of $99.99 per year (opens in new tab) which is otherwise virtually identical to Premium Plus but includes a couple of annual perks for members. As it's virtually the same price - give or take $4 - we would suggest considering what's easier out of these two for you from a convenience point of view. 

Keep in mind that these different plans are only available in the US. If you're based somewhere such as the UK, you will only have the Funimation Premium Plus plan to go for, which will run you £4.99 per month (opens in new tab). The service is currently only available in the US, UK, Canada, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. 

If you're after Western entertainment next, why settle for anything less than the best Disney Plus bundles? At the same time, to get your sport craving satiated, you can check out our guides on how the find the lowest ESPN Plus costs and the best Hulu prices around.  

Aleksha McLoughlin
Hardware Editor

Aleksha McLoughlin served as the Hardware Editor for GamesRadar from June 2021 until August 2022. Her main area of expertise was the PC gaming platform, which comprised buying guides, features, reviews, and news coverage on components and prebuilt machines. She was also responsible for gaming chairs and storage. She now works on a freelance basis while studying to become a university lecturer specializing in English for foreign territories. Prior to joining GamesRadar, she wrote for the likes of Expert Reviews, The Rory Peck Trust, No Clean Singing, Vinyl Chapters, and Tech Spark while also working with the BBC.