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11 Best Anime Apps in 2022

11 Best Anime Apps in 2022

Anime has grown, and movies like Your Name have made millions of dollars. Today, so many services offer to watch anime, but, of course, you only need one. So, here is the blog post covering 11 of those best anime apps.

Tubi TV

Anime on Tubi

Titles: US: 180 to 220 | Canada: 160 to 180 | Australia: 15 to 25
Availability: US, Canada, Australia, and Mexico
Type: Completely free

Pros: Completely free | fast video player | dubbed and subbed content | multi-platform
Cons: Limited locations | limited series

The completely free service called Tubi TV is accessible in multiple regions. Although you won’t find many animes in Australia, over 180 titles can be watched free in the US and Canada.

You can create a free account to sync history if you watch on multiple platforms. The service shows in-between ads, but they are not annoying, and you don’t see them often.

You can watch Tubi TV by using a VPN tool outside of the supported regions. I have tested ProtonVPN, but any good VPN will do the job.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Overview

Titles: Over 1500 in the US
Availability: Over 150 nations (content location dependent)
Type: Freemium

Pros: Huge library | fast video player | dubbed and subbed | multi-platform | Funimation included
Cons: Limited locations | some content is geo-restricted

Crunchyroll is the best anime app right now because it already has a huge anime library. Now, Funimation is moving its library to Crunchyroll to make it the biggest anime provider.

However, the entire library is only available in the US. The service is available in over 170 nations, but one must use a VPN with a US server to see its full potential.

You can find shows, including Perfect Insider, Ore Monogatari, My Hero Academia, etc. The platform focuses on the subtitles a lot, so you might have to read the subtitles as you go, but the fact that you don’t need an account to watch for free makes it a great place.

The service comes in three different plans starting from $8 per month, which gives you access to new anime instantly and in full HD quality.

Funimation

Funimation App Overview

Titles: 800 to 900 in the US
Availability: A handful of nations mentioned below
Type: Freemium

Pros: Average number of titles | fast video player | dubbed and subbed | multi-platform
Cons: Limited locations

Editor’s note: Funimation (including AnimeLab) library is now merging with Crunchyroll, as mentioned above, so you should consider Crunchyroll. But, as Funimation is still available as a separate service, it is on this list.

Funimation is another one of the best anime apps because it’s fast, has an intensive library, and is available in multiple countries.

Anyway, 26 years old platform was in Sony’s hands previously, owning about 95% of the service. As of May 2022, Funimation is available in

  • United States
  • Canada
  • United Kingdom
  • Australia
  • Ireland
  • New Zealand
  • Brazil
  • Mexico

It has the license for some popular series, including Dragon Ball, My Hero Academia, and Fairy Tail.

Funimation is available on desktop, mobile, and smart TVs. You can watch the ad-supported videos for free, while it comes in three different plans starting from $6 per month.

For people outside the supported areas, try NordVPN with the UK or the US server to unblock the site and watch the free content.

Also read: Crunchyroll vs. Funimation

CONtv

Anime-on-CONtv
Anime on CONtv

Titles: 60 to 70
Availability: Multiple regions
Type: Freemium

Pros: Small library | multi-platform
Cons: Limited locations | slow video player

CONtv is one of the best anime apps in 2021. The app is available in the US, Canada, Australia, India, and some other countries. It comes with plenty of options to watch for free, but the video player is slow and buggy.

It shows three to four video ads when you start watching a video, but overall, if you are looking for a free service to watch anime in your free time, CONtv might be something to keep on the list.

The service comes with a paid plan starting from $7 per month to unlock premium content.

VRV

Girls-Und-Panzer-on-VRV
GIRLS Und PANZER on VRV

Titles: Over 1500
Availability: US only
Type: Freemium

Pros: Pretty much all you need | multi-platform | fast video player | subbed and dubbed
Cons: US only

If you are in the US and considering Crunchyroll? You should look at this service. VRV is bigger than Crunchyroll. It has Crunchyroll, Mondo, and VRV Select. The best part is that it costs $2 more than Crunchyroll and comes with both services, plus hundreds of VRV-selected movies.

Moreover, if you are looking for free stuff, the app has over 20,000 hours of content, including anime.

The only problem: VRV is only available in the US, but you can use ProtonVPN to unblock the service and enjoy its content.

Reelgood

Finding Anime on Reelgood

Titles: 680
Availability: US and UK
Type: Free (subscription may be required)

Pros: Good library | multi-platform
Cons: Geo-restricted | Minimal free anime service support

Reelgood itself is not a streaming platform; it’s a service to find where your favorite show or movie is available. It supports over 100 services, including

  • Prime Video
  • Netflix
  • Hulu
  • Crunchyroll
  • Funimation
  • TVision
  • Tubi

If the searched anime is offered on any of the services, Reelgood shows it on their website, which you can then watch on your subscribed platform with one click.

Reelgood is free and shows ads, but you can remove those ads by creating a free Reelgood account.

Netflix

Anime-on-Netflix
Anime on Netflix

Titles: 300 to 400 in the US
Availability: Multiple regions (content region dependent)
Type: Premium

Pros: Average library | multi-platform | fast video player
Cons: Geo-restricted

The first premium service to watch anime is Netflix. If you already have a Netflix account, you can browse the small range of anime from Netflix.

Although the current catalog might not be fulfilling, Netflix has acquired rights for Studio Ghibli (a Japanese film studio), so you will see more animes coming shortly.

I would not get a Netflix subscription just yet but go to the app and type anime if you already have the subscription.

Amazon Prime Video

Anime-Collection-on-Prime-Video
Anime Collection on Prime Video

Titles: Over 2000 (according to the official page)
Availability: Multiple regions (content region dependent)
Type: Premium

Pros: Colossal library | multi-platform | fast video player | huge availability
Cons: Geo-restricted

Not sure how big the service is, but the official page says, “browse from over 2,000 animes”. If that’s true, this is the most extended list of shows.

Amazon Prime Video is a premium service, and you get so much content. They regularly add new movies and shows, so you never feel full.

The service is available in the US, UK, Australia, and India. The plan starts from $9 per month; unlocking the catalog while unblocking the US contents, you can use ExpressVPN (tested).

Hulu

Anime-on-Hulu
Anime on Hulu

Titles: 250 to 300
Availability: US only
Type: Premium

Pros: Average library size | multi-platform | fast video player
Cons: None

Hulu is another premium service for watching anime on the go. It is only available in the US, but you get a lot of content, including

  • Attack on Titan
  • My Hero Academia
  • Black Clover
  • Elfen Lied
  • K-On!
  • Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
  • Girls Und Panzer
  • Death Note
  • Your Lie in April
  • Danganronpa

Furthermore, you can use a VPN, but you will also need to purchase a subscription (a 30-day free trial available). So, you will be paying for two different services. Instead, I recommend checking out Crunchyroll or Netflix.

HIDIVE

Anime Library on HIDIVE
Anime Library on HIDIVE

Titles: 500 to 600
Availability: US and some other regions
Type: Premium

Pros: Good library | multi-platform | fast video player
Cons: Limited availability

HIDIVE used to be in the VRV subscription, but it’s not anymore. The service is specially developed for animes. You get subbed and dubbed while simulcast shows are also available.

HIDIVE is available in the US, but some/all content is available in other countries, including Australia, Canada, and New Zealand. The service only costs $5 per month.

Mubi

Anime-List-on-Mubi
Anime-List-on-Mubi

Titles: Unknown
Availability: US and other regions
Type: Premium

Pros: Good library | multi-platform | fast video player | Huge availability
Cons: Pricy | focused on movies

The last one of the best anime apps is Mubi. From a social platform to a streaming service. Mubi has been in the business for a long time. You can find plenty of good animes to watch.

The service takes a new day, a new movie approach, where a new movie is available to watch every day.

Furthermore, users have created many playlists for you to find relevant content. Mubi TV also comes with a live option where something is always playing.

The only problem: the service is more focused on movies, while the subscription costs $11 per month, which is a bit pricy.

Wrap up

Anime is vast, and its popularity is increasing every year. Today, many cartoons are inspired by anime, and cartoons inspire many animes. So, if you are a fan of anime, cartoons, or animation, the above services will not disappoint you.

Thanks for reading the best anime apps in 2022. I hope the article helped you find the perfect app. Feel free to share your views in the comments and help other readers.