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Helsgate2
Level 7

Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Anyone know a fix to the Funimation Channel on  all Roku devices and TV's? Funimation will load and go to home screen but if I try to play a show it kicks it out to the Roku Home screen. 

Its not a Funimation issue as I can go to it on any mobile device and play with zero issues.

If anyone or even www.Roku.com can come up with a fix please let me know.

Thank you!

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iisjebus
Level 7

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

I'm having the same issue on Roku devices and an onn Roku TV. Just noticed it start happening today.

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Tee7
Level 7

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

I noticed there was an update which I love to funimation app.  I have a feeling the error might be due to the update. I am able to view shows under Contune Watching. But I am unable to view content under SimulDub.

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aerinj11
Level 7

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Same problem, but on all Funimation apps the shows recently added section doesn’t show the most recently added shows.

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lawlesschild
Level 7

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Okay I’ve been having the same problem for a couple days Smiley Sad. My only way around it is to go to the actual fu animation app/or website. Click the one I want and start playing it for a couple seconds. Then I go back to the Roku version and it comes up under the “continue watching” image and I click on it and keeps playing every episode. Hope this helps! 

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ajiav
Level 7

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

We’re having the same issue. Roku seems to be having an increasing number of issues with its apps like this; it’s frustrating.

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Herris71
Level 7

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Plutonius
Level 8

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Same problem here. I can't imagine these problems getting through if Funimation tested the app.

Another quick fix is using the search function and launching the anime from that.

I also have issues with the subtitles where the subtitles go out of sync and often just don't show for 10-15 seconds.

The lack of reliable subtitles on the Japanese anime makes it unwatchable on the Roku.

A last minor issue is that the anime starts from the beginning on a partially viewed anime.

Does anyone know how we can forward a list to Funimation of issues with the Roku Funimation app update ?

RokuDanny-R
Roku Employee
Roku Employee

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Hi everyone,

Thanks for the posts.

Try removing the channel from the Roku home screen by navigating to the channel tile, pressing the * key on your remote and choosing 'Remove channel'. Then restart your device from Settings>System>System restart. Once your player starts up again, add the channel back once more.

Does this clear up the issue you are seeing?

Thanks,
Danny

Danny R.
Roku Forum Moderator
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Plutonius
Level 8

Re: Roku wont play funimation channel on any Roku Device/ TV

Thank you for the reply but I had tried this with no success.

However, the latest Roku update seems to have fixed almost all the issues I have been having with the Funimation App over the last week. Both Roku and Funimation had updates about the same time last week and I was assuming, perhaps wrongly,  that it was a Funimation app issue.

The only remaining issue I have is that a Funimation show restarts from the beginning when you continue it.

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