North American anime company Funimation has announced on Thursday (Friday, Manila time) that their streaming service FunimationNow will now be available in Australia and New Zealand.
The service will only focus on streaming English-dubbed Japanese anime shows, because of the company’s partnership with Crunchyroll.
Users can watch the shows for free with advertisements, or join FunimationNow Premium for AUD5.99 (about PHP235).
The streaming service will be available on their website at funimation.com, as well as iOS and Android devices. It will also be available soon in Amazon Fire TV, Xbox 360, and Apple TV.
The company also states that the launch of FunimationNow service “doesn’t alter the availability of Funimation shows on other services.”
AnimeLab, the anime streaming service of Madman Entertainment, responded in a tweet about the recent news, saying “Nothing is happening to us… We will still be going strong”.
Nothing is happening to us 😀 We will still be going strong
— AnimeLab (@AnimeLab) March 31, 2017
Several Funimation titles are streamed on AnimeLab or being distributed by Madman Entertainment on home video.
Funimation launched FunimationNow streaming service in January last year at Consumer Electronics Show, which became available to North American users around February.
Last April, the streaming service expanded to United Kingdom and Ireland.