Is the Funimation App not working on your TV and you would like to know why it is happening and how to fix it quickly?
As an Anime lover, I can understand the feeling when the Funimation app won’t load and stops working on television. Since Funimation is Anime and Manga lovers’ heaven, I can’t stay away from it for long.
At first, when I can’t get Funimation videos to load on my TV, I switch to my browser to continue streaming, but that’s okay for a short while, and I’ve shared a guide on how to fix it if Funimation videos won’t play on your browser, so check it out if you use it on the browser.
Throughout this guide, I will explain the proven methods through which you can resolve Funimation TV app issues.
Most of the time, when the Funimation TV App encounters any errors or loading issues, it is due to network connectivity, cache cookies conflict, or outdated software. This can easily be resolved by tweaking certain settings on the Funimation app and TV.
We often only try a few methods in a hurry, which doesn’t resolve the issue. That is why I recommend reading this guide carefully so you can resolve the issue in the first attempt.
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Why is the Funimation TV App Not Working?
Funimation released their official streaming app after their streaming website was immensely successful and like any other streaming service, it also faces some issues from time to time.
When the Funimation TV App encounters issues either their server is down or the TV software or App has conflicting data, it doesn’t allow the app to load and results in freezing or buffering issues when it gets opened.
It is also possible that your Funimation App on TV is experiencing an error when loading due to an insufficient internet connection, which will interfere with the successful streaming of the content.
Possible scenarios that could lead to Funimation TV App issues are as follows:
- Funimation Server Down
- Weak Internet Wifi
- App or TV Software Glitch
- Outdated App or TV Software
TVs that are most affected by Funimation’s application problems include:
- Samsung Smart TV
- Apple TV
- LG Smart TV
- Sony TV
- And Android TVs
Despite the different devices noted above, all of the above TVs and the Funimation App work in a similar way, so the steps mentioned here will work on all of them.
Without further ado, Now let us see how to fix the Funimation app on your TV if it does not work, it is not loading, it is buffering, or it is having other issues.
How To Fix a Funimation App Not Working On TV?
It doesn’t matter if you have a problem with the Funimation App on Samsung TV, LG TV, Android TV, or Apple TV, the steps are the same and work across all of them, so let’s make sure we rule out the scenarios which aren’t causing any issues first.
To begin with, do not rush through the steps as this will not be effective.
To fix Funimation TV App’s problems and get it working, perform the following steps:
- Check Funimation Server Status
- Power Cycle TV and Router
- Optimize Router
- Reinstall Funimation App
Check Funimation Server Status
Sometimes, the Funimation App on TV is not working due to a server down or a temporary service outage.
If Funimation’s servers are down, you won’t be able to access their servers, so it’ll interfere with the successful loading of the app on your TV.
The DownDetector site at https://downdetector.com/status/funimation/ lets you know if others are experiencing the same problem.
During the downtime of Funimation’s server, you may be unable to access their server, which may interfere with the successful loading of your videos on TV.
If the server is up and running as expected, you will need to take further steps to resolve the issue.
Note: The Funimation app requires a fast internet connection and Wifi access to stream content on it, which you should ensure.
Power Cycle TV and Router
In the case that the Funimation server is operational and that your internet connection is also working, then we need to troubleshoot the TV and Router first so that they have no data conflicts, and the only way to do that is to do a proper power cycle on each of them.
Power cycling the TV and router will soft reset any temporary settings such as network and cached data which usually get conflicted and cause the connection between the Funimation app and the TV’s network settings to become unstable.
- Remove the power cable for router and TV.
- Wait for 4-5 minutes before plugging them back.
- After that, turn on both and connect the TV to Wifi.
- Now, check if you are able to open the Funimation App on your TV and its working.
When you use the Funimation App on your TV, you may experience loading, buffering, or freezing issues. To resolve these issues, you should optimize your router’s bandwidth and frequency.
The best way to do this is by visiting your router’s admin page from a connected device and then from the wireless settings, you will see the Frequency and Bandwidth option that you will need to adjust in order to optimize your wireless connection.
Reinstall Funimation App
Optimization of the router and power cycling of the TV and App might not completely resolve the problem as in some cases the settings that get stored on the Funimation App storage on the TV go beyond repair and require manual deletion.
The easiest way to do so is by going into the settings and applications menu on your TV, or by deleting the app and reinstalling it again.
After you have completed all the above steps, your Funimation App will stream smoothly without any issues.
Wrapping It Up
Regardless of whether you have a Samsung TV, LG TV, Sony, Apply, or any other Android TV, the Funimation app will work the same way on all Smart TVs, and if you encounter any problem with the Funimation app, following the above troubleshooting guide will get it fixed.
Moreover, if the apps start working again without any issues, here are some things that you can do to let it run smoothly and prevent any future problems.
- Optimize your Router and do a power cycle of it once in a while.
- Keep the Funimation App and TV’s software up to date.
- Optimize your TV and delete unnecessary apps from it.
- Clean up cache, cookies and other stored App data on your TV regularly.
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Kazhiko Kuro is the Founder of StreamingStash.com. Over a span of 8+ years, He has tested, researched, and written hundreds of articles and guides on how to fix common issues with TVs, streaming media players, streaming services, and related devices. See our Editorial Guidelines and Content Integrity.