New PS4™ App for Its Streaming Service Introduces Several Key Features; PS3™ App UpgradedFLOWER MOUND, Texas, April 16, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Anime fans got some big news recently, when FUNimation Entertainment, the leading source of Japanese anime, released the new PS4 app for its streaming service in the US and Canada. Now fans can check out all their favorite anime, including the new spring simulcast shows, on the free FUNimation PS4 app!
The new PS4 app introduces a long list of new features including video queuing, history syncing with FUNimation.com, autoplay, search capability and episode progress bar indicators. Users of the app will enjoy intelligent bookmarking so they will never have to remember where they left off in a series. FUNimation has also upgraded its current PS3™ app to mirror the PS4 version along with the addition of remote control support.
"We offer fans the ability to watch their anime wherever and whenever they want -- and we are pleased to offer this additional viewing platform to better serve their lifestyles," said Gen Fukunaga, CEO of Group 1200 Media, parent company of FUNimation Entertainment. "They want more choices and better value, and we are thrilled that this app's ease of use will allow for a great viewing experience."
All-AccessPass members can watch FUNimation's entire library of content -- the latest simulcast shows, exclusive English dubs of current series airing in Japan (called Broadcast Dubs), and an almost endless catalog of dubbed or subbed anime episodes and movies -- all in uninterrupted high quality video. SubPass members can watch the latest simulcast shows, as well as a huge library of subtitled content, also in HD, commercial-free. FreePass members can check out a variety of current simulcasts and sign up for a free 14-day trial. FUNimation's programming is available on multiple platforms, including the PS4 and PS3 systems, Xbox 360, Roku, iOS, and Android. Paid subscription pricing starts as low as $3.33 per month.
For more information, visit www.funimation.com/playstation.
In addition to its subscription service, FUNimation connects fans with their favorite anime shows and movies in theaters, on DVD, and on TV. For more information about FUNimation Entertainment and its brands, visit www.funimation.com.
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