How to Change the Language in Funimation

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Are you an anime lover? If you are, you've surely heard of Funimation, a streaming service dedicated to the distribution and streaming of anime series. Funimation is also famous for fast dubbing of exclusive English content. Depending on your preferences, you can choose between watching an anime with English, Spanish or Portuguese dubbing or in Japanese with English, Spanish or Portuguese subtitles.

If you want to learn how to change languages ​​in Funimation, we've got you covered. In this article, we'll explain everything you need to know about language settings and give you a step-by-step guide on how to customize them on different platforms.



How to Change Language While Watching Funimation on PC

Funimation lets you change the preferred language while you watch. The service is available through a browser or the Funimation app. We recommend using the app as many users have reported problems changing languages ​​while watching through a browser.

The steps are the same whether you're using the app or the browser:

  1. Open the Funimation app or go to the Funimation website.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Find the anime you want to watch and open it.
  4. Tap the gear icon in the lower right corner to access the settings for this video.
  5. Go to the language section and select the language you prefer. Keep in mind that the episode will probably reload.

Funimation lets you set a default language. This way, you won't have to change the language for every episode you stream or download. Here's how to do it on your computer:



  1. Open the Funimation app or visit the Funimation website.
  2. Sign into your account.
  3. Go to the My Account section.
  4. Select “Preferences”.
  5. Tap "Video Settings". The first option should be “Language”.
  6. Choose the language you prefer.
  7. Press "Save". If you don't, the changes won't be applied.

How to Change the Language While Watching Funimation on an iPhone or Android

Funimation is available as a mobile app for iPhone and Android. Many users prefer this version because of its easy-to-use interface and many features like upcoming show schedules and custom anime queues.

If you don't have the Funimation app on your iPhone, tap here to install it. If you are an Android user, tap here to get the app.

Changing the language of a particular episode while watching it is possible. Follow these instructions to do so:

  1. Open the Funimation app.
  2. Find the anime you want to watch and play the favorite episode.
  3. Pause the video and tap the three dots in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap the language symbol. It's the icon with the letter "A" and a Japanese character for the same letter.
  5. Select the language you prefer.

Keep in mind that these settings will only apply to this episode. If you want to change the preferred language for all episodes you download and stream, you'll need to do so through your settings.



Follow these steps to change the preferred default language:

  1. Open the Funimation app.
  2. Go to the My Account section.
  3. Tap "Preferences".
  4. Tap "Video Settings".
  5. Choose the preferred language and press "Save". If you don't save the changes, you'll probably need to repeat these steps for the next video you watch.

How to Change the Language While Watching Funimation on a Firestick

The Funimation app is also available on the Amazon Firestick. If you want to change the language while watching Funimation on your Firestick, follow these instructions:

  1. Open the Funimation app on your Firestick.
  2. Search for the anime you want to watch and play it.
  3. Pause the episode and select the three dots in the upper right corner.
  4. Tap the language icon. It's the one with the letter "A" and a Japanese symbol for the same letter.
  5. Choose the desired language.

These settings only apply to the episode you are currently watching. If you want to change your preferred default language, you can do so in the settings. This way, all episodes you stream and download will be in that language if available.

Follow the steps below to change the default language in Funimation on Firestick:

  1. Launch the Funimation app on Firestick.
  2. Go to the My Account section.
  3. Select “Preferences”.
  4. Tap "Video Settings".
  5. Select the default language and press "Save". Be sure to save your changes before exiting the settings. Otherwise, you may need to repeat the steps.

Additional FAQs

Why can't I change the language in Funimation?

If you played a show with English dubbing and there are no other language options, it's probably due to a license. Namely, some shows can only be dubbed and you cannot switch them to Japanese audio. Funimation has rights for dubbing but not for subtitles in some cases.



Another reason for this is that you don't have an active subscription. Only subscribed users can customize their language settings in Funimation.

Is Funimation free?

Funimation has a free and paid version. But, if you go for the free version, you won't get many useful features including language switching.

You can watch limited content from Funimation without purchasing a subscription. The titles available are usually older shows, with only trailers or early episodes available for the newer ones. Moreover, you will face ads that constantly interrupt your streaming.

If you want to avoid ads and enjoy other benefits, purchase one of three packages offered by Funimation (correct at the time of this writing):

• Premium ($5,99 per month or $59,99 per year)

• Premium Plus ($7,99 per month or $79,99 per year)

• Premium Plus Ultra ($99,99 per year)

Whichever plan you choose, you'll enjoy Funimation's entire library ad-free.

There are several key differences between the Premium and Premium Plus plans. One of them is that the latter offers the download option, allowing you to stream your content even offline. The second is the number of devices that can stream simultaneously: with the Premium plan, you can stream up to two devices, and with the Premium Plus, it's five devices.

The Premium Plus Ultra includes everything from the Premium Plus option to free delivery and birthday gifts.

Funimation also offers a 14-day free trial, which is enough to decide if a subscription is right for you. Additionally, the service allows you to browse the shows you are interested in on the website and see if they have dubs or subtitles. This way you can decide if the subscription is worth it.

Enjoy fun features (Imation)

Whether you're new to anime or a long-time fan, Funimation has everything you need. In addition to thousands of hours of content to stream and download, Funimation is known for its quick dubs of exclusive content.

The service allows you to change the language of the episode you are watching or customize your default language preferences. This way you will automatically stream and download content in the selected language. Keep in mind that due to licensing some languages ​​may not be available for the desired episode.

We hope this article helped you learn how to change languages ​​in Funimation. Also, we hope you have learned more about subscription plans and are now enjoying your favorite anime.

Do you prefer dubs or subs in Funimation? What platform do you use for streaming? Tell us in the comments section below.

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