As reported by several specialized websites, Funimation, SVOD OTT with anime content, launched in Brazil and Mexico at the end of 2020, has recently launched an application for Android devices, which can be accessed for free through Google Play. In Brazil, access to the OTT catalog is available for an R$ 249.90 (USD 45) annual payment, or a R $ 24.90 (USD 4.5) monthly subscription. In the case of Mexico, a MX$ 99 (USD 5) monthly subscription must be paid; or an MX$ 990 (USD 5) annual payment can also be done.
At the time of its launch in Mexico and Brazil, Funimation was only available through its official website, although the company had reported it was working to expand the ways to access the platform through apps for mobile devices and smart TVs as of this year. It is also possible to stream Funimation content to the TV screen via Chromecast, and can be accessed on up to five devices at the same time.
The platform features an extensive catalog of anime, including series such as ‘My Hero Academia’; ‘Attack on Titan’; ‘Assassination Classroom’; ‘The Promised Neverland’, and others. Some of the contents include subtitles in Spanish and Portuguese, and others are dubbed in both languages. Funimation also features titles that are released almost at the same time with their original broadcast in Japan. At the time of its arrival at Latin America, the SVOD OTT included around 1,500 hours of content and 200 series and movies.
Brazil and Mexico are, up to now, the only countries where Funimation is available in Latin America. Before launching in the region, the platform was also launched in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand. Up to now, the company has not reported other Latin American countries where the platform will be launched soon. Two of its main competitors in Latin America will be Crunchyroll – recently sold to Sony – and Anime Onegai.