Trying to watch your favorite Anime on Funimation but are encountering error messages? You’ve come to the right place. With an increase of issues on the Sony Anime platform, we have come up with some resolutions in order to resolve any errors you may be having.

We have a range of guides in order to help you fix your Funimation issue. If you are having issues specifically with your Samsung TV and Funimation, this is a great place to start.

Alternatively, if you are having issues with your Funimation sound or you are a getting black display we also have some guides to provide in-depth help with these.

Why is Funimation Not Working on my Samsung TV?

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Unfortunately, like most streaming services, Funimation can encounter issues such as outages, therefore a great place to start if you are having issues with Funimation is to check the Down Detector. The Down Detector will provide the latest reports of an app or site being down, based on reports.

However, if the issue isn’t to do with Funimation being down, here are some other common reasons why Funimation is not working on a Samsung TV.

The app needs updating

Users on Reddit have reported that if the app is not updated, this quickly becomes an issue for Funimation. If it is not updated regularly, then it may stop working. To find out if your app needs updating, head to the app store and search for ‘Funimation’ then click on the page, and locate the ‘update’ button. If you do not see one it is likely you are running the latest version.

You have no internet connection

If your internet connection is patchy or you’re attempting to use public WiFi this may cause issues for watching Funimation. Unless you have a premium account, you will require an internet connection to watch all Anime on the site.

Your TV is outdated

If you are trying to get Funimation on your Samsung TV but are encountering errors, it is possible your TV is outdated.

You can only run the app on a Samsung TV which is from 2015 or onwards. Any older smart TVs of any brand will not work prior to this either. This is due to the high level of technology required to run such a large app, that older TVs can not handle.

How to fix Funimation not working on Samsung

Funimation Not Working on Samsung TV

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Now we’ve figured out the problem with your Funimation app, you may be wondering how to fix the issue at hand. First things first, we’d recommend power cycling your Samsung TV. In order to do this, you need to unplug your TV at the wall, hold the power button for 5 seconds, release this, then allow 1 minute before plugging it back in.

This reboots your TV and can be a useful fix in order to get Funimation working again.

However, if power cycling did not fix your issue, here are 4 simple fixes in order to get your Funimation back up and running.

Use a 3rd party device

If you have an outdated TV or are regularly having issues with the smart features on your TV, we’d recommend a streaming device is a great alternative. Some of the options that run Funimation are:

  • Firestick
  • Roku
  • Chromecast

If you own one of these, you can simply plug it into your TV via the USB port. Then download the app from the app store.

Clear cache for Funimation

Clearing the cache for an app is important to keep it running as it should be. As the cache stores temporary data to allow websites, apps, and videos to load quicker in the future. It usually stores unnecessary data and can actually slow down a program as it takes up unneeded space.

Removing your cached data frequently can increase speed and remove any bugs which may be stopping the programming from running as it is supposed to.

To delete the cache on Funimation you need to do the following steps:

  1. Tap the home button on your Samsung TV remote
  2. Then head to settings followed by apps
  3. Then choose System apps
  4. Select ‘Funimation’ then choose clear cache.
  5. Finally, tap OK.

If you’ve never deleted the cached data, this may take a few minutes to complete.

Uninstall and reinstall the app on Samsung TV

The next fix is to uninstall the app completely, then reinstall it. By removing the Funimation app from your Samsung Smart TV then reinstalling it, you will be running the latest version of the app. Which will remove any old bugs and stored settings, and allow the app to perform as it should.

In order to remove an app from your Samsung TV, please do the following:

  1. Head on to the apps via your remote control
  2. Next select options in the bottom right-hand corner
  3. Scroll through the menu bar and select delete
  4. Then choose the app you want to remove, in this case, it is Funimation
  5. Allow this to be removed fully

Then to redownload the app, you need to head to the app store, then search for the app again and press download.

Reset your Samsung TV

The final fix for your Samsung TV is to reset it back to the original settings of the TV. Although this can be frustrating, having the TV run like a new device can be beneficial as it removes any existing data on it. But due to the fact it will remove everything on it, we’d recommend only doing this as a last resort.

To factory reset your Samsung TV you need to do the following:

  1. Open your TV settings
  2. Choose general from the menu
  3. Then select reset, you will be asked for a password, the standard pin for Samsung is 0000
  4. Once you’ve entered this you will be asked for confirmation again, then click OK.
  5. Your TV will restart automatically, and when it loads again it will function as a new device.

You will need to redownload all of your apps, enter all of your network data and sign back into your accounts again.

Is Funimation only available on Samsung TVs?

Although previously, Funimation hasn’t been available on a lot of devices, primarily Samsung and Sony. It is now available on a range of Smart TVs such as LG as well as gaming consoles, and even mobiles. 

You can watch Funimation on the following gaming consoles:

  • PS3
  • PS4
  • PS5
  • Xbox 360
  • Xbox One


With this guide, we hope you have been successful in troubleshooting your Funimation not working on Samsung TV error.

If you are experiencing regular issues with your Smart TV apps, we’d recommend purchasing a 3rd party device in order to make your streaming experience run a lot smoother.

However, if you are still experiencing issues, you can reach out to Funimation via Twitter for further support.