Are you frustrated by the annoying buffering that is forcing you to leave funimation?
Whenever Funimation keeps buffering, you are probably feeling quite frustrated by the repeated interruptions to your viewing experience. After all, no one wants to watch a program that freezes or keeps stopping and starting, or that generally doesn’t run as smoothly as it should. The Netflix black screen is not as bad as the Netflix black screen, although it isn’t ideal.
There is no doubt that Funimation is incredibly popular among anime fans, with thousands of hours of content to choose from. The only problem is that if it keeps buffering, you won’t be able to enjoy it. Having said that, if this is something that is happening to you, what exactly can you do about it?
In order to make your viewing experience as smooth as possible, we will run you through the potential fixes available to you.
How To Fix Funimation Keeps Buffering Issues
In order to solve the buffering issue on Funimation, there are a number of potential solutions. I hope that at least one of these steps will resolve the problem for you if you work through the following steps:
- It is important that you restart your router. As a result, the network connection will be refreshed, and the situation should improve as a result.
- You may also want to try some general internet troubleshooting as well. So, you might want to try running a speed test on your computer. As a minimum, Funimation requires a connection of 2Mbps for SD, and 5Mbps for 720p and 1080p. It may be necessary to reach out to your ISP if you are not meeting these speeds. As well as that, you might want to try closing other apps or devices that may be competing for bandwidth with the one you are using.
- It may also be helpful to turn off other devices that are connected to your network as well. When these are not in use, they may still be pinging your router even if they are not in use. It can sometimes be helpful to disconnect them from each other.
- The Funimation app needs to be updated. If there are any pending updates, make sure that you download and install them, and then try relaunching the app if necessary.
- Make sure you update the software on your device as well as the browser on your computer. Make sure you check for any pending updates, and install any that are available, just as you would with the Funimation app.
- It might be a good idea to reduce the video resolution. The video resolution might be reduced if you are trying to stream content at a higher resolution, in which case you might be able to stream the content.
- It is recommended that you clear your browser’s cookies and cache. You can then restart your browser to see if this makes a difference in whether it works or not.
- In case you are using a VPN, this will require the information to travel a bit longer between your device and Funimation servers if you are using a VPN. There is a possibility that this could lead to buffering issues as a result. It might be worth a try to disable the VPN, and see if this makes any difference to your problem. If you are not using a VPN, then you may want to consider using one in case there is a problem with the local server that you are using.
- It is likely that many users will be watching Funimation via a WiFi connection. Use a wired Ethernet connection if at all possible, as this will often improve the stability of the connection.
- If you have a Premium Plus or Premium Ultra account, you have the option of downloading content to watch offline if you have such an account. The buffering issue will then be resolved as you will be able to watch without being connected to the internet.
In the event that none of these steps help, we would recommend that you contact our Customer Support Team for any further assistance you might need.
What Causes Buffering Issues On Funimation?
In spite of the fact that there are several possible explanations for buffering, as evidenced by the list of potential solutions provided, there are at least two main reasons for buffering.
There are a number of reasons why your internet connection may be too slow, and the first is that it is too slow. The minimum speed requirements for Funimation to run smoothly (2-5 Mbps depending on the video quality) have already been outlined. The likelihood is that you will experience buffering issues if your internet speed is less than this.
In addition, the speed at which your router is communicating with your device may also be a cause of your device not being able to effectively communicate with your router. You may have to either move your router in the right place to be able to communicate effectively with your device, or you may need to consider replacing your router altogether.
The problem could also be due to a software issue, and it is very difficult to diagnose exactly what is wrong in each individual case, so it is very difficult to diagnose what exactly is wrong. The best thing you can do is try the solutions that we have outlined above. There is no doubt that these are your best chances of resolving the buffering issue on Funimation in the near future.