Can’t Create A Funimation Account? This Might Be Why

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Stuck trying to create a Funimation account?

Unfortunately, this is a common issue and can be super frustrating when it happens, especially when you want to watch an anime that is only offered on Funimation.

If you can’t create a Funimation account, chances are the app is not available in your country, there’s a problem with your email, or you’re using browser extensions. A corrupted cache and server downtime could also explain the issue.

But, the good news is that you’ve come to the right place for answers. In this article, you’ll learn multiple ways to solve the problem.

Keep reading to create a Funimation account!

#1 Funimation Is Not Available in Your Country

Funimation is one of the best anime streaming platforms out there because of its features and exclusive content.

Unfortunately, many people have complained about not being able to create an account on the platform.

This may happen due to numerous reasons, but it’s likely that the platform is not available in your country. You’ll only be able to create a Funimation account if you live in Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Mexico, Brazil, and the U.S.

You may be thinking of connecting to a VPN to create an account and stream your favorite anime show. But before you do, please keep reading.

If the mail you’re using to create your account is hosted by servers from your country, you won’t be able to complete the process.

Moreover, using VPNs to stream international content may not always be useful.

You see, Funimation can restrict some features and block your account if you’re connected to a VPN because they may get into serious legal issues due to their distribution agreements.

This is why I recommend using a different anime streaming platform if Funimation is not available in your country.

#2 There’s a Problem With Your Email

If Funimation is available in your country, and you can’t create an account, chances are there’s a problem with the email you’re using.

You see, many people have complained about not being able to register to the platform because it keeps saying “This email cannot be used to register an account at this time”.

Can't create an account on Funimation

If that’s your case, there’s a very good chance your email has already been used to create an account, and you don’t remember.

Try recovering your password or using a different email address to see if the issue goes away.

Tip: Please make sure you’re writing the correct email address (without any spelling mistakes).

If the problem persists, chances are your browser extensions are turned on. Don’t worry, though. Keep reading to learn how to disable them.

#3 You’re Using Browser Extensions

If you’re like me, you probably use different browser extensions (or add-ins) to check your spelling, manage your passwords, translate some words, block ads, and even check the best prices when shopping online.

Although browser extensions can add features to a website, they may also be the reason you can’t create an account on Funimation.

You see, sometimes they can interfere with the way the platform works and cause multiple issues.

Try disabling your browser add-ins while creating your account on Funimation to see if the problem gets fixed.

To do it, you’ll need to:


  1. Open the Apple menu and select “Safari” from the options.
  2. Click on “Preferences” and choose “Extensions”.
  3. Uncheck the boxes next to your add-ins.

Google Chrome:

  1. Click on the three dots icon in the top right corner of your screen to open the menu.
  2. Select “More Tools” from the list and click on “Extensions”
  3. Turn off the blue switch to disable your add-ins. If you’d like to remove an extension, please click on “Remove”.
Disable your extensions on Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose “Add-ons and themes” from the menu.
  3. Go to “Extensions” and turn off the blue switch next to your add-ins.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Click on the three-dot icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Choose “Manage extensions” from the list.
  3. Turn off the switch next to your extensions.

If you’d like to enable your extensions again, follow the same steps and turn on the switch next to your extensions.

#4 A Corrupted Cache

If disabling your browser extensions and using a different email didn’t do the trick, this just might.

You may not know this, but when you visit a website for the first time, it needs to download tons of information from its servers in order to display the page.

Then, the data that doesn’t change from visit to visit (such as fonts, logos, and other images) is stored in your cache. This way, the next time you launch a website, the page can be displayed much faster.

Sadly, if a file stored in your cache is damaged, you may experience all sorts of difficulties while trying to use Funimation, such as not being able to create an account, buffering issues, and much more.

But, don’t worry. By clearing your cache, you’ll be able to get rid of corrupted data, and you’ll force your browser to re-download new versions of all Funimation files.

Follow this quick guide to clear your cache:

Google Chrome:

  1. Click the “More” icon (3 dots) in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Choose “More tools” from the list and select “Clear browsing data”.
  3. Select “Time range” and click on “All time”.
  4. Tick all boxes and select “Clear Data”.
Clear your cache and cookies on Google Chrome

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Click on the three horizontal lines icon at the top of your screen.
  2. Choose “Settings” and go to “Privacy & Security”.
  3. Go to “Cookies & Site Data” and click on “Clear Data”.

Microsoft Edge:

  1. Click on the three dots icon at the top of your screen and select “Settings” from the list.
  2. Go to “Privacy, search, and services”.
  3. Go to “Clear browsing data” and click on “Choose what to clear”.
  4. Select “Time Range” and click on“All Time”.
  5. Check all the boxes and choose “Clear now”.

Once you’ve cleared your cache, please go back to Funimation and try creating an account again.

#5 Server Downtime

If nothing has worked so far, Funimation’s servers may be down.

You may not know this, but servers are in charge of handling and storing all the files from a website.

So, if servers have an issue, the page won’t be able to be displayed, and you’ll experience multiple issues while trying to use the platform.

To check if Funimation’s servers are down, please check its Twitter or go to

If you notice that other users have reported issues while trying to use the platform, please wait for a couple of hours until the issue gets fixed.


That about covers it! I hope that this article has helped give you some more confidence in solving the issue.

Remember, if you can’t create an account on Funimation, you’ll need to make sure the platform is available in your country. If it is, try using a different email, disabling your browser extensions, and clearing your cache to get rid of any corrupted data.

Thank you so much for reading this quick article and trying the 5 fixes above. If you ever experience a different issue while watching your favorite anime on Funimation or on a different platform, don’t forget to check out our site. Here at Tech Detective, we love helping people tackle everyday issues.

Have a wonderful day!