Funimation Won’t Download Offline Videos? 6 Steps To Fix

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Are you having trouble downloading content on Funimation?

Don’t worry, I know how you feel. There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to download episodes of your favorite anime show, especially when you’re going somewhere without Wi-Fi.

If Funimation won’t download offline videos, you might be using a device that isn’t compatible with this feature, or you don’t have enough storage space. Having a free subscription or an outdated app could also explain the issue.

But, don’t worry. Here are 6 simple fixes to try:

  1. Get a Premium Plus subscription.
  2. Use your phone or tablet.
  3. Free up some storage space.
  4. Check your connection.
  5. Update Funimation and your device.
  6. Check Funimation’s servers.

Read on to download your favorite Funimation anime!

#1 Get a Premium Plus Subscription

Funimation has become one of the most famous anime streaming platforms due to its exclusive content and features.

Sadly, if you’re like me, and want to save some money on the subscription, you won’t be able to enjoy some of these features, such as the download option.

I hate to be the one who breaks the news, but you’ll need to pay a Premium Plus subscription ($9.99) in order to download episodes.

You can easily get a Premium Plus subscription, you’ll just need to:

  1. On your computer, log in to your account and click on “Try Premium Plus” in the top-right corner of your screen.
  2. Scroll down and go to “Premium Plus”. Then click on “Start my free trial”.
  3. Add your payment method. The platform accepts Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, Funimation gift cards, and Discover.
  4. Click on “Start My Free Trial”. Once the free trial finishes, the subscription will be automatically charged to your credit card.
How to get a Premium Plus subscription on Funimation

If you were already a Premium Plus member, please check if your subscription hasn’t expired. You can easily check this by following this quick guide:

  1. On your computer, sign in to your account and click on your profile icon in the top-right corner of your screen. Then, select “My Account” from the list.
  2. Go to “Subscription”
  3. Under “Summary”, please check your subscription status. If it’s expired, go to “Billing Information” to check your credit card or add a new payment method to renew your subscription.

Tip: Please make sure your card isn’t expired. If it’s not, please call your bank, they may be blocking some purchases. This could explain why your subscription hasn’t been renewed.

#2 Use Your Phone or Tablet

If you have a Premium Plus subscription, and you’re still having trouble downloading Funimation content, you might want to keep reading.

You won’t be able to download offline videos if you’re using your computer or a Roku TV. Funimation’s download feature is only available for mobile devices.

Please go to your device’s app store, search for Funimation, and install it. Then, download your favorite episodes by following this simple guide:

  1. Connect to a strong Wi-Fi signal. Otherwise, you won’t be able to download any episodes.
  2. Select the title you’d like to download. Then, tap on the download icon (arrow).
  3. Once the episodes are downloaded on your device, you’ll see a green check.

Then, you’ll be able to watch your downloaded content. To access it, you’ll need to:


  1. Go back to the home screen.
  2. Tap on the three horizontal lines icon at the top of your screen.
  3. Under “My Library” select “On My Device”.

iOS devices:

  1. Tap on “My Anime” at the bottom of your screen.
  2. Go to the “Downloads” tab.

Remember that not all videos are eligible to watch offline and that you’ll only be able to download 13 episodes simultaneously.

#3 Free Up Some Storage Space

If you still can’t download Funimation videos, chances are you don’t have enough storage space available on your device.

You see, every downloaded episode can fill up your storage space rather quickly. This is why I recommend checking how many GB you have left.

To do it, you’ll just need to:

iOS devices:

  1. Open the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on “General”
  3. Please go to “iPhone (or iPad) Storage”.
  4. Check the color-coded bar to see how much space you have left on your device. You’ll need at least 3 GB to download Funimation’s content.
Check how much storage space you have left on your iOS device


  1. Go to the Settings menu.
  2. Tap on “Storage” and check how much space you have left on your device.

Please note that this process may vary depending on your phone’s or tablet’s model.

If you don’t have enough GB available, please delete any apps that you no longer use and any duplicated screenshots, contact, documents, or pictures.

Moreover, I recommend deleting old conversations. I know this may be a difficult thing to do, but doing this may free up some storage space…sometimes it’s best to move on.

Once you have enough storage space available on your device, please open the Funimation app and try downloading the content again.

If you’re still unable to do it, your connection might be to blame. Keep reading to learn more about this.

#4 Check Your Connection

Next, I’d like us to run an Internet speed test on or to check if your connection is the culprit.

Once you get the test results, you’ll notice two different speeds, “Download” and “Upload”.

But, what’s the difference between them?

Simple. Upload speeds refer to how quickly you can send information from your device to the Internet. You’ll need a good upload speed if you want to upload videos to YouTube or to the Cloud.

Download speeds, on the other hand, refer to how quickly you can receive data from a server. You’ll need a good download speed to play online video games, work from home, and of course, download Funimation videos for offline watching.

Check your download speed.

If you’re wondering what a good download speed is, I got you.

This may vary depending on your current situation. You see, if you live with other people that work from home or like streaming anime as much as you do, I recommend having a download speed of at least 100 Mbps.

Moreover, please make sure to stay close to your router when downloading content from Funimation. This way, you’ll avoid signal interference.

#5 Update Funimation and Your Device

If you ran an Internet speed test and verified that your connection was stable, chances are the Funimation app is not running on its latest version.

You see, only the app’s newer versions offer the download feature. If you have an older version, you won’t be able to enjoy it.

Moreover, sometimes bugs can interfere with the app’s performance and cause multiple issues while trying to stream or download content.

By updating the Funimation app, you’ll be able to get rid of these and fix other errors.

To do it, you’ll just need to go to your device’s app store (Google Play Store or App Store), search for Funimation, and tap on update.

Then, I’d like you to check if your device is fully updated.

This way, you’ll avoid any compatibility issues, and you’ll be able to download Funimation content without further trouble.

Follow this quick guide to check if there’s an available software update:


  1. Go to the Settings menu and select “General”.
  2. Tap on “Software Update”. If there’s an available update, please tap on “Download and Install”.
  3. If asked, enter your passcode.
How to update iOS version


  1. Open the Settings menu and go to “System”.
  2. Tap on “System Update” and if there’s an available update, please install it.

Once you’ve updated the app and your system, try downloading Funimation videos again.

#6 Check Funimation’s Servers

If none of the five fixes above solved the issue, it’s time for us to check if the platform’s servers are down.

You see, servers are in charge of hosting a website and managing its information. This is why when servers go down due to bugs or human errors, you can experience all sorts of difficulties while trying to use that specific website.

You can easily check Funimation’s servers by going to their system status site or checking their Twitter profile.

Sometimes, the app’s support team tweets if they’re experiencing issues with the site.

Is Funimation down?

Sadly, if Funimation’s servers are down, all you can do is wait until the issue is solved. But, don’t worry. This is usually fixed within a couple of hours.

I’m sure you’ll be able to download your favorite anime in no time.


There’s nothing more annoying than not being able to download your favorite anime on Funimation, especially when you’re already a Premium Plus member.

Luckily, with the help of this quick article, you’ll be able to get rid of the problem today.

If you take anything away, please let it be that if Funimation won’t download offline content, you’ll need to check your subscription status, use the mobile app, and free up some storage space on your device.

Moreover, don’t forget to check if your app and device are running on their latest version.

Thank you so much for reading this article. If you love streaming movies and shows as much as I do, please check out our site. You’ll find multiple articles that cover all sorts of platforms and devices.

Have a wonderful day!