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Afherlan

Kiznaiver
The real tragedy in all this is not that an illegal streaming site went down (like what's so "horrible", to quote some Twitter users, about a illegal site going down?) but that another one will pop up within a month or two. Regarding the legal / illegal debate, I don't know why you would need to pirate anime today, not in America / Australia / EU at least (while in no way condoning their acts, I get that anime fans in like Kyrgyzstan have a tricky time to get hold of anime legally). I've got more than enough to watch through legit channels, I still haven't watched some stuff I bought in late 2018 and I keep buying new stuff all the time (thus there is always "unwatched" stuff in my shelf). Then you got all the legal streams which fills up the "gaps" left by home releases, so I really don't see the "need". Except saving cash of course, which is a **** reason to be honest.
 

Vincentdante

Stand User
I still occasionally torrent a few episodes of an anime to see if I like it, if I can't stream it legally. If I do I'll buy the blu-ray before I watch the rest.
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
I've mostly used sites like that when, ironically, the legal sites have been terrible, like the Funimation app on PS4 a few years back and the Viewster website (before it went away) which didn't play well with PS4 browser. So basically watching stuff that I had legal access to already ie paying Funi, but not getting my moneysworth servicewise.
 

Vincentdante

Stand User
I've mostly used sites like that when, ironically, the legal sites have been terrible, like the Funimation app on PS4 a few years back and the Viewster website (before it went away) which didn't play well with PS4 browser. So basically watching stuff that I had legal access to already ie paying Funi, but not getting my moneysworth servicewise.
The funi app still doesn't work for me annoyingly
 

shokoti

Completely Average High School Student
I use a FireStick now (because HiDive STILL haven't made a PS4 app), the Funi app doesn't always work the way it should, but at least streaming-wise it's a lot better than the PS4 app was.
Can you get the subtitles to not display the black border behind them? That's so annoying, and stops me watching anything on there.
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
Can you get the subtitles to not display the black border behind them? That's so annoying, and stops me watching anything on there.
You can on the website and Android app:
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There's all sorts of options including font, font size and colour, and if you want a box: colour and opacity.
But when I went to the FireStick app it was the same as ever.
You get a Web browser on the FireStick, so you could use their website through that, but I haven't tried it to see if it works.
 

Adam-M

Stand User
But when I went to the FireStick app it was the same as ever.
I've seen that before with other apps where the settings were cached locally and not updated, so clearing the cache made it go away and get the latest config you set in the browser. Netflix does the same and Teams is a pain in the **** for it
 

D1tchd1gger

Claymore
I've seen that before with other apps where the settings were cached locally and not updated, so clearing the cache made it go away and get the latest config you set in the browser. Netflix does the same and Teams is a pain in the **** for it
The FireStick app doesn't have the same range of options. On or off, and that's your lot!
 

shokoti

Completely Average High School Student
You can on the website and Android app:
There's all sorts of options including font, font size and colour, and if you want a box: colour and opacity.
But when I went to the FireStick app it was the same as ever.
You get a Web browser on the FireStick, so you could use their website through that, but I haven't tried it to see if it works.
Yeh, I've seen all the settings on the website and changed them there, also tried clearing the cache on the Fire Stick, reinstalling etc but still always displays the borders on the Stick. Which is a shame as the video quality is pretty good on it. Might try the website on the stick but kind of defeats the purpose of the app. Genuinely don't know how Funi can be so bad at things like this, they've ignored complaints about it on their forums for years. If I could get at the code I bet I could fix it in a couple of hours max as well 🤷‍♂️
 

Ian Wolf

Himouto
AUKN Staff
A 4K version of Akira is going to be shown in UK cinemas, the first time this version will be shown outside of Japan.

 
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