Updated as of October 7, 2020.

There’s no better feeling than starting a new anime series and getting swept up in an exciting new tale. As you’re cheering for the hero to win the fight or finally confess their feelings, every story takes you on an adventure beyond the screen.

Anime has grown more and more popular over the years, and so has the number of streaming services where you can watch! With hundreds and thousands of titles available across so many platforms, you’ll never be without something to watch for long.

Watching from licensed sources is the best way to support the hard-working creators behind each title, so we’ve put together a list of legal anime streaming platforms in the U.S.

Trying to find out where to watch a specific series? Try using Anime News Network’s encyclopedia section. You can either search streaming platform pages for their full list or check the English companies section of a specific series page.


Crunchyroll’s impressive library holds over 1000 anime titles, ranging from classics to fresh releases, and even exclusive Crunchyroll Originals. Crunchyroll Premium has three different tiers with added perks, ranging from watching ad-free and offline viewing to annual swag bags and online store vouchers.

  • Free-to-watch; Subscription: $7.99-$14.99/month
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, WiiU, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV


Funimation offers both subbed and dubbed series, and their dub library is the largest collection of English-dub anime offered on any platform. A subscription comes with ad-free watching, offline viewing, simulcasts straight from Japan, and SimulDubs released two weeks after the Japan broadcast.

  • Subscription: $5.99-$7.99/month or $99.99/year
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Samsung, LG


HIDIVE offers exclusive licensed titles from Sentai Filmworks and Section23, both subbed and dubbed. New titles are simulcast every season and Dubcast premieres dubbed episodes of select titles two weeks after the Japan broadcast.

  • Subscription: $4.99/month or $47.99/year
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV


In addition to an extensive selection of TV shows and movies, Hulu offers many anime titles in both sub and dub formats. From classic shows to brand new simulcasts, Hulu has great options for picking up something new.

  • Subscription: $5.99-11.99/month
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Nintendo Switch, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Samsung, LG, VIZIO, Xfinity


Netflix is the biggest streaming service in the world, and anime is one of their many offerings. A Netflix subscription will get you access to TV shows, movies, and an impressive library of anime new and old. Netflix even has a selection of original anime available exclusively on their platform.

  • Subscription: $8.99-$15.99/month
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, WiiU, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Nvidia Shield, Samsung, LG, Vizio, Panasonic, Philips, SANYO, Sony, Sharp, Hisense


Ghibli lovers, this is the platform to be on. HBO Max is currently the only platform that streams Studio Ghibli films. There’s more than that, though – HBO Max also offers a selection of anime series from Crunchyroll, since both are under parent company AT&T.

  • Subscription: $14.99/month


If you’re looking for some older classics to watch, RetroCrush has you covered. Self-described as “dedicated to the Golden Age of anime,” Retrocrush’s library is carefully curated with titles from the 70s, 80s, and 90s.

  • Free-to-watch; Subscription: $4.99/month or $49.99/year
  • Apps: iOs, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV, Android TV


Tubi is an entirely ad-supported streaming service, so episodes are free to watch! Their collection includes a hearty mix of classics and recent titles, which may be available in both English and Japanese.

  • Free-to-watch (Ad-supported)
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Roku, Amazon Fire

Amazon Prime Video

Did you know your Amazon Prime Membership also comes with a library of anime to enjoy? Or if you don’t have the Membership, you can also pay for the Amazon Prime Video only subscription for access. Their anime selection includes a selection of unique titles that are exclusive to the platform.

  • $8.99/month for Amazon Prime Video only. Included with Amazon Prime Membership ($2.99/month or $119/year)
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, Roku, Amazon Fire
    • Set Top/Media Players: Comcast X1, Cox Contour, Dish Network, Nvidia Shield, Roku, Prime Video VR for oculus, Tivo, AppleTV, Xiaomi
    • Smart TVs: Sony, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, Vizio, Hisense, Philips, Sharp, JVC, TCL, Konka, Insignia, Skyworth, Changhong, Haier,


CONtv caters primarily to comic con fans with a wide array of films, movies, and comics, and they have a special section just for anime fans as well! Check out their diverse collection of anime series and movies for free!

  • Free-to-watch (Ad-supported)
  • Apps: iOS, Android


VRV is a streaming service that bundles together multiple anime, gaming, comedy, fantasy, and technology channels all in one place. A VRV subscription also includes access to Crunchyroll and HIDIVE, as well as a number of other channels including Boomerang, Mondo, and Rooster Teeth.

  • Free-to-watch; Subscription: $9.99/month
  • Apps: iOS, Android, Playstation, Xbox, WiiU, Roku, Amazon Fire, AppleTV

We hope you find your new favorite series! Let us know what you decide to check out, and happy watching!

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