How to block ads on Funimation

Funimation is a popular anime streaming service, which offers anime in both subs and dubs. The platform mostly offers anime in dubs, but some anime are also available in subs. Funimation is free to use, but it does mean that there will be ads showing throughout the episodes.

These ads can be quite frequent, which make the viewing experience very disruptive, and can sometimes make Funimation stop working. Thus, free users will look for ways of blocking the ads on Funimation.

How to block ads on Funimation

You can only block ads on Funimation if you’re using the service on a browser. There is no way to block ads on the Funimation app.

There are a few ways to block ads on Funimation. Some of them require quite a bit of effort, whilst others are much simpler solutions. We’ll go through the two easiest and least-risky methods of blocking ads on Funimation.

Use an Ad-blocker

The easiest way to block ads on Funimation is to use an Ad-blocker. There are several Ad-blockers you can download and use, but one of the most reliable Ad-blockers is Adblock Plus.

First, search ‘adblock plus’ into your search engine. The first result should lead you to ‘adblockplus.org’. Click on the search result to go to the download page for Adblock Plus.

Depending on your browser, you will have to choose a specific download option.

For Chrome

Press ‘get adblock plus for chrome’ to download the Ad-blocker as an extension.

After downloading the Ad-blocker, you must activate it by going to your extensions.

Press the extension icon, which should be to the right of the URL bar.

This should open up a list of your active extensions.

Press ‘manage extensions’ to go to view all your extensions.

Alternatively, press the three dots in the top-right and press ‘settings’ to open the settings.

Then, press ‘extensions’ in the left side tab. This should show you all your extensions.

Find Adblock Plus, and press the switch to turn the extension on.

For Microsoft Edge

Go to https://adblockplus.org/adblock-plus-edge and press ‘get adblock plus for microsoft edge’ to download the Ad-blocker as an extension.

After downloading the Ad-blocker, you must activate it by going to your extensions.

Press the three dots in the top-right, and press ‘extensions’ to view al your extensions.

Find Adblock Plus, and press the switch to turn the extension on. If the switch is blue, the extension is active.

For Safari

Go to https://adblockplus.org/en/download and scroll down to find the mobile browsers section.

Press the ‘Safari (iOS)’ option to view options for Safari.

Press ‘download on the app store’ to go to the Adblock’s iOS app page.

Press ‘get’ to install the app.

Next, you must activate it in your device settings.

Go to Settings>Safari>Extensions.

Press the switch next to ‘Adblock Plus’ to enable it in Safari.

For Samsung Internet

Go to https://adblockplus.org/en/download and scroll down to find the mobile browsers section.

Press the ‘Samsung Internet (Android)’ option to view options for Samsung Internet.

Press ‘get it on Google Play’ to go to the Adblock’s app page.

Press ‘install’ to download Adblock Plus.

Next, open Samsung Internet.

Press the three lines in the bottom-right to open the options.

Press ‘ad-blockers’ to open a list of your ad-blockers.

Press the switch next to Adblock Plus to enable the adblocker.

Disable JavaScript

The second method for blocking ads on Funimation is also fairly simple. It is disabling JavaScript in your browser. Be wary that this can affect other things on Funimation, as well as other sites if you’re unable to disable JavaScript for Funimation alone. If the latter is the case, ensure that you enable JavaScript again after using Funimation.

For Chrome

Go to funimation.com, and press the lock icon in the URL bar. It should be to the left of the URL.

This opens up a list of options. Press ‘site settings’ to open the website settings in your browser.

Find the ‘JavaScript’ option, and press ‘allow (default)’ to open a list of options. Press ‘block’ to disable JavaScript.

For Microsoft Edge

Go to funimation.com, and press the lock icon in the URL bar. It should be to the left of the URL.

This opens up a list of options. Press ‘permissions for this site’ to open the website settings in your browser.

Find the ‘JavaScript’ option, and press ‘allow (default)’ to open a list of options. Press ‘block’ to disable JavaScript.

For Safari

Go to Settings>Safari>Advanced.

Press the switch next to the JavaScript option to disable JavaScript.

For Samsung Internet

Next, open Samsung Internet.

Press the three lines in the bottom-right to open the options.

Press ‘settings’ to open the browser settings.

Go to Sites and downloads>Site permissions.

Press the switch next to ‘Allow JavaScript’ to disable it.

Conclusion

To conclude, Funimation can be quite hard to use for free users. The numerous adverts per episode make it difficult to watch anime on the platform. Thus, users will sometimes try to find ways to block the adverts. This can only be done on browsers, as there is no easy way to prevent the ads on the Funimation app.

There are several ways to block ads on Funimation, but the simplest method is by using an Ad-blocker. This is a common method, and works with most browsers and devices.

Another method, which is a bite riskier, is by disabling JavaScript. This is also simple to do, but it can have unpleasant consequences. Thus, this method should be carried out with caution.

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