Hyperdimension Neptunia The App To Be Re-released as Neptunia & Friends This Month

Idea Factory International have announced that the previously released Hyperdimension Neptunia app for iOS devices, known simply as Hyperdimension Neptunia The App, will be re-released later this month as Neptunia & Friends for iOS devices. Read more of this post

Animax UK Streaming App Arrives onto iOS and Android Devices

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Following in the footsteps of free-streaming-service Viewster the Sony-owned-subscription service Animax UK have announced that their own iOS and Android Streaming app is now available to download from their respective stores. Read more of this post

Viewster App Now Available on Xbox 360; Coming Soon To Other Devices

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Following on from the release of it’s iOS and Android App Viewster have now released a dedicated app for the Xbox 360; an app which allows all of the streaming content found on their website to be streamed directly to your Xbox 360 console; as CEO of Viewster, Kai Henniges, explains:

Our community has heavily requested Viewster’s presence on the Xbox 360 Marketplace, so we’re extremely happy to now finally be able to accommodate our user’s needs for another channel to enjoy our unique entertainment. We fully adapt consoles as a natural element in cross-device viewing throughout the week”

The Viewster App on the Xbox 360 will operate just like it’s mobile counterparts; whereby users can watch a variety of shows without the need of a monthly subscription. Additionally the app will feature trailers of selective shows, so you’ve got a rough idea of what to expect before watching, and synopsis of each show.

Viewster have also suggested that Apps for other console platforms, such as the Xbox One, PS3 and PS4, are currently in the works and will be released in due course.

Animax UK Streaming App Comes to PS4

animax_uk_ps4_app_promo Ever since Animax UK, the online subscription-based anime streaming service, launched their service onto the Playstation 3 several months ago fans have been asking for it to be released onto other platforms; well today (yesterday to be exact) that question has been answered as the Animax UK app is now available for the PS4. Animax UK currently offers a wide back-catalogue of VIZ Media distributed titles, such as Bleach, Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan, Black Lagoon and Bakuman, in addition to new releases including brand new episodes of Fairy Tail, Rail Wars and Persona 4 Golden: The Animation; each of which will be available to stream directly through the PS4 app. Read more of this post

Animax PS3 App Now Available from Playstation Network Store

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Ever since it’s launch last October Animax UK have promised that PS3 App was in the works and would be released within the next year, well today that dream has come a reality as the Animax UK App is now available to download from the Playstation Network Store.

The App, which is a 40mb download, will allow anime fans to instantly access all of the content that is available on the Animax UK website, such as free simulcasts for non-members. As it stands the App is in its early stages, the videos (streams) work perfectly fine it’s just that the App itself feels slightly sluggish and mimics the design and layout of the website.

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Of course over the next few months (and presumably years?) improvements will be made to the app to provide a better experience to users, but as it stands it is just nice to have a dedicated anime app on a games console. This means that there is no need to sit in front of a laptop / pc screen, instead anime can be viewed on a full-sized TV, the way it was intended.

The Animax App should appear for download under the “TV / Movie” Apps section of the Playstation Network Store, if not just search “Animax” using the Playstation Network Stores built in search function and it will be one of the top results.

As always Animax is a subscription based service, with a two week free trial currently being offered, alternatively the site (and PS3 App) does offer free simulcasts which change on a weekly basis.

New Video On Demand Service “Animax UK” to Launch This Friday

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The new UK based Video-On-Demand website Animax UK, have today announced that their online streaming service will launch this Friday with premium shows such as Death Note, Black Lagoon and Vampire Night along with free content such as Magi.

This new Video-On-Demand service, which is aimed towards the UK Anime Market, will provide a selection of free anime content, such as Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic Season 2 and Coppelion, in addition to premium content which will require a monthly subscription. This monthly subscription itself will cost £5.99 and will allow unlimited access to all of the shows available on the website. In a sense its a similar business model to Crunchyroll, a limited selection of free content and then a wider selection once you become a paying member.

Furthermore when the website becomes active it will offer a two-week free trial so that users can access all of the content available on the site, after which users can decide to become a paying customer or stay with the free content. Animax UK also hopes to release a PS3 App in the future, whereby (just like the Crunchyroll App) users will be able to view anime directly on their PS3 Console instead of using their computer.

Additionally, to promote the service, Animax UK will have a booth at this weekends MCM London Comic-Con Expo which is being held at the ExCel Centre in London between the 25th to 27th October. Animax UK, the new UK based video-on-demand service, will become available for viewing on the 25th October 2013 within the UK.