How do I request my site to be put on the index?
You can do so by go to our Discord and fill in the form in the
Do I need a VPN to stream ?
No, you do not need a VPN to stream content from streaming sites,
Where can I find X? What app has X? What's the best X?
If you're looking for a streaming site or app, check out the index. If you're looking for a torrent, check Nyaa. These types of posts violate our subreddit rules and will be removed. If you still can't find the answer you're looking for, or looking for a service with some specific feature, these questions are allowed in our Discord server.
Which official streaming sites are available for me?
This depends on which region you are in due to licensing. /r/anime offers an extensive list on their wiki of what streaming services are available for which regions.
Which websites offer subs/dubs, downloads, 320/480/720/1080p, or are ad-free?
Please refer to TheIndex. We have a comprehensive list of over 200+ sites and their features.
I really like but it reeks of ads. How do I get rid of them?
Use uBlock Origin (recommended) or AdGuard AdBlock. Both are browser extensions that can be found on the plugin store of Google Chrome and Firefox.
Is X streaming site safe? Can it harm my PC?
You're always taking a gamble when using sites. Do your research about the site you're using.
Where can I stream 4K/BD quality anime?
Nowhere. Only a handful of anime has been produced at 4K and no unofficial streaming site would be capable of bearing the load of streaming 4K/BD quality anime. If you're interested in this type of content, you will have to torrent it.
Are there any apps for Android and iOS?
Please refer to TheIndex in the 'Application' section for a list of apps on various platforms.
Is X app trustworthy? Can it harm my phone/tablet?
You’re always taking a gamble when sideloading apps on your phone. Do your research about the app you're installing.
Site X is dead, site Y is no longer ad-free but the index says otherwise. How do I suggest an edit?
Same process applies, go to the
#index channel in our Discord and leave us a message.
Why is there no OP/ED playing for a particular anime on a streaming site?
Streaming sites use torrent releases as a source. Sometimes they get a release with ordered chapters/linked mkvs. Since these are meant to be downloaded, the op/ed come as a separate file and automatically play inside each episode at the correct time. This can be fixed by combining them back into a single file, but streaming sites will rarely make the effort. If you want the complete experience with OP/EDs, check out the ordered chapters section here for more information about them and ways to fix it
Where do unofficial streaming sites get their streams from?
They get them from release groups like Erai-raws or Subsplease who rip official streams from Crunchyroll, Funimation, VRV etc. Some sites may do their own rips, and many re-encode these streams to get a smaller size. For older anime which have a BD release, some sites may switch to that as a source for better quality.
Note that these "rips" are not screen captures, they're unaltered WEB-DLs. You can find them on Nyaa or release group sites.
Why are the subtitles for this anime on streaming site X different from site Y or torrent Z?
It depends on which source is used by different streaming sites. The most common one is subtitles from the official stream. Fansubbers often take this as a base and improve upon it by adding effects, translating signs and making edits. Some sites may be using these fansubs as a source. For more information - Quality - Fansubs.