AnimeLab is Australia’s Madman Entertainment’s attempt to take on the likes of Crunchyroll by offering a wide range of high quality anime for streaming. It’s still in active development, still free (for now), and now it’s on iPhone and iPad via an app download.
It had been previously possible to watch the entire AnimeLab library on your iOS devices by using the Web browser – it is a HTML5 Website. However, the native app offers an undeniably superiour experience, making it well worth a look for any AnimeLab members with iDevices.
If you also have an Apple TV, then the AnimeLab iOS app has another benefit – it’s fully AirPlay compatible.
While Madman Entertainment has a ways to go before the service is quite as prevalent as Crunchyroll (heck, that service is even on the Nintendo Wii U), in every other way it’s a genuine competitor to Crunchyroll, and it’s a good alternative to have sitting on the iPad.
– Matt S.
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