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.
Related reading: Check out our semi-review of the service when it first launched in Australia.
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.
(Note: It’s also available as a native app on Android devices)
– Matt S.
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