Spybot Anti-Beacon breaks funimation!! Finally got the video player working... :)
So, after about a month of trying to figure out why the F funimation's video player wouldn't work on any browser, on my desktop OR laptop, on my home connection or my shcool's connection, I figured out why. The program "Spybot Anti-Beacon" totally breaks the video player, for whatever reason. I undid all the settings in the program, refreshed funimation and imagine my excitement when the video player worked perfectly instead of being broken. In hindsight, I should have realized this a lot quicker since it was the only common denominator between everything I tried but oh well, lesson learned.
Figured I should post in case anybody else happens to be having this issue, because there aren't any posts about it.
Spybot plugs up all the privacy holes from Windows 10 . Funimation's new website exploits those holes to data mine premium users (should not be and "share" with their partners . So Spybot is doing it's job . I won't allow data mining , so I can't watch videos anymore on the website I'm paying for . My workaround is using the Windows app on my desktop .
Perhaps consider using Malwarebytes over Spybot? i have Malwarebytes Pro's real-time protection engaged AND it does not interfere with FUNimation.
I have Spybot, but not Anti-Beacon. But I do have the same problem you used to have. Any fixes anyone would recommend while I wait for Funimation to stop acting like a shady company you'd expect from a generic anime? (See: Respond to emails before weeks go by and maybe even fix the problem once and for all.)
it blocks sO.2mdn.net in the host file and Funimation uses it has some to do with google's ads and data tracking