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HIDIVE Offers Yearly Subscription Plan for $47.88


Sometimes, it’s just easier to pay upfront…

Earlier today, HIDIVE announced that they launched an annual membership plan. Under the new plan, customers can pay $47.88 upfront for a full year of service. The standard plan is currently priced at $4.99 per month ($59.88 per year).

Yesterday, HIDIVE launched on Amazon’s Kindle Fire TV and Fire TV stick devices.

HIDIVE launched in June 2017, shortly after acquiring the network streaming assets from The Anime Network. The publisher previously launched apps on iOS and Android. HIDIVE announced that they would launch out of their beta period in March. On March 26, HIDIVE launched their DubCast initiative, which sees the publisher streaming dubbed versions of shows within two weeks of their Japanese airing.

Since its inception, HIDIVE has primarily streamed Sentai Filmworks’ library of titles, and scooped up the exclusive streams to dubs of shows like Food Wars! and Haven’t You Heard? I’m Sakamoto. In addition, though, the publisher has added numerous high-profile classes that include Legend of the Galactic Heroes, Space Runaway Ideon, and Lone Wolf and Cub (live-action).

Over the past few weeks, HIDIVE has also picked up the streaming rights to Aura Battler Dunbine and Glass Mask 1984.

Source: HIDIVE (Press Release)

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Samantha Ferreira is Anime Herald’s founder and editor-in-chief. A Rhode Island native, Samantha has been an anime fan since 1992, and an active member of the anime press since 2002, when she began working as a reviewer for Anime Dream. She launched Anime Herald in 2010, and continues to oversee its operations to this day. Outside of journalism, Samantha actively studies the history of the North American anime fandom and industry, with a particular focus on the 2000s anime boom and bust. She’s a huge fan of all things Sakura Wars, and maintains series fansite Combat Revue Review when she has free time available. When not in the Anime Herald Discord, Samantha can typically be found on Bluesky.

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