Anime Streaming in the UK: A Comparison

I’ve just worked out a quick comparison of the four main anime streaming options available in the UK. I have linked each service’s name to their service information or FAQ pages.

Crunchyroll Wakanim UK Animax UK Daisuki
Free Simulcasts One week delay after Premium For one month after upload For two weeks after upload Yes
Ads for Free Episodes Yes Yes Yes unsure
Free access covers Simulcasts, selection of back catalogue (license permitting) Simulcasts only Simulcasts only Bulk of catalogue
SD-only HD HD HD
Expiring “rental” downloads
Paid Subscription £4.99/month (Anime-only plan, other plans available) No £5.99/month No
Paid Downloads No Yes (DRM free) No No
Ads for Paid Episodes No No No (since April 26th 2014) N/A
Paid access covers Apps, HD (when available), full catalogue DRM-free downloads Back catalogue N/A
Ad-free stream (including back catalogue) Stream of selected paid-only titles
Available platforms Web Web Web Web
Xbox 360 Download-to-own: Anything that can play MP4 video PS3 iOS
iOS Download-to-rent: Computer-only, specific software required
PS3/PS4/Vita (only if you have a US PSN account)
Roku
Android
Windows Phone
Apple TV
Google TV
Selected Smart TVs

I have taken information as available from their websites. Where I am unable to get a definitive details, I have marked it as such.