HIDIVE appears to be ending service in many regions outside of North America.
According to Reddit users, the popular anime streaming service has begun communicating a change in its global offering to customers. “We are constantly evaluating the HIDIVE product and our industry and unfortunately,” the standard email reads. “This service will no longer be available in certain regions outside of North America as of December 14, 2023. Going forward, we will strive to make our content available to you through local platforms when possible. Please note that you will have full access to our content library on our website www.hidive.com through December 31, 2023. We sincerely appreciate your business and apologize for any inconvenience.”
HIDIVE has not yet released an official statement. However, the above text is also available on its support website. After the user went to customer service, a new statement began circulating online saying: “Thank you for contacting HIDIVE! We apologize for this inconvenience! Announcing the discontinuation of our services for most non-English speaking countries on December 14, 2023. After that date, our services will be available in the following countries: United States, Canada, Ireland, United Kingdom and Australia. Let us know if you have any questions!
Even as HIDIVE scales up its service again globally, it is still preparing to launch its upcoming Winter 2023 anime lineup. Recently announced anime include the second half of Urusei Yatsura and My Instant Death Skills Is So OverPower, No One in This Other World Stands a Chance Against Me!, both of which will premiere in January 2024. Animes HIDIVE’s exclusives for the current anime season include Crimson’s popular Ragna and The Eminence in Shadow 2. Oshi no Ko previously debuted on the platform to widespread acclaim.
HIDIVE was first launched in 2017 by Sentai Filmworks, an anime licensor serving the Americas, UK, Ireland and Denmark. Its provisions include popular titles such as Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? and Food Wars!: Shokugeki no Soma. HIDIVE then joined the AMC family after Sentai was purchased in 2022. With over 300,000 customers, this news was a huge shock to HIDIVE’s global customer base. HIDIVE holds titles that can’t be found on any other legal service, notably the only streamer with all seasons of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU.
Source: Reddit, HIDIVE Support