Xbox Game Pass Ultimate gains new perk that offers two free months of Funimation Premium Plus

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What you need to know

  • Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is Microsoft's subscription plan that bundles Xbox Live Gold, Game Pass, Game Pass for PC, Cloud Gaming, and a ton of free perks into one montly price.
  • The latest perk is a collaboration with Funimation, one of the world's largest players in anime, to give subscribers two free months of Funimation Premium Plus.
  • Funimation Premium Plus allows viewers to stream endless anime in high quality, and the selection is nearly limitless.
  • The offer starts today, September 25, 2020, and needs to be redeemed before October 25, 2020, so make sure to redeem your perk soon.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate is pretty undoubtedly the best value in all of gaming, as it bundles Xbox Live Gold for online play, Xbox Game Pass for consoles and PC's for access to hundreds of games, and Xbox Cloud Gaming for high quality gaming on the go in one monthly price. On top of all of this, Microsoft also gives players perks, which can range from in-game content and cosmetics, to DLC, to free subscriptions to other services like Discord Nitro and Spotify Premium. The latest perk offered to subscribers is a collaboration between Funimation, one of the world's largest players in anime, and Microsoft.

Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers can nab two free months of Funimation Premium Plus, according to a report from Comicbook, which gives viewers unfettered access to an endless catalog of high quality anime streams, which includes popular shows like Dragon Ball, Naruto, My Hero Acadamia, and One Piece. This includes simulcast episodes, English dubs, movies, and much more, making it a fantastic option for any anime lovers. If you were waiting to try, this is the best time to do so.

The offer starts today, September 25, 2020, and ends on October 25, 2020. Players who are already subscribed can go redeem right now, and new subscribers who enroll anytime between now and October 25 will still be able to collect on this awesome perk. And yes, before you ask, Funimation is a Sony company, who also creates the Playstation 5. Microsoft and Sony collaborate all the time on things besides consoles, so it's great to see this perk offered to Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscribers.

Also, by the time your free months of Funimation Premium Plus are over, Microsoft's next-gen Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S will be publicly available and released, so make sure you're ready with some of the best Xbox Series X and S accessories.

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Zachary Boddy
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Zachary Boddy (They / Them) is a Staff Writer for Windows Central, primarily focused on covering the latest news in tech and gaming, the best Xbox and PC games, and the most interesting Windows and Xbox hardware. They have been gaming and writing for most of their life starting with the original Xbox, and started out as a freelancer for Windows Central and its sister sites in 2019. Now a full-fledged Staff Writer, Zachary has expanded from only writing about all things Minecraft to covering practically everything on which Windows Central is an expert, especially when it comes to Microsoft. You can find Zachary on Twitter @BoddyZachary.