Popular Anime Streaming Website "AnimixPlay" shuts down! Yes, you read it right. One of the most popular anime streaming website on the internet is now gone, and it will not comeback again.
Wondering why? Don't worry, in this article we will discuss all about AnimixPlay, why it went down and what are the alternatives.
What was AnimixPlay?
In case you just landed on this page without knowing what AnimixPlay was, here's a short summary. AnimixPlay was a scraping website, it scraped various Anime piracy websites and gave their content with a clean user interface.
Yes, AnimixPlay wasn't directly uploading pirated content, but it was getting content from other websites like GogoAnime, 9Anime etc. Because of it's clean user interface and organised look, it gained a massive popularity.
According to Similar web's data, it was getting millions of traffic every month from all around the world. According to the data, in just November it got over 96 Million views. And this was just for their latest domain, so you can guess how popular the website was.
Reasons behind AnimixPlay Shut down
With the exponential of the website, it became harder to maintain the website and all of it's traffic. Their scrapper system was broken before few days the website was shut down. They even posted about it in their twitter profile.
Scraping another website requires constant maintenance, any structure changes or protection measures on another site can break the scraping system, and that happened. So, the owners of the website finally decided to not to fix it again.
In their main domain, they announced about shutting down the website, and said "Goodbye forever" to all it's users.
Scraping another website requires constant maintenance, any structure changes or protection measures on another site can break our system. Every time we make a workaround to fix, it add additional mess. Now the scrapper already so messy that this problem might need a total rework to fix it. We are not motivated to do this. Our service quality is already keep getting worse that we feel it would be better if the site just shut down and people went somewhere better. Letting the site half-working using existing iframe streams is just not acceptable.
We are just scraping other websites anyway. There are a lot of other apps and websites that do the same. Besides, you can still just go directly to the original sites where we get all of the contents, be it wiki sites where info is maintained, legal services where anime is originally licensed, or another pirate sites where we get their streams
What will happen to AnimixPlay App?
So, many of might be thinking what about the AnimixPlay app? Well, there was no AnimixPlay app. They only had the PWA or progressive web app, which was actually the website. So, it's also get's down.
Was AnimixPlay legal?
No, it was a anime piracy based website.
Will AnimixPlay comeback?
No, they aren't coming back. But some other people might start similar website again.
What are the alternatives of AnimixPlay?
You should always look for the official streaming platforms of anime, like Crunchyroll. But, AnimixPlay website still provided some lists for it's users.