The Niconico app allows you to watch Niconico videos and live broadcasts from your
iPhone, iPad or iPad touch. Download it now to experience a new world of epic excitement!
◆All in one app fusing both Niconico’s video and live broadcast apps!
◆Supports “background playback” when app is closed!
◆Allows you to change your video playback speed from slow to fast!
■ Main Features
▼ Niconico Video
・Video Viewing
・Background Playback
・Fast/ Slow Video Playback
・Preview Feature
・Keyword Search
・Tag Search
・Video Ranking
・Related Video Viewing
・Comment Posts
・No-No Comment Settings (feature that automatically hides offensive comments)
・Mylist Customization
・Nico Report Viewing
・Watch History
・Share Feature (supports Facebook, Twitter and LINE)
▼ Niconico Live
・Live Broadcast Viewing (supports paid official live broadcasts)
・Background Playback
・Preview Feature
・Keyword Search
・Tag Search
・Live Broadcast List
・Comment Posts
・No-No Comment Settings (feature that automatically hides offensive comments)
・184 Customize (feature that allows for anonymous comment posting)
・Share Feature ( supports Facebook, Twitter, and LINE)

■ How to enjoy using Niconico
◆Enjoy listening to videos or live broadcasts even with the app closed
You can continue listening to videos or live broadcasts in the background with
the app closed. This feature offers you a unique radio-like experience as you browse
the internet or perform other tasks!
*Only for premium members

◆Change playback speed of videos from slow to fast
You can change the speed of videos by increasing (by x 2.0) or decreasing
(by x 0.5) the video playback speed. In total, you can enjoy up to five different types
ranging from slow (0.5) to fast (x1.5).
*Only for premium members

■ What is Niconico?
“Niconico” is the name of Japan’s largest online video service.
Niconico is comprised of “Niconico Video”, “Niconico Live” and other services that allow you
to interact with other users through comments in real time-generating a sense of immersion.
■ About premium member registration
・ Premium member registration price and period
$11.99 USD (tax included) for one month (starts from day of registration) / Auto-renewal applied
$77.99 USD (tax included) for one year (starts from day of registration) / Auto-renewal applied
・ About subscription
Payment is charged to your iTunes account
・ Auto-renewal details
Premium membership renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the premium membership period.
Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the membership period.
・How to check or deactivate your premium membership (auto-renewal)
You can check your membership status or deactivate your premium account from the following page.
[Go to the bottom of the App Store App/ Recommendations page >View Apple ID / Subscriptions]
You can check your next auto-renewal transaction date or deactivate/set your automatic renewal from this screen.
*You can also deactivate/set or check your premium membership status from iTunes.
*Procedures for this app cannot be performed from the “Niconico” website
・ Cancellations within the same month
You cannot cancel you your premium membership for the month of your registration.
■ Important
・ This app can be used with your Niconico account
・ New users will need to create an account
・ Supports iOS 8.0 and later
・ Niconico Terms of Use and Privacy Policy (Personal Information Protection Policies)

What's New

Version 6.68

- Fixed potential issues causing app to crash.

Ratings and Reviews

FINALLY- it actually works now


I've been trying for years to access my NicoNico account to view the live concerts I joined their premium service for, across both Kindle Fire (semi-Android/proprietary OS) and my iPhone, to no avail. Crash after crash the moment I launched content. That's finally fixed. I watched my first concert marathon broadcast on this app this morning. Excellent. Now only if they made finding the live broadcasts schedule and bookmarking them easier on mobile (notoriously difficult). And corrected the site and app international event time/date glitches (been happening since 2012). And optionally offered the form notices that users see often in English for non-fluent viewers out there.

Well, at least the app finally works.

Lack of English User Interface Part 3


A new update with English notes yet the app still has a UI 98% in Japanese. The remaining 2% is wanting me to subscribe to Premium in English.

For the people who want to watch videos only available on Niconico but can't navigate the Japanese interface, avoid this app at all costs. Use the web version. It has a relatively better interface since it has English.

Still a terrible app for international users. Even if Niconico is primarily for Japanese audiences, it has catered to English speakers. For the app to have a description in English while not being the case in the app is contradictory and disrespectful.

keep this app in japanese


yes this will definitely help me with my japanese listening skills thank you and dont listen to all the nay sayers that say this app needs more English its fine the way it is in japanese! it forces the user into learning japanese and thus making it easier for the creator and that they dont have to take the hassle of translating each and every word into english THINK PEOPLE


Dwango Co., Ltd.
47.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese, Traditional Chinese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Frequent/Intense Sexual Content or Nudity
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
© DWANGO Co., Ltd.
In-App Purchases
  1. Niconico Premium Membership $5.99
  2. Niconico Premium Membership $54.99
  3. プレミアム会員チケット $6.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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