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Crunchyroll
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Stream the world’s largest anime library. Watch over 1,000 titles—from past seasons to new episodes fresh from Japan, including critically acclaimed Crunchyroll Originals. Get full access to new shows like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, My Dress-Up Darling, The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest, In the Land of Leadale, ORIENT, plus favorites like One Piece, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Black Clover, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and more! Whether you’re new to anime, or have been a fan for decades, Crunchyroll has something you’ll love. Want to upgrade your experience? Try Crunchyroll Premium FREE for 14 days! Depending on your plan, you'll get great perks like: • No ads • New episodes one hour after Japan • Offline viewing • Quarterly Crunchyroll Store discounts Become a Premium user with in-app purchasing and auto-pay each month. In-App Purchase information: - Subscribe to Premium starting from $7.99 per month (amount in USD in US App Store) - Your iTunes Account will automatically be charged after you confirm your subscription - The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your billing period. You can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase - Your iTunes Account will be charged monthly for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period - A current subscription cannot be cancelled during an active subscription period - You can find our Privacy Policy at https://www.crunchyroll.com/privacy and Terms of Service at https://www.crunchyroll.com/tos
Video not playing
by ninocholo on 2022/05/24 22:36
I would rate it 4.5 stars but every time I’m watching videos nothing happens and freeze and I have trouble unfreezing the app for any videos
Subtitles don’t work
by FrogLoco on 2022/05/24 18:39
Can’t watch as subtitles don’t work
Won’t subscribe.
by Talonboyy on 2022/05/24 13:33
Been trying to subscribe to get rid of the stupid ads, but it just won’t let me. I know I have the money, it’s only 15 bucks but after fighting the system for a few hours trying to get a “valid email address” that had to be made up because all 3 of my actual emails weren’t valid for Crunchyroll. Then it says multiple times “problem with subscription” if you want people to use your app and actually give money, might wanna make the app work properly.
This app is not accessible to blind users
by Glaringly on 2022/05/24 10:10
Hi there, If you are blind, I would not recommend using this app. It barely works when using Voice Over, and many of the buttons are not labeled correctly. You may be able to search for the anime you want to watch, but you'll find a less than awesome VO experience while doing so. Also, if you were thinking about watching subbed anime content like you can on Hulu and other places, think again. Media transcriptions are not enabled for this app, so you can't have Voice Over read the, subtitles to you as you watch your favorite shows. They say everyone can watch, but they ignore blind people in there estimate, and its more than disappointing as a result.
Ads.
by Coi2 on 2022/05/24 04:27
I get that its a free app and you have to make money somehow, but oh my god theres like 8172928 ads per second its so annoying. Its so hard to even wanna continue to use the app when 75% percent of the episodes are just ad breaks.
Major issues
by Why do i like beans on 2022/05/24 03:32
Huge problem despite the wide selection it doesn’t matter if you can’t watch any because of the constant buffering, crashes, audio problems. That’s just to name a few. Each time I have to completely restart my internet.
Good start but…
by ibrack on 2022/05/24 02:48
A few things coming over from Funimation.. Add shows ratings example: G, PG, MA etc when browsing show us the newest episodes like it does in Funimation Allow user playlists, users can post episodes or shows they recommend Add Picture in Picture for iPhone and iPad Add a screen brightness shortcut or at least don’t pause the show while user adjusts brightness Good job guys keep it up!
Please put this back on your app
by Jamieblask on 2022/05/23 23:05
I don’t want to make a account because I i dont want people getting my password so I did the none login In and no’s you have to login in or make a account to watch it
No longer free
by yyyyyarrr pirate on 2022/05/23 11:17
Crunchyroll is no longer free which is terrible and I can’t watch Naruto Shippuden anymore please make it free again xoxo
Review
by dragon boyyyyyyyeeeeeeee on 2022/05/23 01:10
It states that I have to log in or it won’t let me watch and there are way to many ads.
Year subscription
by kize5528 on 2022/05/22 20:46
What do Funimation year accounts holders do now ??
Free version is terrible
by Vagrantprince on 2022/05/22 17:19
The commercials get stuck and you have to rewatch 3 more commercials before it wants to work again every time commercials load. I understand you want people to pay but this is ridiculous. Yarrr, Im staying on the high seas.
Deceptive series labels
by sad jerry on 2022/05/22 13:49
Crunchyroll likes to falsify their series info until you actually select the series you want only to find out that even though if is labeled as multiple seasons and many episode, it only has one season and 12 eps. An example of this is one punch man when you search it up, I says 4seasons 49 episodes. Once you click on it, it shows only 12 episodes and no other seasons.
Ads
by LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL App on 2022/05/22 03:40
It just crazy the amount of ads this app has I know you guy are try to make money but I not even joking I got 5 ads in 9 minutes and and and 1-3 in 10 minute lower the amount of ad like 1-2 at the beginnings and 1 at the end pls otherwise this app is horrible when you guy fix the amount of ads I’ll give it a better review Ik y’all aren’t going to see this anyways
Real thoughts
by akwne ab on 2022/05/22 03:24
This application is trash. Always freezing and slow. Funny thing is that I got perfect wifi but the application doesn’t stop freezing and everything is so slow.
Stop Removing Anime PLEASE
by LightningRose13 on 2022/05/22 02:30
Every time I start an anime lately it's removed. Ones I actually really grow to enjoy. Don't think the app deserves a 1 star review but I'm honestly at a loss for what to say about it.
BRUH
by my father left on 2022/05/21 18:58
if i see this goddamn cranberry commercial one more time im gonna punch a hole in my wall also space the ads out more WHY ARE THEY EVERY FIVE MINUTES
Airplay and downloading issues
by RobbiePolo on 2022/05/21 16:47
I love the app but it’s needs a update in my opinion. Airplay keeps disconnecting for some reason and when I try to download episodes some will download and some won’t. Other than that the app is great!!!!
too many adds
by lceisnice_lol on 2022/05/21 16:42
add a skip ads button
Not what they advertised
by original seegoblin on 2022/05/21 08:42
Ok so I’m still on funimation. Bought a year subscription before they merged. It’s expiring in a week or so. Decided to jump on Crunchyroll. Yet every thing that they said is English dubbed isn’t. One piece is English dubbed up until season 12 on funimation. First season on crunchy roll isn’t. Same with Naruto bleach etc… guess imma ask for a refund.
Lots of glitches
by JoxerFoxy on 2022/05/21 03:38
When I play an episode, it freezes and won’t play or load. When I exit the app and then come back in, it starts the episode over from the beginning and then the subtitles disappear and if I try to turn them back on, it won’t let me turn them back on.
Good app but…
by Lauren A. Slate on 2022/05/21 00:39
This app is great, except it buffers so much it’s horrible!!! I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the ads and personally I feel like it’s something that can be put up with. But the buffering is a whole other story. It’s infuriating, ads will play fine but the show it’s self buffers so bad it’s painful to get through. And I’m on wifi so it shouldn’t be an issue. I am paying for a plan and the buffering has somehow gotten worse????
Crunchyroll changed :(
by dg gr uyggggh on 2022/05/20 20:27
I really like to Crunchyroll but when I came on it was asking for a Account but I haven’t made one because I was able to watch any anime without an account or a free trial but then it changed lm switching to Funimation
Good but One thing I dont like..
by thank u guys so much on 2022/05/20 03:20
Okay first off I love crunchyroll and Funimation both but my thing is why all of a sudden do we now have to make a account just to watch anime ? Like before we didn’t and I just Redownloaded it and we have to login or sign in just to watch anime.
One problem i’m facing.. but overall great app
by Matt5836783 on 2022/05/20 03:05
One problem i’m facing is that whenever i try to use the app it just glitches and starts loading. It gets super annoying cause then it just plays another add. And also the ads are WAY to repetitive. I then have to leave the app and go back in. Then it takes 10 hours to load. And then it plays an ad when it’s done loading. This always happens and it’s so annoying. But other than that. It’s a great selection of different animes to watch. (add avatar..)
Trash
by 2928473791910 on 2022/05/19 23:53
Trash
When a comment is deleted, just delete it!
by FMA Fan7 on 2022/05/19 20:36
When someone deletes their comment it should just be deleted, not replaced with a "Comment was deleted" message. Likewise, all replies to said comment should be deleted as well. Also, please let us change our username
Crap
by Keep your eyes open on 2022/05/19 18:29
This crap is just horrible it doesn’t load whatsoever and when it does it doesn’t even have CC
Glitches are frustrating.
by quigonjerm on 2022/05/19 13:57
I am a paid user so it’s very frustrating for this app to have as many glitches as it does. The player can be absolutely horrible at times and completely ruin your viewing experience. The pause/play button is constantly reappearing even when you tap it away. Sometimes this will happen for three-four minutes straight. If you leave the app and then come back, chances are the player has either restarted the episode from the beginning or the subtitles get turned off and there’s no way too turn them back on unless you close out the app and restart it. This is NOT a good glitch for an app that heavily uses subtitles. This isn’t just when watching on my device, even when I cast to my TV, these issues persist. There are also some basic features this app is missing, like “Skip Intro” and “Next Episode” buttons. Honestly this app just feels like a prototype that was released to the public and never improved. Please improve it for the sake of your paying customers.
I Can’t Subscribe for Premium
by BlackberryDragon on 2022/05/19 06:20
The app functions well enough (though I’d appreciate a dark mode ui) but I can’t subscribe for premium. Every time I click to subscribe, it does process anything. It never brings up the iOS payment screen, or anything.
Can’t find dubs
by pilljar on 2022/05/19 01:10
Funimation was the best place for dubs, now all the shows are on this awful website where you can’t find them. Not continuing my 5+ year subscription on Crunchyroll. Get bent.
Keeps Freezing/Buffering
by QuincyTheDwarf on 2022/05/18 17:24
For the most part I enjoy Crunchyroll. The only problem is the constant Freezing/buffering during ads. It’s so frustrating. I can’t even watch anything because it will stay frozen no matter how long I wait. Please fix this.
Too much mobile data exhaustion
by loludb on 2022/05/18 11:45
Your app exhaust way too many mobile Data not all of us use wifi
Decent Service, Bad Player
by ech037 on 2022/05/17 22:36
Paid User. Good selection of anime, but terrible user interface and experience. If I ever go to another app when watching a show, when I return to the app it will either: A) Restart the episode I was on (easy to solve but frustrating to have to do every time) or B) Remove the subtitles which can only be gotten back by force closing the app and opening it again. Four stars without those two issues.
Can’t Change Tier Plan
by tom1988998 on 2022/05/17 13:23
I’ve been trying to update and change my tier status/subscription plan for the last 25 minutes and I just can’t. The Beta interface has no ability to change your subscription and the old website makes it hardly impossible to find let alone change your tier. You can see your current tier, but there’s no way to efficiently view all of the different plans available and select a new plan.
Get funimation
by fxckbxtches on 2022/05/17 03:58
Funimation doesn’t have that ad buffer
Episodes won’t load
by active 805 on 2022/05/17 02:46
Bruh the episodes won’t load at all it just stays loading
One major flaw
by Waterbugg on 2022/05/17 01:42
I like it I really do, but if you are watching it on a fire stick you can not watch anything without it glitching real bad. Then it finally plays the audio with the video stuck. But works fine on tablet or phone.
Tried it again…
by Just Jamey on 2022/05/17 00:39
Tried it again and the same issues are still bringing down this app. You can’t remove shows from your continue watching line unless you delete your entire watch history. When I catch up on a show it puts my progress into another season in a different language. You only are allowed one profile so you have to go back and figure out where you were if someone watches ahead. All in all the shows are good but the app is lacking. Funimation’s app was problematic but still a better app. It’s easier and less stressful to watch Hulu and Netflix’s offerings.
No Dub for half the shows???
by Raphielyie228 on 2022/05/16 23:38
I can’t believe popular shows like one piece don’t even have dub, I’m stuck at ep 800 and can’t move any further because no dubs???
Missing basic features
by PlumpyLump on 2022/05/16 21:56
5 star selection 0 star UI. There is no skip intro/credits/next episode built in. On top of that if you fast forward through the credits it usually moves you back to the middle of the episode. So close to being 5 stars but these very basic missing features really kill a binge experience
Good website, terrible ads
by aipp2 on 2022/05/16 21:26
I love Crunchyroll, but these ads are ridiculous. They have to fix this, cause the amount of ads on this app is too much.
Great anime selection, bad player
by ONI-117 on 2022/05/16 15:02
The selection of anime is great, however, the way they stream it needs improvement. It keeps stalling or load forever, more often than not now the audio will keep playing but the video stops.
Never loads
by chanman805 on 2022/05/16 12:20
Litterally never loads
This is a real problem
by Jesuscacique95 on 2022/05/16 03:28
My review its 0 cause I didn’t watch anything cause the video wouldn’t play cause the app it’s trash and I want my money back
Nice
by Tim212006 on 2022/05/16 03:08
Very good
Play issues on Xbox and pause/play button on phone
by BumpinBear23 on 2022/05/16 02:39
On my Xbox app I can’t play a show when I click on it until my 10th try and on my phone the play/pause button will keep appearing out of no where.
Amazing platform, horrible app.
by Steezy Gravy on 2022/05/16 02:23
When the app loads without force closing and allows you to watch the show you want to watch, the program is amazing. Very large catalog of anime to enjoy. Insanely frustrating to have to wait hours or days for the app to work again on IOS.
Of course the obvious ads are a problem, but why are only some English dubs free?!
by _kremstar_ on 2022/05/16 02:20
To starts this off, yes of course I expect ads on the free version of the app, it’s an inevitability, but the user experience is downright awful. When ads play, about 50% of the time after an ad plays, the video player skips back to the beginning of the show, meaning that when you reach an ad spot that you’ve already watched, it will play again, not to mention the constant lag when finding ads or starting a new episode. Another complaint I have is the fact that overall, there is quite a limited selection of older animes, meaning that unless another service has the show I want to watch, I have to resort to raising the black flag. When it is easier to sail the dark web for anime instead of using this app, it is no wonder it is so common. My last issue I have is the fact that some dubs are just premium only, instead of free with ads. One of the particular shows I wanted to watch in dub was Yu Yu Hakusho, but unfortunately since this version was not free with ads, I had to resort to other measures since the user experience on this app is so abysmal. Crunchyroll, fix the video player issues, fix the issues with displaying ads, and make all versions of the dubbed animes free, then I will keep using this app. Obviously not every anime will be able to be on here because of licensing issues and other reasons, which is understandable, but please make an effort to increase the amount of older animes available to watch on the app.
Pay to play 👎
by TizYoz on 2022/05/16 00:07
A couple of years ago I complained that the ads were horribly made and almost never played, making it impossible to watch. So what was their solution? Make 99% of anime only available to premium members. Almost no anime ever is released free with ads. There was a period of time, a year or so, where the ads worked right. Should have stuck with that. I basically gave up on anime after 15+ years because of this.
Excellent
by The corninator on 2022/05/15 20:55
This an excellent app for anime enthusiasts/first time watchers and it’s a superb all in one experience with the latest merge! Personally, It would be great if the air dates were displayed on the anime, but that’s nothing major. The app works well with all my devices including my Apple TV, and I’m very pleased.
amogus
by abi._.lol on 2022/05/15 20:07
ads
Too many ads
by LoveMeSomeGubble on 2022/05/15 16:07
So uh could you remove a couple ads to watch one episode of an anime because it is really annoying how you have to watch alot of ads just to watch one episode
Awesome, but...
by Hm, Yes. on 2022/05/15 16:03
Crunchyroll never allows me in really. I open it and then it decides “Not today, nope.” It kicks me out alot.
Pls get Golden Time back
by 4c5v5?t?6b on 2022/05/15 04:27
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Ads
by ffggcsfg on 2022/05/14 22:04
I know you need ads to make money, but the way you do this is unbearable. There are 3 to 4 ad breaks in every vid, each of these breaks have 3 to 4 ads. Sometimes after a finish an ad break, it loads the vid to a point before I watched the ad, just so I can watch them all over again.
worst anime app.
by yourlocalpoorperson on 2022/05/14 21:39
on phone it’s even worst to watch anime on this app.More then about 5 to 10 adds pop up.I can’t even watch a anime it won’t play or it’ll get stuck
Great app just needs some quality of life changes
by Gavin Shandy on 2022/05/14 18:29
Ability to filter by category, skip intro button, next episode button, a tab that lets you return to the nines home page from the continue watching screen so you can go back an episode if you fall asleep, ability to filter out all subbed only animes, double tap for fast forward/rewind. If these things are added I think it’ll be the best anime streaming service by a long shot.
Ads
by diggity dogg og on 2022/05/14 17:16
I love Crunchyroll, however I think I would prefer to watch no anime than these ads they’re punishing us with. At first it was 1 ad at the start of the video, but I just had 8 ads in a row, watched the intro and then had 4 more ads. This is unacceptable and it just shows how little they care.
It’s good but not as good as it used to be
by APG928106 on 2022/05/14 16:29
Crunchy roll is an amazing app don’t get me wrong but ever since funimation took over I’ve been noticing small but also drastic changes where as it used to be you have to wait a week to watch an episode of a new anime and the brand new one be on premium but not I’m seeing that for some animes all 7 new episodes are on premium and none are for free and there’s others where the first 3 are free then the other 3 are premium but there’s also shows that are finished and still up for premium and not free which is really upsetting because they are amazing shows but I’m not gonna buy premium when the app is marketed as free
4 stars cuz
by realty-96 on 2022/05/14 15:50
I hate the fact that they made it that only the first 3 episodes of spy x family are ad tier this is so painful and sad
Has most anime.
by Lazylobes on 2022/05/14 06:36
I chose to use Funimation before crunchyroll because I could use subtitles on dub. Why can I not use them on crunchyroll. Please bring English subtitles to dubbed anime. Other than that it’s a great app. Interface could be smoothed out. I hope Sony rolls out a better interface aswell.
Add glitch
by mark eala on 2022/05/14 05:36
I can’t see the anime because the add loads too slow. Even when the add is done, the screen disappears and only the captions and the sound are able to been seen as everything is black. This has been happening for a while and I don’t see you fixing it anytime soon. Unless you bought the premium with no adds, I think it’s best to find another app or website that will allow you to watch without adds destroying your visual.
So bad lately
by Imgurian x d on 2022/05/14 04:46
Cannot even watch anything. Stuck waiting forever for things to buffer. Unacceptable performance..
To many ads
by lovely diarra on 2022/05/14 01:53
I was watching the last naruto movie and it gave me 4 ads then it exits me put then puts me back in and more ads that say 4 ads and I had to go back where I was and it gives me more ads so I stopped watching moves on Crunchyroll and I now use zoro piece witch has no ads and more animes then Crunchyroll and no ads for free but there is a better quality that costs money but it’s good
Great
by themsn offortnite on 2022/05/13 20:55
Amazining app but to many adds and I don’t like that to watch certain shows you have to get premium
User Friendly
by nextdoor user 101 on 2022/05/13 16:32
Please make your app on all platforms more user friendly by simple labeling and adding previews/trailers. I would also like the opportunity to make separate profiles for different users. Love the fast majority of content. Thank you.
Subtitles
by Khill7569 on 2022/05/13 15:52
I have waited for a month for subtitles to work on the app but there have been no improvements and they never show up
Free with 6+ back to back ads every 2 minutes
by CrunchyJam on 2022/05/13 06:57
Exactly how it sounds. Absolutely terrible. You sworn more time watching ads than the thing you want.
Good but glitch
by 😥🤭😑😠🤫😤🤫😓 on 2022/05/13 03:19
So I have subscription but I don’t pay for it it anymore and still gives me no ads
Great! Logging out problem
by Mahe83 on 2022/05/13 02:58
This is a great app!! But lately it’ll log me out every couple of hours. For example I’m watching VRV right now on my bf’s TV and we finished an episode and it logged us out it’s kinda annoying having to log in multiple times a day.
Fix your premium crunchyroll
by Ironeyes79 on 2022/05/13 00:34
I’ve used this site since 2019 and its premium was pretty reasonable and good. Pay for no ads, get early access to anime, and discounts on merch. Im not a hardcore anime person but the premium seemed fair. However, now the premium is absolutely unfair. You have ENTIRE SEASONS of shows being locked behind a paywall of premium and no longer the “early access 1 hour after japan” stuff, and your even deleting shows off of the site. The ads were bearable because I watched normal TV and was used to repetitive and constant ads. But paying money to watch more of a series is pointless because why would I get so invested in a show, just for the next season to be available, but behind a paywall! Fix your premium. Seriously. Either make it 1. A merch store only premium that doesnt affect the streaming app 2. Make singular ads inbetween your shows for 30 seconds to a minute and have the old premium setup as before where everything is completely free and not premium required, but episodes are only locked if its a SUPER new release. 3. Make it a STRICTLY subscription app only.
Wont work
by alan peru on 2022/05/12 21:43
Wont work for iPhone
SO MANY BUG PROBLEMS
by swafteam101 on 2022/05/12 19:53
by far the WORST app to watch anime on. Constant bugs and issues, my stuff is always freezing up or just not loading. Hate this app so much
Do not subscribe.
by jebdidn on 2022/05/12 18:36
There is an account I don’t own with my payment information linked to it. I’ve been emailing crunchyroll about this for a while to have the account deleted. I’ve given them proof of my payment method and expired subscription. After being told the account was deleted, I sent them proof stating it was still not deleted. They then tell me there’s an active subscription and the account can’t be deleted. The whole point of contacting them was to report this fraudulent account and have it deleted. They’re doing very little to fix this issue as well as replying extremely slowly. Save your money and frustration and just watch your fave anime on a sketchy website.
Crunchyroll does not work on mobile data
by jude_brown on 2022/05/12 03:20
I love Crunchyroll, I have been an active user with a premium account for years but a couple months ago I noticed I couldn’t load any videos while I was using my mobile data and I’ve tried everything to fix it but nothing works. Sadly I will have to cancel my membership soon because I can’t load a single show. If anyone can suggest a fix please let me know.
Can’t login to app
by AmitD79 on 2022/05/12 02:12
Really disappointed that I can’t login via app. I can login via website and Amazon stick so I know it’s not my login credentials that the issue.
Tv
by Art_831 on 2022/05/12 01:45
I love this app please make an app for LG tvs I don’t want to have both Funimation and Crunchyroll
Please update how to operate subtitles
by maisal on 2022/05/11 23:39
I love Crunchyroll because it has a lot of my favorite animes and I get to watch it on my TV. But it’s very unorganized in terms of seasons, subtitles, dubbed, all of that. You guys need to fix that because it is annoying on the phone app at least, to try to find the dubbed or Japanese subtitle version when a title is long. Can y’all be like Netflix to where you can choose what season and language instead of trying to read the multiple subtitle languages you have for an anime like a list.
I mean
by 214206987 on 2022/05/11 22:38
I mean it’s good during the day but once it starts to go to 9:30 it doesn’t work like all I get is this orange loading circle and then sometimes it gives me an ad I watch the ad and then it just gives me the circle again doesn’t let me watch anything if you could fix this that’ll be great
At least a car crash is easier to watch
by ryamnb on 2022/05/11 15:11
Are you looking for an app that freezes and crashes when it’s opened or the screen is locked? Then you’ve come to the right place! Seriously, this app crashes or freezes if you even look away from the screen it’s so fragile. The selection of anime is fine I guess but shows are marked as dubbed when they aren’t and it crashes easily. If you’re going to merge with Funimation to make a “better” service at least try to out perform the Funimation app
Simi Satisfied
by Erebus96 on 2022/05/11 03:07
From a cell phone perspective. Let me explain 1.)The language selection is annoying and could use an update. I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s just messy and unorganized. It’s currently season 1 of XXXX Season 1 of XXXX (English) Season 1 of XXXX (Spanish) Season 1 of XXXX (German) season 2 of XXXX Season 2 of XXXX (English) Season 2 of XXXX (Spanish) Season 2 of XXXX (German) I put “Season 1” and “Season 2” to prove my point. Maybe make it to where you click on “Season 1” and select your language from there. That seams more practical. 2.)Allow me to read reviews about a show (on my phone). I don’t mean comments on episodes. I mean reviews, so I can better decide if a show is worth watching or not. 3.) Creat a section where you can see if someone “like” or “Reply” on your comment. We anime weirdos like nothing more than to talk anime with our fellow weirdos. 4.) Also a dub does not count as a “new episode” 5.) I’ve paid for the monthly subscription every month for God know how long. I don’t wish to sound entitled, BUT why is my anime CENSORED when I have adult content UNLOCKED?!?! This is by far my biggest complaint(well this and #1). I would like to end by thanking everyone at Crunchyroll for all your hard work.
Refresh option please!!!!!
by Buuuu!!!!! on 2022/05/11 01:13
Im sick and tired of having to turn off my phone in order to refresh my feed!!
It’s changed
by VinnyPtek on 2022/05/10 20:08
I’m rating this high so people might se this but do not support this sight. Crunchyroll is going through a change right now that all of its new releases of anime are premium only. I’ve waited for 4 years for the promised season 2 of rise of the shield her but it’s premium only. Crunchyroll tried to get more people to buy premium so they restricted all their new shoes to premium only. Once they figured that no one wanted to buy premium for shows they had no attachment to they started having their new releases be available for the first three episodes and then only premium. This is a scam and a cash grab that Crunchyroll shouldn’t do. They are ranked 22 overall in entertainment apps from their old actions but they have changed.
Absolutely nothing dubbed with subtitles.
by fiskmann on 2022/05/10 09:27
Great selection but you don’t offer anything for those that want English Dubbing with English subtitles. I’m tone-deaf and need subtitles. Funimation offered this. It’s a waist of time for me to make the switch if your viewing quality isn’t gonna match Funimation. Their app is also a lot more user friendly.
Love this
by iansanders on 2022/05/10 05:37
I’ve been using th is app for about 2-3 years. I enjoy watching all the anime they offer. Although the anime has ads I very much enjoy crunchyroll. So much so I decided to buy crunchyroll premium. Worth it! They don’t have every single anime and every season but that doesn’t bother me now. I am tempted to work here seems chill. I love how Funimation joined crunchyroll this gives more anime that I’ve been wanting to watch. I’ve been watching food wars in the 5th season and with that crunchyroll offers amazing graphics and dubs! Keep up the good work and I’ll keep paying for crunchyroll premium. Thank you!
Not a good job bucko
by Joaking77251 on 2022/05/10 03:12
Crunchyroll was a really good platform to watch my anime but with them taking away the option to watch new animes for free I have different feelings and feel very dissatisfied with their choice😞all I can say is that I won’t go back unless to check the new shows I should watch in different platforms.
Bad video player
by Earthbound720 on 2022/05/09 15:06
A good streaming app should have a good video player. The one on Crunchyroll freezes for a while every time you hit any scrubbing button
cant even redownload
by Annabanna0924 on 2022/05/09 10:17
it won't let me download with verifying a payment option? i have it downloaded on my tablet & didn't have this issue. plus i already had this previously installed so??
Loading screens longer than ads
by beeficus the second on 2022/05/09 09:44
Great platform, lots of good shows, loading screens often take 3-4 minutes to load and usually require the app to be restarted though
تطبيق جميل
by al3blany on 2022/05/09 08:26
تطبيق جميل جدا لمشاهدة كل ماهو جديد في عالم الانيمي لكن اسعار الاشتراكات فيه غالية جدا جدا اتمنى يتم تخفيض من قيمة الاشتراكات وشكرا.
Horrible lag
by Sid1233233 on 2022/05/09 06:16
Horrible lag and its really hard to search series, despite using a paid version and having great internet the app is nothing like the desktop version website.
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by nfksksf on 2022/05/09 04:05
Like it is good but when there is a ad it gives me like 6 or 5 I can’t see it it gets annoying
Not in English
by HonestTOM33 on 2022/05/09 02:55
Its free… but the animes I wanted to watch aren’t in English. I guess I’ll have to find a different app to use :/
Better UX Features Needed
by Johnnny_BRAVO on 2022/05/09 01:40
I have no issue with the platform or the contents, my low rating is with the app itself. I should be able to login in via Face ID or Touch ID for older devices. I don’t use the iPhone app as much as I do with the website or PS5 app but I shouldn’t have to log in every time I open the app. Please update the app to improve quality of life for its users.
Ads🤦‍♂️
by zomoshi on 2022/05/09 01:31
Look, Crunchyroll is a amazing app but why give me ads immediately after the intro most people don’t even watch the intros of shows but they decide to give them immediately when the show actually starts.
Apple air play doesn’t work
by echisero_2084 on 2022/05/08 19:58
I love crunchyroll and I always use it even more then Funimation but since the merge the app is not the same because I can’t stream it on air play on my tv it’s just loading and it stays like that for a very long time and eventually it just shuts down on its own I wish they fix that and that they make an app for Samsung tv
Good selection but terrible connectivity
by anime wstcher 96 on 2022/05/08 15:27
So I have made the switch from funimation to Crunchyroll and honestly am not happy with how Crunchyroll is formatted compared to funimation. There is no reason to have every dub labeled as a a season just have a language selector, it makes the app feel clunky and hard to maneuver especially since in some devices I have to wait for some text to scroll through because the title is pretty long. Plus For some reason the app keeps disconnecting me from my internet or it buffers for five minutes and skips an episode. I never had this problem with funimation. I’m not a fan of paying to be kicked out of the app I’m watching stuff on. I wish they would add a feature to go to all the shows episodes before starting the episode, especially since the app keeps kicking me out and skipping episodes. I understand this is supposedly crunchyroll “beta” but this app has been around for a while it’s not new to being an anime app. I want to have a good watching experience on this app, but everything I’ve listed is making it quite difficult to do so I hope others aren’t paying to have th same trouble I am with being kicked out of the app!!
Worst video player for 2022
by jack hates this app on 2022/05/08 08:50
It’s amazing how many broken the video player is compared to YouTube, Netflix, HBO, or any other video app. The time seek is completely broken - I can’t drag on the time bar at all because the tap targets are botched. There is no option to watch an episode from the beginning. If you leave 3 minutes of credits unwatched. It thinks you haven’t finished the episode and want to start there next time… What does the above 3 points mean? It means I literally can’t rewatch a show I watches like 5 years ago because I can’t start episodes from the beginning. Total garbage software development
Massive issue
by akejhaksbwb on 2021/07/28 06:47
Let me start off by saying Crunchyroll is an amazing app but it still has one major issue and it’s the ads. Now as we all know in the top left corner of the screen it says Advertisements 1 of then how ever many it says it’s gonna show , then in the top right corner it says how many seconds it will last. Now here’s my problem I’ll get ads where it will say Advertisements 1 of 4 but the seconds say 205 Seconds left which doesn’t make any sense and I’ll tell you why the average advertisement is about 15 seconds long but there are some 30 second ones so using that logic 30 times 4 is 120 and that doesn’t match the 205 seconds that it says it will last meaning there’s more then 4 advertisements so let’s figure out about how many there is 205 divided by 30 is about 6.8 so let’s just round up to 7 that means instead of the 4 advertisements it says we get were actually having to watch 7 but here’s where it gets worse there’s 4 ad breaks when watching a 30 minute episode although the first ad at the start is usually just one but that still leaves the other three so let’s do more math 7 time 3 is 21 plus the one ad at the start of each episode making 22 now let’s do more math 22 times 30 is 660 seconds divide that by 60 so we get the minutes and we get 11 minutes which means a 30 minute episode turned into a 44 minute episode. All Im asking is that you please keep the ads short and fix this problem.
This is important and something we all need to say and want to say.. xoxo
by Idk82838849492818183 on 2021/08/07 03:11
Anyways, we ALL KNOW the ads in this app are ridiculous. I know it’s a free app and all, and I do really enjoy it and don’t mind a couple ads, but there’s just one problem for me. I was watching mha, yes, my hero academia, and I had a problem occur. So technically what happened, I got ad an, not bad right? After the ad, the anime wouldn’t load. I kept exiting the app, and everytime I went back in it would give me another ad and not load again. Mind you, my internet is not bad at all. You also might be thinking, “it’s probably just more than one ad, and the second one just isn’t loading, so when you go back in it loads.” But no. I was doing this for I know over 10 minutes. I got at least 10 ads and ngl, my night was kind of ruined because it kept happening and I ended up just giving up and going to bed. This might sound like a complaint, and it kind of is, but the moral of the story is to please just fix your ads. 4 ads isn’t bad, and it’s understandable for a free app with a ton of anime and more, but I shouldn’t have 10 ads in just one ad break. (and I probably would’ve had more if I had kept going.) So anyways, a recap, I enjoy the app a lot overall, but sometimes the ads get out of control and just ruin the anime experience for you. Hope you found this helpful, xo
Good but...
by U motherz on 2020/12/05 19:14
Great app to watch almost anything that u cant on Netflix. But I see constantly a specific anime, and the first season is dubbed, but the second season isn’t, that to me is the only issue, I don’t like switching languages every season so if u can release it in both ways that’d be great😃specifically Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworlds. Another issue are the ads, I think adding 4 would be fine if u made each add stop only one ad. There’s are usually 4 ad stops in an episode and when they hit it takes 30 seconds to load that ad and then play a 30+ second ad, and then another 30+ seconds to load a second one and a third. I think they load wayyyy too slowly and the ads back to back are too many. If there are 4 ad pauses please make it just one ad long and please load faster because in total if there are 4 ad blocks u spend abt 10 minutes watching ads because each pause loads 3 back to back ads. I wouldn’t mind 4 ads total but I also wouldn’t mind if ur going to keep the same amount of ads, that u just make them load faster instead of have me wait at a black screen for 30 seconds for an ad to show up and then repeat that for another two times. It’s a bit time consuming and sometimes I forget what happened before the ads even began to roll in and forget wat im watching. All in all, shorter faster ad breaks, and release seasons in both languages or just add that language setting in, not for subtitles but for the audio aswell, u know, dubbed.
4.5 Stars
by Megasxlr_ on 2021/09/16 01:24
Ok here is the lowdown on this app and why I gave it 4.5. Let’s start with what every one seems to be worried about: ads. The ads it seems to me bearable. You well run across 3 to 4 ads per video most of the time. Some ads didn’t even play, they just pop up for a second and then resume playing video. Some ads were not so kind, looping the same two ads about 3 times before resuming. Next let’s talk about there subs. Some quality of life improvements are needed in like areas such as timing when a sub is suppose to disappear over translated text to disappear when the screen changes, along with the karaoke during the opening song. Third let’s talk about buffering. I am on 4 g Lte and low res to save data, so only once in a while did it need to stop and buff. I would press pause for a moment to let it get ahead so I can’t say how it would work out for those streaming 1080p. Finally let’s talk content. You’ll find a lot of great content on this app. You won’t find anything by funamation I.e. there dubbed for the most part that I could find but you can find some Dragonball super, along with other popular shows. Some shows are for premium only that you might run across but so far I only found 1 show like that. But if you do op for premium they have 3 plans with the cheapest being around 8 and their highest being about 15. In conclusion any decent anime lover should add this app to there collection.
Great App But...
by moontea- on 2020/11/24 04:26
I’ve been using Crunchyroll for some time and enjoy the app very much. It has a great variety (though some of my favorite anime’s are left out) and the ads are fairly controlled. One piece of criticism I’d like to point out is the fact that you have an ad right after the anime opening, which is both annoying and repetitive. The ads themselves aren’t bad and fit my liking to some extent, but consider having more variety to your ads, some of the ads in certain anime are repeated multiple times and gets boring to watch. Not to mention that there are a TON of glitches. I don’t know if it’s on my end or just the app, but sometimes the anime will time out and then go out of the anime, going to the homepage, search are, library, etc. Once I try to get back on the anime to continue watching, the subtitles are gone and I have to struggle with it for about 15 minutes before the subtitles go back on, often they don’t and I have to quit watching for the day. But it’s an occasional problem that I can deal with, I thought I might say it for the fact that it might make a bad first impression on a new watcher, thinking that the app is faulty (which it is most certainly not). Again, it may be on my end. All in all, this is a great app and I would suggest it to any of my friends to watch!
Here’s the problem
by Maximus Osorio on 2021/05/08 16:33
I have a problem with subscribing to the membership plan. Usually, I would just get it the cheapest plan so I can see the newest episodes when they drop and watch without ads, but now I’m having an issue that has its pros and cons. When I first got premium, my plan lasted longer than it should have. Too be exact, I got around 2 and a half months of premium. I just thought it was a big with the first trail or something, but no. Every time I got premium it would last longer. I wasn’t complaining, free premium is great for me, but I also noticed that when I wanted to purchase premium, it would become harder and harder. I would always purchase within the app and whenever I tried purchasing the cheapest premium, it would sometimes not load the payment screen and such. The other plans loaded fine. Right now, I can’t buy premium through the app. It won’t load the payment screen and I don’t really feel that comfortable purchasing premium from the subscription menu on my apple setting. So currently right now, the other subscription levels load fine, just not the cheapest one. Other than that, the app is pretty good in my opinion. I have not had any other issues except for the very rare bugs, and this premium issue, and I can watch most of the shows that I want to watch. I like the app, it just won’t let me purchase the premium right now. As of May 8, 2021
Ads
by That One Popular Review Guy on 2020/07/15 22:04
Let me start off by saying, I LOVE anime, iv seen Crunchyroll sponsoring many different you tubers, iv seen ads all the time of it and iv always watched anime on it, but the one thing I’m tired of is the fact that their is so many ads, I get that you probably can’t get rid of them because of how many people have premium but can you atleast shorten the amount? I’m watching episodes of anime’s and I’m getting 3 ads at the beginning another 2 like 7 minutes in ect. It’s making it hard to even watch the anime, I would give 5 stars but the ads is the only thing stopping me, I know you have them to make money, which then drives people to buy premium and then you get money from that so you can support this app with a constant stream of anime, however can you atleast space them out? Like 1-2 at the beginning another 1-2 at the end? That way we can enjoy the anime and you get to show the ads, more ads raises your revenue however when you have millions of people and a large selection of anime ON top of premium, I think you can get rid of a few, I hope you take this into consideration. I really want to give this app 5 stars but I can’t. I know I won’t get a response and if I do it will probably be something along the lines of you read my review. I’m just saying what’s on my mind and everyone else’s, the amount of ads is horrible. If you do read this, thank you for your time.
Fix your bugs and way too many ads
by lilchungus28 on 2020/10/16 01:13
Listen, I get it you need ads in order to make money you don’t need to put ads at the beginning after the intro and middle and end scene cause that’s just crazy because it’s like three ads for every commercial break and also just a little nitpick with the ads don’t show us the second or next season of the anime we are watching with the next ad because now with re zero an exclusive to crunchy roll i knew that rem would try to hit Subaru didnt know why but i knew and that could potentially spoil some for other anime’s and i have been having this glitch where I’m watching a show go to the Home Screen i come back it gives me an ad even though i was at the Home Screen for five seconds because of an accident ok not that big a deal but then it loads and loads and loads but it’s not having any progress the app just breaks down like my digestive system after having Taco Bell with extra slices sauce on everything it gets annoying because now i can’t watch anything and uhhh quick tip don’t make the ad free one $8 that’s a lil much but i get it because competition also does that please fix this issue and i might get premium it’s worth it too it’s just all the bugs don’t just go poof because you paid 8 dollars you know so thanks for coming to my tedtalk but for now it’s 4 stars just please for the love of god fix these issues
Amazing streaming service! Love it.
by Moya elle on 2020/10/29 00:54
I really love this service! I haven’t been watching anime for too long but this has honestly helped me start off. There’s so many anime’s that you would probably not be able to watch on other streaming services. I’m happy also that my favorite dubs are on Crunchyroll too, though personally I do suggest maybe add Naruto dub since it’s one of many people’s favorite dub. I do prefer sub in most anime’s though. But for anyone hesitating to get this app, don’t!! I can’t say enough of how cool it it to be able to have all of my favorite anime’s right in front of me, and the ones I’m planning on watching, especially because you don’t have to pay any money if you don’t want to. This is good for young people like me who is a kid to be able to watch without having to spend all of my allowance XD or people that don’t have much money in general. You just have a few adds that are honestly entertaining compared to most places because most base on anime so there fun and Crunchyroll doesn’t have many adds at all compared to a ton of apps which lets me watch and enjoy an anime without being interrupted 24/7. There’s many more reasons why you should get Crunchyroll but I can’t list them all XD just know that it’s an amazing fun place to watch anime!!!!!! :)
Good program but has account issues
by Shinobi484 on 2020/05/23 03:51
First the good. Crunchyroll has wide array of shows to watch and is fairly easy to navigate. I especially like their updated shows section. The con and its a big one. Crunchyroll does not offer a 2-factor authentication for their accounts. On top of that they do not have a customer service number to call when you have account issues. My self and multiple others (check their own forums) have had their accounts hacked and simply changing your password does not help. I will say their fraud detection did help by sending me a email noting suspicious activity. However after taking recommended steps the very next day I got an email saying the email associated with my account has changed. So I will not be renewing a subscription and canceling my account once this subscription ends. Luckily my subscription is through iTunes because you can’t cancel your account with an active subscription so if you have a credit card on file with Crunchyroll and someone hacks your account your only real option is to cancel your card. So if they fix this issue I will consider starting a new account but until then I will not use this anymore. I truly hope someone from Crunchyroll takes note of this concern because it seems to have gone ignored for far to long. Recommendation: if you do decide to use Crunchyroll I highly recommend you get your subscription through Apple. At least that way your information will be more secured.
Some pros and cons
by sk8rboy656 on 2019/07/05 17:05
So I’m going to start with the cons first of an uncontrollable amount of ads when I’m watching anime and I get one or two or even three ads I’m ok with but when I’m watching a 20 to 30 minute episode I’m getting over 10 ads per episode then it’s getting pretty annoying because it’s extremely hard to finish an episode for example I watch a 30 minute episode and I’m getting as many ads as I get it turns from a 30 minute episode to over an hour episode because of how many ads this is a problem you need to fix but what’s good about your app is it has a lot of different choices of anime and a lot of different genres to choose from I enjoy the app a lot but you need to cut the add limit dim from over ten to 3 and under and a lot of your app users would be a lot more satisfied and there would be nothing more to complain about so please fix this bug we would all appreciate it and we would use the app a lot more then trying to dig around the App Store and google play store and even the internet to try and watch our episode because we are so worried about getting as many ads as we are getting so please fix this app and listen to our complaints it would make using your app a lot easier thank you for your time and keep up your good work and good luck for the future.
It’s really a great app
by jk just for memes on 2020/11/11 09:24
Although it lacks some titles I’ve been looking for it has a lot of great anime’s. Like MHA, bleach, death note, RE:Zero, attack on titan, black clover and a ton more. It’s really easy to search through the selection of anime if you don’t have specific anime’s in mind and you just want to browse. It’s also easy to find a certain anime instead of scrolling through all of the anime’s to find it you can just search for it. And it has a watch list feature so you can find anime’s you want to watch but maybe not right now. I would totally recommend this app the any weeb who doesn’t want to pay 50$ for 1 season of anime. This has really helped me out because I can’t afford to spend that much money on anime. The thing I will say is when you in an ad you can’t make the screen smaller or pause it but that’s about the only thing bad I have to say about it. Also if your not really patient you might want to get a different app because there are a lot of ads but that personally never affected me because I’d rather watch 5 ads in an entire episode of anime than not watch it at all. Anyways in conclusion as long as you don’t mind adds you should probably get this app to be up to date in all of you favorite anime’s
needs some improvements!!
by marphobic on 2020/05/23 02:26
so, ive had this app for awhile now and i thought i should make a review. first of all, this app is amazing!! is not complicated/confusing at all + i understood it right when i downloaded it!! i like the fact that there is a history as well!! i like the way all the anime is displayed too. i love how theres dramas as well!! but theres only two things.. the search bar. yes and the ads. first, the search bar. the search bar is very confusing because every time i try to search up an anime it shows nothing? i even tried searching up an anime thats already on crunchyroll to see if it would work. it still didnt. i feel like thats one thing you guys have to fix!! another thing is, the ads. in the beginning of every anime there is a starting ad. for what? i dont understand that. also, why is there 5 ads in a row? if theres going to be ads (especially FIVE) please put a skip button at least. i have a problem with the ads at the beginning of the anime because there is already one at the end. i do NOT want my anime to start with a 20 second ad when im done with another 20 second ad from the end of another anime episode. i also think there should be more animes!! and even movies probably!! overall this app is really good but the things i stated need some fixing.
I’m going to be straight up.
by David Pauta on 2021/07/01 02:37
I love the app, I really do. I love the selections they have, and I like how simple it is, but there always seems to be a performance issue with the app. I don’t have a membership I’m a free viewer, and I don’t mind the 3 ads with every ad marker so I don’t know if this happens when you pay, but it’s an episode just freezes and it’s unplayable. My latest example of this is with the Konosuba film. I cannot play it at all. A previous example of this was with one of the episodes of Attack on Titan season 3 I’m pretty sure it was only the 2nd episode that just froze and was unplayable. I had to wait about 1 month or a couple of weeks (I honestly don’t remember) to be able to play the episode. Other than these issues I face. The only other issue I have is with the ads, yes I said I’m fine with 3 ads, but realistically it’s still a little much, and also some ads just straight up have spoilers. Like the ad for Attack on Titan season 4. It shows Armin shifting Into a Titan. It was kinda whack learning that surprise (for me at least) through an ad. Other than that I have no issues with the app. I’m just tired of the constant freezing. I also bring this up because I just remembered that episode 12 I believe of Higehiro is also freezing as well. So please just find a way to fix the app and my opinion on it will drastically change.
Anime episodes refuse to load
by DaughterNature on 2020/04/11 00:38
Ok I love this app I really do I would rate it five stars but the problems that this app has makes me want to rate it only one star but since I love the app I gave it two stars. I really don’t care that I have to watch around 13 ads per episode even though it’s annoying and they repeat the same ads I get it you developers want your money and you deserve it for all your hard work. Sometimes the ads don’t want to load and give me a black screen for five minutes so I have to close the app and try to watch the episode I was watching again and force my way through another ad to get back to where I was. But I don’t mind too much as long as it isn’t frequent but it is very frequent. The fact that the ads refuse to load after 5 minutes maybe longer is extremely irritating. However, the fact that this app doesn’t want to load anime episodes after I watched 13 ads that refuse to load makes me very disappointed. The whole purpose of this app is to be able to provide its users with anime episodes. It is very upsetting to be watching your favorite series and for it to be interrupted multiple times throughout the episode not because of ads but because it is having trouble loading and it won’t load after like 5 minutes or longer sometimes. Please fix this issue developers I don’t care that I have to watch 13 ads per episode I just want to watch anime.
Amazing app and quality overall but problem with the premium options
by prinncess unicorn on 2020/09/19 02:20
I think that Crunchyroll is and amazing app with efficient streaming options. The amount of content they have is amazing and the new format is excellent. I have so many positive things to say about this app, but I do have a slight issue that just makes no sense. The new premium options is kinda stupid if you ask me. There is 3 new different levels of premium if I remember correctly and each level unlocks new stuff and costs more money. I understand that they are trying to make more profits but this is kinda stupid and makes me mad. If I wanted to do a certain thing and was prepared to pay for the premium and went to do it and it turns out that there are 3 different levels for unlocking different things? Like I would be furious, i know it’s for profit but like you had it going pretty well with the first premium system and the online shop, but then you add 3 levels of premium? I think that your also making it hard for people who already had premium beforehand, they have to adjust to a whole new system and decide what to do. I just think it’s stupid and extra and serves no purpose. You can fight me on this but I’m not budging.
Review after 7 years
by Gee_Pineapple11 on 2020/01/25 15:02
Let me start by saying I still love Crunchyroll BUT I think with the surge of streaming services I believe Crunchyroll has some catching up to do. Not so much in the content department but in the app and heck even the website but I’ll stick to reviewing the app. I’ve been premium for more than 3 years and yes the no ads is nice but how about creating profiles like Netflix or Disney? My wife and I have to a lot in our queue and sometimes we watch the same shows so changing the episode between sittings is weird. Another thing is how about implementing skip intro and continue to next episode? Don’t get me wrong I love anime intros but when I’m heavily into a show it’s nice to just get back to the story. I feel besides dark mode there hasn’t been much added to the app UI to make it great. The content is amazing and I love that it’s available so promptly. I’m only rating 3 stars due to the fact that it hasn’t been keeping up with other services and sometimes song subtitles interfere with character subtitles making it difficult to read (the song and dialogue literally are swapping up and down so I can’t even see a pattern, maybe use a different color for the song subs). Again it’s 3 stars for the app not Crunchyroll as a whole cause they’re obviously 5 stars but I can’t let my bias stop me from acknowledging the lack of implementation that most streaming services already have.
Ads
by Kitty_Nina101 on 2020/07/04 17:54
This whole app is fine by itself but the ads are unreasonable. I’m 3 minutes into an episode and it’s already given me 12 ads. I would rate this app 3 stars instead of 2 but the whole thing is super glitchy and just pauses at random times. I know for a fact that it’s not my WiFi because I’ve been disconnecting and reconnecting to see if any thing works. I’ve restarted my phone multiple times but it’s no use. The 23 minute episodes I’ve been watching has turned into 40 minutes each because of the ads. I watch 5 minutes, 10 ads in a row. Another 5 minutes, another 10 ads. It’s unbelievable. I get that this is how you earn money but I still don’t think it’s worth sacrificing other people’s enjoyment for. Every time I click that go forward or backward 10 seconds button, it’s takes 5 minutes just to find that certain place. God forbid we tap on the screen to pause or exit the app or we just get 20 more ads thrown in our face. I just wanna say that I mean no hate from this review. Your app is great but sometimes thing just don’t work out well. Im also writing this for other people who wish to download this app. A lot of people are writing good reviews so I thought that I might let them get a feel of all the downsides they would be going through by downloading this. TLDR: I got 12 ads so far and I’m only 4 minutes into the episode. Consider this before you download.
The ads are flippin’ crazy! 😤
by Wait of time.... on 2020/04/15 03:07
I just recently got into anime, considering I’m quarantined, and I was watching hunter x hunter on Netflix. Netflix didn’t support all the seasons, it only went up to 4, so I did some research and found this app. I was really excited when I saw that it had all 148 episodes, and while scrolling I saw some other anime’s that looked interesting! When I began watching their was an advertisement, which I didn’t mind. I expected for there to be around 2-3 per episode. At first, everything was going really smoothly! Nothing too out of the ordinary. Then after about 3 episodes in, the ads started to pile up. At first I tried not to mind it, after all I was watching all the episodes for free. Then it became REALLY hard to ignore. I started to get 3-5 ads just before It started, then about 3-5 more later on in the ep! It would’ve been much more bare-able if the ads weren’t so glitchy. At first, I thought it was just my internet. I came to look at the reviews to see if anyone else was having the same problem, and many are! The ads load for about 10-15 seconds, and then run very slowly. For example, if each ad was initially 10 seconds long, and there were 4 advertisements, that’d be around an extra minute and a half of pointless waiting! On behalf of all Crunchyroll users, please reduce the amount of ads per episode, and fix the freezing of the ads!
Can you please put the rose of Versailles on Crunchyroll?
by check my reveiw out:) on 2021/05/14 00:36
You have a very large variety of anime but one I feel like doesn’t get as much love is the romance genre. Though I do understand that you are trying your very best to put more romance onto your app, I don’t feel like your new releases are quite what I’m looking for...though I have found some quite enjoyable I continually feel like I’m watching the same thing over and over again. I’m more into the older anime just because the plots were more regular, not everything had to be modern, and the fact that they had more of a balance between drama and slice of life aspect. One variety of romance that I don’t particularly like is harem- tho I do enjoy reverse harem and I know this specific genre is like by some people it’s just not right for me.. I’m not asking for you to stop putting the things and genres that other people like and desire just that you go out of your comfort zone and put something different on here- One thing specifically I would love to have on your app is the Rose of Versailles. I haven’t been able to really watch this series bc of the fact that I can’t find it anywhere if you do have a chance to put it on please do!!
Good app, but there are some bugs
by Mystery1305 on 2022/01/23 23:02
I’ve had Crunchyroll for years now, and it’s honestly a really great app in itself for watching anime. You can watch on multiple platforms, which is also nice. The layout is very clean and nice to look at. I’ve had no issues with the app over the years, so I would be giving this five stars, but I do have some small gripes. Premium used to be only for having no ads, but now you can’t watch in 720P and 1080P quality because HD quality is now a premium feature. I didn’t mind going through ad breaks, but I find removing HD quality to be a premium only feature to be a bit ridiculous. I’ve also encountered bugs lately with the ads. Sometimes the ads won’t play during an ad break, and the episode’s audio will play, but it won’t resume the episode. I have to exit out of the app to fix this, but sometimes it happens whenever the ad plays. The timestamp also doesn’t continue where it left off, and it will scroll back to the last ad break, so I have to go to the correct timestamp each time. If these bugs could be fixed, that would be really great! Another thing that kind of annoys me is certain titles and dubs are premium only features, especially in certain dubs outside of the Japanese or English language.
Good app but needs one thing
by ExpiredCranberry on 2020/09/29 08:04
I love Crunchyroll. I have been a premium member for a few years now and I don’t regret it at all. I use the website just as much as I use the app but there is one huge problem for me that is in the website but not the app. Reviews. I have started so many god awful anime that sound good on paper but are executed horribly. This is wasting my free time with horrible anime. Although, I know that it depends on the person if they’re going to like it or not. But if an anime is rated one star, it is for a reason. On the website I am the type of person to read reviews to see what I am getting into. Even just seeing the rating of the show out of 5 stars would be enough. If I want to see actual reviews that explain why it’s rated so bad then I wouldn’t mind leaving the app. But I don’t want to have to go out of the app in order to see the rating of the anime by looking it up on google. It’s very annoying and a simple thing to do ( or at least I think it is, who knows, I’m not an app developer ). I know this is just a convenience thing but it’s why I’m rating this 4 stars. The recent update made the app so much better and is more stable than ever. If reviews are added in app then that would make this app that much better.
Can’t even contact support
by Fieieiri on 2019/03/31 13:10
I used to have a premium membership about a year ago and decided to renew. I wanted to buy the standard premium membership again but it says on the app that they will give me a 14 day free trial and charge me for the membership after the trial ends, not a problem, I was actually happy about this. The problem is that the trial doesn’t even work. I check my iTunes subscriptions and it says that it is currently active but when I go into the app to watch a show, I still have to watch ads! That’s not even the worst part, whenever the ads start to load, I get a black loading screen, then it just freezes up and won’t do anything unless I force close out of the app. I can’t even watch a video with ads!!! I tried to just buy the membership outright without the 14 day trial since I was going to pay for it anyway, but I can’t get past the 14 day trial offer. Whenever you tap on the button to upgrade your account, it takes you to the 14 day free trial offer( which doesn’t work no matter how many times I retry it) and it won’t let me bypass the offer so I can just buy the membership, it’s like they don’t want my money! I tried contacting support on the “help” section in the app, AND SURPRISE SURPRISE THE APP FREEZES WHEN YOU TRY TO GET TO THE “CONTACT US” PART! I used to love watching my favorite anime on crunchyroll but I don’t think I’ll ever be paying for this service again after spending hours just trying to buy a membership unsuccessfully.
Useless unless you pay
by Gbashi on 2019/03/01 22:03
I honestly wish I could give it less than 1 star. I’ve only been using the app for three days and I have given up. I understand that the app works fine if you pay for a subscription, however, developers should understand that not everyone can afford to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. If they’re going to offer a free alternative and make you watch ads to compensate, the least they could do is make sure the free version actually works- otherwise just don’t offer it! Don’t make people waste their time! The first day this app worked great- I don’t care if I have to watch ads or even if the ads repeat. I understand it’s free so I don’t mind it. However, yesterday, I started to notice that the app freezes whenever an ad is about to play- the screen goes black and that’s it. There is nothing you can do but exit the app and restart it. Initially this only happened a few times, but now it’s to the point I can’t even START watching an episode because it freezes. I can restart the app 12 times (which I have), and it does the exact same thing each time. I’m done. I’m done using this app, wasting my time and dealing with this frustration. And now, even if I could or wanted to, there is NO WAY I’m ever going to give my money to Crunchyroll. If you’re going to give a free service and make it as crappy as possible just to get people to buy the subscription- don't even offer it to begin with. It’s low, a cheap trick. Just don’t.
Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up )
by YouShouldSponsorMe on 2018/09/19 04:28
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying ( I deleted some of the review but now that I have crunchyroll premium it puts a different mood to the anime and it’s super nice, though next time for crunchyroll regular membership, you should add the advertisements to be about that anime if possible or atleast about anime only )
Great app but has some issues
by That write of truth on 2021/10/03 23:31
I don’t normally write reviews but I just want to write this so hopefully the issue I have can be fixed. To start this, I would like to say Crunchyroll is a great app to watch any anime in HD. I just recently purchase the premium because I love the experience, watching anime and reading the comments to me make the experience even more enjoyable. My issue with this app for one needs the feature picture in picture added, I like to be able to respond to a message and watch my anime at the same time without force closing the app. The second issue ties in with the first issue, sometimes I would say like 80% of the time when the app is forced closed and you go back to the anime you are watching and you press play, it’ll just revert the video back from the very beginning and take off the subtitle. It wouldn’t seem like it’s a big issue but I just rather be left back where I was at also, when they take the subtitle off themselves the option to put back on the subtitle is greyed out and I have to then leave the video and reopen up the same episode to then put on the subtitle. I hope the creator sees this review and please fix it and I would give this app a 5/5 star because I enjoy this app a lot.
Several errors and to many adds
by cas_jeager on 2019/07/21 21:22
I love Crunchyroll but the so called “video error” and the “trial error” along with the “connection loss” it gets very annoying, I’m sitting right by my WiFi box and all the sudden a pop up tab shows up in my screen saying that I have lost connection, I clearly had connection as I was connected to the WiFi the whole time but whenever it pops up it won’t let me leave the tab no matter how many times I press retry. The video error is very confusing as I have to stop and sit there for thirty mins to try and find out what the error is, I have tried to restart the app, I have exited out of it and went back in and tried to watch it again but the video error just kept popping back up. Every time I get an error I have to delete the app because the error will just keep coming back up on my screen even though I have done everything to try and get it to stop, I have re downloaded the app at least 19 times and I just got it 2 days ago. And the situation with the adds is stupid, I get 15 to 20 adds every time, I’m only watching 20-30 minute episodes and I spend at least 10 minutes every time watching one round of adds, and the there are 4 rounds of adds in each episode. It gets quite annoying, I hope they figure out something because this is getting annoying
It’s a good app for anime, with one issue
by PlumBoy5 on 2020/09/11 15:45
I’ve been a premium user for almost a year now and I really enjoy a lot of the content on here. It’s got a lot of new series that come out with episodes really fast along with a lot of older favorites. I mainly used the app on my Xbox but have switched to using it on my phone for the most part due to being away from my console. I enjoy using it on my phone just as much as I did on my Xbox but I have ran into an issue after the recent update. For some reason when I try to watch any show the video does not play at all. I will press the start button but nothing. It just displays a black screen but nothing happens. I’ve tried on multiple different occasions to play shows and same thing. I found a workaround where if I delete the app and re install it fixes the problem temporarily but eventually I have to delete and re download again... I read that it could be internet issues but everything else works on my phone just fine so I’ve ruled that out. It’s getting pretty annoying so I’m hoping this problem is known about and there will be a fix soon since this is an awesome streaming service. Besides this one issue I recommend using this app if you’re an anime fan
Better, now that the new update was released
by Guy29373939584 on 2020/06/01 01:52
This update was insane! It added a new layout to everything in a good way. The main thing I will talk about is the amount of ads there are. The ads are way toned down compared to the last update. There are 6 ads you will see per episode. This is great, compared to the 10 that it was last time. Even if you think that’s too much, there’s a premium that cost money. I mainly wanted to talk about what this update changed which was layout, and amount of ads. The layout was changed, I like it the new way, but it’s just preference. If you don’t like it, you’ll get used to it eventually. They have also fixed many bugs including the one where, if you press the play button on the show while the ad is loading, the show will play while the ad is, that wouldn’t be a problem if you could see the show and not here the ad. They fixed it in this update. They are making this better. There also MIGHT be an occasional bug that MIGHT not load the ads. I’m not saying anything about anything, but I MIGHT be trying to figure it out so I COULD POSSIBLY use it for every ad, ;)
Not on the great side..
by Qinqin Xian on 2020/06/25 05:45
So I tried this a few days ago without premium and I have some issues and some positive stuff. First, going for the positive, the variation of anime you have seems to contain a lot of good stuff. There were so many animes that are hard to find for free that you have put In there. I really like that. However, there are a ton of issues I have encountered in this app. I don’t really mind the adds, I understand you need the income, and I respect that, but sometimes I just wish you guys would put a skip button. It’s highly annoying when watching the episodes and having to wait for an ad to finish smack in the middle of an intense part. The major issue with this is that sometimes, when watching an episode, the anime would randomly stop and the play button would not work. So then I tried getting out and trying later, and nothing changed. I deleted the app and tried again, and the outcome was the same. Something weird is that the specific episode I was watching had the issue, but every other episode didn’t. What was REALLY irritating was in that episode, if is went ten seconds further and it reached the ad part, the add would work even if the freakin anime didn’t. I am highly disappointed. The people who made this, I thank you for the app, but it still needs a lot more improvement.
App with identity crisis
by Bob Kerstetter on 2017/10/22 23:57
Crunchyroll publishes awesome anime. But the app has an identity crisis. Login with a paid subscriber account and everything works great. Five stars. Seriously. It is very well done. But — and this is huge — not everyone can afford the monthly fees and the execution of the advertising ruins the app. No stars. Crunchyroll needs the advertising to fund the delivery of no-cost anime to its free subscribers. It is the TV broadcasting business model. No problem. But the technology used to insert the ads fails to match the quality of the overall app. The ads lock up the app. They also repeat themselves three times in a row in the same ad break. And while the ads are supposed to be targeted to the interests of the viewers, they are not. If Crunchyroll could get the advertising to work correctly, advertising could possibly make more money per user than paid subscriptions. Determining the interests of viewers is pretty easy. You just ask them. Do interesting ads and people will click them. Streaming technology is good enough to never lock up an app. And never repeat ads during the same break. I will never buy a Volvo no matter how many times you run the ad. I'm a Subaru guy. You should already know that. Have Subaru tell me about its awesome technology and I will click the ad to find out more info. Everyone wins — Crunchyroll, advertisers and anime fans. Fix it please.
Ugh my immersion
by tesalei on 2022/03/27 07:23
I actually stopped binging my favorite anime to write this. I know Crunchyroll has always had issues both on the web and the app, and I have always found them tolerable since those issues rarely messed with my immersion- but brooo it is so bad right now. The subtitles are either delayed or they show up before a character speaks. Also, the controls with play bar keep popping up when I do not touch the screen or when my phone is mounted which makes me then have to touch the screen constantly to make the controls minimize again. This has been happening often for the past 3 weeks. I have been subscribed to Premium for about 5 years and I thank you Crunchyroll for those glorious years of you providing me with all the entertainment and escapism I need but you are disappointing me mad hard right now. P.S.: The new UI is cool. I also love that we can view comments now. Y’all are kinda late to the “We have updated our UI” party considering how large your following is but cheers to you for showing up at all. My fingers are crossed for you to continue to make advancements in the streaming service world because I do believe you deserve more clout, but it’s embarrassing for me to keep on praising you when things like this happen.
Why.. tho??
by cold.___.ash on 2020/12/29 06:22
I wanted to watch anime and I heard this was a great app to watch anime on- but I’m frustrated and sad that we have to get premium for an anime. I understand paying for premium supports Crunchyroll and all that but I realized that the only anime that doesn’t need premium is “My Hero Academia” and yeah there’s probably other ones that don’t need premium. I know there’s other people on the app that are also upset because you have to pay for premium “we” want to be satisfied by all the anime right? So why put premium for like all the anime’s? And also the 1 free episode is always the one that gets you into the anime! I really want you guy’s to at least take it on the most popular anime’s. I’m really interested on watching “ Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club” so yeah- ( sorry i sounded rude 🥲😭) Since I started watching MHA- straight to the point the ads are annoying why is there like 10 in each episode??? Not only that but in one ad it adds up to 2-3 like I can’t enjoy watching the anime anymore tbh bring it down a little please.. like 3 ads is enough. Please and thank you fix the ads problem! Premium isn’t necessary in every anime 🥺😭
Uncontrollable ads!
by Llama&Alpacas on 2019/06/10 13:15
In order to actually watch a show, you have to sit through so many ads it’s unbelievable and unacceptable. In my experience, my screen will just go black and an ad will play when I first click on episode. Then, it’ll load and I go down to the bottom to skip through the intro and as if the app is punishing me for doing so, it’ll just give me ads! No joke, it’ll play an ad then another and another, etc. There will be no option to skip ads, exit out of them, anything! Really, you just get stuck in a cycle of ads restarting! Seriously, this matter needs to be addressed. I’d have to exit out of the app. It was so bad once (I sat through 3 ads in counting) and I closed the app. Then I went back in and just when I went to keep watching my episode, not only did it start it completely over, it spammed me with ads! I deleted it. End of story. I don’t think you should have to pay money for good service. You wouldn’t pay your waiter constantly at a restaurant to get them to perform a nice service with a good attitude, would you? Should you have to? No! So I think, you shouldn’t have to pay the app for good service and no nonstop ads! I get it if you’re on free and you get ads, but having them play nonstop is unacceptable. And I get it, you have to pay the people who work for you, but not by torturing us who download into getting premium by spamming us with ads upon ads upon ads.
Review
by BSMO Crunchyroll on 2022/03/13 07:38
Now first off I just want to say I love Crunchyroll and it is a very well built anime stream service but they have major problems that need to be changed. As for that seasons and episodes are listed all together although they are in completely different languages. This is only a major and irrational problem. I’ve have premium for many years on many accounts and it’s just the small thing that makes the app confusing and sorta irritating to a certain extent. Next small problem is the app for mobile devices it seems to have many problems when it comes to turning off and on cc. Most of the times I have to refresh my whole app 2-3 times just for them to start turning on. Again it’s not a bad problem but it’s a problem a lot of viewers and myself aren’t excited about. But if those apps were fixed I’d say it would be the most perfect app for anime streaming. I think because Crunchyroll and Funimation are doing a partner ship crunchyroll should take some of the things they do just. Just because Funimation is more smoother in the sense of easier to watch and find anime. Other than those little major problems there isn’t anything that makes it a little problematic. Thank you for you time have a great day!!
Disappearing Anime
by Laizaaa on 2020/07/13 19:55
I logged into my account today to finish watching the one and only, “Haikyu!!” but when i opened my watchlist, it wasn't there. I decided to search it up instead but when I got to it, it told me that there wasn't anything to watch and to try to load up the page again. Of course, when I tried to reload the page, the same thing popped up. I checked other shows to see if this happened to it too, but it didn't. The episodes on other shows popped up. I just really wanted to watch “Haikyu!!,” so I thought of the quickest way to make things work. Shut down my phone and turn it back on. When I went back to the app, it still wasn’t in my watchlist, so again, I Searched it up, and nothing was there, other than different shows. I browsed the sports section to try to find it, but nothing. It disappeared. Can someone fix this? I don't know what the problem is, weather it being my phone or the app.. I really like crunchy roll and became very comfortable with it. I don't want to switch to a different platform, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe you guys took it off your platform, but if you did i would be really disappointed.
Great app & great service
by A1 "Like the Sauce" on 2022/03/03 05:05
I would just ask for two upgrades to the app. #1 The ability to delete one episode or more episodes from the watch history without having to delete the entire watched history. I find sometimes that I will start an anime maybe watch a couple of episodes but not feel it. I would like to be able to delete it. #2 Now that Funimation and Crunchyroll are now together. I would like Crunchyroll to take on the aspect of how Funimation separates their dubbing (with even multiple languages) and subtitles. I always felt it was a little weird to have a series that only has 13 episodes but is listed as 78 episodes because of multiple dubbings. It is nice to have separation but a series with multiple arcs can get a little confusing. Like with the Funimation app they can select in the episode or in the title page for each series. Giving the customer the chance to choose how they wanna proceed to watch their episodes. Otherwise they do have in their app settings as an audio preference. I do really appreciate all that you do to keep these apps running. I’m just hoping with these two changes things can get even better. Thank you.
It’s Okay
by Bill Cliton is here on 2020/06/22 03:16
It’s a great app. I have both Crunchyroll and Funimation, and almost always prefer Crunchyroll over Funimation. My big problem with Crunchyroll though is that with this newest update to mobile app, I have been logged out everytime I open the app. That’s not a big deal though what is though is that my Watchlist is gone and it always says that I need premium. I have premium though and am still paying for it even though I’m watching ad’s in the middle of my show. I’m very frustrated by this and have gone over to help center for help, there’s no answers for my specific problem I’m having right now though and there is no where to call for help. If someone is reading this and is thinking of buying the premium subscription I think you should it’s worth every dime. However on that note I also would be very careful about doing it because Crunchyroll has screwed me over on this past update so just a warning. The app is a good one but not as good as people say it is. Also for any employees at Crunchyroll reading this please help out because I’m getting very impatient with you guys right now.
It's miraculous
by jacobRcarroll on 2020/07/08 16:14
I got premium back in March, exclusively to watch One Piece without ads. I got in before One Piece was premium only, but it's a miracle that I've gotten to episode 438 given that the app has gone through several terrible updates in the last few months. Tbh Crunchyroll PROBABLY didn't have the infrastructure, and probably weren't prepared to handle the massive influx in users from the last few months. It's hard to blame them, but if you're gaining users, then you're getting subsequent ad revenue, if you're gaining premium users, then you're getting the premium membership fee every month from those users. It make very little sense to me that the same issues, logging out, app crashes, server/connectivity issues, have been going on for so long; Maybe it's because they haven't seen ramifications for it, ie., if people just deal with it, then what's the point of fixing? Given that crunchyroll is rated the #14 app in entertainment, it should perform solidly, or more consistently than it does; doing that, at the very least, would either prevent it from moving down, or improve the apps rating. Great when it works, incredibly frustrating when it doesn't.
Just why.
by gacha frey on 2021/05/27 17:29
At first I was really happy cause I finally found an app where I can watch anime and foreign dramas. But then the adds came in. It was fine at first cause there wasn’t that many, but then the longer the episode the more adds there was. This frustrated me a lot. I get that you have too make money but could u at least tune it down a little. I just want to watch an episode without getting an ad attack. Everytime I get an ad the load is sooo long. Then after the ad, another one comes in. And then another. There is at least 4 in a row and that doesn’t make me want too use your app. I could never Finnish a 25 minute long episode because that ads turn it into an hour one. I’m waiting and waiting for the ad to Finnish, but then another pops up. And the load is way too long. I sometimes close the app and come back. But that just restarts the ad. Please try to fix this, cause I’m seeing that a lot of people are having the same issue. There isn’t a lot of places where I can watch good shows like the ones on you guys app. Hopefully you can respond to this as quick as possible. And if you do respond to me please don’t apologize and say your going to fix it when you’ll clearly not do so. Once and last time please fix this issue. Thank u if you read this.
Bugs are annoying but anime is good
by ALonelyWalker on 2019/07/05 04:53
I mean the only thing that really stops me from rating five stars is the amount of bugs with the app. I feel like it’s gotten worse since 2 years ago. The site crashes whenever a popular anime episode is released I assume because of high traffic, certain anime have weird audio noises, it doesn’t let me click any episode in the all episodes screen except maybe episode 1 or 2, it logs me out in the middle of an episode or just whenever I close the app, it doesn’t load the new updated episodes screen occasionally, I can’t pause the episode anymore if I’ve hit the rewind 10s button, and the list goes on. I appreciate the anime in a convenient user friendly app, but the bugs are getting worse than what you would expect in a Bethesda game. Oh, and this isn’t directly related to the app, but crunchyroll customer support or service or whatever is garbage. It’s slow and not helpful at all. I tried telling them about the audio problems but it wasn’t worth waiting on slow replies and generic unhelpful replies telling me to redownload the app. I’ve been able to tolerate these things up until now but if they don’t do something about these bugs then I’m just not going to keep giving them my money. It’s pretty simple
Best anime app
by Sir Colt on 2019/09/13 03:03
Friend turned me on to CRoll a few years back. Haven’t looked back since! Went premium right away, and honestly, I don’t even care that it went to 7.99. I canceled my Netflix in favor of it. I watch Crunchyroll probably 5-6 days a week. My queue is a mile long and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ve seen more shows than I can keep track of, and even rewatched some that I’d already seen, completely forgetting I had already seen them. They have the newest shows during the hottest trends, and with the fastest turnaround time between Japan’s original air time and their stream release. It’s literally like same-day. Back in the day we had to torrent shows and find awful sites to try and get anime from, and some of it (most of it) wasn’t even legal. Or the subs were done by fan groups that got a lot wrong. If you’re an anime fan, skip the other garbage and just drop the 8 bucks a month for premium. It’s worth it. Not to mention that I’ve met some of the staff at Otakon and they’re genuinely cool people. I’ll gladly give them my cash to support what they’re doing. They do it better than everyone else. Thanks, CRoll!
Ads and Buffering COMPLETELY ruin the app
by Ruuinx on 2021/08/06 20:55
I’ve been using crunchyroll for a couple days now and it’s brutal trying to get into any show with the constant interruptions. I usually don’t write reviews but this is actually ridiculous. The show itself buffers so often it’s easy to forget what literally just happened in the show bc of the amount of buffering. Not to mention each time it buffers it takes upwards of 5 minutes just to load about 12 seconds of the show, just so it can buffer again. But now here’s where the ads come in. Not only do the ads also take about the same time to buffer, they are long and usually have multiple ads stacked on top of each other. If you can manage to sit thru the ad buffering and the ads themselves, then afterwards you’re greeted with, you guessed it, MORE BUFFERING! It’s downright unusable more often than not! I’ve tried many troubleshooting techniques and none of them work at all. Not to mention they really try shoving the premium down your throat which sounds enticing to have no ads but that doesn’t solve the ridiculous buffering times. I honestly can’t recommend this app in the state it’s in, it’s way to frustrating to use for so little outcome. Please try elsewhere before submitting yourself to this waste of time
Adds
by dog-lover 91012 on 2021/05/07 02:38
It’s not a bad app I really love watching anime and this is one of the best apps because true Netflix does have anime but Crunchyroll has more of variation of animes example fruit basketBut the only thing that is stopping me from using Crunchyroll as much as I do is Netflix are the ads the ads field 10 minutes long and after a while it starts getting really boring and then I start to get on interested in the anime and then I’ll just leave to watch some thing else and usually the ads are the same ads over and over again it gets super annoying sometimes and you get to hear the same noise over and over and over again it drives me crazy I would use Crunchyroll more often if there wasn’t as much ads as they are. Even when the ads are the exact same therefore blocks in different sections of the anime of the same ad and it gets so annoying but overall I really like the app has a lot of variation of enemies and I like how you don’t have to pay for anything. I’m not saying get rid of the ads because I know you can’t fully get rid of them unless we pay but please just make the add shorter or different types of ads.
Pros & Cons
by JanessaLee on 2020/06/06 21:52
I love the app! but i don’t really like the new update. i wished i never had update it since its weird with me and it tweaks. i can’t really play the video sometimes and the i don’t mean to press on the ads. i wish i could go back to the last update since it was more comfortable with me. but overall i love the app and all the recommendations! but also do with the layout was the same. the ads won’t play for me sometimes. and mostly the ads are annoying. i like the new update i don’t really hate it, i just don’t really like it, but it’s fine. i just wish i could go back to the previous update and be able to be fine with it. it was more better for me, i’m not sure about the others. i just wish i got an option to choose which update i wanted. i really miss the old update. but i still love crunchyroll since it’s on of the best anime apps i love! i just wished that i had the last update. edit more: ads are so sensitive. i just want the old update back. i know i’m complaining bad. but it’s just something i would like and probably some others. the layout is so crammed. i just want the old update back.. no matter how much i’m complaining this i just want the old update back. for me it’s more better. i tried reinstalling the app but it just won’t let it be the other update. i made a huge mistake updating this app.
Great Concept with Too Many Bugs and Ads
by DraconikWarlock on 2019/10/09 04:03
My experience with this app has been mixed. I love that it offers free anime and manga most of which is quality stuff and not cheap knockoffs or filler. However, each episode of whatever anime you watch is filled with anywhere from 12-15 unskippable 30 second ads. These ads interrupt the episode (usually at breaks in the episode or before the credits roll) and play around 3-4 at a time. The ads are really annoying. They are pervasive. You can’t skip to another section without watching all the ads that were designated before then. If you accidentally rewind before the ad, bad luck: you have to watch two minutes of ads again. All of this directs you to buy one of the premium packages available. The cheapest one is $8 which is very expensive for what it offers. This would all be tolerable except for the bugs. Sometimes the video buffers and when I tried to buy one of the premium packages, something went wrong and I still was required to watch the ads. The purchase history said that I bought the free trial but the app disagrees. If the developers improved it so that there were less ads, more bearable ad breaks, or a cheaper premium subscription; the app would be a lot better.
The Best Anime App! (however)
by bradcxx on 2022/03/22 22:35
I have been using Crunchyroll since I ever got into anime and it’s truly never let me down. However the reason from not getting a 5 star is because it’s most recent update gives me this problem where if I’m watching an anime the HUD will constantly pop up on and off without having to tap screen. Sometimes I’ll have a problem where the 10sec skip button just hits itself. Another issue occurs when I pause my show, lock my phone (sometimes completely exiting the app) it will start to just play the audio out of nowhere and no matter how many times I pause it, I end up having to close the app completely in order to stop this. Other than That I realized subtitles have been delayed by like 1-3 seconds sometimes. Not a big issue as the automatic screen tapping but sometimes it’s easy to miss the dialogue without even getting a chance to finish reading it. Regardless once these issues are fixed I’d still recommend this app to anyone. I mean it quite literally has all the anime you want to watch (most ofc) and it’s pretty smooth and I always get high quality so I can’t complain.
For real
by anastasia.reed on 2018/07/11 04:23
If you guys are going to put stuff that may have many other episodes or movies or whatever you should put them all. Like black butler for instance. Pretty sure there is a book of Atlantic, you should put that and there is black butler in wonderland or Ciel in wonderland but that should be added too. Asking the sailor moon series I know for a fact that the sailor moon on there now is the new version I can tell by how she transforms, I think the other sailor moon movies or episodes should be on here as well. I could tell by the transformation as I recal her arm never looked like spaghetti and they never changed into sailor senshi like that. Also there should be less ads! There is constantly so many ad pop ups it drives me nuts! Instead of about 25 ads you should put like maybe 5 or 6 or even give them a choice or something. Bc not everyone wants to be watching there favorite anime and then a super juicy part comes on then BOOM! An ad pops up. Not a very good thing now is it? You might get lower ratings but I still think this is a gr8 app! But there does need to be some stuff fixed but other than those things this is a totally cool app.
No support?
by stevenleevan on 2017/10/08 23:08
This service has the potential to be really awesome. I tried the free trial and started watching right away and ended up keeping the subscription for premium going. There are some annoyances such as when I try to fast forward through intros It can sometimes take 3-5 minutes to even play the show again and it usually happens multiple times. My biggest issue though, and reason for 2 stars is that I was having an issue where my password was not working when trying to sign in on my other devices. When I tried to reset password, the link never came. I tried multiple times a day to reset and yes I checked spam and every folder but nothing. I reached out to customer service which got back to me quickly but they said that I have no account with them yet I’m being billed for premium. They escalated the issue but I never heard back and this was almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve sent another help request and haven’t heard back at all. For some reason now I’m able to sign in with my password to other devices but my premium account status is gone yet I’m still paying for the subscription. I’ve even tried unsubscribing and subscribing and issue persists. This has really become annoying and I’d love to give more stars and continue service if they could resolve my issue!
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Stream the world’s largest anime library. Watch over 1,000 titles—from past seasons to new episodes fresh from Japan, including critically acclaimed Crunchyroll Originals. Get full access to new shows like Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Attack on Titan, My Dress-Up Darling, The Strongest Sage With the Weakest Crest, In the Land of Leadale, ORIENT, plus favorites like One Piece, BORUTO: NARUTO NEXT GENERATIONS, JUJUTSU KAISEN, Black Clover, Naruto Shippuden, My Hero Academia, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, and more! Whether you’re new to anime, or have been a fan for decades, Crunchyroll has something you’ll love. Want to upgrade your experience? Try Crunchyroll Premium FREE for 14 days! Depending on your plan, you'll get great perks like: • No ads • New episodes one hour after Japan • Offline viewing • Quarterly Crunchyroll Store discounts Become a Premium user with in-app purchasing and auto-pay each month. In-App Purchase information: - Subscribe to Premium starting from $7.99 per month (amount in USD in US App Store) - Your iTunes Account will automatically be charged after you confirm your subscription - The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your billing period. You can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase - Your iTunes Account will be charged monthly for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period - A current subscription cannot be cancelled during an active subscription period - You can find our Privacy Policy at https://www.crunchyroll.com/privacy and Terms of Service at https://www.crunchyroll.com/tos
Video not playing
by ninocholo on 2022/05/24 22:36
I would rate it 4.5 stars but every time I’m watching videos nothing happens and freeze and I have trouble unfreezing the app for any videos
Subtitles don’t work
by FrogLoco on 2022/05/24 18:39
Can’t watch as subtitles don’t work
Won’t subscribe.
by Talonboyy on 2022/05/24 13:33
Been trying to subscribe to get rid of the stupid ads, but it just won’t let me. I know I have the money, it’s only 15 bucks but after fighting the system for a few hours trying to get a “valid email address” that had to be made up because all 3 of my actual emails weren’t valid for Crunchyroll. Then it says multiple times “problem with subscription” if you want people to use your app and actually give money, might wanna make the app work properly.
This app is not accessible to blind users
by Glaringly on 2022/05/24 10:10
Hi there, If you are blind, I would not recommend using this app. It barely works when using Voice Over, and many of the buttons are not labeled correctly. You may be able to search for the anime you want to watch, but you'll find a less than awesome VO experience while doing so. Also, if you were thinking about watching subbed anime content like you can on Hulu and other places, think again. Media transcriptions are not enabled for this app, so you can't have Voice Over read the, subtitles to you as you watch your favorite shows. They say everyone can watch, but they ignore blind people in there estimate, and its more than disappointing as a result.
Ads.
by Coi2 on 2022/05/24 04:27
I get that its a free app and you have to make money somehow, but oh my god theres like 8172928 ads per second its so annoying. Its so hard to even wanna continue to use the app when 75% percent of the episodes are just ad breaks.
Major issues
by Why do i like beans on 2022/05/24 03:32
Huge problem despite the wide selection it doesn’t matter if you can’t watch any because of the constant buffering, crashes, audio problems. That’s just to name a few. Each time I have to completely restart my internet.
Good start but…
by ibrack on 2022/05/24 02:48
A few things coming over from Funimation.. Add shows ratings example: G, PG, MA etc when browsing show us the newest episodes like it does in Funimation Allow user playlists, users can post episodes or shows they recommend Add Picture in Picture for iPhone and iPad Add a screen brightness shortcut or at least don’t pause the show while user adjusts brightness Good job guys keep it up!
Please put this back on your app
by Jamieblask on 2022/05/23 23:05
I don’t want to make a account because I i dont want people getting my password so I did the none login In and no’s you have to login in or make a account to watch it
No longer free
by yyyyyarrr pirate on 2022/05/23 11:17
Crunchyroll is no longer free which is terrible and I can’t watch Naruto Shippuden anymore please make it free again xoxo
Review
by dragon boyyyyyyyeeeeeeee on 2022/05/23 01:10
It states that I have to log in or it won’t let me watch and there are way to many ads.
Year subscription
by kize5528 on 2022/05/22 20:46
What do Funimation year accounts holders do now ??
Free version is terrible
by Vagrantprince on 2022/05/22 17:19
The commercials get stuck and you have to rewatch 3 more commercials before it wants to work again every time commercials load. I understand you want people to pay but this is ridiculous. Yarrr, Im staying on the high seas.
Deceptive series labels
by sad jerry on 2022/05/22 13:49
Crunchyroll likes to falsify their series info until you actually select the series you want only to find out that even though if is labeled as multiple seasons and many episode, it only has one season and 12 eps. An example of this is one punch man when you search it up, I says 4seasons 49 episodes. Once you click on it, it shows only 12 episodes and no other seasons.
Ads
by LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL App on 2022/05/22 03:40
It just crazy the amount of ads this app has I know you guy are try to make money but I not even joking I got 5 ads in 9 minutes and and and 1-3 in 10 minute lower the amount of ad like 1-2 at the beginnings and 1 at the end pls otherwise this app is horrible when you guy fix the amount of ads I’ll give it a better review Ik y’all aren’t going to see this anyways
Real thoughts
by akwne ab on 2022/05/22 03:24
This application is trash. Always freezing and slow. Funny thing is that I got perfect wifi but the application doesn’t stop freezing and everything is so slow.
Stop Removing Anime PLEASE
by LightningRose13 on 2022/05/22 02:30
Every time I start an anime lately it's removed. Ones I actually really grow to enjoy. Don't think the app deserves a 1 star review but I'm honestly at a loss for what to say about it.
BRUH
by my father left on 2022/05/21 18:58
if i see this goddamn cranberry commercial one more time im gonna punch a hole in my wall also space the ads out more WHY ARE THEY EVERY FIVE MINUTES
Airplay and downloading issues
by RobbiePolo on 2022/05/21 16:47
I love the app but it’s needs a update in my opinion. Airplay keeps disconnecting for some reason and when I try to download episodes some will download and some won’t. Other than that the app is great!!!!
too many adds
by lceisnice_lol on 2022/05/21 16:42
add a skip ads button
Not what they advertised
by original seegoblin on 2022/05/21 08:42
Ok so I’m still on funimation. Bought a year subscription before they merged. It’s expiring in a week or so. Decided to jump on Crunchyroll. Yet every thing that they said is English dubbed isn’t. One piece is English dubbed up until season 12 on funimation. First season on crunchy roll isn’t. Same with Naruto bleach etc… guess imma ask for a refund.
Lots of glitches
by JoxerFoxy on 2022/05/21 03:38
When I play an episode, it freezes and won’t play or load. When I exit the app and then come back in, it starts the episode over from the beginning and then the subtitles disappear and if I try to turn them back on, it won’t let me turn them back on.
Good app but…
by Lauren A. Slate on 2022/05/21 00:39
This app is great, except it buffers so much it’s horrible!!! I’ve seen a lot of people complaining about the ads and personally I feel like it’s something that can be put up with. But the buffering is a whole other story. It’s infuriating, ads will play fine but the show it’s self buffers so bad it’s painful to get through. And I’m on wifi so it shouldn’t be an issue. I am paying for a plan and the buffering has somehow gotten worse????
Crunchyroll changed :(
by dg gr uyggggh on 2022/05/20 20:27
I really like to Crunchyroll but when I came on it was asking for a Account but I haven’t made one because I was able to watch any anime without an account or a free trial but then it changed lm switching to Funimation
Good but One thing I dont like..
by thank u guys so much on 2022/05/20 03:20
Okay first off I love crunchyroll and Funimation both but my thing is why all of a sudden do we now have to make a account just to watch anime ? Like before we didn’t and I just Redownloaded it and we have to login or sign in just to watch anime.
One problem i’m facing.. but overall great app
by Matt5836783 on 2022/05/20 03:05
One problem i’m facing is that whenever i try to use the app it just glitches and starts loading. It gets super annoying cause then it just plays another add. And also the ads are WAY to repetitive. I then have to leave the app and go back in. Then it takes 10 hours to load. And then it plays an ad when it’s done loading. This always happens and it’s so annoying. But other than that. It’s a great selection of different animes to watch. (add avatar..)
Trash
by 2928473791910 on 2022/05/19 23:53
Trash
When a comment is deleted, just delete it!
by FMA Fan7 on 2022/05/19 20:36
When someone deletes their comment it should just be deleted, not replaced with a "Comment was deleted" message. Likewise, all replies to said comment should be deleted as well. Also, please let us change our username
Crap
by Keep your eyes open on 2022/05/19 18:29
This crap is just horrible it doesn’t load whatsoever and when it does it doesn’t even have CC
Glitches are frustrating.
by quigonjerm on 2022/05/19 13:57
I am a paid user so it’s very frustrating for this app to have as many glitches as it does. The player can be absolutely horrible at times and completely ruin your viewing experience. The pause/play button is constantly reappearing even when you tap it away. Sometimes this will happen for three-four minutes straight. If you leave the app and then come back, chances are the player has either restarted the episode from the beginning or the subtitles get turned off and there’s no way too turn them back on unless you close out the app and restart it. This is NOT a good glitch for an app that heavily uses subtitles. This isn’t just when watching on my device, even when I cast to my TV, these issues persist. There are also some basic features this app is missing, like “Skip Intro” and “Next Episode” buttons. Honestly this app just feels like a prototype that was released to the public and never improved. Please improve it for the sake of your paying customers.
I Can’t Subscribe for Premium
by BlackberryDragon on 2022/05/19 06:20
The app functions well enough (though I’d appreciate a dark mode ui) but I can’t subscribe for premium. Every time I click to subscribe, it does process anything. It never brings up the iOS payment screen, or anything.
Can’t find dubs
by pilljar on 2022/05/19 01:10
Funimation was the best place for dubs, now all the shows are on this awful website where you can’t find them. Not continuing my 5+ year subscription on Crunchyroll. Get bent.
Keeps Freezing/Buffering
by QuincyTheDwarf on 2022/05/18 17:24
For the most part I enjoy Crunchyroll. The only problem is the constant Freezing/buffering during ads. It’s so frustrating. I can’t even watch anything because it will stay frozen no matter how long I wait. Please fix this.
Too much mobile data exhaustion
by loludb on 2022/05/18 11:45
Your app exhaust way too many mobile Data not all of us use wifi
Decent Service, Bad Player
by ech037 on 2022/05/17 22:36
Paid User. Good selection of anime, but terrible user interface and experience. If I ever go to another app when watching a show, when I return to the app it will either: A) Restart the episode I was on (easy to solve but frustrating to have to do every time) or B) Remove the subtitles which can only be gotten back by force closing the app and opening it again. Four stars without those two issues.
Can’t Change Tier Plan
by tom1988998 on 2022/05/17 13:23
I’ve been trying to update and change my tier status/subscription plan for the last 25 minutes and I just can’t. The Beta interface has no ability to change your subscription and the old website makes it hardly impossible to find let alone change your tier. You can see your current tier, but there’s no way to efficiently view all of the different plans available and select a new plan.
Get funimation
by fxckbxtches on 2022/05/17 03:58
Funimation doesn’t have that ad buffer
Episodes won’t load
by active 805 on 2022/05/17 02:46
Bruh the episodes won’t load at all it just stays loading
One major flaw
by Waterbugg on 2022/05/17 01:42
I like it I really do, but if you are watching it on a fire stick you can not watch anything without it glitching real bad. Then it finally plays the audio with the video stuck. But works fine on tablet or phone.
Tried it again…
by Just Jamey on 2022/05/17 00:39
Tried it again and the same issues are still bringing down this app. You can’t remove shows from your continue watching line unless you delete your entire watch history. When I catch up on a show it puts my progress into another season in a different language. You only are allowed one profile so you have to go back and figure out where you were if someone watches ahead. All in all the shows are good but the app is lacking. Funimation’s app was problematic but still a better app. It’s easier and less stressful to watch Hulu and Netflix’s offerings.
No Dub for half the shows???
by Raphielyie228 on 2022/05/16 23:38
I can’t believe popular shows like one piece don’t even have dub, I’m stuck at ep 800 and can’t move any further because no dubs???
Missing basic features
by PlumpyLump on 2022/05/16 21:56
5 star selection 0 star UI. There is no skip intro/credits/next episode built in. On top of that if you fast forward through the credits it usually moves you back to the middle of the episode. So close to being 5 stars but these very basic missing features really kill a binge experience
Good website, terrible ads
by aipp2 on 2022/05/16 21:26
I love Crunchyroll, but these ads are ridiculous. They have to fix this, cause the amount of ads on this app is too much.
Great anime selection, bad player
by ONI-117 on 2022/05/16 15:02
The selection of anime is great, however, the way they stream it needs improvement. It keeps stalling or load forever, more often than not now the audio will keep playing but the video stops.
Never loads
by chanman805 on 2022/05/16 12:20
Litterally never loads
This is a real problem
by Jesuscacique95 on 2022/05/16 03:28
My review its 0 cause I didn’t watch anything cause the video wouldn’t play cause the app it’s trash and I want my money back
Nice
by Tim212006 on 2022/05/16 03:08
Very good
Play issues on Xbox and pause/play button on phone
by BumpinBear23 on 2022/05/16 02:39
On my Xbox app I can’t play a show when I click on it until my 10th try and on my phone the play/pause button will keep appearing out of no where.
Amazing platform, horrible app.
by Steezy Gravy on 2022/05/16 02:23
When the app loads without force closing and allows you to watch the show you want to watch, the program is amazing. Very large catalog of anime to enjoy. Insanely frustrating to have to wait hours or days for the app to work again on IOS.
Of course the obvious ads are a problem, but why are only some English dubs free?!
by _kremstar_ on 2022/05/16 02:20
To starts this off, yes of course I expect ads on the free version of the app, it’s an inevitability, but the user experience is downright awful. When ads play, about 50% of the time after an ad plays, the video player skips back to the beginning of the show, meaning that when you reach an ad spot that you’ve already watched, it will play again, not to mention the constant lag when finding ads or starting a new episode. Another complaint I have is the fact that overall, there is quite a limited selection of older animes, meaning that unless another service has the show I want to watch, I have to resort to raising the black flag. When it is easier to sail the dark web for anime instead of using this app, it is no wonder it is so common. My last issue I have is the fact that some dubs are just premium only, instead of free with ads. One of the particular shows I wanted to watch in dub was Yu Yu Hakusho, but unfortunately since this version was not free with ads, I had to resort to other measures since the user experience on this app is so abysmal. Crunchyroll, fix the video player issues, fix the issues with displaying ads, and make all versions of the dubbed animes free, then I will keep using this app. Obviously not every anime will be able to be on here because of licensing issues and other reasons, which is understandable, but please make an effort to increase the amount of older animes available to watch on the app.
Pay to play 👎
by TizYoz on 2022/05/16 00:07
A couple of years ago I complained that the ads were horribly made and almost never played, making it impossible to watch. So what was their solution? Make 99% of anime only available to premium members. Almost no anime ever is released free with ads. There was a period of time, a year or so, where the ads worked right. Should have stuck with that. I basically gave up on anime after 15+ years because of this.
Excellent
by The corninator on 2022/05/15 20:55
This an excellent app for anime enthusiasts/first time watchers and it’s a superb all in one experience with the latest merge! Personally, It would be great if the air dates were displayed on the anime, but that’s nothing major. The app works well with all my devices including my Apple TV, and I’m very pleased.
amogus
by abi._.lol on 2022/05/15 20:07
ads
Too many ads
by LoveMeSomeGubble on 2022/05/15 16:07
So uh could you remove a couple ads to watch one episode of an anime because it is really annoying how you have to watch alot of ads just to watch one episode
Awesome, but...
by Hm, Yes. on 2022/05/15 16:03
Crunchyroll never allows me in really. I open it and then it decides “Not today, nope.” It kicks me out alot.
Pls get Golden Time back
by 4c5v5?t?6b on 2022/05/15 04:27
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Ads
by ffggcsfg on 2022/05/14 22:04
I know you need ads to make money, but the way you do this is unbearable. There are 3 to 4 ad breaks in every vid, each of these breaks have 3 to 4 ads. Sometimes after a finish an ad break, it loads the vid to a point before I watched the ad, just so I can watch them all over again.
worst anime app.
by yourlocalpoorperson on 2022/05/14 21:39
on phone it’s even worst to watch anime on this app.More then about 5 to 10 adds pop up.I can’t even watch a anime it won’t play or it’ll get stuck
Great app just needs some quality of life changes
by Gavin Shandy on 2022/05/14 18:29
Ability to filter by category, skip intro button, next episode button, a tab that lets you return to the nines home page from the continue watching screen so you can go back an episode if you fall asleep, ability to filter out all subbed only animes, double tap for fast forward/rewind. If these things are added I think it’ll be the best anime streaming service by a long shot.
Ads
by diggity dogg og on 2022/05/14 17:16
I love Crunchyroll, however I think I would prefer to watch no anime than these ads they’re punishing us with. At first it was 1 ad at the start of the video, but I just had 8 ads in a row, watched the intro and then had 4 more ads. This is unacceptable and it just shows how little they care.
It’s good but not as good as it used to be
by APG928106 on 2022/05/14 16:29
Crunchy roll is an amazing app don’t get me wrong but ever since funimation took over I’ve been noticing small but also drastic changes where as it used to be you have to wait a week to watch an episode of a new anime and the brand new one be on premium but not I’m seeing that for some animes all 7 new episodes are on premium and none are for free and there’s others where the first 3 are free then the other 3 are premium but there’s also shows that are finished and still up for premium and not free which is really upsetting because they are amazing shows but I’m not gonna buy premium when the app is marketed as free
4 stars cuz
by realty-96 on 2022/05/14 15:50
I hate the fact that they made it that only the first 3 episodes of spy x family are ad tier this is so painful and sad
Has most anime.
by Lazylobes on 2022/05/14 06:36
I chose to use Funimation before crunchyroll because I could use subtitles on dub. Why can I not use them on crunchyroll. Please bring English subtitles to dubbed anime. Other than that it’s a great app. Interface could be smoothed out. I hope Sony rolls out a better interface aswell.
Add glitch
by mark eala on 2022/05/14 05:36
I can’t see the anime because the add loads too slow. Even when the add is done, the screen disappears and only the captions and the sound are able to been seen as everything is black. This has been happening for a while and I don’t see you fixing it anytime soon. Unless you bought the premium with no adds, I think it’s best to find another app or website that will allow you to watch without adds destroying your visual.
So bad lately
by Imgurian x d on 2022/05/14 04:46
Cannot even watch anything. Stuck waiting forever for things to buffer. Unacceptable performance..
To many ads
by lovely diarra on 2022/05/14 01:53
I was watching the last naruto movie and it gave me 4 ads then it exits me put then puts me back in and more ads that say 4 ads and I had to go back where I was and it gives me more ads so I stopped watching moves on Crunchyroll and I now use zoro piece witch has no ads and more animes then Crunchyroll and no ads for free but there is a better quality that costs money but it’s good
Great
by themsn offortnite on 2022/05/13 20:55
Amazining app but to many adds and I don’t like that to watch certain shows you have to get premium
User Friendly
by nextdoor user 101 on 2022/05/13 16:32
Please make your app on all platforms more user friendly by simple labeling and adding previews/trailers. I would also like the opportunity to make separate profiles for different users. Love the fast majority of content. Thank you.
Subtitles
by Khill7569 on 2022/05/13 15:52
I have waited for a month for subtitles to work on the app but there have been no improvements and they never show up
Free with 6+ back to back ads every 2 minutes
by CrunchyJam on 2022/05/13 06:57
Exactly how it sounds. Absolutely terrible. You sworn more time watching ads than the thing you want.
Good but glitch
by 😥🤭😑😠🤫😤🤫😓 on 2022/05/13 03:19
So I have subscription but I don’t pay for it it anymore and still gives me no ads
Great! Logging out problem
by Mahe83 on 2022/05/13 02:58
This is a great app!! But lately it’ll log me out every couple of hours. For example I’m watching VRV right now on my bf’s TV and we finished an episode and it logged us out it’s kinda annoying having to log in multiple times a day.
Fix your premium crunchyroll
by Ironeyes79 on 2022/05/13 00:34
I’ve used this site since 2019 and its premium was pretty reasonable and good. Pay for no ads, get early access to anime, and discounts on merch. Im not a hardcore anime person but the premium seemed fair. However, now the premium is absolutely unfair. You have ENTIRE SEASONS of shows being locked behind a paywall of premium and no longer the “early access 1 hour after japan” stuff, and your even deleting shows off of the site. The ads were bearable because I watched normal TV and was used to repetitive and constant ads. But paying money to watch more of a series is pointless because why would I get so invested in a show, just for the next season to be available, but behind a paywall! Fix your premium. Seriously. Either make it 1. A merch store only premium that doesnt affect the streaming app 2. Make singular ads inbetween your shows for 30 seconds to a minute and have the old premium setup as before where everything is completely free and not premium required, but episodes are only locked if its a SUPER new release. 3. Make it a STRICTLY subscription app only.
Wont work
by alan peru on 2022/05/12 21:43
Wont work for iPhone
SO MANY BUG PROBLEMS
by swafteam101 on 2022/05/12 19:53
by far the WORST app to watch anime on. Constant bugs and issues, my stuff is always freezing up or just not loading. Hate this app so much
Do not subscribe.
by jebdidn on 2022/05/12 18:36
There is an account I don’t own with my payment information linked to it. I’ve been emailing crunchyroll about this for a while to have the account deleted. I’ve given them proof of my payment method and expired subscription. After being told the account was deleted, I sent them proof stating it was still not deleted. They then tell me there’s an active subscription and the account can’t be deleted. The whole point of contacting them was to report this fraudulent account and have it deleted. They’re doing very little to fix this issue as well as replying extremely slowly. Save your money and frustration and just watch your fave anime on a sketchy website.
Crunchyroll does not work on mobile data
by jude_brown on 2022/05/12 03:20
I love Crunchyroll, I have been an active user with a premium account for years but a couple months ago I noticed I couldn’t load any videos while I was using my mobile data and I’ve tried everything to fix it but nothing works. Sadly I will have to cancel my membership soon because I can’t load a single show. If anyone can suggest a fix please let me know.
Can’t login to app
by AmitD79 on 2022/05/12 02:12
Really disappointed that I can’t login via app. I can login via website and Amazon stick so I know it’s not my login credentials that the issue.
Tv
by Art_831 on 2022/05/12 01:45
I love this app please make an app for LG tvs I don’t want to have both Funimation and Crunchyroll
Please update how to operate subtitles
by maisal on 2022/05/11 23:39
I love Crunchyroll because it has a lot of my favorite animes and I get to watch it on my TV. But it’s very unorganized in terms of seasons, subtitles, dubbed, all of that. You guys need to fix that because it is annoying on the phone app at least, to try to find the dubbed or Japanese subtitle version when a title is long. Can y’all be like Netflix to where you can choose what season and language instead of trying to read the multiple subtitle languages you have for an anime like a list.
I mean
by 214206987 on 2022/05/11 22:38
I mean it’s good during the day but once it starts to go to 9:30 it doesn’t work like all I get is this orange loading circle and then sometimes it gives me an ad I watch the ad and then it just gives me the circle again doesn’t let me watch anything if you could fix this that’ll be great
At least a car crash is easier to watch
by ryamnb on 2022/05/11 15:11
Are you looking for an app that freezes and crashes when it’s opened or the screen is locked? Then you’ve come to the right place! Seriously, this app crashes or freezes if you even look away from the screen it’s so fragile. The selection of anime is fine I guess but shows are marked as dubbed when they aren’t and it crashes easily. If you’re going to merge with Funimation to make a “better” service at least try to out perform the Funimation app
Simi Satisfied
by Erebus96 on 2022/05/11 03:07
From a cell phone perspective. Let me explain 1.)The language selection is annoying and could use an update. I don’t mean to be rude, but it’s just messy and unorganized. It’s currently season 1 of XXXX Season 1 of XXXX (English) Season 1 of XXXX (Spanish) Season 1 of XXXX (German) season 2 of XXXX Season 2 of XXXX (English) Season 2 of XXXX (Spanish) Season 2 of XXXX (German) I put “Season 1” and “Season 2” to prove my point. Maybe make it to where you click on “Season 1” and select your language from there. That seams more practical. 2.)Allow me to read reviews about a show (on my phone). I don’t mean comments on episodes. I mean reviews, so I can better decide if a show is worth watching or not. 3.) Creat a section where you can see if someone “like” or “Reply” on your comment. We anime weirdos like nothing more than to talk anime with our fellow weirdos. 4.) Also a dub does not count as a “new episode” 5.) I’ve paid for the monthly subscription every month for God know how long. I don’t wish to sound entitled, BUT why is my anime CENSORED when I have adult content UNLOCKED?!?! This is by far my biggest complaint(well this and #1). I would like to end by thanking everyone at Crunchyroll for all your hard work.
Refresh option please!!!!!
by Buuuu!!!!! on 2022/05/11 01:13
Im sick and tired of having to turn off my phone in order to refresh my feed!!
It’s changed
by VinnyPtek on 2022/05/10 20:08
I’m rating this high so people might se this but do not support this sight. Crunchyroll is going through a change right now that all of its new releases of anime are premium only. I’ve waited for 4 years for the promised season 2 of rise of the shield her but it’s premium only. Crunchyroll tried to get more people to buy premium so they restricted all their new shoes to premium only. Once they figured that no one wanted to buy premium for shows they had no attachment to they started having their new releases be available for the first three episodes and then only premium. This is a scam and a cash grab that Crunchyroll shouldn’t do. They are ranked 22 overall in entertainment apps from their old actions but they have changed.
Absolutely nothing dubbed with subtitles.
by fiskmann on 2022/05/10 09:27
Great selection but you don’t offer anything for those that want English Dubbing with English subtitles. I’m tone-deaf and need subtitles. Funimation offered this. It’s a waist of time for me to make the switch if your viewing quality isn’t gonna match Funimation. Their app is also a lot more user friendly.
Love this
by iansanders on 2022/05/10 05:37
I’ve been using th is app for about 2-3 years. I enjoy watching all the anime they offer. Although the anime has ads I very much enjoy crunchyroll. So much so I decided to buy crunchyroll premium. Worth it! They don’t have every single anime and every season but that doesn’t bother me now. I am tempted to work here seems chill. I love how Funimation joined crunchyroll this gives more anime that I’ve been wanting to watch. I’ve been watching food wars in the 5th season and with that crunchyroll offers amazing graphics and dubs! Keep up the good work and I’ll keep paying for crunchyroll premium. Thank you!
Not a good job bucko
by Joaking77251 on 2022/05/10 03:12
Crunchyroll was a really good platform to watch my anime but with them taking away the option to watch new animes for free I have different feelings and feel very dissatisfied with their choice😞all I can say is that I won’t go back unless to check the new shows I should watch in different platforms.
Bad video player
by Earthbound720 on 2022/05/09 15:06
A good streaming app should have a good video player. The one on Crunchyroll freezes for a while every time you hit any scrubbing button
cant even redownload
by Annabanna0924 on 2022/05/09 10:17
it won't let me download with verifying a payment option? i have it downloaded on my tablet & didn't have this issue. plus i already had this previously installed so??
Loading screens longer than ads
by beeficus the second on 2022/05/09 09:44
Great platform, lots of good shows, loading screens often take 3-4 minutes to load and usually require the app to be restarted though
تطبيق جميل
by al3blany on 2022/05/09 08:26
تطبيق جميل جدا لمشاهدة كل ماهو جديد في عالم الانيمي لكن اسعار الاشتراكات فيه غالية جدا جدا اتمنى يتم تخفيض من قيمة الاشتراكات وشكرا.
Horrible lag
by Sid1233233 on 2022/05/09 06:16
Horrible lag and its really hard to search series, despite using a paid version and having great internet the app is nothing like the desktop version website.
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by nfksksf on 2022/05/09 04:05
Like it is good but when there is a ad it gives me like 6 or 5 I can’t see it it gets annoying
Not in English
by HonestTOM33 on 2022/05/09 02:55
Its free… but the animes I wanted to watch aren’t in English. I guess I’ll have to find a different app to use :/
Better UX Features Needed
by Johnnny_BRAVO on 2022/05/09 01:40
I have no issue with the platform or the contents, my low rating is with the app itself. I should be able to login in via Face ID or Touch ID for older devices. I don’t use the iPhone app as much as I do with the website or PS5 app but I shouldn’t have to log in every time I open the app. Please update the app to improve quality of life for its users.
Ads🤦‍♂️
by zomoshi on 2022/05/09 01:31
Look, Crunchyroll is a amazing app but why give me ads immediately after the intro most people don’t even watch the intros of shows but they decide to give them immediately when the show actually starts.
Apple air play doesn’t work
by echisero_2084 on 2022/05/08 19:58
I love crunchyroll and I always use it even more then Funimation but since the merge the app is not the same because I can’t stream it on air play on my tv it’s just loading and it stays like that for a very long time and eventually it just shuts down on its own I wish they fix that and that they make an app for Samsung tv
Good selection but terrible connectivity
by anime wstcher 96 on 2022/05/08 15:27
So I have made the switch from funimation to Crunchyroll and honestly am not happy with how Crunchyroll is formatted compared to funimation. There is no reason to have every dub labeled as a a season just have a language selector, it makes the app feel clunky and hard to maneuver especially since in some devices I have to wait for some text to scroll through because the title is pretty long. Plus For some reason the app keeps disconnecting me from my internet or it buffers for five minutes and skips an episode. I never had this problem with funimation. I’m not a fan of paying to be kicked out of the app I’m watching stuff on. I wish they would add a feature to go to all the shows episodes before starting the episode, especially since the app keeps kicking me out and skipping episodes. I understand this is supposedly crunchyroll “beta” but this app has been around for a while it’s not new to being an anime app. I want to have a good watching experience on this app, but everything I’ve listed is making it quite difficult to do so I hope others aren’t paying to have th same trouble I am with being kicked out of the app!!
Worst video player for 2022
by jack hates this app on 2022/05/08 08:50
It’s amazing how many broken the video player is compared to YouTube, Netflix, HBO, or any other video app. The time seek is completely broken - I can’t drag on the time bar at all because the tap targets are botched. There is no option to watch an episode from the beginning. If you leave 3 minutes of credits unwatched. It thinks you haven’t finished the episode and want to start there next time… What does the above 3 points mean? It means I literally can’t rewatch a show I watches like 5 years ago because I can’t start episodes from the beginning. Total garbage software development
Massive issue
by akejhaksbwb on 2021/07/28 06:47
Let me start off by saying Crunchyroll is an amazing app but it still has one major issue and it’s the ads. Now as we all know in the top left corner of the screen it says Advertisements 1 of then how ever many it says it’s gonna show , then in the top right corner it says how many seconds it will last. Now here’s my problem I’ll get ads where it will say Advertisements 1 of 4 but the seconds say 205 Seconds left which doesn’t make any sense and I’ll tell you why the average advertisement is about 15 seconds long but there are some 30 second ones so using that logic 30 times 4 is 120 and that doesn’t match the 205 seconds that it says it will last meaning there’s more then 4 advertisements so let’s figure out about how many there is 205 divided by 30 is about 6.8 so let’s just round up to 7 that means instead of the 4 advertisements it says we get were actually having to watch 7 but here’s where it gets worse there’s 4 ad breaks when watching a 30 minute episode although the first ad at the start is usually just one but that still leaves the other three so let’s do more math 7 time 3 is 21 plus the one ad at the start of each episode making 22 now let’s do more math 22 times 30 is 660 seconds divide that by 60 so we get the minutes and we get 11 minutes which means a 30 minute episode turned into a 44 minute episode. All Im asking is that you please keep the ads short and fix this problem.
This is important and something we all need to say and want to say.. xoxo
by Idk82838849492818183 on 2021/08/07 03:11
Anyways, we ALL KNOW the ads in this app are ridiculous. I know it’s a free app and all, and I do really enjoy it and don’t mind a couple ads, but there’s just one problem for me. I was watching mha, yes, my hero academia, and I had a problem occur. So technically what happened, I got ad an, not bad right? After the ad, the anime wouldn’t load. I kept exiting the app, and everytime I went back in it would give me another ad and not load again. Mind you, my internet is not bad at all. You also might be thinking, “it’s probably just more than one ad, and the second one just isn’t loading, so when you go back in it loads.” But no. I was doing this for I know over 10 minutes. I got at least 10 ads and ngl, my night was kind of ruined because it kept happening and I ended up just giving up and going to bed. This might sound like a complaint, and it kind of is, but the moral of the story is to please just fix your ads. 4 ads isn’t bad, and it’s understandable for a free app with a ton of anime and more, but I shouldn’t have 10 ads in just one ad break. (and I probably would’ve had more if I had kept going.) So anyways, a recap, I enjoy the app a lot overall, but sometimes the ads get out of control and just ruin the anime experience for you. Hope you found this helpful, xo
Good but...
by U motherz on 2020/12/05 19:14
Great app to watch almost anything that u cant on Netflix. But I see constantly a specific anime, and the first season is dubbed, but the second season isn’t, that to me is the only issue, I don’t like switching languages every season so if u can release it in both ways that’d be great😃specifically Sword Art Online Alicization: War of Underworlds. Another issue are the ads, I think adding 4 would be fine if u made each add stop only one ad. There’s are usually 4 ad stops in an episode and when they hit it takes 30 seconds to load that ad and then play a 30+ second ad, and then another 30+ seconds to load a second one and a third. I think they load wayyyy too slowly and the ads back to back are too many. If there are 4 ad pauses please make it just one ad long and please load faster because in total if there are 4 ad blocks u spend abt 10 minutes watching ads because each pause loads 3 back to back ads. I wouldn’t mind 4 ads total but I also wouldn’t mind if ur going to keep the same amount of ads, that u just make them load faster instead of have me wait at a black screen for 30 seconds for an ad to show up and then repeat that for another two times. It’s a bit time consuming and sometimes I forget what happened before the ads even began to roll in and forget wat im watching. All in all, shorter faster ad breaks, and release seasons in both languages or just add that language setting in, not for subtitles but for the audio aswell, u know, dubbed.
4.5 Stars
by Megasxlr_ on 2021/09/16 01:24
Ok here is the lowdown on this app and why I gave it 4.5. Let’s start with what every one seems to be worried about: ads. The ads it seems to me bearable. You well run across 3 to 4 ads per video most of the time. Some ads didn’t even play, they just pop up for a second and then resume playing video. Some ads were not so kind, looping the same two ads about 3 times before resuming. Next let’s talk about there subs. Some quality of life improvements are needed in like areas such as timing when a sub is suppose to disappear over translated text to disappear when the screen changes, along with the karaoke during the opening song. Third let’s talk about buffering. I am on 4 g Lte and low res to save data, so only once in a while did it need to stop and buff. I would press pause for a moment to let it get ahead so I can’t say how it would work out for those streaming 1080p. Finally let’s talk content. You’ll find a lot of great content on this app. You won’t find anything by funamation I.e. there dubbed for the most part that I could find but you can find some Dragonball super, along with other popular shows. Some shows are for premium only that you might run across but so far I only found 1 show like that. But if you do op for premium they have 3 plans with the cheapest being around 8 and their highest being about 15. In conclusion any decent anime lover should add this app to there collection.
Great App But...
by moontea- on 2020/11/24 04:26
I’ve been using Crunchyroll for some time and enjoy the app very much. It has a great variety (though some of my favorite anime’s are left out) and the ads are fairly controlled. One piece of criticism I’d like to point out is the fact that you have an ad right after the anime opening, which is both annoying and repetitive. The ads themselves aren’t bad and fit my liking to some extent, but consider having more variety to your ads, some of the ads in certain anime are repeated multiple times and gets boring to watch. Not to mention that there are a TON of glitches. I don’t know if it’s on my end or just the app, but sometimes the anime will time out and then go out of the anime, going to the homepage, search are, library, etc. Once I try to get back on the anime to continue watching, the subtitles are gone and I have to struggle with it for about 15 minutes before the subtitles go back on, often they don’t and I have to quit watching for the day. But it’s an occasional problem that I can deal with, I thought I might say it for the fact that it might make a bad first impression on a new watcher, thinking that the app is faulty (which it is most certainly not). Again, it may be on my end. All in all, this is a great app and I would suggest it to any of my friends to watch!
Here’s the problem
by Maximus Osorio on 2021/05/08 16:33
I have a problem with subscribing to the membership plan. Usually, I would just get it the cheapest plan so I can see the newest episodes when they drop and watch without ads, but now I’m having an issue that has its pros and cons. When I first got premium, my plan lasted longer than it should have. Too be exact, I got around 2 and a half months of premium. I just thought it was a big with the first trail or something, but no. Every time I got premium it would last longer. I wasn’t complaining, free premium is great for me, but I also noticed that when I wanted to purchase premium, it would become harder and harder. I would always purchase within the app and whenever I tried purchasing the cheapest premium, it would sometimes not load the payment screen and such. The other plans loaded fine. Right now, I can’t buy premium through the app. It won’t load the payment screen and I don’t really feel that comfortable purchasing premium from the subscription menu on my apple setting. So currently right now, the other subscription levels load fine, just not the cheapest one. Other than that, the app is pretty good in my opinion. I have not had any other issues except for the very rare bugs, and this premium issue, and I can watch most of the shows that I want to watch. I like the app, it just won’t let me purchase the premium right now. As of May 8, 2021
Ads
by That One Popular Review Guy on 2020/07/15 22:04
Let me start off by saying, I LOVE anime, iv seen Crunchyroll sponsoring many different you tubers, iv seen ads all the time of it and iv always watched anime on it, but the one thing I’m tired of is the fact that their is so many ads, I get that you probably can’t get rid of them because of how many people have premium but can you atleast shorten the amount? I’m watching episodes of anime’s and I’m getting 3 ads at the beginning another 2 like 7 minutes in ect. It’s making it hard to even watch the anime, I would give 5 stars but the ads is the only thing stopping me, I know you have them to make money, which then drives people to buy premium and then you get money from that so you can support this app with a constant stream of anime, however can you atleast space them out? Like 1-2 at the beginning another 1-2 at the end? That way we can enjoy the anime and you get to show the ads, more ads raises your revenue however when you have millions of people and a large selection of anime ON top of premium, I think you can get rid of a few, I hope you take this into consideration. I really want to give this app 5 stars but I can’t. I know I won’t get a response and if I do it will probably be something along the lines of you read my review. I’m just saying what’s on my mind and everyone else’s, the amount of ads is horrible. If you do read this, thank you for your time.
Fix your bugs and way too many ads
by lilchungus28 on 2020/10/16 01:13
Listen, I get it you need ads in order to make money you don’t need to put ads at the beginning after the intro and middle and end scene cause that’s just crazy because it’s like three ads for every commercial break and also just a little nitpick with the ads don’t show us the second or next season of the anime we are watching with the next ad because now with re zero an exclusive to crunchy roll i knew that rem would try to hit Subaru didnt know why but i knew and that could potentially spoil some for other anime’s and i have been having this glitch where I’m watching a show go to the Home Screen i come back it gives me an ad even though i was at the Home Screen for five seconds because of an accident ok not that big a deal but then it loads and loads and loads but it’s not having any progress the app just breaks down like my digestive system after having Taco Bell with extra slices sauce on everything it gets annoying because now i can’t watch anything and uhhh quick tip don’t make the ad free one $8 that’s a lil much but i get it because competition also does that please fix this issue and i might get premium it’s worth it too it’s just all the bugs don’t just go poof because you paid 8 dollars you know so thanks for coming to my tedtalk but for now it’s 4 stars just please for the love of god fix these issues
Amazing streaming service! Love it.
by Moya elle on 2020/10/29 00:54
I really love this service! I haven’t been watching anime for too long but this has honestly helped me start off. There’s so many anime’s that you would probably not be able to watch on other streaming services. I’m happy also that my favorite dubs are on Crunchyroll too, though personally I do suggest maybe add Naruto dub since it’s one of many people’s favorite dub. I do prefer sub in most anime’s though. But for anyone hesitating to get this app, don’t!! I can’t say enough of how cool it it to be able to have all of my favorite anime’s right in front of me, and the ones I’m planning on watching, especially because you don’t have to pay any money if you don’t want to. This is good for young people like me who is a kid to be able to watch without having to spend all of my allowance XD or people that don’t have much money in general. You just have a few adds that are honestly entertaining compared to most places because most base on anime so there fun and Crunchyroll doesn’t have many adds at all compared to a ton of apps which lets me watch and enjoy an anime without being interrupted 24/7. There’s many more reasons why you should get Crunchyroll but I can’t list them all XD just know that it’s an amazing fun place to watch anime!!!!!! :)
Good program but has account issues
by Shinobi484 on 2020/05/23 03:51
First the good. Crunchyroll has wide array of shows to watch and is fairly easy to navigate. I especially like their updated shows section. The con and its a big one. Crunchyroll does not offer a 2-factor authentication for their accounts. On top of that they do not have a customer service number to call when you have account issues. My self and multiple others (check their own forums) have had their accounts hacked and simply changing your password does not help. I will say their fraud detection did help by sending me a email noting suspicious activity. However after taking recommended steps the very next day I got an email saying the email associated with my account has changed. So I will not be renewing a subscription and canceling my account once this subscription ends. Luckily my subscription is through iTunes because you can’t cancel your account with an active subscription so if you have a credit card on file with Crunchyroll and someone hacks your account your only real option is to cancel your card. So if they fix this issue I will consider starting a new account but until then I will not use this anymore. I truly hope someone from Crunchyroll takes note of this concern because it seems to have gone ignored for far to long. Recommendation: if you do decide to use Crunchyroll I highly recommend you get your subscription through Apple. At least that way your information will be more secured.
Some pros and cons
by sk8rboy656 on 2019/07/05 17:05
So I’m going to start with the cons first of an uncontrollable amount of ads when I’m watching anime and I get one or two or even three ads I’m ok with but when I’m watching a 20 to 30 minute episode I’m getting over 10 ads per episode then it’s getting pretty annoying because it’s extremely hard to finish an episode for example I watch a 30 minute episode and I’m getting as many ads as I get it turns from a 30 minute episode to over an hour episode because of how many ads this is a problem you need to fix but what’s good about your app is it has a lot of different choices of anime and a lot of different genres to choose from I enjoy the app a lot but you need to cut the add limit dim from over ten to 3 and under and a lot of your app users would be a lot more satisfied and there would be nothing more to complain about so please fix this bug we would all appreciate it and we would use the app a lot more then trying to dig around the App Store and google play store and even the internet to try and watch our episode because we are so worried about getting as many ads as we are getting so please fix this app and listen to our complaints it would make using your app a lot easier thank you for your time and keep up your good work and good luck for the future.
It’s really a great app
by jk just for memes on 2020/11/11 09:24
Although it lacks some titles I’ve been looking for it has a lot of great anime’s. Like MHA, bleach, death note, RE:Zero, attack on titan, black clover and a ton more. It’s really easy to search through the selection of anime if you don’t have specific anime’s in mind and you just want to browse. It’s also easy to find a certain anime instead of scrolling through all of the anime’s to find it you can just search for it. And it has a watch list feature so you can find anime’s you want to watch but maybe not right now. I would totally recommend this app the any weeb who doesn’t want to pay 50$ for 1 season of anime. This has really helped me out because I can’t afford to spend that much money on anime. The thing I will say is when you in an ad you can’t make the screen smaller or pause it but that’s about the only thing bad I have to say about it. Also if your not really patient you might want to get a different app because there are a lot of ads but that personally never affected me because I’d rather watch 5 ads in an entire episode of anime than not watch it at all. Anyways in conclusion as long as you don’t mind adds you should probably get this app to be up to date in all of you favorite anime’s
needs some improvements!!
by marphobic on 2020/05/23 02:26
so, ive had this app for awhile now and i thought i should make a review. first of all, this app is amazing!! is not complicated/confusing at all + i understood it right when i downloaded it!! i like the fact that there is a history as well!! i like the way all the anime is displayed too. i love how theres dramas as well!! but theres only two things.. the search bar. yes and the ads. first, the search bar. the search bar is very confusing because every time i try to search up an anime it shows nothing? i even tried searching up an anime thats already on crunchyroll to see if it would work. it still didnt. i feel like thats one thing you guys have to fix!! another thing is, the ads. in the beginning of every anime there is a starting ad. for what? i dont understand that. also, why is there 5 ads in a row? if theres going to be ads (especially FIVE) please put a skip button at least. i have a problem with the ads at the beginning of the anime because there is already one at the end. i do NOT want my anime to start with a 20 second ad when im done with another 20 second ad from the end of another anime episode. i also think there should be more animes!! and even movies probably!! overall this app is really good but the things i stated need some fixing.
I’m going to be straight up.
by David Pauta on 2021/07/01 02:37
I love the app, I really do. I love the selections they have, and I like how simple it is, but there always seems to be a performance issue with the app. I don’t have a membership I’m a free viewer, and I don’t mind the 3 ads with every ad marker so I don’t know if this happens when you pay, but it’s an episode just freezes and it’s unplayable. My latest example of this is with the Konosuba film. I cannot play it at all. A previous example of this was with one of the episodes of Attack on Titan season 3 I’m pretty sure it was only the 2nd episode that just froze and was unplayable. I had to wait about 1 month or a couple of weeks (I honestly don’t remember) to be able to play the episode. Other than these issues I face. The only other issue I have is with the ads, yes I said I’m fine with 3 ads, but realistically it’s still a little much, and also some ads just straight up have spoilers. Like the ad for Attack on Titan season 4. It shows Armin shifting Into a Titan. It was kinda whack learning that surprise (for me at least) through an ad. Other than that I have no issues with the app. I’m just tired of the constant freezing. I also bring this up because I just remembered that episode 12 I believe of Higehiro is also freezing as well. So please just find a way to fix the app and my opinion on it will drastically change.
Anime episodes refuse to load
by DaughterNature on 2020/04/11 00:38
Ok I love this app I really do I would rate it five stars but the problems that this app has makes me want to rate it only one star but since I love the app I gave it two stars. I really don’t care that I have to watch around 13 ads per episode even though it’s annoying and they repeat the same ads I get it you developers want your money and you deserve it for all your hard work. Sometimes the ads don’t want to load and give me a black screen for five minutes so I have to close the app and try to watch the episode I was watching again and force my way through another ad to get back to where I was. But I don’t mind too much as long as it isn’t frequent but it is very frequent. The fact that the ads refuse to load after 5 minutes maybe longer is extremely irritating. However, the fact that this app doesn’t want to load anime episodes after I watched 13 ads that refuse to load makes me very disappointed. The whole purpose of this app is to be able to provide its users with anime episodes. It is very upsetting to be watching your favorite series and for it to be interrupted multiple times throughout the episode not because of ads but because it is having trouble loading and it won’t load after like 5 minutes or longer sometimes. Please fix this issue developers I don’t care that I have to watch 13 ads per episode I just want to watch anime.
Amazing app and quality overall but problem with the premium options
by prinncess unicorn on 2020/09/19 02:20
I think that Crunchyroll is and amazing app with efficient streaming options. The amount of content they have is amazing and the new format is excellent. I have so many positive things to say about this app, but I do have a slight issue that just makes no sense. The new premium options is kinda stupid if you ask me. There is 3 new different levels of premium if I remember correctly and each level unlocks new stuff and costs more money. I understand that they are trying to make more profits but this is kinda stupid and makes me mad. If I wanted to do a certain thing and was prepared to pay for the premium and went to do it and it turns out that there are 3 different levels for unlocking different things? Like I would be furious, i know it’s for profit but like you had it going pretty well with the first premium system and the online shop, but then you add 3 levels of premium? I think that your also making it hard for people who already had premium beforehand, they have to adjust to a whole new system and decide what to do. I just think it’s stupid and extra and serves no purpose. You can fight me on this but I’m not budging.
Review after 7 years
by Gee_Pineapple11 on 2020/01/25 15:02
Let me start by saying I still love Crunchyroll BUT I think with the surge of streaming services I believe Crunchyroll has some catching up to do. Not so much in the content department but in the app and heck even the website but I’ll stick to reviewing the app. I’ve been premium for more than 3 years and yes the no ads is nice but how about creating profiles like Netflix or Disney? My wife and I have to a lot in our queue and sometimes we watch the same shows so changing the episode between sittings is weird. Another thing is how about implementing skip intro and continue to next episode? Don’t get me wrong I love anime intros but when I’m heavily into a show it’s nice to just get back to the story. I feel besides dark mode there hasn’t been much added to the app UI to make it great. The content is amazing and I love that it’s available so promptly. I’m only rating 3 stars due to the fact that it hasn’t been keeping up with other services and sometimes song subtitles interfere with character subtitles making it difficult to read (the song and dialogue literally are swapping up and down so I can’t even see a pattern, maybe use a different color for the song subs). Again it’s 3 stars for the app not Crunchyroll as a whole cause they’re obviously 5 stars but I can’t let my bias stop me from acknowledging the lack of implementation that most streaming services already have.
Ads
by Kitty_Nina101 on 2020/07/04 17:54
This whole app is fine by itself but the ads are unreasonable. I’m 3 minutes into an episode and it’s already given me 12 ads. I would rate this app 3 stars instead of 2 but the whole thing is super glitchy and just pauses at random times. I know for a fact that it’s not my WiFi because I’ve been disconnecting and reconnecting to see if any thing works. I’ve restarted my phone multiple times but it’s no use. The 23 minute episodes I’ve been watching has turned into 40 minutes each because of the ads. I watch 5 minutes, 10 ads in a row. Another 5 minutes, another 10 ads. It’s unbelievable. I get that this is how you earn money but I still don’t think it’s worth sacrificing other people’s enjoyment for. Every time I click that go forward or backward 10 seconds button, it’s takes 5 minutes just to find that certain place. God forbid we tap on the screen to pause or exit the app or we just get 20 more ads thrown in our face. I just wanna say that I mean no hate from this review. Your app is great but sometimes thing just don’t work out well. Im also writing this for other people who wish to download this app. A lot of people are writing good reviews so I thought that I might let them get a feel of all the downsides they would be going through by downloading this. TLDR: I got 12 ads so far and I’m only 4 minutes into the episode. Consider this before you download.
The ads are flippin’ crazy! 😤
by Wait of time.... on 2020/04/15 03:07
I just recently got into anime, considering I’m quarantined, and I was watching hunter x hunter on Netflix. Netflix didn’t support all the seasons, it only went up to 4, so I did some research and found this app. I was really excited when I saw that it had all 148 episodes, and while scrolling I saw some other anime’s that looked interesting! When I began watching their was an advertisement, which I didn’t mind. I expected for there to be around 2-3 per episode. At first, everything was going really smoothly! Nothing too out of the ordinary. Then after about 3 episodes in, the ads started to pile up. At first I tried not to mind it, after all I was watching all the episodes for free. Then it became REALLY hard to ignore. I started to get 3-5 ads just before It started, then about 3-5 more later on in the ep! It would’ve been much more bare-able if the ads weren’t so glitchy. At first, I thought it was just my internet. I came to look at the reviews to see if anyone else was having the same problem, and many are! The ads load for about 10-15 seconds, and then run very slowly. For example, if each ad was initially 10 seconds long, and there were 4 advertisements, that’d be around an extra minute and a half of pointless waiting! On behalf of all Crunchyroll users, please reduce the amount of ads per episode, and fix the freezing of the ads!
Can you please put the rose of Versailles on Crunchyroll?
by check my reveiw out:) on 2021/05/14 00:36
You have a very large variety of anime but one I feel like doesn’t get as much love is the romance genre. Though I do understand that you are trying your very best to put more romance onto your app, I don’t feel like your new releases are quite what I’m looking for...though I have found some quite enjoyable I continually feel like I’m watching the same thing over and over again. I’m more into the older anime just because the plots were more regular, not everything had to be modern, and the fact that they had more of a balance between drama and slice of life aspect. One variety of romance that I don’t particularly like is harem- tho I do enjoy reverse harem and I know this specific genre is like by some people it’s just not right for me.. I’m not asking for you to stop putting the things and genres that other people like and desire just that you go out of your comfort zone and put something different on here- One thing specifically I would love to have on your app is the Rose of Versailles. I haven’t been able to really watch this series bc of the fact that I can’t find it anywhere if you do have a chance to put it on please do!!
Good app, but there are some bugs
by Mystery1305 on 2022/01/23 23:02
I’ve had Crunchyroll for years now, and it’s honestly a really great app in itself for watching anime. You can watch on multiple platforms, which is also nice. The layout is very clean and nice to look at. I’ve had no issues with the app over the years, so I would be giving this five stars, but I do have some small gripes. Premium used to be only for having no ads, but now you can’t watch in 720P and 1080P quality because HD quality is now a premium feature. I didn’t mind going through ad breaks, but I find removing HD quality to be a premium only feature to be a bit ridiculous. I’ve also encountered bugs lately with the ads. Sometimes the ads won’t play during an ad break, and the episode’s audio will play, but it won’t resume the episode. I have to exit out of the app to fix this, but sometimes it happens whenever the ad plays. The timestamp also doesn’t continue where it left off, and it will scroll back to the last ad break, so I have to go to the correct timestamp each time. If these bugs could be fixed, that would be really great! Another thing that kind of annoys me is certain titles and dubs are premium only features, especially in certain dubs outside of the Japanese or English language.
Good app but needs one thing
by ExpiredCranberry on 2020/09/29 08:04
I love Crunchyroll. I have been a premium member for a few years now and I don’t regret it at all. I use the website just as much as I use the app but there is one huge problem for me that is in the website but not the app. Reviews. I have started so many god awful anime that sound good on paper but are executed horribly. This is wasting my free time with horrible anime. Although, I know that it depends on the person if they’re going to like it or not. But if an anime is rated one star, it is for a reason. On the website I am the type of person to read reviews to see what I am getting into. Even just seeing the rating of the show out of 5 stars would be enough. If I want to see actual reviews that explain why it’s rated so bad then I wouldn’t mind leaving the app. But I don’t want to have to go out of the app in order to see the rating of the anime by looking it up on google. It’s very annoying and a simple thing to do ( or at least I think it is, who knows, I’m not an app developer ). I know this is just a convenience thing but it’s why I’m rating this 4 stars. The recent update made the app so much better and is more stable than ever. If reviews are added in app then that would make this app that much better.
Can’t even contact support
by Fieieiri on 2019/03/31 13:10
I used to have a premium membership about a year ago and decided to renew. I wanted to buy the standard premium membership again but it says on the app that they will give me a 14 day free trial and charge me for the membership after the trial ends, not a problem, I was actually happy about this. The problem is that the trial doesn’t even work. I check my iTunes subscriptions and it says that it is currently active but when I go into the app to watch a show, I still have to watch ads! That’s not even the worst part, whenever the ads start to load, I get a black loading screen, then it just freezes up and won’t do anything unless I force close out of the app. I can’t even watch a video with ads!!! I tried to just buy the membership outright without the 14 day trial since I was going to pay for it anyway, but I can’t get past the 14 day trial offer. Whenever you tap on the button to upgrade your account, it takes you to the 14 day free trial offer( which doesn’t work no matter how many times I retry it) and it won’t let me bypass the offer so I can just buy the membership, it’s like they don’t want my money! I tried contacting support on the “help” section in the app, AND SURPRISE SURPRISE THE APP FREEZES WHEN YOU TRY TO GET TO THE “CONTACT US” PART! I used to love watching my favorite anime on crunchyroll but I don’t think I’ll ever be paying for this service again after spending hours just trying to buy a membership unsuccessfully.
Useless unless you pay
by Gbashi on 2019/03/01 22:03
I honestly wish I could give it less than 1 star. I’ve only been using the app for three days and I have given up. I understand that the app works fine if you pay for a subscription, however, developers should understand that not everyone can afford to pay a monthly fee just to watch anime. If they’re going to offer a free alternative and make you watch ads to compensate, the least they could do is make sure the free version actually works- otherwise just don’t offer it! Don’t make people waste their time! The first day this app worked great- I don’t care if I have to watch ads or even if the ads repeat. I understand it’s free so I don’t mind it. However, yesterday, I started to notice that the app freezes whenever an ad is about to play- the screen goes black and that’s it. There is nothing you can do but exit the app and restart it. Initially this only happened a few times, but now it’s to the point I can’t even START watching an episode because it freezes. I can restart the app 12 times (which I have), and it does the exact same thing each time. I’m done. I’m done using this app, wasting my time and dealing with this frustration. And now, even if I could or wanted to, there is NO WAY I’m ever going to give my money to Crunchyroll. If you’re going to give a free service and make it as crappy as possible just to get people to buy the subscription- don't even offer it to begin with. It’s low, a cheap trick. Just don’t.
Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up )
by YouShouldSponsorMe on 2018/09/19 04:28
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying ( I deleted some of the review but now that I have crunchyroll premium it puts a different mood to the anime and it’s super nice, though next time for crunchyroll regular membership, you should add the advertisements to be about that anime if possible or atleast about anime only )
Great app but has some issues
by That write of truth on 2021/10/03 23:31
I don’t normally write reviews but I just want to write this so hopefully the issue I have can be fixed. To start this, I would like to say Crunchyroll is a great app to watch any anime in HD. I just recently purchase the premium because I love the experience, watching anime and reading the comments to me make the experience even more enjoyable. My issue with this app for one needs the feature picture in picture added, I like to be able to respond to a message and watch my anime at the same time without force closing the app. The second issue ties in with the first issue, sometimes I would say like 80% of the time when the app is forced closed and you go back to the anime you are watching and you press play, it’ll just revert the video back from the very beginning and take off the subtitle. It wouldn’t seem like it’s a big issue but I just rather be left back where I was at also, when they take the subtitle off themselves the option to put back on the subtitle is greyed out and I have to then leave the video and reopen up the same episode to then put on the subtitle. I hope the creator sees this review and please fix it and I would give this app a 5/5 star because I enjoy this app a lot.
Several errors and to many adds
by cas_jeager on 2019/07/21 21:22
I love Crunchyroll but the so called “video error” and the “trial error” along with the “connection loss” it gets very annoying, I’m sitting right by my WiFi box and all the sudden a pop up tab shows up in my screen saying that I have lost connection, I clearly had connection as I was connected to the WiFi the whole time but whenever it pops up it won’t let me leave the tab no matter how many times I press retry. The video error is very confusing as I have to stop and sit there for thirty mins to try and find out what the error is, I have tried to restart the app, I have exited out of it and went back in and tried to watch it again but the video error just kept popping back up. Every time I get an error I have to delete the app because the error will just keep coming back up on my screen even though I have done everything to try and get it to stop, I have re downloaded the app at least 19 times and I just got it 2 days ago. And the situation with the adds is stupid, I get 15 to 20 adds every time, I’m only watching 20-30 minute episodes and I spend at least 10 minutes every time watching one round of adds, and the there are 4 rounds of adds in each episode. It gets quite annoying, I hope they figure out something because this is getting annoying
It’s a good app for anime, with one issue
by PlumBoy5 on 2020/09/11 15:45
I’ve been a premium user for almost a year now and I really enjoy a lot of the content on here. It’s got a lot of new series that come out with episodes really fast along with a lot of older favorites. I mainly used the app on my Xbox but have switched to using it on my phone for the most part due to being away from my console. I enjoy using it on my phone just as much as I did on my Xbox but I have ran into an issue after the recent update. For some reason when I try to watch any show the video does not play at all. I will press the start button but nothing. It just displays a black screen but nothing happens. I’ve tried on multiple different occasions to play shows and same thing. I found a workaround where if I delete the app and re install it fixes the problem temporarily but eventually I have to delete and re download again... I read that it could be internet issues but everything else works on my phone just fine so I’ve ruled that out. It’s getting pretty annoying so I’m hoping this problem is known about and there will be a fix soon since this is an awesome streaming service. Besides this one issue I recommend using this app if you’re an anime fan
Better, now that the new update was released
by Guy29373939584 on 2020/06/01 01:52
This update was insane! It added a new layout to everything in a good way. The main thing I will talk about is the amount of ads there are. The ads are way toned down compared to the last update. There are 6 ads you will see per episode. This is great, compared to the 10 that it was last time. Even if you think that’s too much, there’s a premium that cost money. I mainly wanted to talk about what this update changed which was layout, and amount of ads. The layout was changed, I like it the new way, but it’s just preference. If you don’t like it, you’ll get used to it eventually. They have also fixed many bugs including the one where, if you press the play button on the show while the ad is loading, the show will play while the ad is, that wouldn’t be a problem if you could see the show and not here the ad. They fixed it in this update. They are making this better. There also MIGHT be an occasional bug that MIGHT not load the ads. I’m not saying anything about anything, but I MIGHT be trying to figure it out so I COULD POSSIBLY use it for every ad, ;)
Not on the great side..
by Qinqin Xian on 2020/06/25 05:45
So I tried this a few days ago without premium and I have some issues and some positive stuff. First, going for the positive, the variation of anime you have seems to contain a lot of good stuff. There were so many animes that are hard to find for free that you have put In there. I really like that. However, there are a ton of issues I have encountered in this app. I don’t really mind the adds, I understand you need the income, and I respect that, but sometimes I just wish you guys would put a skip button. It’s highly annoying when watching the episodes and having to wait for an ad to finish smack in the middle of an intense part. The major issue with this is that sometimes, when watching an episode, the anime would randomly stop and the play button would not work. So then I tried getting out and trying later, and nothing changed. I deleted the app and tried again, and the outcome was the same. Something weird is that the specific episode I was watching had the issue, but every other episode didn’t. What was REALLY irritating was in that episode, if is went ten seconds further and it reached the ad part, the add would work even if the freakin anime didn’t. I am highly disappointed. The people who made this, I thank you for the app, but it still needs a lot more improvement.
App with identity crisis
by Bob Kerstetter on 2017/10/22 23:57
Crunchyroll publishes awesome anime. But the app has an identity crisis. Login with a paid subscriber account and everything works great. Five stars. Seriously. It is very well done. But — and this is huge — not everyone can afford the monthly fees and the execution of the advertising ruins the app. No stars. Crunchyroll needs the advertising to fund the delivery of no-cost anime to its free subscribers. It is the TV broadcasting business model. No problem. But the technology used to insert the ads fails to match the quality of the overall app. The ads lock up the app. They also repeat themselves three times in a row in the same ad break. And while the ads are supposed to be targeted to the interests of the viewers, they are not. If Crunchyroll could get the advertising to work correctly, advertising could possibly make more money per user than paid subscriptions. Determining the interests of viewers is pretty easy. You just ask them. Do interesting ads and people will click them. Streaming technology is good enough to never lock up an app. And never repeat ads during the same break. I will never buy a Volvo no matter how many times you run the ad. I'm a Subaru guy. You should already know that. Have Subaru tell me about its awesome technology and I will click the ad to find out more info. Everyone wins — Crunchyroll, advertisers and anime fans. Fix it please.
Ugh my immersion
by tesalei on 2022/03/27 07:23
I actually stopped binging my favorite anime to write this. I know Crunchyroll has always had issues both on the web and the app, and I have always found them tolerable since those issues rarely messed with my immersion- but brooo it is so bad right now. The subtitles are either delayed or they show up before a character speaks. Also, the controls with play bar keep popping up when I do not touch the screen or when my phone is mounted which makes me then have to touch the screen constantly to make the controls minimize again. This has been happening often for the past 3 weeks. I have been subscribed to Premium for about 5 years and I thank you Crunchyroll for those glorious years of you providing me with all the entertainment and escapism I need but you are disappointing me mad hard right now. P.S.: The new UI is cool. I also love that we can view comments now. Y’all are kinda late to the “We have updated our UI” party considering how large your following is but cheers to you for showing up at all. My fingers are crossed for you to continue to make advancements in the streaming service world because I do believe you deserve more clout, but it’s embarrassing for me to keep on praising you when things like this happen.
Why.. tho??
by cold.___.ash on 2020/12/29 06:22
I wanted to watch anime and I heard this was a great app to watch anime on- but I’m frustrated and sad that we have to get premium for an anime. I understand paying for premium supports Crunchyroll and all that but I realized that the only anime that doesn’t need premium is “My Hero Academia” and yeah there’s probably other ones that don’t need premium. I know there’s other people on the app that are also upset because you have to pay for premium “we” want to be satisfied by all the anime right? So why put premium for like all the anime’s? And also the 1 free episode is always the one that gets you into the anime! I really want you guy’s to at least take it on the most popular anime’s. I’m really interested on watching “ Free! - Iwatobi Swim Club” so yeah- ( sorry i sounded rude 🥲😭) Since I started watching MHA- straight to the point the ads are annoying why is there like 10 in each episode??? Not only that but in one ad it adds up to 2-3 like I can’t enjoy watching the anime anymore tbh bring it down a little please.. like 3 ads is enough. Please and thank you fix the ads problem! Premium isn’t necessary in every anime 🥺😭
Uncontrollable ads!
by Llama&Alpacas on 2019/06/10 13:15
In order to actually watch a show, you have to sit through so many ads it’s unbelievable and unacceptable. In my experience, my screen will just go black and an ad will play when I first click on episode. Then, it’ll load and I go down to the bottom to skip through the intro and as if the app is punishing me for doing so, it’ll just give me ads! No joke, it’ll play an ad then another and another, etc. There will be no option to skip ads, exit out of them, anything! Really, you just get stuck in a cycle of ads restarting! Seriously, this matter needs to be addressed. I’d have to exit out of the app. It was so bad once (I sat through 3 ads in counting) and I closed the app. Then I went back in and just when I went to keep watching my episode, not only did it start it completely over, it spammed me with ads! I deleted it. End of story. I don’t think you should have to pay money for good service. You wouldn’t pay your waiter constantly at a restaurant to get them to perform a nice service with a good attitude, would you? Should you have to? No! So I think, you shouldn’t have to pay the app for good service and no nonstop ads! I get it if you’re on free and you get ads, but having them play nonstop is unacceptable. And I get it, you have to pay the people who work for you, but not by torturing us who download into getting premium by spamming us with ads upon ads upon ads.
Review
by BSMO Crunchyroll on 2022/03/13 07:38
Now first off I just want to say I love Crunchyroll and it is a very well built anime stream service but they have major problems that need to be changed. As for that seasons and episodes are listed all together although they are in completely different languages. This is only a major and irrational problem. I’ve have premium for many years on many accounts and it’s just the small thing that makes the app confusing and sorta irritating to a certain extent. Next small problem is the app for mobile devices it seems to have many problems when it comes to turning off and on cc. Most of the times I have to refresh my whole app 2-3 times just for them to start turning on. Again it’s not a bad problem but it’s a problem a lot of viewers and myself aren’t excited about. But if those apps were fixed I’d say it would be the most perfect app for anime streaming. I think because Crunchyroll and Funimation are doing a partner ship crunchyroll should take some of the things they do just. Just because Funimation is more smoother in the sense of easier to watch and find anime. Other than those little major problems there isn’t anything that makes it a little problematic. Thank you for you time have a great day!!
Disappearing Anime
by Laizaaa on 2020/07/13 19:55
I logged into my account today to finish watching the one and only, “Haikyu!!” but when i opened my watchlist, it wasn't there. I decided to search it up instead but when I got to it, it told me that there wasn't anything to watch and to try to load up the page again. Of course, when I tried to reload the page, the same thing popped up. I checked other shows to see if this happened to it too, but it didn't. The episodes on other shows popped up. I just really wanted to watch “Haikyu!!,” so I thought of the quickest way to make things work. Shut down my phone and turn it back on. When I went back to the app, it still wasn’t in my watchlist, so again, I Searched it up, and nothing was there, other than different shows. I browsed the sports section to try to find it, but nothing. It disappeared. Can someone fix this? I don't know what the problem is, weather it being my phone or the app.. I really like crunchy roll and became very comfortable with it. I don't want to switch to a different platform, but I don't know what else to do. Maybe you guys took it off your platform, but if you did i would be really disappointed.
Great app & great service
by A1 "Like the Sauce" on 2022/03/03 05:05
I would just ask for two upgrades to the app. #1 The ability to delete one episode or more episodes from the watch history without having to delete the entire watched history. I find sometimes that I will start an anime maybe watch a couple of episodes but not feel it. I would like to be able to delete it. #2 Now that Funimation and Crunchyroll are now together. I would like Crunchyroll to take on the aspect of how Funimation separates their dubbing (with even multiple languages) and subtitles. I always felt it was a little weird to have a series that only has 13 episodes but is listed as 78 episodes because of multiple dubbings. It is nice to have separation but a series with multiple arcs can get a little confusing. Like with the Funimation app they can select in the episode or in the title page for each series. Giving the customer the chance to choose how they wanna proceed to watch their episodes. Otherwise they do have in their app settings as an audio preference. I do really appreciate all that you do to keep these apps running. I’m just hoping with these two changes things can get even better. Thank you.
It’s Okay
by Bill Cliton is here on 2020/06/22 03:16
It’s a great app. I have both Crunchyroll and Funimation, and almost always prefer Crunchyroll over Funimation. My big problem with Crunchyroll though is that with this newest update to mobile app, I have been logged out everytime I open the app. That’s not a big deal though what is though is that my Watchlist is gone and it always says that I need premium. I have premium though and am still paying for it even though I’m watching ad’s in the middle of my show. I’m very frustrated by this and have gone over to help center for help, there’s no answers for my specific problem I’m having right now though and there is no where to call for help. If someone is reading this and is thinking of buying the premium subscription I think you should it’s worth every dime. However on that note I also would be very careful about doing it because Crunchyroll has screwed me over on this past update so just a warning. The app is a good one but not as good as people say it is. Also for any employees at Crunchyroll reading this please help out because I’m getting very impatient with you guys right now.
It's miraculous
by jacobRcarroll on 2020/07/08 16:14
I got premium back in March, exclusively to watch One Piece without ads. I got in before One Piece was premium only, but it's a miracle that I've gotten to episode 438 given that the app has gone through several terrible updates in the last few months. Tbh Crunchyroll PROBABLY didn't have the infrastructure, and probably weren't prepared to handle the massive influx in users from the last few months. It's hard to blame them, but if you're gaining users, then you're getting subsequent ad revenue, if you're gaining premium users, then you're getting the premium membership fee every month from those users. It make very little sense to me that the same issues, logging out, app crashes, server/connectivity issues, have been going on for so long; Maybe it's because they haven't seen ramifications for it, ie., if people just deal with it, then what's the point of fixing? Given that crunchyroll is rated the #14 app in entertainment, it should perform solidly, or more consistently than it does; doing that, at the very least, would either prevent it from moving down, or improve the apps rating. Great when it works, incredibly frustrating when it doesn't.
Just why.
by gacha frey on 2021/05/27 17:29
At first I was really happy cause I finally found an app where I can watch anime and foreign dramas. But then the adds came in. It was fine at first cause there wasn’t that many, but then the longer the episode the more adds there was. This frustrated me a lot. I get that you have too make money but could u at least tune it down a little. I just want to watch an episode without getting an ad attack. Everytime I get an ad the load is sooo long. Then after the ad, another one comes in. And then another. There is at least 4 in a row and that doesn’t make me want too use your app. I could never Finnish a 25 minute long episode because that ads turn it into an hour one. I’m waiting and waiting for the ad to Finnish, but then another pops up. And the load is way too long. I sometimes close the app and come back. But that just restarts the ad. Please try to fix this, cause I’m seeing that a lot of people are having the same issue. There isn’t a lot of places where I can watch good shows like the ones on you guys app. Hopefully you can respond to this as quick as possible. And if you do respond to me please don’t apologize and say your going to fix it when you’ll clearly not do so. Once and last time please fix this issue. Thank u if you read this.
Bugs are annoying but anime is good
by ALonelyWalker on 2019/07/05 04:53
I mean the only thing that really stops me from rating five stars is the amount of bugs with the app. I feel like it’s gotten worse since 2 years ago. The site crashes whenever a popular anime episode is released I assume because of high traffic, certain anime have weird audio noises, it doesn’t let me click any episode in the all episodes screen except maybe episode 1 or 2, it logs me out in the middle of an episode or just whenever I close the app, it doesn’t load the new updated episodes screen occasionally, I can’t pause the episode anymore if I’ve hit the rewind 10s button, and the list goes on. I appreciate the anime in a convenient user friendly app, but the bugs are getting worse than what you would expect in a Bethesda game. Oh, and this isn’t directly related to the app, but crunchyroll customer support or service or whatever is garbage. It’s slow and not helpful at all. I tried telling them about the audio problems but it wasn’t worth waiting on slow replies and generic unhelpful replies telling me to redownload the app. I’ve been able to tolerate these things up until now but if they don’t do something about these bugs then I’m just not going to keep giving them my money. It’s pretty simple
Best anime app
by Sir Colt on 2019/09/13 03:03
Friend turned me on to CRoll a few years back. Haven’t looked back since! Went premium right away, and honestly, I don’t even care that it went to 7.99. I canceled my Netflix in favor of it. I watch Crunchyroll probably 5-6 days a week. My queue is a mile long and I’m still trying to catch up. I’ve seen more shows than I can keep track of, and even rewatched some that I’d already seen, completely forgetting I had already seen them. They have the newest shows during the hottest trends, and with the fastest turnaround time between Japan’s original air time and their stream release. It’s literally like same-day. Back in the day we had to torrent shows and find awful sites to try and get anime from, and some of it (most of it) wasn’t even legal. Or the subs were done by fan groups that got a lot wrong. If you’re an anime fan, skip the other garbage and just drop the 8 bucks a month for premium. It’s worth it. Not to mention that I’ve met some of the staff at Otakon and they’re genuinely cool people. I’ll gladly give them my cash to support what they’re doing. They do it better than everyone else. Thanks, CRoll!
Ads and Buffering COMPLETELY ruin the app
by Ruuinx on 2021/08/06 20:55
I’ve been using crunchyroll for a couple days now and it’s brutal trying to get into any show with the constant interruptions. I usually don’t write reviews but this is actually ridiculous. The show itself buffers so often it’s easy to forget what literally just happened in the show bc of the amount of buffering. Not to mention each time it buffers it takes upwards of 5 minutes just to load about 12 seconds of the show, just so it can buffer again. But now here’s where the ads come in. Not only do the ads also take about the same time to buffer, they are long and usually have multiple ads stacked on top of each other. If you can manage to sit thru the ad buffering and the ads themselves, then afterwards you’re greeted with, you guessed it, MORE BUFFERING! It’s downright unusable more often than not! I’ve tried many troubleshooting techniques and none of them work at all. Not to mention they really try shoving the premium down your throat which sounds enticing to have no ads but that doesn’t solve the ridiculous buffering times. I honestly can’t recommend this app in the state it’s in, it’s way to frustrating to use for so little outcome. Please try elsewhere before submitting yourself to this waste of time
Adds
by dog-lover 91012 on 2021/05/07 02:38
It’s not a bad app I really love watching anime and this is one of the best apps because true Netflix does have anime but Crunchyroll has more of variation of animes example fruit basketBut the only thing that is stopping me from using Crunchyroll as much as I do is Netflix are the ads the ads field 10 minutes long and after a while it starts getting really boring and then I start to get on interested in the anime and then I’ll just leave to watch some thing else and usually the ads are the same ads over and over again it gets super annoying sometimes and you get to hear the same noise over and over and over again it drives me crazy I would use Crunchyroll more often if there wasn’t as much ads as they are. Even when the ads are the exact same therefore blocks in different sections of the anime of the same ad and it gets so annoying but overall I really like the app has a lot of variation of enemies and I like how you don’t have to pay for anything. I’m not saying get rid of the ads because I know you can’t fully get rid of them unless we pay but please just make the add shorter or different types of ads.
Pros & Cons
by JanessaLee on 2020/06/06 21:52
I love the app! but i don’t really like the new update. i wished i never had update it since its weird with me and it tweaks. i can’t really play the video sometimes and the i don’t mean to press on the ads. i wish i could go back to the last update since it was more comfortable with me. but overall i love the app and all the recommendations! but also do with the layout was the same. the ads won’t play for me sometimes. and mostly the ads are annoying. i like the new update i don’t really hate it, i just don’t really like it, but it’s fine. i just wish i could go back to the previous update and be able to be fine with it. it was more better for me, i’m not sure about the others. i just wish i got an option to choose which update i wanted. i really miss the old update. but i still love crunchyroll since it’s on of the best anime apps i love! i just wished that i had the last update. edit more: ads are so sensitive. i just want the old update back. i know i’m complaining bad. but it’s just something i would like and probably some others. the layout is so crammed. i just want the old update back.. no matter how much i’m complaining this i just want the old update back. for me it’s more better. i tried reinstalling the app but it just won’t let it be the other update. i made a huge mistake updating this app.
Great Concept with Too Many Bugs and Ads
by DraconikWarlock on 2019/10/09 04:03
My experience with this app has been mixed. I love that it offers free anime and manga most of which is quality stuff and not cheap knockoffs or filler. However, each episode of whatever anime you watch is filled with anywhere from 12-15 unskippable 30 second ads. These ads interrupt the episode (usually at breaks in the episode or before the credits roll) and play around 3-4 at a time. The ads are really annoying. They are pervasive. You can’t skip to another section without watching all the ads that were designated before then. If you accidentally rewind before the ad, bad luck: you have to watch two minutes of ads again. All of this directs you to buy one of the premium packages available. The cheapest one is $8 which is very expensive for what it offers. This would all be tolerable except for the bugs. Sometimes the video buffers and when I tried to buy one of the premium packages, something went wrong and I still was required to watch the ads. The purchase history said that I bought the free trial but the app disagrees. If the developers improved it so that there were less ads, more bearable ad breaks, or a cheaper premium subscription; the app would be a lot better.
The Best Anime App! (however)
by bradcxx on 2022/03/22 22:35
I have been using Crunchyroll since I ever got into anime and it’s truly never let me down. However the reason from not getting a 5 star is because it’s most recent update gives me this problem where if I’m watching an anime the HUD will constantly pop up on and off without having to tap screen. Sometimes I’ll have a problem where the 10sec skip button just hits itself. Another issue occurs when I pause my show, lock my phone (sometimes completely exiting the app) it will start to just play the audio out of nowhere and no matter how many times I pause it, I end up having to close the app completely in order to stop this. Other than That I realized subtitles have been delayed by like 1-3 seconds sometimes. Not a big issue as the automatic screen tapping but sometimes it’s easy to miss the dialogue without even getting a chance to finish reading it. Regardless once these issues are fixed I’d still recommend this app to anyone. I mean it quite literally has all the anime you want to watch (most ofc) and it’s pretty smooth and I always get high quality so I can’t complain.
For real
by anastasia.reed on 2018/07/11 04:23
If you guys are going to put stuff that may have many other episodes or movies or whatever you should put them all. Like black butler for instance. Pretty sure there is a book of Atlantic, you should put that and there is black butler in wonderland or Ciel in wonderland but that should be added too. Asking the sailor moon series I know for a fact that the sailor moon on there now is the new version I can tell by how she transforms, I think the other sailor moon movies or episodes should be on here as well. I could tell by the transformation as I recal her arm never looked like spaghetti and they never changed into sailor senshi like that. Also there should be less ads! There is constantly so many ad pop ups it drives me nuts! Instead of about 25 ads you should put like maybe 5 or 6 or even give them a choice or something. Bc not everyone wants to be watching there favorite anime and then a super juicy part comes on then BOOM! An ad pops up. Not a very good thing now is it? You might get lower ratings but I still think this is a gr8 app! But there does need to be some stuff fixed but other than those things this is a totally cool app.
No support?
by stevenleevan on 2017/10/08 23:08
This service has the potential to be really awesome. I tried the free trial and started watching right away and ended up keeping the subscription for premium going. There are some annoyances such as when I try to fast forward through intros It can sometimes take 3-5 minutes to even play the show again and it usually happens multiple times. My biggest issue though, and reason for 2 stars is that I was having an issue where my password was not working when trying to sign in on my other devices. When I tried to reset password, the link never came. I tried multiple times a day to reset and yes I checked spam and every folder but nothing. I reached out to customer service which got back to me quickly but they said that I have no account with them yet I’m being billed for premium. They escalated the issue but I never heard back and this was almost 2 weeks ago. I’ve sent another help request and haven’t heard back at all. For some reason now I’m able to sign in with my password to other devices but my premium account status is gone yet I’m still paying for the subscription. I’ve even tried unsubscribing and subscribing and issue persists. This has really become annoying and I’d love to give more stars and continue service if they could resolve my issue!
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