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How to Install and Watch Crunchyroll on Android TV

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Crunchyroll on Android TV

Crunchyroll is an anime streaming service where you can find 1,000 titles and 30,000 episodes of anime to stream on Android TV. It comprises tv shows, movies, games, live-action dramas, and Japanese comics (manga) related to Anime. With the help of this application, you can enjoy all the Anime episodes in high definition (720p and 1080p). Currently, it is available in various languages such as English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Italian and Russian. On Android TV, you can stream Crunchyroll without subscribing to any plans. However, you need to purchase the premium version for ad-free content and other features.


The following are the subscription plans currently offered by Crunchyroll. Visit its official site to subscribe for a plan.

  • Free Plan
    • You can stream limited content in standard definition (480p) with ads.
  • Fan – $7.99 / month
    • Stream all the exclusive content without ads in high definition (720p & 1080p).
    • You can stream only one device at a time.
  • Super Fan – $9.99 / month
    • You can stream anime and dramas on Crunchyroll in HD (720p & 1080p) without any ads.
    • It is possible to stream four devices simultaneously.
    • Offline viewing.
  • Mega Fan – $79.99 / year
    • Unlimited access to complete Crunchyroll library.
    • Access to digital manga.
    • Offline viewing.
    • Stream on four devices simultaneously.
    • Ad-free streaming in HD (720p & 1080p).

Crunchyroll on Android TV

Crunchyroll app is free to download from the Google Play store for all Android devices. But you have to sign-up and register a new account to stream the media. You can either pick a free or premium plan depending on the requirements. Make sure your Android TV runs with Android 5.0 or higher.

Crunchyroll on Android TV

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Mi Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

  • Nvidia Shield TV
  • DIRECTV Stream
  • Mi Box
  • Sky Stream

How to Install Crunchyroll on Android TV

You have to get a subscription plan if you would like to watch all the anime and manga dramas without sticky ads. Or, you can sign-up with a free plan to stream with ads.

#1. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android TV.

#2. Navigate to the search bar to type Crunchyroll and click enter.

#3. From the suggestions list, click on Crunchyroll and tap Install.

Crunchyroll icon on play store

#4. After the installation, Log in using your valid credentials.

#5. Now, you can find all the contents on the home screen.

#6. Click on your favorite anime/manga to play it on your device.

Home page of crunchyroll

Stream Crunchyroll on Android TV Using Browser

This is another effective way to watch Crunchyroll on Android TV. For this method, you need to install a powerful web browser on Android TV. The built-in browsers are not suitable for streaming.

#1. Launch a browser on your Smart TV (recommended: Google Chrome).

#2. Visit the official site of Crunchyroll (https://www.crunchyroll.com/).

Crunchyroll Android TV

#3. Click the Login option and enter the required login credentials.

#4. Now, select and play the Anime content you want.

Cast Crunchyroll to Android TV from Smartphone

You can stream Crunchyroll on your Android TV with the help of a smartphone. Simply follow these steps to watch Crunchyroll on your TV by using the cast feature.

#1. First of all, install the Crunchyroll app on your device (iPhone/iPad/Android/Tablet).

#2. After installing the app, log in using your valid username and password.

#3. Connect your Android TV and Smartphone to the same Wi-Fi network in order to perform casting.

#4. Once it is done, play the Crunchyroll content on your device and then click the Cast icon.

Crunchyroll Android TV

#5. It will prompt you to search for available devices. Click on your Android TV from the search list.

#6. Your smartphone will cast the Crunchyroll content to your TV.

How to Install Crunchyroll on Android TV Using Downloader

#1. Launch Google Play Store on your tv.

#2. On the search bar, type Downloader and find it.

#3. From the suggestions, choose Downloader and click on the Install option.


#4. Once it is downloaded, navigate to the home screen and open Settings.

Device preferences on settings

#5. Choose Device Preferences > Security & restrictions.

Security & restrictions

#6. Select unknown sources and then enable the feature for the Downloader app.

Install unknown apps

#7. Open the Downloader app and click on Allow if the pop-up appears to access your files.

#8. Now tap on the url field and enter the link for Crunchyroll Android TV Apk. Click the Go menu after entering the URL.

Downloader url field

#9. It will prompt you to download the Crunchyroll app on your tv. Click OK to continue.

#10. After it gets installed, you will see a pop-up to delete the installation file.

#11. Click Delete to remove the apk.

Crunchyroll is now installed on your Android TV. Start streaming anime and manga shows by enabling a VPN connection.

Watch Crunchyroll Using a VPN

Crunchyroll is the most popular streaming service in many countries in the world. But you cannot directly access the content from China, France, Italy, Japan, and Germany due to geo-restriction. To resolve this issue, you need to use a VPN.

#1. Sign-up for a VPN service and then install the respective VPN on your TV.

Suggested VPNs:

#2. Launch the VPN and sign in with the necessary credentials.

#3. Connect to the server where Crunchyroll is officially available.

#4. Open the Crunchyroll app and play your favorite anime.

Other Supported Devices

Apart from Android TV, you could also stream Crunchyroll on other devices like

  • Mobile
    • iOS
    • Android
  • Streaming Devices
    • Chromecast
    • Apple TV
    • Roku
    • Amazon Fire TV
  • Smart TV
    • Samsung Smart TV
    • LG Smart TV
    • VIZIO Smart TV
  • Gaming Consoles
    • Xbox One
    • Sony PS 3
    • PS 4
    • Wii U

Frequently Asked Questions

Q1: How do I watch Crunchyroll on my Samsung TV?

With the help of the PLEX application, you can easily add the Crunchyroll channel and stream on your TV.

Q2: What is the most popular anime on Crunchyroll?

My Hero Academia, Tower of God, The God of High School, and Attack on Titan are the most liked shows on Crunchyroll.

Q3: Does Crunchyroll offer a free trial?

Yes, it offers a 14-day free trial on every valid premium plan (only for new users).

Q4: What are the anime genres offered by Crunchyroll?

It has a wide range of anime shows on fantasy, martial arts, comedy, drama, and shonen.

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