Crunchyroll for Windows

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 4.3
  • (80)
  • Security Status

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Stream Anime with Crunchyroll

The anime industry has enjoyed a steady rise in popularity over the years. However, even with hundreds of anime shows being produced in Japan and exported to other countries across the globe, it can be a bit difficult to find places to stream and watch from. Crunchyroll is a multimedia streaming service dedicated to bringing its users the very best anime shows from Japan. Originally, it was only available through a web browser, but now, it can also be installed as an app on your desktop.

Crunchyroll Service

Crunchyroll is one of the oldest legitimate streaming services for anime. Patronizing Crunchyroll helps the anime industry grow. Consuming anime through illegal streaming sites, on the other hand, damages the industry by taking profit from them. Fortunately, Crunchyroll has a very wide selection of anime available from a variety of genres.Crunchyroll is free to install and use. However, the titles available to you will be quite limited, and the quality of the videos will be reduced to 480p. Ads will be present as you stream. If you want to avoid this, the app does offer a Premium account for a monthly payment. With Premium, you’ll have access to more shows, and you will not have any ads on your viewing sessions. Crunchyroll Premium also has simulcast, which will allow users to watch the latest episodes one hour after they have aired in Japan. Free users will only be able to watch the latest episodes one week after they air.

App Interface

Crunchyroll has adapted a simple design for its app. At the top of the window, there are tabs for easy navigation. The Home Tab will take users to their queue and watch history. The New Tab has the latest episodes and newly released anime titles. Of course, the Anime Tab has a collection of Crunchyroll’s available selection. Users can also watch live-action drama shows in Crunchyroll. These can be found in the Drama Tab.The video player itself is quite simple. It has a pause/play, next, and forward/backward buttons. Users can also adjust the volume directly from the player. For users going on an anime-watching binge, the app can be set to autoplay, so you can just sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.

Quality, Legitimate Anime

It may be tempting to watch anime through illegitimate means. But, not only are those methods dangerous, since illegal streaming sites carry all sorts of threats, they’re also unethical because they are stealing money from the industry. Crunchyroll allows users to consume anime while also helping the industry out. It offers a service well worth its payment. Its large selection of anime shows will surely be enough to satisfy your anime craving, and with a dedicated desktop app, watching anime has become even easier than ever before.


  • Features a wide range of anime and Japanese drama.
  • Has multiple means of navigation.
  • The website has space for user discussion.
  • The store has a good range of merchandise.


  • Has little animation from outside Japan.
  • A number of series are unsuitable for children.
  • Broadness of genre categories can make navigation hard.
  • User-posted reviews tend to be insubstantial.

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Crunchyroll for PC

  • Free
  • In English
  • V varies-with-device
  • 4.3
  • (80)
  • Security Status

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