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How to Install Crunchyroll App on Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, iPhone, and more

Crunchyroll is one of the internet‘s most popular destinations for streaming Japanese anime films and series. With a massive catalog of over 1,000 shows and 30,000 episodes, Crunchyroll makes it easy for anime fans to access both classic and brand new simulcast content.

In this detailed guide, I‘ll walk you through exactly how to install the Crunchyroll app on all of your devices, including Amazon Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, iPhone, Android, gaming consoles, and more.

Whether you‘re a lifelong anime fan or looking to get into the genre for the first time, Crunchyroll‘s huge collection offers something for everyone. Let‘s dive in!

An Overview of Crunchyroll

Before we get to the installation instructions, let me provide some background on Crunchyroll and what makes the service so popular.

Founded in 2006, Crunchyroll aimed to make Japanese anime more accessible to viewers outside of Asia. At the time, international fans had limited options—they either had to pirate shows or wait months after the initial air date for heavily edited English dubs.

Crunchyroll offered a legal alternative by partnering directly with Japanese studios to license anime. The service quickly grew thanks to its focus on subtitles over dubs and by simulcasting shows immediately when they aired in Japan.

Today, Crunchyroll has over 70 million registered users streaming more than 100 billion minutes of anime per year. To fuel its global growth, Crunchyroll has raised over $45 million in funding from investors like TV Tokyo, GREE, and the Chernin Group.

Some key stats on Crunchyroll:

  • Over 1,000 anime series and 15,000 hours of content
  • Content available 1 hour after airing in Japan
  • Licensed distribution in over 200 countries
  • Content available on every major streaming platform
  • 70M registered users, 5M paid subscribers
  • Reaches over 45% of all anime viewers worldwide

Beyond just streaming, Crunchyroll aims to connect anime fans through comments, forums, news updates and events like Crunchyroll Expo. The service has played a monumental role in spreading anime culture worldwide over the past 15+ years.

Now let‘s get Crunchyroll installed on your devices!

How to Install Crunchyroll on Firestick & Fire TV

Thanks to native integration with Amazon‘s Appstore, installing Crunchyroll on Fire TV devices like the Firestick is quick and straightforward. Just follow these steps:

  1. From the Home screen of your Firestick or Fire TV, move your cursor up to the Search icon at the top.

  2. Type in "Crunchyroll" using your remote or Alexa voice search.

  3. Select the Crunchyroll app from the list of results.

  4. Choose "Get" to begin the installation process.

  5. Allow a moment for the Crunchyroll app to download and install.

Once complete, you‘ll have the option to launch Crunchyroll right away. However, I suggest organizing your new apps first:

  1. Press and hold the Home button on your remote for 3 seconds to open the app drawer.

  2. Select "Apps" from the side menu.

  3. Find Crunchyroll and hover over the icon, then choose "Move".

  4. Use the directional pad to reposition Crunchyroll on your Fire TV home screen.

  5. Press OK once you have Crunchyroll placed in your preferred location.

And that‘s it! You can now open the Crunchyroll app to create an account or start watching anime on your Fire TV.

Here are some additional tips for installing Crunchyroll on Firestick and Fire TV devices:

  • For Fire TV Cube or other hands-free models, use Alexa commands to search for and open Crunchyroll.

  • If you run into any installation issues, try restarting your Firestick and router and re-testing the network connection.

  • For the best streaming quality, connect your Firestick directly to the router with an Ethernet adapter.

  • Make sure you have the latest Fire TV software version installed for compatibility with Crunchyroll.

  • If the app ever disappears from your Home screen, you can re-download it from the Amazon Appstore.

With Crunchyroll ready to stream on Firestick and Fire TV, you now have unlimited anime options at your fingertips!

How to Install Crunchyroll on Roku

Roku streaming players and Roku TVs also make the process of getting Crunchyroll very straightforward directly from the Roku Channel Store:

  1. From your Roku home screen, select "Search" and type in "Crunchyroll" using the on-screen keyboard.

  2. Select the Crunchyroll app from the search results.

  3. Choose "Add Channel" next to the Crunchyroll listing.

  4. Allow a few moments for the channel to download and install.

  5. Once added, you‘ll be taken back to your home screen. Scroll down to find Crunchyroll.

At this point, you can optionally rearrange Crunchyroll‘s position:

  1. Highlight Crunchyroll and choose "Move channel".

  2. Use the up/down arrows to move Crunchyroll, then hit OK to place it.

That‘s all there is to it! You can now open Crunchyroll and start enjoying anime on your Roku device.

Some helpful tips for installing Crunchyroll on Roku:

  • Use Roku voice search on supported models to find Crunchyroll faster.

  • Check for Roku software updates occasionally to ensure compatibility with new apps.

  • Position Crunchyroll near the top of your channel list for quick access.

  • If you have issues loading the app, try restarting the Roku and re-adding the channel.

  • For the best performance, use wired ethernet to connect your Roku player to your home network.

With thousands of anime titles now accessible through Crunchyroll, you‘ll never run out of exciting animated worlds to explore on Roku!

How to Install Crunchyroll on iPhone and iPad

Anime fans will be happy to know Crunchyroll is available on both iPhone and iPad through the App Store:

  1. Open the App Store application on your iOS device.

  2. Tap the Search bar at the bottom and type in "Crunchyroll".

  3. Tap "Get" next to the Crunchyroll app listing in the search results.

  4. On the next popup, select "Install".

  5. Enter your Apple ID password or verify with Touch ID/Face ID.

  6. Allow the Crunchyroll app to finish downloading and installing.

Once installed, you can open Crunchyroll right from your iOS home screen. When launching the app for the first time:

  1. Choose whether to Allow or Don‘t Allow notifications.

  2. Select OK or Don‘t Allow to enable or disable location access for the app.

And that‘s all it takes to get Crunchyroll set up on your iPhone or iPad!

Tips for installing Crunchyroll on iOS:

  • Use Siri voice commands to search for and open the app hands-free.

  • Enable automatic updates for the Crunchyroll app to always have the latest version.

  • Connect to WiFi for large app downloads to avoid using cellular data.

  • Allow notifications to stay on top of new episodes and simulcasts.

  • Check out the Crunchyroll Apple TV app for watching anime on the big screen.

Your entire anime streaming experience is now in the palm of your hand on iOS. Enjoy!

How to Install Crunchyroll on Android

Anime streaming on the go is just as accessible on Android devices thanks to the Google Play store integration:

  1. Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android phone or tablet.

  2. Tap the search bar and type in "Crunchyroll".

  3. Tap "Install" next to the Crunchyroll listing in search results.

  4. Allow the app to finish downloading and installing.

  5. Once complete, select "Open" to launch Crunchyroll.

When first opening the app:

  1. Choose whether to enable or disable notifications.

  2. Select Accept or Don‘t Accept to permit or deny location access.

And with that quick process complete, you can now enjoy Crunchyroll‘s extensive anime catalog on your Android device.

Some tips for installing on Android:

  • Say "Okay Google, search for Crunchyroll" to find the app via voice commands.

  • Connect your Android device to WiFi for large app downloads.

  • Allow notifications to stay current on new anime simulcasts and episodes.

  • Disable battery optimizations so streaming isn‘t interrupted.

  • Toggle on auto-updates to always have the latest Crunchyroll version.

Now you can watch anime on the couch or on the go seamlessly on your Android phone or tablet.

Installing Crunchyroll on Gaming Consoles & TV Platforms

Beyond mobile devices, Crunchyroll makes it easy to access its anime library on media hubs and gaming consoles:

PlayStation 4 – Search for Crunchyroll in the PS Store, choose "Download", and launch after installing.

Xbox One – Find Crunchyroll in the Microsoft Store, select "Get", and open the app once downloaded.

Nintendo Switch – From the eShop, search for Crunchyroll, tap "Download", then launch after installation completes.

Chromecast – Cast content from the Crunchyroll mobile app to watch anime on your TV.

Apple TV – Download the Crunchyroll app from the tvOS App Store.

PlayStation Vita – Search for Crunchyroll in the PlayStation Store, choose "Download", and launch upon completing.

Wii U – Find Crunchyroll in the Shop, tap "Download", and open the app after it installs.

Smart TVs – Install Crunchyroll from your TV‘s app store or cast content from your mobile device.

So as you can see, Crunchyroll is readily available on all major gaming and streaming platforms. Now you can enjoy anime in big screen glory!

Tips for Getting the Most Out of Crunchyroll

Here are some handy suggestions to improve your Crunchyroll viewing experience after getting set up:

  • Browse on desktop to access higher quality streams compared to mobile.

  • Enable push notifications to stay updated on new episodes and simulcasts.

  • Create multiple profiles so everyone receives customized recommendations.

  • Download your queue for offline viewing when traveling without internet.

  • Turn subtitles on not just for Japanese but other languages to study.

  • Follow your favorite series so new season premieres never slip by.

  • Join forums and comments to engage with the anime community.

  • Check out user-curated watchlists for personalized suggestions.

  • Take advantage of account linking to resume shows seamlessly across devices.

  • Subscribe annually at a discount to save money on memberships.

  • Redeem Crunchyroll rewards points from your account for brand merchandise.

  • Also try installing the VRV app for even more specialty anime from niche studios.

With these tips, you‘ll get the most entertainment value out of your Crunchyroll subscription.

Crunchyroll‘s Impact on the Global Anime Industry

It‘s impossible to understate Crunchyroll‘s influence in spreading anime beyond Japan to the rest of the world.

Anime has seen a surge in global popularity over the past decade. Outside of Japan, the anime market size more than doubled from $9.2 billion in 2015 to over $20 billion in 2021. Streaming services like Crunchyroll have accelerated this growth.

According to data, Crunchyroll reaches over 45% of all anime viewers worldwide through its streaming platform. And the service continues expanding its content relationships—in recent years, Crunchyroll has announced major licensing deals with studios like Kodansha andDistribution.

This worldwide distribution is co-producing a rising interest in anime culture extending far beyond just series fans. Anime aesthetic styles have heavily impacted areas ranging from graphic design to furniture to fashion.

And major western creators are taking note—acclaimed directors like Jordan Peele, J.J. Abrams, and Ari Aster have all announced upcoming anime film and series projects.

Crunchyroll serves as the foundation connecting all these elements together. With over 75 million registered users streaming anime across hundreds of countries, Crunchyroll‘s impact continues growing exponentially.

Crunchyroll Offers the Ultimate Anime Experience

As you can see, getting Crunchyroll installed is quick and easy across all of your devices—Firestick, Roku, iOS, Android, gaming consoles, and more.

The service features an unparalleled catalog of both classic and newly aired anime. There‘s always exciting new series, films, and episodes to discover.

For anime lovers, Crunchyroll is the ultimate one-stop hub. Thanks to the installation guides above, you‘ll gain unlimited anime streaming access within minutes.

Crunchyroll brings the thriving world of Japanese animation into the lives of fans across the planet. Sign up and dive in today!


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