- Crunchyroll is an over-the-top streaming service owned by Sony that is focused on anime.
- There is no Crunchyroll app for Vizio smart TVs, so you need to use a smartphone, tablet, or streaming device to watch it on your TV.
- To watch Crunchyroll on a Vizio smart TV with Android, you need to download the Crunchyroll app on your mobile device and connect it to your TV.
- To watch Crunchyroll on a Vizio smart TV with Apple devices, you need to download the Crunchyroll app on your iPhone or iPad and cast it to your TV.
- Crunchyroll is available on various devices such as Sony PlayStation, Xbox, web browsers, and set-top boxes.
- Crunchyroll offers both free and premium content, with the premium subscription providing access to new shows and ad-free streaming.
If you love anime, you’ve probably heard of Crunchyroll. The streaming service is available on every platform you can imagine, including Vizio smart TVs. If you want to tune in to shows like One Piece and Sweet Reincarnation, we’ll show you how to access the channel. It’s something every Vizio smart TV owner can do, although there are some things you’ll want to know about the service before jumping in.
What Is Crunchyroll?
Crunchyroll is an over-the-top streaming service geared towards anime. Sony owns the channel, which has been around since 2006. The platform has changed considerably since its initial launch and has become the Netflix of Anime.
Crunchyroll has an official app, like many streaming services. Usually, that would mean you can stream it to a Vizio through the built-in app. Unfortunately, there isn’t a Crunchyroll app for Vizio TVs. They have a Funimation app, but you cannot watch Crunchyroll on the company’s TV sets in a traditional fashion. Instead, you’ll need a smartphone, tablet, or suitable streaming device.
How to Watch Crunchyroll on a Vizio Smart TV with Android
If you haven’t signed up, you’ll want to make an account on their official website before attempting to watch Crunchyroll on a Vizio smart TV. When you’re ready, turn on your TV and follow these steps.
1. Download the Crunchyroll App
Using a smartphone or tablet, head to Google Play and download the official Crunchyroll mobile app for your device. Once the download is complete, install the app.
2. Sign In
Tap to open the app on your device, then log in to the service using your credentials.
3. Connect Your Device
Once signed in, locate the cast icon at the top right side of the screen. Tap it and choose your Vizio smart TV from the list of available devices.
4. Stream Your Content
When your TV is connected, you simply need to find something you want to watch on Crunchyroll and tap on play.
Watch Crunchyroll on a Vizio Smart TV with Apple Devices
If you have an Apple device, follow these steps to watch Crunchyroll on your Vizio Smart TV.
1. Get the Crunchyroll App
If you don’t already have the Crunchyroll app for iOS, go to the App Store, where you can download it for free.
2. Log In to Crunchyroll
Open the app on your iPhone or iPad, and sign in to Crunchyroll.
3. Tap the Cast Icon
To cast Crunchyroll to a Vizio smart TV, tap the cast icon in the top right of the screen. Accept any permissions, and then choose your TV from the list of devices.
4. Select and Stream
Scroll through Crunchyroll’s library until you find something you want to watch. Tap on play to begin streaming.
Other Ways to Watch Crunchyroll on Vizio Smart TVs
If you own a smartphone or tablet, using the Crunchyroll app is a great way to watch your favorite anime quickly. It’s actually faster than Vizio’s built-in apps, but smartphones and slates aren’t the only solution. Popular apps like Crunchyroll are available across a number of devices.
You can use the Crunchyroll app with Sony’s PlayStation consoles to watch anime on any Vizio smart TV. It’s also available through Xbox, where it’s been a huge hit through Game Pass perks. You can watch it through any web browser on a PC, and it’s also one of the more popular options on the Switch.
Do you own a set-top box? It may have access to Crunchyroll. It’s easy to access with streamers from Roku, Google, Amazon, and others. You can also subscribe to the channel through other services like Amazon Prime.
Crunchyroll Free vs. Premium
Crunchyroll is a streaming service similar to Netflix and Hulu. While those services don’t have any free content, that’s not the case with Crunchyroll. Anyone can sign up to watch the platform through their Vizio smart TV for free.
The free material available on Crunchyroll is a great way to get a taste of the service, but limited, and you’ll need to deal with ads. Some of the more popular options are locked behind a premium subscription, including new shows and classics. Crunchyroll provides users with a 14-day free trial along with three subscription-based tiers to choose from.
The Fan package is $7.99 and includes full access with no ads. The Mega Fan plan unlocks offline viewing and allows users to stream on multiple devices for only a few dollars more. Crunchyroll’s Ultimate plan is the best deal for fans. While it’s double the price, you get exclusive swag and additional benefits with the $14.99 monthly package.