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Crunchyroll app rolling out to Samsung Smart TVs worldwide

07 Feb 2024 | Rasmus Larsen |

Starting in the US and expanding to newer Samsung Smart TVs in global markets by the end of this week, Crunchyroll offers access to an extensive library of anime content.

Crunchyroll includes over 46,000 episodes and movies plus 3,300 Japanese music videos and concert specials, all with subtitles or dubs in 12 local languages, including English, Spanish (Latin America and Spain/Castilian), Portuguese, French, German, Arabic, Italian, Hindi, Telugu, and Tamil.

- "Anime is one of the fastest-growing entertainment mediums worldwide. We're thrilled to enhance access to Crunchyroll for Samsung's Smart TV users. Samsung is providing a seamless experience for both dedicated anime fans and the anime-curious, allowing them to easily sign up and access their favorite anime directly on their TV screens," said Kaliel Roberts, Chief Product Officer at Crunchyroll.

Only newer Samsung Smart TVs

The Crunchyroll app is only compatible with Samsung Smart TVs released in 2017 or later, even though the Tizen platform is also used in 2016 and 2015 models. Samsung does not upgrade Tizen in Smart TVs after purchase, meaning the TV remains stuck on the version it came with, affecting the availability of new apps and causing existing ones to sometimes stop functioning over time.

Crunchyroll Samsung TVs

Photo: Crunchyroll / Samsung

The Crunchyroll app was already available on TV platforms such as Apple TV (tvOS) and Google TV. Crunchyroll is available in more than 200 countries and territories. There is a free ad-supported plan and ad-free plans starting at $8 per month after a 14-day free trial.

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