If you are someone who loves watching anime, then you might be using Crunchyroll to enjoy many anime. Watching Crunchyroll contents on the big screen takes the fun to the next level. Unfortunately, if you own a Samsung TV, you may not find the app in Tizen store. Don’t worry we have the solution in this guide. Here you will learn how to get Crunchyroll on Samsung TV.
The reason you can’t find Crunchyroll in Samsung’s Tizen store is because Samsung discontinued the app from its TVs a few years ago. There aren’t many options like Crunchyroll when it comes to anime.
Samsung Smart TVs do come with pre-installed apps as well as an App Store. But its App Store has very limited apps and their availability vary by region.
There used to be a time when you could install the Crunchyroll app on your Samsung Smart TV, but not anymore. So, what do you do now? You can follow the different methods below to continue watching Crunchyroll on your Samsung Smart TV.
Is Crunchyroll supported on Samsung TVs?
As stated, Crunchyroll is officially not available on Samsung TVs, which means that you will not be able to install the application from the built-in app store.
Moreover, if you have the app installed on your TV or if you have subscribed to the app, you are not able to use it on the TV. This will only affect your Samsung TV, and it will remain unaffected on the rest of your devices.
While there is no official way to get the app, we still have some workaround methods to watch the content on our Samsung TV, which include mirroring, streaming devices, and others.
How to Get Crunchyroll on Samsung Smart TV
Before you think about trying to sideload the Crunchyroll app onto your Samsung Smart TV, you need to hold your horses. Even if you manage to install the app by sideloading, it will simply not work. The app will not launch or if it does, it will simply say that there is no internet connection. Instead, just follow any one of these 5 methods mentioned below to continue watching your favorite anime on Crunchyroll.
Stream Crunchyroll on Samsung TV via Screen Mirroring
Casting Cruncyroll from your mobile phone is another way to enjoy the content on a big screen like a Samsung smart TV, and you can do all of it wirelessly. Although we have a dedicated guide on how to screen a mirror on a Samsung TV from an iPhone or Android device, follow the below steps to follow the steps to screen mirror Cruncyroll on your TV.
Step 1: First, you need to connect your mobile device and your Samsung Smart TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: Now, download the Crunchyroll app on your device and sign in to the app using your ID.
Step 3: Follow below steps based on your device.
iOS – On your iPhone, swipe down from the top right corner to bring the Control Center. Then tap on the Screen Mirroring tile and choose your Samsung TV to mirror your iPhone to TV. Check this detailed guide if its not working.
Android – On your Android device, open the Settings app. Search for Screen Mirroring, Wireless Display, Screen Cast, or Smart View options.
Open it and now the device will search for wireless displays. Select your Samsung Smart TV from the list.
Step 4: Now once your phone display mirror to your TV, simply launch the Crunchyroll app on your Phone and stream the content you like right onto your big screen.
Stream Crunchyroll on Samsung TV using In-built Browser
Samsung’s Smart TVs might not support all the apps, but that shouldn’t stop you in any manner. The best you can do is make use of the web browser for streaming services that let you view content by simply signing in.
Step 1: From the home screen of your Samsung Smart TV, launch the web browser. It’s called Internet on Samsung TV.
Step 2: You can use the Samsung Smart TV remote to navigate through the web browser. You can also use your phone as remote using Smartthings.
Step 3: Simply head over to the Crunchyroll website and log in with your details. You can connect bluetooth keyboard and mouse to make it easy.
Step 4: Select the Anime or manga that you want to watch and enjoy.
You may find the browser quite slow on mid range and low budget TVs because of limited hardware.
Get Crunchyroll using Streaming Sticks
Since the Samsung Smart TV misses out on a bunch of popular streaming services and apps, it would be sensible to simply get yourself any of the following devices.
- Roku Stick
- Amazon Fire TV Stick
- Apple TV
I use Firestick to access Crunchyroll and many other apps. Plus it is quite fast compared to my TV.
With any of the above devices connected to your Samsung Smart TV, you will be able to not only download and install the Crunchyroll app but also many other apps. These devices are useful and can easily connect to the HDMI input ports of your Samsung Smart TV.
Setup the device and connect it to your Wifi network, then you can download and stream the Crunchyroll app right away. And you can also use VPN apps as well.
Stream Crunchyroll on Samsung TV via the Gaming Consoles
If you happen to have either your PlayStation or Xbox gaming console and a Samsung Smart TV then you’ll be glad. Xbox and PlayStation consoles have support for the Crunchyroll app.
What you can do is simply connect your gaming console to the Samsung Smart TV and then download the app onto your gaming console. Sure it’s not the best option out there, but hey, if it works, it works.
Download the Crunchyroll app for the Xbox and PlayStation through the PS Now Subscription.
Cast Crunchyroll from Windows PC
The other option is to cast Crunchyroll from your Windows PC to the TV screen. Think it’s complex? Nope! It’s simple and very easy. Here are the steps.
Step 1: Connect your Windows PC and the Samsung Smart TV to the same WiFi network.
Step 2: On your PC, launch Google Chrome or other browser. Open the Crunchyroll website and sign in with your credentials.
Step 3: Press Windows + K keys to open Cast page. Here choose your Samsung TV. The TV will appear if its connected to same WiFi network as PC.
You will see your PC screen on your TV. Play any anime and you will get to enjoy them on TV as long as the mirroring is enabled.
Stream Crunchyroll on Samsung TV using Plex Media Server
Plex Media Server (PMS) allows users to create a client-server for movies, television shows, and music. It will not use your data when you use the server to stream to any of the devices in your home, as it is only using the local network. Here’s how you can use it.
Step 1: First of all, download Plex on your PC. Once done, open the app and sign in or create a new account.
Step 2: Follow the on-screen instructions, create libraries, and add the media you want. You can skip adding media, as we only wish to watch Crunchyroll, which is streamed online.
Step 3: Now, install the Plex Crunchyroll plugin. Then, restart your media server.
Step 4: Now, on your Samsung smart TV, install Plex, then log in to your account.
Step 5: Finally, use the app to find the media server you have created and connect to it.
Done, you can then start watching Crunchyroll on your TV from the Channels section.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Crunchyroll app?
Crunchyroll is an online streaming platform launched in 2006 that provides users with the latest anime series. It offers access to a range of anime shows.
Which Devices Are Compatible With Crunchyroll?
Most streaming devices, like Google Chromecast, Roku, Apple TV, and others, support Crunchyroll. It’s also available on smart TV platforms, including Android TV. Furthermore, it works with gaming consoles like PlayStation and Xbox, as well as the Nintendo Switch.
So there you have it, different ways that you can follow to stream or watch Crunchyroll content on your Samsung Smart TV. Sure it kind of feels dumb with the fact that there is no support for a popular app like Crunchyroll.
If you have any queries let us know in the comment section.