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Crunchyroll too many Ads – How to Block the Ads

Written by Kelly Houstan

Well, as legal sources of anime go, Crunchyroll is actually top of the class and also has more titles than most other places as well. The free account provides you access to a huge range of titles, however, comes with ads. Way too many ads actually. I get that we are getting stuff for free of cost and Crunchyroll has to keep the lights on. However, there needs to be a balance. Otherwise, titles like this tutorial on how can you use Crunchyroll and block ads on iPhone and Android become way too famous. Just read this article to know all about Crunchyroll too many Ads – How to Block the Ads.

First up. Watching ads in order to access services for free is a fair exchange. If you guys don’t, then the website doesn’t get ad revenue and cannot maintain its services for a really long. That needs to be understood from the off as well. If you guys want to support Crunchyroll. Then you guys have to pay for premium and then you don’t get ads.

That said, Crunchyroll serves way too many ads actually. Those ads may also promote anime, many other anime companies, and Crunchyroll itself. However, there are entirely too many of them as well. They are annoying and intrusive as well as detract from the overall experience. Look on the Crunchyroll forum or Reddit and then you will see complaint after complaint about the volume of ads on the platform as well. The developers don’t really listen so ad blocking is the only option if you guys don’t want to subscribe.

Crunchyroll too many Ads – How to Block the Ads

Well, I just watched Dr. STONE Episode 17 – A Hundred Nights and a Thousand Skies on Crunchyroll actually. There were three ads. One long ad before the feature, one during the feature, and one at the end as well. Other videos actually have even more ads, more than four different ad sections, before, during, and after lasting more than 25% of the runtime of the main title.

That’s way too much right.

Block Crunchyroll ads on Android

Android users have a few options in order to block Crunchyroll ads. You guys can use the Chrome browser along with an adblocking extension. Or also use a more secure browser like  Brave that automatically blocks lots of ads. During testing, no single solution actually blocked all ads. However, each one decrease the number to a much more sustainable level.

Here are some options that you should try.

Brave Browser

Brave Browser for Android is actually a fast, secure browser built with ad-blocking as a core feature actually. This basically speeds up your browsing experience, lowers data use, and then saves a bit of battery at the same time. You guys may find some Crunchyroll titles won’t load along with it though so don’t depend on this exclusively.


Adblock is basically a Chrome extension that works on mobile as well as desktop. It’s really lightweight, works credibly well, and also does a good job of blocking ads almost everywhere. It isn’t perfect and you guys will find a few ads slipping through. However, that is much better than having to suffer the full internet experience without even blocking ads!

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet

Adblock Plus for Samsung Internet basically works if you have a Samsung phone and also use the built-in browser. This is basically the mobile version of the desktop ad blocker and that works well on the Samsung browser. It blocks the vast majority of ads and it doesn’t get in the way too much either. Well worth checking out actually.

Block Crunchyroll ads on iPhone

The iPhone basically has a range of ad blockers that perform the same tasks because their Android counterparts. Some will work most of the time and some will actually block the majority of Crunchyroll ads. If not all them while permitting titles to play normally. Each of these is worth trying as well.


Adguard is a really competent ad blocker for iPhone. It also works on Mac, Windows, and Android. However, is a standout for iOS. It’s unobtrusive, doesn’t really get in the way, works very well, also blocks the majority of ads on Crunchyroll. However, not blocking titles, and enhances your browsing experience wherever you guys go.


AdBlock is another really competent ad blocker for iPhone. It’s actually a paid app at $1.99, but it works very well. It is actually stable, offers control over what you guys block and what you don’t, uses whitelists for permitting certain ads, and just gets on along with what it is supposed to do without even getting in the way. It’s another decent option for decreasing Crunchyroll ads.


Weblock is also another ad blocker for iPhone worth checking out. It’s also $1.99 but performs well and it also has an attractive UI to go with it. Reviews on the App Store are glowing and it also works on my older iPhone without even a problem. It does block the occasional Crunchyroll title but decreases ads in a big way which is more than worth the cost.


Alright, That was all Folks! I hope you guys like this article and also find it helpful to you. Give us your feedback on it. Also if you guys have further queries and issues related to this article. Then let us know in the comments section below. We will get back to you shortly.

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