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How Do I Add Crunchyroll on Samsung TV

Written by Kelly Houstan

Do you guys like anime and manga? Would you like to watch them for free of cost? Would you like to see it from almost any device as well? If all your answers were affirmative, then Crunchyroll is actually perfect for you. With it, you guys will have access to a really wide variety of East Asian-related shows. Also including both famous and not-so-famous content as well. Just read this article to know all about How Do I Add Crunchyroll on Samsung TV. Let’s start

In spite of being a free service, it is better if you pay for it. Why? Well, if you guys choose not to pay, your video stream will get interrupted via three or more commercial breaks, and also who enjoys commercials? No one; that’s who. Besides, you guys will have access to all the content just hours after being released in Japan and along with their subtitles! All of that just for 7.99$ a month as well. Either way, if you guys don’t feel like paying for it, then you can still watch Crunchyroll content; along with some limitations; of course.


However, the greatest thing about Crunchyroll, besides the fact that is the only page dedicated to anime streaming as well, is that you can watch it from anywhere as well. Yes, you heard that right, from anywhere as well. This also means that you guys can start watching the show on your TV using your PS4 (or PS3). And then also continue on your phone. Isn’t it great?

If you don’t have a gaming console, then you can still watch Crunchyroll on your TV. But, if you have a Smart TV, it has to run an Android-based OS to be able to download the app and also watch Crunchyroll directly on your TV. So if you guys have, such as, a Samsung Smart TV, then you must do one of the following workarounds as well.

Via Smart TVs in Smarter Ways

Crunchyroll has stopped supporting its former app for the Samsung TV as well, leaving a lot of viewers saddened via the decision. And although this does mean that you’ll have to take a few extra steps in order to make it work, then it’s possible. An old maxim goes that, if all else fails, then go just back to the basics.

It just goes double for apps such as this one, that may eventually run their course. But, it’s not the end of the world. The easiest way for you in order to start watching Crunchyroll shows on your TV is basically to find a suitable HDMI cable. And then connect your Samsung Smart TV and your laptop or PC as well.

When you connect it, you will be then able to stream the show from the laptop or computer monitor onto the glorious 4K screen of your Smart TV as well. If you guys have a premium membership on Crunchyroll, then it will come in handy here. Since you will be able to make the most use out of higher resolution.

Also, if your phone supports casting to TV devices, then you can try to cast Crunchyroll content from it to your TV. But, this method isn’t always foolproof as it relies on the actual phone and if it supports casting or not.

How Do I Add Crunchyroll on Samsung TV

Go to the search section, which is at the top left corner of your screen, and then type Crunchyroll. Just like that, you can also use Alexa’s voice command in order to search for the app.

  • Just hover over the app’s icon and tap on it after the search finishes.
  • Now, tap on the get option, which is beneath the app’s description.
  • Then click on Open in order to launch the app once the download finishes. You guys can also search and launch it from the apps menu as well. You should move it to the main screen if you guys will use it on a daily basis.

Via Chromecast

The Chromecast is just really similar to the Firestick. The main difference is that you guys cast the shows to form another device for the TV. Rather than using the device itself to stream.

This process will also start from the fact that you have already set up the Chromecast, and then link it to your TV and smartphone. If you guys are on your PC, just head to the Crunchyroll website. When you are there, then search for the show that you want to see and click it.

Now, you have to look at the top right corner and tap on the cast icon. The show should now appear on your Samsung TV screen as well.  If the cast option is not there, just tap on the three vertical dots on the top left corner of the screen. Then, head down and tap on the cast option as well. It will scan the nearby devices and now you should be able to watch the show on your TV as well.


The process is easier if you guys are on your phone. Just open the Crunchyroll app and then tap on the cast button. That is most of the time at the top right side of the screen.

We know that these solutions are no ideal actually. You should be able to watch Crunchyroll directly from your Samsung Smart TV actually. However, it is impossible for now because Samsung TVs don’t run on an Android OS. Hence, you have to do either process if you guys want to use your Smart TV to see Crunchyroll.


Well, That all from my side. If you want to know more about this article or have any queries. Then feel free to ask me anything in the comments section below.

Have a Good Day!

Also See: How to Sign Up on Crunchyroll for Free

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