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5 Ways To Get Crunchyroll On Your Samsung Smart TV

Last Updated May 19, 2022
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With smart TVs today, you can stream movies and shows on many different applications. Depending on the smart TV, there may be specific applications already downloaded and ready for viewing, but what about Crunchyroll.

Crunchyroll has become quite a popular streaming service, but it is not always available as an application on every single, smart TV. Here are many ways you can stream this through your Samsung Smart TV, including the Crunchyroll App.

Use The Crunchyroll App

Go to your general settings and download the streaming app for free. You will find that you can watch most shows through this app just by watching advertisements. If you want to watch without ads, you can pay for the subscription.

It should only take a few minutes to download the application. If you already have a paid subscription through your phone, you don’t have to use your username and password. You can log onto your phone and enter the code provided to connect your Samsung device to that account.

Download The Plex App

If you can’t find the Cruncyroll app or just prefer a different option, the PLEX app is a great choice. You can download this to your TV. Once this is done, you can add the Crunchyroll Channel.

This application is free and again you will be able to access anime on Crunchyroll with ads. If you want to stream without the hasself of ads, you will have to pay a small fee for a monthly subscription.

Use Screen Share 

With all the technology today, the cell phone is now a computer in the palm of your hand. You can use screen share on your phone. It usually is in your connectivity settings. If you have an Iphone, you will find that it is in the short cuts where you can find the bluetooth connectivity.

Screen share is fast and easy to use. The downfall to using this method is the inability to use your phone. You may be able to scroll through social media and text messages but you cannot watch videos on your phone or it will be put onto your smart TV. In some instances, you aren’t able to scroll at all on your phone without everyone seeing what’s on it.

Cast Through Crunchyroll App

Most streaming services on your phone have a way to cast the video onto your TV. This is similar to Screen Share except you don’t share your screen at all times with the Samsung Smart TV. You are able to continue to use your phone while the app is streaming to the TV.

Watch Through TV Attachment

You can watch Crunchyroll through a TV attachment or console, but only if they are able to connect to the internet. Here are some attachments you can use to watch this anime streaming service:

  • Blu-Ray or DVD player
  • Gaming console
  • Firestick or similar device
  • HDMI phone attachment

Blu-Ray Or DVD Player

Both the blu-ray and the dvd players today often connect to the internet. Because of this, you can download streaming services like Crunchyroll. Not every device allows you to download those application or has limited applications you can download. If not, there are other streaming applications where you can add Crunchyroll as a channel. These applications include:

  • Plex
  • Hulu
  • Roku

Gaming Console

Gaming consoles like PlayStations or Xbox connects to the internet so you can download applications to stream services. Crunchyroll is one of the available applications that you can download, so you won’t have an issue not finding it within the gaming console. Here are gaming consoles you can stream Crunchyroll:

  • Playstation 4
  • Playstation 3
  • Playstation 5
  • Xbox 360
  • Playstation Vita
  • Wii U

Firestick Or Similar Device

You can also get a firestick or similar device to stream anime. These devices allow you access to many streaming services. Some people prefer this method just in case you have to reset the TV or something happens to the TV. This way you don’t have to download or log into your applications all over again.

Here are some common devices you can insert to your HDMI and stream Crunchyroll:

HDMI Phone Attachment

If you are unable to do screen share or cast, you can always use an HDMI attachment to connect to your phone. These are great if you don’t have internet access in your home but have internet on your phone.

The downfall to these attachments are that you have to have them plugged into an electrical outlet. They will not work if there is no electricity going to them, but it will charge your phone while it is plugged in. You can find these types of attachments for all types of phones and are usually less than $20.


You have many options to watch your favorite anime shows and movies on Crunchyroll. You can choose whichever one best fits you and your house. With your cell phone, you can watch it just about anywhere on any tv, not just the Samsung Smart TV.

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