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You just searched for the Crunchyroll app on your Samsung TV but can’t find it, why? Samsung discontinued the Crunchyroll app years ago and its frustrating all of us.
The OS (operating software) Samsung TVs use is called Tizen which does not support the Crunchyroll app. This means you can’t natively use your Samsung TV to use the Crunchyroll App.
Don’t worry though, we’ll show you workarounds on how to get Crunchyroll on your Samsung TV from a fellow anime fan.
If you prefer to watch a video, we created one to help walk you through the different ways to watch Crunchyroll on your Samsung TV.
Note: Plex does NOT support Crunchyroll. They discontinued plugins in 2018. Read more about Plex’s plugin discontinuations here.
1. Use a Streaming Device to Watch Crunchyroll
The easiest way to watch Crunchyroll on a Samsung TV is to use a streaming device like a Firestick or Roku. Attach it to your TV’s HDMI input and download the Crunchyroll App.
Here are some streaming devices you can use to watch Crunchyroll:
We like streaming dongles because they are generally inexpensive and easy to setup. Setting up a Chromecast on a Samsung TV takes a couple minutes and all you need is a Wi-Fi connection and a device (ex: smartphone) to set it up with.
You can find older generations for under $30 and even used ones on Facebook Marketplace or eBay.
If you can spare the extra cash, we suggest getting one of the 4K models such as the Fire TV Stick 4K Max or the Roku Express 4K+. You get the benefits of quicker boot up times and quicker app navigation. Both are great options to watch Crunchyroll on a Samsung TV.
2. Cast or Screen Mirror Your Crunchyroll App to the Samsung TV
Another option is to cast the Crunchyroll app from another device like a smartphone or tablet, to your Samsung TV. Here’s a few examples of devices that can cast to a Samsung TV:
- Samsung Galaxy Tab
- Samsung Galaxy Phone
You can technically cast from other devices like the Roku or Chromecast too, but if you’re trying this method, chances are you don’t have one.
Lets go over the two most common examples.
How to Cast Crunchyroll on an iPhone to a Samsung TV
You are able to stream Crunchyroll on a Samsung TV by using an iPhone and AirPlay.
This only works if you have a few things:
- Compatible Samsung TV that supports AirPlay (2018-2023)
- Reliable Wi-Fi Connection
- iPhone (or iPad) to AirPlay
Here are the full steps:
- Confirm your iPhone and Samsung TV is on the same Wi-Fi network
- On your Samsung TV go to Settings > General > Apple AirPlay Settings
- On AirPlay Settings screen, toggle AirPlay to On
- Then on Require Code, select First Time Only
- Open Crunchyroll and begin playing a video, then select the AirPlay icon
- Select your Samsung TV from the list
You should see the video you were playing streaming on your Samsung TV now!
Require Code: You can ask that a code or password be required before allowing AirPlay to be streamed on your Samsung TV. We prefer to select First Time Only because the Samsung TV will always be in our personal home.
How to Cast Crunchyroll on Samsung TV with an Android or Samsung Phone
Many Android smartphones have their own screen casting or mirroring function, here are a few other examples:
Since it would be too many steps to cover all the other phone brands, we’ll walk you through steps to cast using a Samsung phone.
- Confirm your Samsung Phone and Samsung TV are on the same Wi-Fi network
- Download and open Samsung Smart View
- Select “Allow” or enter the 4-digit number to search for nearby TVs
- Select your Samsung TV from the list
Now you can open Crunchyroll and begin casting it to your Samsung TV!
Here’s a video that walks you through those steps more thoroughly:
3. Use the Crunchyroll App on a Gaming Console
You can watch Crunchyroll on an Xbox or PlayStation by downloading the Crunchyroll app from the store! Many other gaming consoles have the Crunchyroll app, here’s the full list:
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 5
- Xbox 360
- PlayStation Vita
- Wii U
4. Stream Crunchyroll with HDMI Cable on Laptop, PC, iPad or Phone
Most laptops, computers and TVs have an HDMI input, so you just need to use an HDMI cable to connect the two. Simply stream Crunchyroll on your laptop browser and it will display on your Samsung TV.
Be sure to double-check that your laptop and TV have the HDMI input first as there are other inputs such as Mini-HDMI, DVI, Display Port, VGA, etc.
Stream Crunchyroll with a Phone HDMI Cable
These are great if you don’t have internet access in your home but have internet on your phone.
Here are two examples of HDMI to Phone cables for iPhones and Android phones.
The downfall to these attachments is that you have to have to keep your phone charged or it’ll slowly die from watching episode after episode.
5. Use a Third Party App and Cast Your Web Browser
Apps are created by third-party companies that create apps that anyone can download and use. We found a useful one called Web Video Caster.
You can search for in the App Store and download it where they have a great tutorial walking you through how to cast your browser to your Samsung TV.
Once that’s done, simply fire up Crunchyroll and you should be good to go!
Note: Third Party Apps require a separate developer to update the app and fix bugs so these may not be permanent solutions should other issues arise. Large companies like Netflix and Hulu will always update their apps, but third-party apps are unpredictable.
6. Use Your Smart TVs Browser to Watch Crunchyroll
Many Smart TVs actually come with a web browser like Google Chrome or Firefox. If you have the luxury, you can simply open the browser and navigate to the Crunchyroll website and watch your anime from there!
- Press the Home button on your remote
- On the bottom menu, scroll all the way to the right and click on Internet Browser
- Enter crunchyroll.com into the URL address bar
While this may work, it can be frustrating because most browser navigations on TVs are awful. They are very slow and difficult to scroll and type.
If you have questions about what devices Crunchyroll supports, check their full list here.
Bonus: Download the Unofficial Crunchyroll Version from GitHub
We’re not coders by any stretch but I have worked with enough programmers to know the basics of GitHub. If you are tech-savvy enough, you could download or clone the unofficial code for Crunchyroll that would work with the operation software Tizen, which is used on Samsung TVs.
Again, please do this as your own risk as this could cause harm to your Samsung TV or even void any warranties.
Here is a video walkthrough of how to clone a repository from GitHub:
Related Crunchyroll Questions
Is Crunchyroll on Plex?
Crunchyroll is not on Plex, the plugin that supported it was discontinued in 2018.
How do I connect my iPhone to my Samsung TV?
To stream Crunchyroll with your iPhone to a Samsung TV, you enable Airplay on your Samsung TV, then launch the Crunchyroll app and select the AirPlay icon (Monitor icon), and select your Samsung TV.
Why is Crunchyroll not on Samsung TV?
Samsung TV and its operating software (Tizen) does not support the Crunchyroll app.
Crunchyroll Cast Not Working- 3 Fixes to Try!
Most of the fixes are simple, make sure:
- Your WIFI is working
- You are using the latest version of Chrome
- You have the required third-party app if you are using IOS
What’s the Difference Between Crunchyroll Fan and Mega Fan
The names are very similar, but Crunchyroll Mega Fan and Crunchyrolll Fan are quite different. Both memberships offer excellent streaming and plenty of perks, but there are a few key differences.
Can You Log into Funimation with Crunchyroll?
You cannot log in to Funimation through Crunchyroll. You will need a separate Crunchyroll account to access Funimation and Crunchyroll’s new combined anime library.