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4 Ways To Stream Crunchyroll On LG TV

Last Updated Jul 1, 2022
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Those who enjoy watching anime and the like know about the streaming app Crunchyroll. However, unfortunately, you are unable to use Crunchyroll on LG TVs. So, how can one get Crunchyroll to function without the app installed on the TV for these TVs in this category?

Well there are many ways you can watch Crunchyroll on your LG TV. With technology today, you don’t have to settle for one way. Continue reading to learn more about all the ways you can view your favorite anime shows.

4 Ways to Stream Crunchyroll on Your LG TV

There are many ways you can stream using the Crunchyroll software. This makes it easier for you and if one method doesn’t work, you have another to replace it. Here are the ways you can stream Crunchyroll:

  • Screencasting using Apple Airplay 
  • Screen mirroring to your TV via LG TV Plus
  • Dongle streaming devices like Google Chromecast
  • Ethernet adapters, and other devices

You will never miss out on your shows again!

Screencasting Using a Airplay

Streaming via screencasting from a smartphone is the most common, as an icon to cast on a TV screen directly is available on the Crunchyroll app, so it is less stressful to activate. Screencasting can be done using Apple Airplay for IOS devices.

This is primarily used in IOS devices. For now, streaming Crunchyroll with IOS devices is easier using webOS 4.0 device models and so on. To use the Apple Airplay follow these steps:

  1. Connect your LG TV and your iPhone to the same WI-FI network before proceeding
  2. Launch the Crunchyroll app on your IOS device if you have never signed up. 
  3. Sign up with the software, or sign in if you have an active account.
  4. Pick any content of your choice and begin playing on your phone. 
  5. A small icon at the top of the screen, the Airplay feature, casts the content onto another screen. Tap the feature.
  6. Choose your LG Smart TV to begin casting on the TV.

You can watch your favorite anime shows and still use your phone! You can multitask all you want. A win-win situation!

Screen Mirroring Using LG Smart TV Plus

This method is somewhat uncommon and is usually used if screencasting to your LG TV is unsupported, which is an unlikely occurrence. To use the Crunchyroll software using this method, you need to download the Crunchyroll app on your phone. 

  1. Connect your smart LG TV and phone to the same WI-Fi network. 
  2. Manually search for the LG TV Plus app on the Apple Store, Play Store, or its equivalent as seen on your phone.
  3. Install the app.
  4. Open the LG TV Plus app and set it up by following the onscreen instructions.
  5. Enable the screen mirroring feature.
  6. At this point, your phone’s screen will appear on your LG TV screen.
  7. Open the Crunchyroll app on your phone and live stream using your phone.

Screen mirroring may be uncommon but it has become more popular with the younger crowd and you don’t have to download anything new if the Crunchyroll app is already set up on your phone. You simply screen mirror and pick what you want to watch next.

Stream Through Dongle Devices

Other alternate methods have been recognized using hardware devices, such as safe screencasting and screen mirroring. Using these devices has proven efficient on LG smart TVs, and some may even work on other TVs with a supporting port.

These media devices you can use include the following:

  • Roku Firestick and other media devices.
  • Google Chromecast
  • Apple TV 4K
  • Nvidia Shield TV

You can plug these devices into your HDMI port on your LG TV. You will have to make an account with that device which is free and quick to do. Then you simply download the Crunchyroll app to these devices, log into your account, and begin streaming! 

Ethernet Adapters Or Other Devices

Whether it is an ethernet adapter or another type of cable/connector, you can watch your favorite anime shows even if your TV isn’t connected to the internet. Ethernet adapters and HDMI cables connect your device to your TV in a wired screen display type of way.

You will have to purchase this product if this is the route you would like to go. It is a more stable connection, especially if your internet isn’t reliable. You can find different adapters specific for your device available online.

But the con is that you won’t be able to use your phone or the device you are playing Crunchyroll on because this method literally mirrors what is seen on your the screen. You won’t be able to multitask.

Conclusion

Thanks to ever-advancing technology, live streaming is improving for smart TVs. Though Crunchyroll is not currently supported on LG smart TVs, this is a feat possible to use in the near future, with even more features to enjoy as time changes. But don’t fret, there are many other methods you can watch your favorite anime shows. 

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