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How to Get Crunchyroll on Vizio TV?

Last Updated Apr 9, 2022
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Any fan of Japanese Anime will be well-versed with Crunchyroll. It is one of the largest content providers for the genre and has enough to keep you entertained for hours. The service also has multiple tiers, a place to buy merchandise, and even some content original to the company. Vizio, on the other hand, is now one of the most popular smart television companies in the world. But do they work together?

The answer is yes but not directly. To get the Crunchyroll application to work on your Vizio television, you will need to also have a third-party device or at least the phone application to make it work properly since Vizio does not make a native app for the device.

So, what is the Easiest Way to Get Crunchyroll on Vizio TV?

Must. Have. Crunchyroll. Your Vizio TV needs it! Thankfully, it doesn’t have to be a major undertaking to add Crunchyroll to your Vizio TV.

The simplest way to make it work is to utilize the Google Cast feature that is built into the newest Vizio televisions. This method allows for the user to Cast the content from their smartphone app using the same Wi-Fi network.

  1. First, connect your television and your smart device to the same Wi-Fi network to enable them to talk to each other properly.
  2. Then, install the Crunchyroll application from either the Google Play Store or the Apple App store onto your phone or tablet.
  3. Once the app is downloaded and installed, either create or log in to your Crunchyroll account.
  4. The top right corner of the application should have a Cast symbol that looks like a small television with three lines in the top right corner. Click this icon.
  5. Find the television you wish to stream to in the list that should populate on your phone or tablet screen.
  6. Click whichever you television you wish to use, and it should start working automatically. This also gives you the ability to control your television with your phone as a remote.

This exact process can be done if your television does not have a Chromecast built-in and requires you to purchase one separately. You just need either a Chromecast or a Chromecast Ultra, and it will work the same. Other methods will be discussed later on.

Can I Use AirPlay to Get Crunchyroll on Vizio TV?

Even if you don’t have Google Cast as an available option, you can still get Crunchyroll on your Vizio TV without too much work.

AirPlay is another solid way to get Crunchyroll on your Vizio TV. The only item of note is that your television has to have fairly new software and hardware that enables this to work. Otherwise, this is not an option.

To use AirPlay:

  1. To start, connect your television and your smart device to the same Wi-Fi network to enable them to talk to each other properly.
  2. Then, install the Crunchyroll application from either the Apple App store onto your phone or tablet.
  3. Once the app is downloaded and installed, either create or log in to your Crunchyroll account.
  4. The application should have an AirPlay symbol that looks like a small television with a triangle underneath it. Click this icon.
  5. Find the television you wish to stream to in the list that should populate on your phone or tablet screen.
  6. Click whichever you television you wish to use, and it should start working automatically. This also gives you the ability to control your television with your phone as a remote.

Are There Any Other Options for Getting Crunchyroll on My Vizio TV?

If AirPlay and Google Cast aren’t available to you, you’re not quite completely out of luck. You’ll just have to look into a third-party option to get Crunchyroll on your Vizio TV.

Roku and the Firesticks both give you access to native Crunchyroll applications and would give you a very streamlined experience. They can be quite inexpensive, also starting at around $30. The setup in either of these options is extremely similar despite the operating systems being quite different.

  1. Locate the app store and search for the Crunchyroll application.
  2. Click to install and either create an account or sign in to your existing one.
  3. Enjoy your content!

While you could argue that this option is the easiest of the three, it does require the addition of more hardware and, therefore, more cost to the user. Hence, it is labeled as the third best option here.

If you happen to have Apple TV, you will be pleased to find out that Crunchyroll has a dedicated app. It is included in this particular section because those who are used to Apple’s operating system will be able to find the app and use it fairly easily. It was not given its own heading due to the high price of the Apple TV, but the user would follow the same process to make it all work.

Another benefit of any of these choices is the fact that you will have various remote options which, some of them having voice search capabilities. But again, this comes with a cost since it is not built into the tv directly.

Conclusion

Anyone that enjoys Japanese anime films will no doubt be fully aware of Crunchyroll and will probably want to enjoy it on their smart tv. Since Vizio makes one of the most popular, cost-effective smart tv options, users will undoubtedly want to watch on them. There is no shortage of options to make this possible, and all of them will give you a great viewing experience.

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