Ads are Broken and Out of Control on Free Version 1/5
Before I became a premium member three years ago, I streamed for free and could deal with the ads and the service was great. I recently cancelled my membership to divert funds to another streaming site carrying a series I really want to watch thinking, “I can tolerate a few ads for the few series that I be watching on Crunchyroll...” Sadly the free service is worst than I ever remember it being. I finally got fed up when on returning to an anime episode after a commercial break the audio dropped out. I closed the stream and resumed the episode, sat through two commercial breaks totaling about 8 ads, one of them repeated 3 times, and when the episode finally resumed, still no audio 😑. This is not the first time this has happened.
It’s a good thing I’ve experienced the premium service because I wouldn’t be inclined to pay Crunchyroll for premium service based on such a dismal first impression.
Also, I normally would report such technical problems via the help section of the app but since Crunchyroll has decided to disable it, I decided to air my grievances via app review since as a paid member I was prompted to write a review many times.
Good but too many ads 2/5
By Julian Victor
For some, I don’t know if other people are experiencing the same problem or not but I keep getting an ad which I can’t skip but the problem is that the ad keeps on coming again and again which can’t let me watch what I want to watch, please fix this
I used to really love using this app to watch anime but now there’s almost no sound throughout an episode or the voice syncing wouldn’t even match the video
I was watching fair tail, and I got this add and after that is showed 5 more. Theirs way to much ads.
Too many adds ( owner read this you could get your sales up ) 4/5
Ugh! Ad overload. On each of the episodes i get 9 ads to 15 ads! We should get 6 at the most ads instead! A lot of my friends are persistent and don’t buy the crunchyroll premium membership because they know that its all worthless and cost too much money in a year. I have an idea Crunchyroll, make the person watching anime have an option. When they go on their first episode, they could be given the choice to watch all the ads at once ( addition ads if you want probably 1 addition ad ) because you get bad reviews because people want to get rid of the ad first! If you want some money, you could make it cost $0.99. It works! I told my friends about this and I asked them, “ would you buy this deal,” they of course agreed because it is a fair price for the option to get rid of the ads first rather than watching “ barbeque ads “ while a moment of crying on a certain episode. Please, do take this idea it would earn you easy money and you would have higher reviews. ( a lot of people check the reviews so they could see how the app is ) ( also they check the percentage of people rating a certain star ) I wrote this long review to tell you how much I personally love Crunchyroll compared to other apps.
a few things... 2/5
This app is great don’t get me wrong, but the Adds are UNBELIEVABLE there’s one at the start and then there’s like 10 at the middle and end. Also you can’t touch anything once the show starts or it’s 5 minutes of buffering. As a anime fan it’s truly an app with a lot of potential, the constant adds and buffering are really annoying and destroys any of the momentum in the show, but if you could fix these few things it could really be a great app.
Great but... 2/5
This app does help me find all the great anime’s I want. But I really don’t like the back to back adds they have here. I mean paying 6.99 isn’t bad but most people don’t have the money for that. I just wish we know how long the add is and have a choice if we want to watch it or not. The only point of this app is to help everyone see their favorite anime’s but with no money and not patient enough to wait out the adds sometimes cuts down on using this app. We just want to be able to watch anime and we can easily do that on YouTube if we don’t want to wait. I don’t want to be mean the app is great but I already explain what I see is wrong with it. I am thankful for this app.
There were too much adds.every minute you would get 5 or 6 adds which I hate to the point that it would take me 1 hour to even finish 1 episode
TOO MANY ADDS 2/5
By BOBBBBBB & PHILLLL
that’s it. there’s just WAY to many ads
So um would someone like to explain why i got 6 ads in a row like thats not even funny its just me watching the add and counting them as they pop up like i can understand one but 6 smd crunchyroll
Crumby programming. 1/5
By Buggs- bunny
After watching the mandatory ads for free users it frequently de syncs the audio or removes it entirely. Regularly goes into infinite buffering if you try and re sync the audio through skipping back 10 seconds. One of the worst experiences for someone wanting to watch what is available on their platform.
THE ADS!!! 3/5
If you're gonna put in so many ads at least make them different. I literally watched the same ad 6 times, IN A ROW! I just can't understand how you'd put ads before and after the introductions, like that gets really annoying. But besides the ads, it's a decent app.
I just don’t understand why I have to watch the same commercial 4 times to watch one minute of the fuc**g
It’s alright 2/5
I like this app but there’s so many ads in between. It always lags when I’m watching it. The ad just freezes so I keep logging in an out to have it work.
It’s great on mobile 3/5
The app is great and it’s where I go to watch anime reliably, but I don’t always watch anime on my phone I would like to watch it on my Xbox, but it is riddled with bugs. Sometimes the app doesn’t even open on there. I would love to get a subscription, but if I can’t watch anime everywhere without the app crashing what is the reason for buying a subscription. I could just watch it on YouTube or possibly vrv
Good Content,But lots of ads 2/5
Just take ads away like half I would like it more
Please allow download for offline viewing
Sound issues 2/5
I like the app but almost every time I come back from commercial break sound cuts out and I have to close the app and restart it again to get it back
If you are a simple person who just wanna watch new anime this app is for you! No major flaws in this app it does what it does!
My minor issues is,
1. some times it returns you to the wrong spot in the video. Please Fix this, it makes no sense that “illegal” streaming services do not have this issue when paid service does.
2. No skip intro. Please add this. We know anime intros can be kinda Long.
3. No old anime. If you wanna watch older series then to bad.
But again this app is simple and so many awesome new anime available! Just add them to your queue and binge watch your self to death
Good but could be better 2/5
I really love this app I can find almost all of my favorite anime’s really easy. But I really hate how many adds there are. In my opinion you should maybe get rid of the adds at the end becuase when you start a new video you just basically watch 9 adds. But that is just my opinion
So many options 5/5
By Fun and socialable
Any anime I’ve heard of I’ve found here . Love the app. Came just for one show but today I have found a new show I LOVE. It’s my third show I’ve discovered and instantly am addicted. Paying member it’s only 5 dollars or something it’s great . Thankyou so much !!!!
I like it 5/5
This app is great except for the fact you can’t listen in English
By Th om as
Doesn’t work well enough for me to pay
Not happy 2/5
This app wouldn’t let me watch In English and that needs to be changed so pls change that plssssssssssssss😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢
This app is great when it comes to being able to watch ur favorite animes but the ads prevent anyone from watching, I get 10 ads every couple of minutes, commercials would be by far better than this
Ads only 1/5
So it’s not bad that there are ads since that’s how they make money however I didn’t get to watch anything and I kid you not there was 10 ads at the start when I played the anime’s and not only for one but 2 or 3 of them so idk. Like I get ya try to make money but seriously 10 continuous ads that’s a little overboard on trying to make money.
By JJ WATT FAN 33
The amount of ads that repeat for like 2 mins is stupid rather watch anime on YouTube. That’s how bad this app is
By u a bish niqqa
I had 7 adds all together other than that good
Ad repeats 4/5
I love this app. It’s very beneficial to me everyday because I am a fan of anime. But the ad repeats are very annoying
, in fact I can’t even watch a full episode because the ads are on an infinite loop. Please fix this as soon as possible.
I hate it 2/5
The reason why is because if you don’t start a free trial then you’re gonna have to watch add after add. Like what I mean is the adds don’t stop you don’t get to watch your show because the adds like four adds popped up with out me being able to even watch the slightest bit of dragon ball super
Fix your apps!! 1/5
I don’t mind ads but they don’t even play right
By Bummed Manga Reader
I paid for my membership and can not watch new episodes. Why?
M̟a̟k̟e̟ t̟h̟i̟s̟ a̟p̟p̟ b̟e̟t̟t̟e̟r̟... 2/5
T̟h̟u̟s̟ a̟p̟p̟ h̟a̟s̟ a̟m̟a̟z̟i̟n̟g̟ a̟n̟i̟m̟e̟ b̟u̟t̟ i̟t̟ c̟o̟n̟t̟i̟n̟u̟e̟s̟ w̟i̟t̟h̟ t̟h̟e̟ a̟d̟s̟. A̟l̟l̟ t̟h̟e̟ c̟o̟m̟p̟a̟n̟y̟ w̟a̟n̟t̟s̟ i̟s̟ m̟o̟n̟e̟y̟. P̟l̟e̟a̟s̟e̟ f̟i̟x̟ t̟h̟i̟s̟ h̟u̟g̟e̟ p̟r̟o̟b̟l̟e̟m̟ a̟n̟d̟ n̟a̟m̟e̟ i̟t̟ f̟r̟e̟e̟!
I love it 😍 but needs less ads but it’s worth it
So I don’t mind ads in small quantities. I wouldn’t have a problem if we got three to even four ads per episode, “per episode” being the key terms here. But that’s not the case. Instead, we have to suffer through four to six ads every eight or so minutes at their designated tick marks. To make matters worse, if for some reason the episode is not working and we have to leave and come back, clicking on the same episode results in you having to watch another six ads just to get back into it. Yes, I understand that Crunchyroll has to support themselves some way, but is this really necessary? Considering the amount of people who frequent the app and binge anime like I do, I think three ads per episode would be a more reasonable amount. Having to sit through six ads every ~eight minutes really kills the viewing experience for me, especially when I’m invested in a show. Maybe if we only had to watch four ads in one sitting at the beginning it would be more tolerable. Everything considered, it’s more convenient to get your anime on a free site like Kissanime (that sometimes doesn’t even work anyway) then sit around for the amount of ads that this app shoves down your throat.
Why it’s trash 1/5
To many ads
Same ads 1/5
By You are scum facebook
I’m sorry the app smartcasting to my tv isn’t convenient enough for me to give up my Adblock on my pc, this app plays the same ad 4-5 times in a row before you can watch an episode. Let me tell you about the award winning Pinot from some chain store five times, or the windows for your house, or some nonsense hip replacement procedure. Make the ads reasonable.
Really! You have to pay!!! 1/5
By The twin stars
I thought this was going to be a amazing app that served good anime! But we have to pay $6.99 a month!?!?! *Delete automatically*!!!😠😒😒😑
Really Bad! 1/5
I got this just a while ago to watch some of my favorite anime. But low and behold, I get bombarded with ads. But not just two or three ads. 5! My friend said that throughout the episode there would be around 15 ads spread across the episode but there was much more! I don’t know if it was just my device but it was horrible. I than started watching a new anime but after I watched like 7 or more ads the sound would be earlier than the video and nothing would match up. I tried going back 10 seconds but it stated buffering so I just left the episode and re clicked it but I get bombarded with a bunch more ads. And I had just watched a ton of ads. So I wait again for the ads to end and the sound and the video still aren’t matched up. Overall this app was really time consuming as I waited in total around 10 minutes of ads and had only completed one and a half episodes. I would not recommend this to anyone. I would consider buying the premium but since the sound and the video don’t match up, I’m worried it will not be worth it. But the video is much better than if you looked at it on YouTube but at least on YouTube you don’t have to watch a bunch of ads and have it buffer and not match up with the sound and video.
Kusuo saiki season 2 4/5
Thank you so much for putting in season one in it’s one of my favorites can you pretty plz put in the season 2 plz!!!! Also great work on the app
Could use some work 1/5
I have used this app for a few days (not a lot of time I know) but the app just isn't working out for me. I don't want to pay to watch this and the ads are nonstop and repeat themselves up to six times in a row. If you want better ratings, fix the ads.
fix the app 4/5
By big bass brian
i like this app but i’m a paying subscriber and i can’t even access the app. PLEASE FIX
Premium payment barely works 1/5
I use my iTunes card to get premium my account is premium it doesn’t expire till June 11th 2018 but it won’t let me watch premium shows it says I'm not premium but when i click upgrade it says you’re already a premium member I emailed Crunchyroll twice still no response other companies respond right away i still need help
Crunchy roll is good 5/5
Mostly because the anime girls are hot
Paid membership 3/5
By Taric and gems
Still watching ads that rotate 4 times in the same block
Not worth it 1/5
The app never works on ANY DEVICES 50% or more of the time. The site sometimes have the same issues. Just don’t expect to get at least half your money’s worth. Yeah they have good shows the catchy is you can never watch them because the site/app is ALWAYS DOWN. I just switched to Funimation. I wanted to support the manga/anime industry which is why I prefer to subscribe, but crunchyroll is so bad whatever Funimation doesn’t have I’ll just watch on a free site.
We need food wars season 4 3/5
Food wars season 4 . Can you guys put it on bc its already out since april .
Thank you . ☺️
Love the app but.. 3/5
The ads are terrible. It will play the same ad 6 times in one break.
I was trying to watch dragon ball super and I got the same ad 6 times in a row. I deleted the app before I watched 1 second of anime
Too many adds 1/5
I was thinking to watch reZero when crunchyroll in an ad break to watch my show had to watch new ad break and to get where I was had to watch more ads and the ad breaks are to long I had one that was longer than my show