Updates should be more Frequent 4/5
I think VRV is a great app to watch anime on but sometimes my video will stop loading and it’s not due to internet issues it bugs out and it won’t play the video also when ads pop up after I watch the ads it will stop loading the video and give me a black screen. This app needs more updates and bug fixes for example the last update was for bug fixes and to make the app more compatible with IOS 13 but since the last update IOS iPhones already have access to IOS 14. All in all, the app is great I just wish it would get more updates and better versions.
The app is horrible to many crashes an buffering they need to fix this app 1/5
Don’t get the app
I honestly love VRV. The only thing that keeps me from wanting to watch the actual anime, are the adds. I’m ok with 1 or two SHORT advertisements like YouTube does it with their adds. I hope this review helps out.
Good Service but Terrible App 1/5
I like VRVs service but the iPhone app is terrible and buggy. Since this is an app review I’m only taking that into account for my review. Videos constantly buffer and video is very choppy despite my internet being completely fine. Am able to use other streaming apps, even the Xbox version of VRV without any issues. Phone app for this is bad and it’s obvious Crunchyroll (Yes VRV is made by Crunchyroll) doesn’t care seeing as how they haven’t update the app in 8 months.
For those complaining about ads, this is a paid service so I’m not sure what you expect.
This app is ok 2/5
I did not like this app by I’m trying to find a app that the anime’s are in all American and not just the subtitles.
App is pretty good but has a few problems 4/5
I do like the selection they have and other non-anime shows like bravest Warriors but I use the unpaid version and I have so many problems with the ads, in fine with them but when a ad plays it takes like 10 seconds to load and then the ad plays(also I want them to add a timer for the ad) then it takes like minute for you to get back to the show, also the UI (the thing that recommends stuff to you) needs a little work and I really wish they had a dub option for shows like one piece and my hero academia but for free you get a lot of shows for free legally
Two words 2/5
There are two words that describe this app, and those are buffer, and ads.
Not the much ads 3/5
By laylee garcia
Hello this is a good app I love it but maybe add only one ad per ep or movie like maybe add one ad for a movie and for a tv show like maybe 1 ep have a ad and the other one won’t and the other one has a ad u get what I mean I just don’t want a lot of ads it gets annoying but over all it’s a good app just not lots of adds
Just get crunchyroll :/ 2/5
By levi afkerman
Well my experience with vrv wasent that great its just like crunchyroll but with more adds and it crashes alot too all in all just dowload crunchyroll it has the exact same animes and its managed better
Way different than when you pay for it 1/5
I loved it when I payed for it and recommended it to all my friends. But since stopping paying for it it’s horrible the anime selection is pretty good. But I’ve been watching the same Taco Bell commercial over and over it’s very irritating. Makes me not want to use the app.
Lack of content 3/5
By Johnathan Wolfbane
Been using the app for some time now, and at first I was satisfied. Moved from crunchyroll over, and was impressed by the line up at the time. But then as years passed, creators have been somewhat soft. I understand that there are limitations or boundaries, but why, and this is figurative speech, castrate artistic ability. There have been gems here and there that have been worthwhile and satisfying, but anime as whole should be limitless. It’s matter of escapism to tell stories, experiencing emotions, to create memories. Our opinions alone , are “our opinions”. They shouldn’t force a creator into a narrative they don’t want. People will agree or disagree, but in the end let not one person’s opinions be casted for everyone, but rather hear the collective of opinions from the actual people who go the mile to enjoy the content of the artist. I definitely see this app having potential if the people running it would not let their personal or political bias ruin it for the rest.
...Oh and some the functions for seasons of a series are not working (I.e One Punch Man). It says that it has three seasons, but only shows season one without being able to change it. Have yet to try on other viewing platform other than IOS, but an update or fix would be nice.
From Emily white 5/5
I do love VRV but there is just to many ads I was wondering if y’all could bring down some like there is this one ad and it freezes when I try to play the ad it sends me to something else please fix it
Not Worth Paying 1/5
For the past 2 years of using the premium service, I have had to contact customer service, (or struggle on my own), multiple times because I was unable to access the premium benefits for no apparent reason. Most recently, for the past few months I have signed in and on the first screen it will say “Go Premium” as if VRV didn’t just charge my card $9.99 for that month. The website is the same, I’ve tried the “clear cache” method, deleted and re-downloaded app, signed out and back in, checked for updates, and still nothing. I can’t even access the premium benefits that will allow me to cancel the membership! It just says I have to pay for the upgrade so, apparently, I have nothing to cancel! Contacted customer service for the upteenth time, and I hope they do refunds, but I highly doubt it.
*This is purely based on my own experience. I haven’t seen that many people with this issue, but it’s annoying as all heck when or if it does happen.
There are so many add when i watch a anime for only a minute or not a even a minute seconds and there is a advertisement. After the advertisement you can’t get back on the vid that means i have the close it and open it again!
Problem with ads 3/5
I love the selection of shows so much, I wouldn’t even have a problem with ads if it wasn’t so unstable. Most times, what happens is it doesn’t play the ad right when it’s scheduled. Then when it does, and the ad ends, it starts buffering and eventually just freezes up. SOMETIMES, it just shows another ad and the program resumes, but the key word there is “sometimes”. It’s very inconvenient and even when the latter happens, the wait times are still really long. Seriously. Tubi runs so much smoother. It’s unbelievable. Fix it, please.
I love this app!!! 5/5
I love how they don’t force you too watch adds and interrupt your video you are watching and that if you want you can support them by purchasing premium but once again they don’t force you too. That’s what I love about this app unlike crunchyroll it interrupts you and you have to watch an add unless you purchase premium and the adds are super long! Like 90 seconds compiled of 3-4 adds. Vrv is just such an amazing app with almost every anime you can imagine sure they don’t have some under the radar anime but almost all of the anime you can think of they have!! This app is beyond amazing seriously. Once again they don’t force you to buy premium but it would be good too because they don’t force you too watch ads so they must be lacking in funds to keep it running and getting permission from the anime’s..
I’m tired of people in the comments complaining about ads just get a dang ad blocker or pay premium it’s not that hard
when i purchased the premium i was promised a specific list of streaming services i could watch and download and now for some odd reason i lost a few of the channels i frequently checked out and i dont know if it was due to legal reasons or something of the sort but i would at least like to get my moneys worth in terms of what i can veiw.
Lying about ad breaks 3/5
Would be a great app if the ad breaks for the unpaid subscription weren’t lied about I get about 4-5 per episode when they advertise only 3
there's literally so many ads.
Safari version is better 5/5
Unless you have the premium version. I suggest using the website on your Safari browser with an ad blocker app. It’s seemless and good quality. They have a good selection of anime and a nice website layout. Only rated 5 stars bc the website + adblocker is the best thing ever.
bug not fixed 4/5
i really love vrv so much. i don't have premium but i've had vrv for a while and never had any issues until october. i am able to see recommendations, add stuff to my watchlist and i can even read comments. however, as soon as i try to watch something, it never loads... it will play the 3 ads, which i don't mind, but after that a black screen will show and will never load whatever it is i want to watch. as i mentioned before, i've had this problem since october. i figured it would be fixed soon enough so i stayed off for a while, but it's clear vrv still has not fixed this issue multiple people have had a for a while. please fix this!!! i prefer vrv over crunchyroll AND funimation so PLEASE do something about the loading issue!!
By Getting kick
One big buffer fest
Videos not even trying to load when i press play 1/5
Been about a week now and i still havent been able to get videos to actually play after loading them up and im probably gonna end up canceling my subscription soon if it keeps up, as you guys haven’t done any bug fixes or updates in over 7 months now it’s actually kinda pathetic.
Better than Crunchyroll 5/5
By better than cruchrolly
Cheap and better going to be 10 out of 10
I get really annoyed from the ads it would be good if i was able to skip them but i can’t witch annoys me a lot but other then that it is a good app to watch anime a little but yea
I know that when you’re not paying you get ads. When I get the same ad 19 ( yes I counted) times during 1 episode, it’s a bit overwhelming. It makes me want to find another streaming service and never use this one again. Please cut back on the ads for arknight I’m begging you.
It is the best 5/5
By h gf dvgv
It is the best and I did not have to spend money from my account🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳
Eh to many ads 5/5
By TIK TOK RULES!
in my opinion there are way too many ads I can barely even watch the episodes :/
Content randomly disappearing 3/5
This app was alright when I first used it, but not anymore. I have noticed some of the content I was watching either randomly disappear from my watchlist, or randomly just says unavailable when I try to watch it. You need to fix this VRV.
Videos frequently freeze after an ad completes, requiring me to hit play again in the middle of an episode. Does not keep track of what I’m watching so I must search for the series again and try to remember which episode I last finished. Also, plays the same two ads over and over again. If the bugs were fixed, it would be a good app.
You ever wanna go home and watch your favorite anime after a long day of work? Well vrv is really good at keeping that from happening, constantly saying “check your internet connection” when all my devices connected to WiFi are running just fine. Makes you wonder what you’re paying for.
I hated VRV 1/5
By every nickname is f ing taken
They’re to much ads and win I skip forward it glitches and continues to show a circle for like 10 minutes I used a stop watch 1 star this is trash I advise u to not get premium it isn’t worth it over all I hated VRV worst anime site ever I just realized something it circles exactly at 5 57
It’s alright 3/5
It has lots of shows, but I’ve memorized many of the ads I’ve seen, and some adds freeze so I have to reload the app. There are some major bugs that should be fixed with the ad system.
Not bad 4/5
By humptt dumpty crack
Without the premium membership it is hard to enjoy the app due to the long ads but the premium membership is enjoyable but the problem I have with this app is the lack of profiles. You can’t make a profile for yourself and other users so if you and a family member is watching the same show their show will interfere with your’s VRV needs to ad this feature .
Good but hard to use and lack of search tools 3/5
I’ve been liking my subscription so far (I am a premium member), however when it’s on mobile videos take forever to load and even then continues to buffer throughout the episode and I am constantly having to pause the video and wait,But on PS4 that is not a problem which is really confusing. Also, I have a lot of difficulty searching for specific and amazing genres that I like because the only searching tool there are based on channel or if you know the actual name of the anime searching for using the genre (I.e. action, romance, etc.) simply isn’t possible. By no means am I saying it is a bad service, however there are some real issues in its own usage as both a mobile and web service.
P.s. I know the anime libraries consist mainly of subtitled animes, however a feature for sorting dubbed and subbed would be a nice quality of life feature as well as a channel sorting feature since the same show could be available among different channels and offered in different manners like an anime being subbed and dubbed on Hi-Dive but only subbed on CrunchyRoll
By 11 year old beb
The website will not work and when I try to log in it says to make an account but when I try to make an account it says I need to log in first. Fix your website please.
What’s the deal 1/5
Ok I understand the ads but if your not going to play anything after what’s the points.
Was paid but had to go free for now. 1/5
I had to go free for now because of a job loss from the virus. But going free has made it pretty unwatchable. The first part of the episodes play, then it plays the ads. But it has a bug where the show never plays after playing the first roll of ads. So I have to close the app and start all over. And generally rewatch the first 5 minutes of the show and watch the ads all over again just to have it freeze on me again. There’s a major, MAJOR bug with the ad server it seems. And it has made it very unusable.
VRV you can do better by doing this one thing 3/5
I love watching anime on VRV but I was 1 ad be 1 ad not 3 ads pls can you make that change to 1 ad per ad mark and thank you.
Are you ok? 1/5
By stream btw
First of all what kind of site has an advertisement every 5 mins. Well actually what kind of site has 3 advertisements every 5 mins not even yt has that.
Great app!! 5/5
I've been using VRV for quite a while now and it's definitely my favorite streaming sight lol, apart from the ads I used to have to watch it's still a pretty good app. (I have the subscription so I don't need to watch ads anymore!). There is a lack of dubs but personally I find subs way more appealing since there's more soul given into it, but thats just my opinion. There's actually way more unpopular animes on here like Mob Psycho 100, Given, My roomate is a cat, etc etc. Definitely worth it!!
It’s ok.... 3/5
This app is ok...It has a bunch of anime’s that you can watch. But it doesn’t give a language option. To me, Japanese is really hard to listen to because I don’t understand it. If it had a language option I would have kept the app and used it. But because of that I deleted it and am not going to look for some other app to use.
It’s a free app to watch many different animes but what’s stupid is that when you close the app or you want to resume an episode, it goes back 20 seconds to 2 minutes in the episode which is annoying, and makes you watch 3 ads back to back that you can’t skip. Once you encounter the ads in full screen, you can’t exit full screen. You’d have to close the app and reopen it. You also have to watch 3 ads back-to-back 3 times in every episode which drives me insane. Somebody fix this, thanks.
Subtitles on airplay is broken 2/5
Subtitles are still on my phone screen and not the screen I air played to
Pls do it 5/5
By need you to fix
I want there to be no more adds and make it so it’s English
This is really good! 5/5
By kylie jennee
So I saw that these episodes come from crunchyroll and I was like “Please don’t let there be like a thousand ads!” But I tapped it and it didn’t have any ads! That is the one thing I like about this app.
Offline viewing 3/5
I have been saving episodes in my offline watchlist and it's buffering like im watching the anime for the time and im pretty sure that' not how offline watchlist works.
lots of bugs 2/5
By who rew
my video will stop playing out of nowhere and will often play ads randomly