When you’re a Prime Video subscriber, starting right this moment, you may start streaming Crunchyroll, the favored anime service, proper from contained in the Prime Video app. The businesses have introduced a worldwide distribution settlement that enables Amazon to supply Crunchyroll as one in all its Prime Video Channels. Prime Video Channels are elective add-on providers that come at an additional month-to-month price. However there’s a comfort side in that Amazon handles all billing, and extra importantly, you may watch these channels straight inside Prime Video with out having to hop between quite a few leisure apps.
Within the case of Crunchyroll, that’s a great factor, as its app out there for good TV and set-top platforms can be buggy and annoying to navigate. Now, you may skip the app and choose between the service’s Fan and Mega Fan subscriptions, “each of which permit prospects to stream the whole Crunchyroll library ad-free, whereas having fun with new episodes shortly after launch in Japan.” Mega Fan consists of additional perks like offline downloads “with further non-video advantages to be added shortly.” The Fan tier prices $7.99, which is the same price you’d pay Crunchyroll for a standalone subscription. A seven-day free trial is accessible for patrons new to the anime service.
Crunchyroll is coming to Prime Video Channels right this moment within the US and shall be out there in Canada, Sweden, and the UK by the tip of the week. Amazon says further territories will observe all through 2024. The service is residence to what it claims is the world’s largest streaming library of anime, which consists of over 24,000 hours, 46,000 episodes, and greater than 1,300 collection and movies.
Different Prime Video Channels embrace Max, Paramount Plus, Starz, Cinemax, MGM Plus, and extra. Apple presents an analogous add-on subscription mannequin with Apple TV Channels, which all stream from inside the Apple TV app. However Crunchyroll shouldn’t be amongst Apple’s choice, and neither is Max, for that matter.