If you happen to’re a Prime Video subscriber, starting in the present day, you possibly can start streaming Crunchyroll, the favored anime service, proper from contained in the Prime Video app. The businesses have introduced a world distribution settlement that permits Amazon to supply Crunchyroll as certainly one of its Prime Video Channels. Prime Video Channels are non-obligatory add-on companies that come at an additional month-to-month value. However there’s a comfort side in that Amazon handles all billing, and extra importantly, you possibly can 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 accessible for good TV and set-top platforms might be buggy and annoying to navigate. Now, you possibly can skip the app and decide between the service’s Fan and Mega Fan subscriptions, “each of which permit clients to stream your complete 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 extra 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 out there for purchasers new to the anime service.
Crunchyroll is coming to Prime Video Channels in the present day within the US and might be accessible in Canada, Sweden, and the UK by the top of the week. Amazon says extra 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 sequence and movies.
Different Prime Video Channels embrace Max, Paramount Plus, Starz, Cinemax, MGM Plus, and extra. Apple provides the same add-on subscription mannequin with Apple TV Channels, which all stream from throughout the Apple TV app. However Crunchyroll will not be amongst Apple’s choice, and neither is Max, for that matter.