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How to Watch Crunchyroll on a Samsung Smart TV

Crunchyroll is a popular streaming service for anime content. With thousands of shows and movies to choose from, fans of Japanese animation have plenty to watch on Crunchyroll.

If you have a Samsung Smart TV, you may wonder if you can access Crunchyroll directly on your television. Unfortunately, there is no official Crunchyroll app available for Samsung Smart TVs.

However, that doesn‘t mean you can‘t enjoy Crunchyroll on your Samsung television. There are several methods you can use to watch Crunchyroll content on a Samsung Smart TV.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore 8 different ways to get Crunchyroll working on your Samsung Smart TV.

Using the Web Browser

The simplest way to access Crunchyroll on your Samsung Smart TV is to use the built-in web browser. Most Samsung televisions come with an internet browser app pre-installed.

To watch Crunchyroll this way:

  1. Press the Home button on your remote and navigate to the "Internet" app. This is the web browser.

  2. Enter www.crunchyroll.com in the address bar and press Enter.

  3. Log in to your Crunchyroll account.

  4. Find a show you want to watch and select it.

  5. Tap the full screen icon on the video player to make it fill the entire TV display.

Pros: Simple, doesn‘t require any extra devices or apps.

Cons: Limited controls, no ability to download for offline viewing.

Using a Streaming Device

Another easy way is to connect a streaming device like a Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick or Apple TV box to your Samsung TV. These devices have official Crunchyroll apps that you can install and log in to.

Here‘s how:

  1. Connect your Roku/Firestick/Apple TV to your TV‘s HDMI port and set it up.

  2. Open the device‘s app store and download the Crunchyroll app.

  3. Log in with your Crunchyroll account in the app.

  4. Browse shows and select one to start watching.

Pros: Full app experience, ability to download shows offline.

Cons: Requires purchasing a streaming device.

Casting from a Mobile Device

If you have a smartphone or tablet, you can cast or mirror Crunchyroll from that mobile device onto your Samsung TV wirelessly.

On Samsung Galaxy devices:

  1. Ensure your phone and TV are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.

  2. Open Smart View on your phone and select your TV.

  3. Open Crunchyroll app and play a video. It will show up on your TV.

On other Android/iOS devices:

  1. Enable wireless screencasting settings like Chromecast on both devices.

  2. Open Crunchyroll on your phone and tap the Cast icon.

  3. Choose your TV from the list to mirror your phone‘s display.

Pros: Convenient way to watch Crunchyroll from your mobile device.

Cons: Can be laggy at times depending on Wi-Fi connection.

Using a Gaming Console

Many modern gaming consoles like the PlayStation 4/5, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch have Crunchyroll apps available to download from their respective stores.

To use this method:

  1. Download and install Crunchyroll from your console‘s app store.

  2. Log in to the app using your account credentials.

  3. Start watching a show and it will appear full screen on your connected TV.

Pros: Full app experience with ability to download shows offline.

Cons: Requires a compatible gaming console.

Connecting a Computer Directly

You can connect your Windows PC or Mac computer directly to your Samsung TV using an HDMI cable. This mirrors your computer screen onto the TV display.

Steps to follow:

  1. Connect an HDMI cable from your computer‘s video output port to the TV.

  2. Set your TV‘s input mode to the HDMI port you used.

  3. On your computer, open Crunchyroll in your browser. Play any video and it will show up on your TV.

Pros: Simple, direct connection for the best quality.

Cons: Need long HDMI cable, limits computer usage while connected.

Using Third-Party Casting Apps

Specialized casting apps like Web Video Caster allow you to effortlessly mirror browser tabs and app windows from your computer to a smart TV over Wi-Fi.

To do this:

  1. Install the Web Video Caster app on both your computer and Samsung TV.

  2. Open the app on both devices and connect them to the same Wi-Fi network.

  3. On your computer, open Crunchyroll in your browser. Click the Cast icon in Web Video Caster to select your TV.

  4. The Crunchyroll tab will instantly show up on your TV at full screen.

Pros: Easy wireless casting without cables.

Cons: Need to install and set up an extra app on multiple devices.

Getting an Unofficial Crunchyroll App

Using GitHub, you can install an independently-developed Crunchyroll app directly onto your Samsung Smart TV. However, take caution as this method is not officially supported and can potentially damage your device or void warranties.

Pros: Get a native Crunchyroll app experience on the TV.

Cons: Complex process with major risks involved. Use at your discretion.

While Samsung does not offer an official Crunchyroll app in their Smart Hub store, that hasn‘t stopped creative users from getting this service to work on their televisions. Using the methods described above, you can find a solution that fits your needs and budget.

We recommend starting out with the browser or mirroring options for the safest approaches. However, a streaming stick or game console works very well too if you want full offline access. With a range of choices available, anime fans don‘t need to miss out on Crunchyroll just because they own a Samsung TV.