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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/17/17
So I'm planning to buy a TV, for Christmas maybe, and I was wondering what would that TV need to have so I can watch anime on it. Is it enough for it to have a browser? I know there are some apps, but I don't use any. I also saw some comments about Chromecast, but it's not available in my country. Thanks for the help.
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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/17/17
Roku is a good option. It's a little box that hooks up to your TV, picks up your household wifi and delivers content. There are many free and premium channels available. I like it because it's an open platform; anyone can develop and publish a channel for it.
https://channelstore.roku.com/browse
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Posted 10/17/17 , edited 10/18/17

sena3927 wrote:

Roku is a good option. It's a little box that hooks up to your TV, picks up your household wifi and delivers content. There are many free and premium channels available. I like it because it's an open platform; anyone can develop and publish a channel for it.
https://channelstore.roku.com/browse


Still a question if it's available in my country, plus I don't want to pay another 30$ a month so I have access to 1 channel that I'm already paying subscription for.

I see CR is supported on Android devices, if I get an Android smart TV, can't I just download the app?
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Posted 10/18/17 , edited 10/18/17
The Roku box is a one-time cost, there's no monthly charge for it, and if you're a CR subscriber, you just sign in with your current account and watch on Roku.

CR on an Android TV? I don't know, but that sounds right.
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Posted 10/18/17 , edited 10/18/17
all you need is an hdmi cable. there are stuff like roku, but some experience problems depending on the series
as shown in this post from reddit or this thread from CR Help section.
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Posted 10/23/17 , edited 10/23/17
I use the Amazon firestick for crunchy on my TV, the apps a bit buggy( no surprise there) but it works well enough most of the time
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Posted 10/23/17 , edited 10/23/17

Erebus25 wrote:

So I'm planning to buy a TV, for Christmas maybe, and I was wondering what would that TV need to have so I can watch anime on it. Is it enough for it to have a browser? I know there are some apps, but I don't use any. I also saw some comments about Chromecast, but it's not available in my country. Thanks for the help.


Hard to say if an app would work that you could get on a TV. My personal suggestion is to do what I did. Either move your PC or get an inexpensive PC tower and plug your TV into it. Basically gives you a bigger(mine is 55") screen and you can surf the internet from your couch!
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/24/17
I wouldn't buy any "Smart" TVs (anymore) unless it is cheaper than buying a non-smart one due to volume or something...The "smart" functionality in them doesn't evolve with the model changes, and CR quit supporting Smart TV apps a while back.

The advice about Roku as a class of products is difficult to parse sometimes because there are so many options and past tech still available... I have an Insignia Roku TV which has "stick" (slower processor) technology built in, and it doesn't play some series sometimes. But both my (specifically) Roku 3 set-top separate boxes work very well. Startup time for the app is a bit slow compared to the Fire TV stick, but that has a very annoying bug that forgets your queue if you don't back out correctly. There are some less than optimal programming choices in the Roku app, but with the "3", I don't have any operational problems. I just bought a (second) refurb on Amazon for half the price of a new one for my other TV. I can't verify any of the other Roku models, but I wouldn't buy the cheaper stick versions.
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Posted 10/24/17 , edited 10/25/17
I watch stuff on my tablet and have no problems with it and the tablet is actually "kid friendly" and very limited in space but there's no buffering and all that. just have to keep in mind, some devices won't stream some stuff based on mature settings, consoles (such as playstation) are worse for this. I haven't bothered to see if there is a mature setting to turn on/off on the tablet app, I don't watch mature things or things that need that on tablet, I tend to watch the older stuff on the tablet that's finished.

as for roku, I believe it's only in America, due to other country issues, it ranges from 30 to 100 plus. however there's an offer with sling.com where if you sign up for their service for 2 months you get a roku stick free. sling is "cutting the cables" where it's cheaper and more functional and you can even pick your channels. it's a variable of playstation vue. hope some of this helps.
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Posted 10/25/17 , edited 10/25/17
I use an Apple tv and love it. Like the Roku (which I also have but never use), there is not a monthly fee. Just hook it up, make suer the CR app is installed, and enter your password.
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Posted 10/25/17 , edited 10/25/17
I use my PS4. In fact I use my PS4 more for CR & Netflix than I do for video games.
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