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Posted 2/3/14 , edited 2/4/14
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Good to know that limited HD may come to Roku, but there is no reasonable excuse as to why CrunchyRoll streams 1080p to Apple products only. I have paid for a service, so there is no reason that I should be expected to be locked into a particular third party's products to get what I have paid for on CrunchyRoll. It is short sighted and old fashioned of CrunchyRoll to side with a specific company and consequently limit the rest of their paying customers who choose to not use that other company's products.

Hopefully there are technical reasons for the limitation and they plan on delivering 1080p to each platform. However, this seems to have been an issue for awhile now with Apple and Android devices and now I see that the limitation is also effect on the Roku device. This isn't a good look for CrunchyRoll. Considering how long this has been an issue on these two platforms it makes me question if Roku will ever see 1080p streams.

If this is the result of some sort of deal that they've made with Apple, then I don't see CrunchyRoll being competitive. Other services stream anime - not just Netflix, but anime-specific services - and you can bet that they will be getting into the market of mobile and services like Roku. They will be offering 1080p streams where CrunchyRoll does not. In fact,they may already do so. I haven't had cause to look until now, but I will be looking at other options.

Abitrary limitations do not work in today's market.

The Roku 3 was delivered today so I will be looking into my options and comparing CR to those options. Hopefully my concern is misplaced and the Roku 3 will see 1080p streams.

(other small edits to fix grammar issues)

EDIT:

I think that it may be important to note that my desktop PC died (hardware failure), but between my game consoles and tablet I'm not so sure that it's worth my time (and money) to get it working again. As it turns out I don't seem to be able to get CrunchyRoll in HD which, as we know, is a big selling point for their premium subscriptions. Which makes me wonder if it'll be worth while to resubscribe to CR.

I wasn't sure if I was going to resub after they were bought out because I was concerned about the future of CrunchyRoll, but I now I see no appealing value even if that doesn't cause problems with CRs quality. What exactly am I paying for if I can't get the shows in HD on any of my devices? No commercials? That's nice but it's not a huge issue. I wait a week to watch an episode, but I don't think that's a big deal either. I have Netflix for some anime that CR doesn't carry, and it streams in HD and it's commercial free.

Not looking good, CR.
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Posted 2/4/14

Myskers wrote:

Do they still not support HD on the Roku? It's kind of hilarious that the only app that streams in 1080 is their Apple app. You can stream 1080p to your tablet, but to your big screen HD TV? Pfftt who needs that.


First of all, Apple TV supports crunchyroll in 1080p, which means it will go to your HDTV.

Second, according to a staff member, an update was submitted to roku about 20 days ago which will support HD (though it's unclear whether that will be 720 or 1080) and we are waiting for roku to accept or deny it. An update was submitted a few months ago as well and was denied, so not sure how it will go this time, but over in the help!->roku section of the forum, we're all hoping for good news!
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I JUST got my roku box and i installed the crunchyroll channel on it. it's not prompting me to log in. I can't find the login link and hitting the asterisk button on the remote ( * ) does nothing.

How do I log into my account on this thing?
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MrsSpooky wrote:

I JUST got my roku box and i installed the crunchyroll channel on it. it's not prompting me to log in. I can't find the login link and hitting the asterisk button on the remote ( * ) does nothing.

How do I log into my account on this thing?


Did you go all the way to the bottom under settings? There should be a link accounts thing there.
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Posted 8 days ago

MrsSpooky wrote:

How do I log into my account on this thing?

You don't, you link it to your account.

As mentioned above, scroll to the bottom of the main screen and you will see "Link Account". Click that and follow the directions. After you are successful, that icon will change to "Unlink Account" and you will have access to your queue.

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