Post Reply Soompi.com not honoring my subscription through Crunchyroll
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A while ago I got an email from Crunchyroll to try out Kdrama.com which I did and used for quite some time... Kdrama.com joined Soompi.com and so I used them for some time now... A couple days ago Soompi.com stopped honoring my paid subscription through Crunchroll.com to access the premium content on their site. What is going on? Soompi.com support is playing dumb and saying they are separate from Crunchyroll (which I'm sure they are) and now asking me to subscribe to their site for a fee. What the heck?
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Loveliss wrote:

A while ago I got an email from Crunchyroll to try out Kdrama.com which I did and used for quite some time... Kdrama.com joined Soompi.com and so I used them for some time now... A couple days ago Soompi.com stopped honoring my paid subscription through Crunchroll.com to access the premium content on their site. What is going on? Soompi.com support is playing dumb and saying they are separate from Crunchyroll (which I'm sure they are) and now asking me to subscribe to their site for a fee. What the heck?


I'm pretty sure the promotion for CR All-Access subscribers was that they would get KDrama (now Soompi) free through the end of the year. While you could create an account at Kdrama simply using your crunchyroll info, it wasn't that the subscription itself was tied directly to your Crunchyroll subscription forever. Here's the original site news announcement.

/forumtopic-846675/introducing-kdramacom The first post doesn't address all the details but I think they come out during the course of discussion. I might also still have my original email from Kdrama, and if I find it I'll share that.

ETA:
This was basically a special free trial you got at Kdrama.

Here's the clarifying post: /forumtopic-846675/introducing-kdramacom?pg=1#46302557


Just like Crunchyroll, if you do not cancel your trial, it will convert to a paid membership.

However, for pre-existing All-Access and Drama members, the trial lasts until the end of the year, and it is not auto-renewal. Anime and Manga members receive a 90-day trial which does continue unless cancelled.
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Thank you for that information. Guess I'll have to decide which site I'll want to use more and choose one.
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Loveliss wrote:

Thank you for that information. Guess I'll have to decide which site I'll want to use more and choose one.


I'll be making a similar choice too. I watched a couple of series on KDrama but I don't think I've watched any Kdrama at all since the transition to SoompiTV. It would really help if they had a Roku or AppleTV app. Using AirPlay is an option but just enough trouble that I rarely make an effort to as much as start a series. With a Roku app I'd be more likely to do a casual browse and start watching first episodes--some of which would no doubt stick so I'd watch all the episodes. And then, of course, I'd be willing to pay.
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CR is pulling a fast one on us. All the good K drama has disappeared and gone to SoompiTV. They want you to pay for CR and Soompi so that you pay twice.....
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Crunchyroll only had access to older MBC shows. Since the transition, SoompiTV has added a lot more like Simulcasts from multiple Korean channels.

They also added a bunch of movies. I would recommend the one K-Movie I have seen so far "As One". It's based in a true story of a United South and North Korean Table tennis team in 1991.

And they also added a bunch of variety shows. I particularly like Infinity Challenge, which I read is one of the most popular shows on Korean TV and MNet Countdown, which I often put in in the background as music when gaming.

Korean dramas and their variety shows all are pretty long, plus most dramas run twice a week, so I only really can pick 1 simulcast at a time myself and I rarely find time to watch a variety show.

The split has also allowed Crunchyroll to put some focus on getting more catalog J-Dramas, though 3 simulcasts a season is not enough in my opinion for the current All-Access price now that manga is in the base package.
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