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Post Reply Crunchyroll HD for Android is Here! (Sort of)
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Posted 2/7/15
So after many years of complaining (legit like 4 years of it. Trust TheAncientOne knows about it) Android finally has HD working. Well sort of... I guess it depends on your Internet connection for it to work properly. I'm assuming it's still in Beta testing since it fluctuates here and there but it works for me as far as I can tell. I've uploaded a screen shot so people can actually see that it's working. Mind you I'm on a droid turbo which has a QHD display and for me this is actually really good quality and I can tell it's in the middle of 720p-1080p. Anyways just though I'd let people know. It works on the official application and Thank you for finally pulling through Crunchyroll!


Posted 2/7/15
*always had an ios device woot woot
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Posted 2/7/15 , edited 2/7/15
In my original CR streaming playback review I favored Xbox360 over PS3 and PC, but now I've changed my mind......... PS3 for the win. On Xbox360 you always kind of have this short period of time in the beginning of an episode where it's relatively low res while it's buffering up, but on PS3 that doesn't happen.

PC is just hopeless on the frame smoothness department. I can totally tell that the frame are choppy because I'm on a 60" LED TV where every little difference becomes more than obvious. The CR webpage player still has a lot of room for improvement.

p.s. I'm on 50Gig cable internet so it's not the connection.
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Posted 2/8/15 , edited 2/9/15
Yeah I'm not seeing it on mine and I have 75/75.

OK I finally saw one at 1080 at like 2am. It almost seems like we only get HD when their network traffic is low. Sure hope that's not the case that android users would be treated like 2nd class citizens.
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Posted 2/9/15
I see a definite increase in quality over that of just a few days ago. I can't guarantee that I am watching full HD,and the quality has dips here and there, but I am assuming that full rollout of HD content is around the corner.

So far, I am pleased with what I see and await some official announcement!

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Posted 2/9/15
the android APP doesnt have HD yet...if I play the same video with nexus 9 with ipad on same connection ipad is HD. If you see from other posts they are fixing the app before they add the HD support.
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I am not convinced the app technically needs an update to handle HD, given I saw it stream one in HD last night perfectly fine. It might need an update to force the service to stream HD but it seems perfectly capable of handling an HD stream.
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Posted 2/10/15
I dunno, never looked bad on my Note 4
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here is a quote from the other post that I had asking for ETA

"As you might have noticed, we're updating the app frequently in the past weeks (also today). All the updates contain improvements and fixes necessary for the HD support."

I still dont think its there yet, if I put nexus 9, galaxy tab s and ipad air 2 next to each other... you can tell how much higher the video quality is on the ipad.
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Posted 2/10/15
As said before, it only occasionally has been showing HD, so unless you are lucky and find yourself with one of those at the time you cant really compare as it is not a regular occurance and you arent comparing what we are looking at.
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Posted 2/10/15
:o

There's already a thread on this~!

We are currently working on rolling out HD streaming via Android devices. During the testing phases you may see the occasional difference in quality as we iron things out.

Please continue to give us your feedback here!
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Bjaker wrote:

:o

There's already a thread on this~!

We are currently working on rolling out HD streaming via Android devices. During the testing phases you may see the occasional difference in quality as we iron things out.

Please continue to give us your feedback here!


So I gets more pretties

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Posted 2/10/15
Ah good to know what the occasional HD stream is about.
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Posted 2/11/15
Worked for me. Watched a whole episode of mahouka in HD. It took the longest time to start though. And it crashed once before it finally worked. It was smooth sailing once it started playing though.
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Posted 2/11/15
Is there also HD if I cast to Chromecast from iOS or Android?
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