Post Reply why can't i watch culture japan on my ps3/4 anymore?
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for a long while now i noticed i couldn't watch culture japan on my ps3, first i thought oh they pulled it... bummer, but then i went to the check on my pc its still playable in this site. im curious why is this the case? a few years ago i have watched both seasons of culture japan on my ps3, and recently i wanted to rewatch it. (pc isn't a good option for me, video freezes from time to time (i need to upgrade my specs)) i tried looking for the answer on the forums but i got no luck as to why it got pulled from the ps3. if this question has an answer is already in another forum post i would like to see sorry for making another post about this.
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largestknight wrote:
for a long while now i noticed i couldn't watch culture japan on my ps3, first i thought oh they pulled it... bummer, but then i went to the check on my pc its still playable in this site. im curious why is this the case? a few years ago i have watched both seasons of culture japan on my ps3, and recently i wanted to rewatch it. (pc isn't a good option for me, video freezes from time to time (i need to upgrade my specs)) i tried looking for the answer on the forums but i got no luck as to why it got pulled from the ps3. if this question has an answer is already in another forum post i would like to see sorry for making another post about this.

I don't know the policy reasons for it, but the current technical limitation is that the show is placed in the Pop category which CR has not included in any of their device programming (PC only). Perhaps it was formerly classified differently when you could watch it in the past, under one of Anime or Drama, but at some point it got reclassified, because it isn't actually either of those...

/videos/pop/alpha?group=all

Interestingly, if you install the unofficial Plex channel for CR (which incidentally does require a premium subscription to use) on a separate (somewhat powerful) PC on your network running Plex server, the Pop video category is available. Plex apps are available for ps3/4, Roku, Xbox, Android, Kindle, Fire tv, etc (but there may or may not be a charge for that), so it's not like it isn't doable. The reason I mention Plex, is that it appears as a PS3 when you look at the devices setting.

Edit: Now investigating whether Plex still works...
Edit2: Plex server updated, now the unofficial CR channel appears as iPhone/iPod Touch. Anime and Drama both play, but Pop doesn't. Can see menu all the way down until you go to start a video, then it gives an error. So, now my only reason to continue using Plex for CR is gone too..
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