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Supposedly the Crunchyroll app has notification support for when new episodes come out for shows in the queue, but they never work. I tried disabling/reenabling the settings on the website and reinstalling the app. Has anyone else tried enabling the app notifications only to see they don't work?
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Kanade_Yagami wrote:

Supposedly the Crunchyroll app has notification support for when new episodes come out for shows in the queue, but they never work. I tried disabling/reenabling the settings on the website and reinstalling the app. Has anyone else tried enabling the app notifications only to see they don't work?


The only thing I've found that reliably updates new Anime episode information in a timely fashion is CR's RSS feed here: http://feeds.feedburner.com/crunchyroll/rss/anime.

I use a free RSS reader extension that provides push notifications whenever I have Chrome running (I don't even have to be on the CR site) and then I know the show will be available on my Roku. (Well, that is, I usually wait 30 mins to an hour before trying to watch it because the higher resolutions for that aren't in place right away.)

Then I just manually mark the notification read when I get around to watching the show, so it keeps track of the episodes I haven't watched yet. The only downside would be that is a feed of all anime updates, so you will get ones you don't (or cant) watch, so you have to click them away, too. I find that a small price to pay to get updates within 10 minutes or less of availability, and sometimes I even get notifications for newly added shows before they announce them


There should be multiple android apps which do the same thing, I would think... I found a free one called RSS Junkie that won a "best mobile app" award, which let me add the above RSS URL when I installed it. It took me a little while to retrieve everything that was already there, figure out how to mark everything (old) read and find the settings to only keep the last 50 (you can keep up to 1000 with the app).

Supposedly RSS Junkie uses a central server to gather and compress the infomation it sends back to the device, so it doesn't have to waste power continually polling for new articles (which are episode notifications in this case).

Now I'm just waiting for the next new episode (of anything) to show up on CR to see if the notifications are activated correctly on my Kindle. Should be Nisekoi in about 12 and a half hours from now. Fingers are crossed.
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