Post Reply What CR app currently works to get big screen anime?
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Posted 8/24/15 , edited 8/24/15
It doesn't seem to be a good month for CR app developers.
When CR dropped my Panasonic TV app I went looking for a way to see my CR on the big screen.
First I was going to turn my Raspberry Pi into a Roku box and run CR there, but I have read a lot about the new Roku app being klunky and feature deficit. Ok, my iPad runs CR reasonably well, but the new app will not display video with an HDMI adapter attached, scratch that. I don't have any game consoles, so those are out, and there are no CR apps for blueray devices other than game consoles. That leaves only Apple TV, which isn't very expensive and I read that it is WAY better than the Roku experience, but... Now I am reading that the Apple TV CR app freezes up and has other episode selection bugs in it.

So I ask, am I just reading all the bad stuff about these apps, or do any of them actually work well to get CR on my big screen TV? I KNOW for a fact that the iOS CR app is not usable to get "big screen" goodness, but are any of them usable now?

I humbly beg our esteemed readers for advice.

Arigatogosimasu!
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Have you considered using a Chromecast? If you have the CR app on iOS it should be pretty reliable to cast on a chromecast. Android should work as well, however I hear that there are a few hiccups that have arisen after a firmware update that the team is trying to smooth out.
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Posted 8/25/15

FloydYoder wrote:

Have you considered using a Chromecast? If you have the CR app on iOS it should be pretty reliable to cast on a chromecast. Android should work as well, however I hear that there are a few hiccups that have arisen after a firmware update that the team is trying to smooth out.


My household is primarily iOS based. We have a couple of android tablets. I will look into this. Is Chromecast something that runs on Android and connectable via HDMI to a tv?

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I have roku 2's roku 3's and a new version roku streaming stick that has the usb power option. All work very well with my premium crunchyroll service. As a bonus they also work fine with many other services including funimation. I like the roku 3 it is defiantly the fastest. I have never tried using a raspberry pi as a roku. Roku sticks can be had for as little as 30 bucks but need wireless. Roku three has built in Ethernet an wireless. The interface is different than it used to be but works fine once you get used to it.
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Posted 8/25/15

DaiFan wrote:


FloydYoder wrote:

Have you considered using a Chromecast? If you have the CR app on iOS it should be pretty reliable to cast on a chromecast. Android should work as well, however I hear that there are a few hiccups that have arisen after a firmware update that the team is trying to smooth out.


My household is primarily iOS based. We have a couple of android tablets. I will look into this. Is Chromecast something that runs on Android and connectable via HDMI to a tv?

Arigato


A chromecast connects to the TV via an HDMI port. It requires an app that is pretty easy to set up and then you can use your tablet/smartphone/browser to connect to the Chromecast via your wireless network to cast Youtube videos, Netflix, Crunchyroll or anything else that has compatibility with the Chromecast onto the tv. If you have a tv with an HDMI port and a wireless connection in the house it is a pretty easy way to have your tv broadcast stuff from your phone. I sometimes use it in my living room to broadcast pandora or something to serve as background music while cleaning.
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A chromecast connects to the TV via an HDMI port. It requires an app that is pretty easy to set up and then you can use your tablet/smartphone/browser to connect to the Chromecast via your wireless network to cast Youtube videos, Netflix, Crunchyroll or anything else that has compatibility with the Chromecast onto the tv. If you have a tv with an HDMI port and a wireless connection in the house it is a pretty easy way to have your tv broadcast stuff from your phone. I sometimes use it in my living room to broadcast pandora or something to serve as background music while cleaning.


Chromecast did the job just fine. It is kind of odd that it redirects the video and I don't get anything but play/pause, but it works well enough to get what I want. I got it for US $29 at Target, so it was worth the risk.

Arigato!

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