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Posted 3/13/16 , edited 3/13/16
Recently today I noticed that all free users only have 1-2 months to watch an episode before it gets locked to premium membership.

As I am a university student I don't have the time to watch everything I would like to watch (nor the money). My question is, is CR becoming "hostile" to free users? This doesn't help them make money, if anything it would push to watch via other sources.

Do you think CR is becoming "hostile" to free users? That or did I miss some huge update about the site?


Edit: I am currently in USA.

Edit: It says detected location is Canada.

Edit: What I am talking about.
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Money money money

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Posted 3/13/16 , edited 3/13/16
It is a business, and while I am not privy to their CPM I am confident they make more off sub views than ad supported.
For currently airing shows you have to wait until the next episode to watch so you are a week behind, but their back catalog from previous season is completely open to free watching. I just tried it with JK-MESHI! and Folktales from Japan, which are still on going, and I can go back and watch the first episode which came out well over 3 months ago.
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woah woah woah i didn't know about this! this sucks... how is it possible that i can watch the older anime though? When is the cut off date for this new rule
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Posted 3/13/16
tested on old videos. You Lie on April episode 8 shows just fine, and none of the episodes are premium-locked.
Hackadoll, JK Meshi, Ace of the Diamond (Fall 2015) are not premium locked.
which videos are you having trouble with?
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Posted 3/13/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

Recently today I noticed that all free users only have 1-2 months to watch an episode before it gets locked to premium membership.

As I am a university student I don't have the time to watch everything I would like to watch (nor the money). My question is, is CR becoming "hostile" to free users? This doesn't help them make money, if anything it would push to watch via other sources.

Do you think CR is becoming "hostile" to free users? That or did I miss some huge update about the site?


CR recently changed a policy in Canada (only), such that, after a few months free users will no long be able to access content. Free users must watch it while airing or it is gone.

I believe they have access until the one week after the final episode.
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Posted 3/13/16

Dark_Alma wrote:

Recently today I noticed that all free users only have 1-2 months to watch an episode before it gets locked to premium membership.

As I am a university student I don't have the time to watch everything I would like to watch (nor the money). My question is, is CR becoming "hostile" to free users? This doesn't help them make money, if anything it would push to watch via other sources.

Do you think CR is becoming "hostile" to free users? That or did I miss some huge update about the site?


I love how people try to point out that being a University student means they don't have time or money. When I was attending my University for Computer Engineering and Computer Science I constantly got very little sleep, but I did always manage to squeeze in time to watch anime and get good grades. I also worked 40-50 hours a week and paid for my entire tuition plus paid for a membership at Crunchyroll, Funimation, FFXIV, World of Warcraft, and Netflix. Please stop using "I go to a University therefore I am poor." it really doesn't work.
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CR premium members pay for new content rights.... I guess it's fair!

It's all about money
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That's plenty of time to watch episodes...
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Posted 3/13/16

dotsforlife wrote:

That's plenty of time to watch episodes...


You would think, but then again I spend 1 month in the field a semester w/o internet (and sometimes running water). The rest of the time is spent studying, cooking and socializing.
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Posted 3/13/16

Khaltazar wrote:


Dark_Alma wrote:

Recently today I noticed that all free users only have 1-2 months to watch an episode before it gets locked to premium membership.

As I am a university student I don't have the time to watch everything I would like to watch (nor the money). My question is, is CR becoming "hostile" to free users? This doesn't help them make money, if anything it would push to watch via other sources.

Do you think CR is becoming "hostile" to free users? That or did I miss some huge update about the site?


I love how people try to point out that being a University student means they don't have time or money. When I was attending my University for Computer Engineering and Computer Science I constantly got very little sleep, but I did always manage to squeeze in time to watch anime and get good grades. I also worked 40-50 hours a week and paid for my entire tuition plus paid for a membership at Crunchyroll, Funimation, FFXIV, World of Warcraft, and Netflix. Please stop using "I go to a University therefore I am poor." it really doesn't work.


I go to university and I would rather spend my money on things related to university > entertainment. I also only have $120 in my checkings account (and the $52,000 I have in savings is for tuition/books only). I would rather not spend 50% of my spending money on anime when I can spend it on geological equipment.

Also, not sure about you, but I would rather be with friends then a shut-in in my room watching anime =p Anime is a backup for when I don't have school work or friends. I don't make it a life habit.
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Posted 3/13/16 , edited 3/13/16

namealreadytaken wrote:

tested on old videos. You Lie on April episode 8 shows just fine, and none of the episodes are premium-locked.
Hackadoll, JK Meshi, Ace of the Diamond (Fall 2015) are not premium locked.
which videos are you having trouble with?


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Posted 3/13/16
also in US
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Posted 3/13/16 , edited 3/13/16
tested it too and mine is just fine (USA) maybe it's your region.. I'm on the east coast


if you care about your lie in april specifically I know for a fact (?) that they have it on netflix
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Posted 3/13/16
shouldn't it be the same since it's the same country though..? maybe it's a bug of some sort.
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