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Posted 8/12/16
I'm considering buying an Amazon Fire HD 10... Can you watch crunchyroll currently on one?
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lol. If its android, then yes. Google play store and what not

I'd get the Samsung galaxy S5 tablet though.
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Vanitas13 wrote:

I'm considering buying an Amazon Fire HD 10... Can you watch crunchyroll currently on one?


I've moved this to the Android Help section.

I'm not sure which Amazon Fire tablets are currently officially supported. I'm pretty sure not all of them are (I have the app on all of my Fire tablets, but I think it's sideloaded on at least one of them. I don't have the HD 10 so I can't tell if it's supported on that or not. I know the manga app isn't officially supported on all my Fire tablets.

Anyway, contrary to what the user above me implied, just because the Fire tablets are based on Android, don't assume that every Android app will work on all Fire tablets.
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The reason I asked is because I had hear the last update to the app broke it for the hd. It's so damn difficult to get decent info on if it works.
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Vanitas13 wrote:

The reason I asked is because I had hear the last update to the app broke it for the hd. It's so damn difficult to get decent info on if it works.


At this time, there seems to be a feud of sorts going on between CR and Amazon. None of the CR apps are supported on Kindles at the time I type this. I last was still able to use the manga app in a crippled form by sideloading an APK downloaded from elsewhere, which is somewhat risky to do now. Even then, I got temporary error popups warning about not having Google Play services installed, which are at best annoying, and at worst, an indication that it may not work in the future.

Amazon Kindle does not play well with Google, either, so it isn't just CR apps that you will have difficulty with, forget about going to the Playstore, unless you have an android phone that allows you to download the APKs and try to sideload them to see if they work.

I was not able to get the CR player app to work anymore at all, either, no matter what old version I used. Either CR, or Amazon, or some combination of both seem to be blocking it's use, even though I was able to sideload those older versions.

If apps are where your priorities are, I would not recommend buying a Kindle for those, unless you don't care about anything else outside of Amazon's world, after the thing becomes a couple years old. You are better off with a "generic" android tablet that can keep up with version upgrades.

Kindles are best thought of as Amazon tools; If Prime video, Kindle and Audible e-books, Prime Music, and Amazon-only (not kept up to date versions) of apps are all you need to be entertained, then by all means, buy one. (I won't buy into Apple for similar reasons of locking you into their infrastructure) My KFHD was still working fine for Amazon services, just not much else that I wanted to use it for. But my own experience is that I bought an 8.9 Kindle Fire HD maybe 2-3 years ago, and it was OK for maybe 2 years until Android versions were released two names up. It still worked where apps were not written to require features from the newer OS versions, but they are no longer updating the Amazon OS version of Android (Ice Cream Cone at the time) that it came with, so eventual updated app versions wouldn't even let you install them. I would expect to see the same cycle happen to newer Kindles as well, with Amazon locking the OS to try to make you buy another new one.

For a while, I was able to limp along with sideloading older APK installs of CR and Funi, but fairly recently, both of those quit working entirely. I am now running a (specific to older Kindles and Nooks) 3rd-party supported version of cyanogenmod, which has allowed me to extend the life of it but that requires replacing the original Amazon OS with a different system, essentially giving me a generic Android tablet. If apps are what you are concerned with, I would recommend skipping the middleman and going directly to a tablet that is "standard" Android in the first place, not one where the OS has been modified by Amazon, thus locking you in.

You can get Amazon Appstore apps for generic Android tablets (and probably Apple, too) that run just about everything on Amazon except for the Kindle book lending library function, so if you are into Amazon Prime features (as I still am), you don't have to miss out on those if you don't buy a Kindle.
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That sounds like quite the hassle. We have 2 kindles for the kids already which is why I was leaning that way. Plus the sound is good on them. So what would the recommendation be for a tablet 9"-10" for watching netflix, crunchyroll, and twitch primarily
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Vanitas13 wrote:

That sounds like quite the hassle. We have 2 kindles for the kids already which is why I was leaning that way. Plus the sound is good on them. So what would the recommendation be for a tablet 9"-10" for watching netflix, crunchyroll, and twitch primarily


Sorry, I don't have a specific recommendataion, but frankly, I'd wait a bit and look beyond tablets... New Chromebooks coming out will soon be able to run Google Playstore apps just like an android tablet, which is going to make tablets mostly unnecessary. Some of those will be cheap.

http://www.wired.com/2016/08/attention-poor-students-chromebooks-get-awesome/

Later this year, though, right around the time you figure out your professors’ grading schemes, the Google Play Store is coming to Chrome OS. That means millions of Android apps on your Chromebook, which is going to change Chromebooks completely. Touchscreens will be more important; new sensors and processors will probably be integrated. You know those detachable, hybrid laptop-tablet things? They’re going to make a lot of sense.


Some already existing recent models will get upgraded, too, so you could check out some of these
https://www.chromium.org/chromium-os/chrome-os-systems-supporting-android-apps
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Interesting. The small 11" chrome books might work for what I want. I'll have to go find a display and check one out.
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