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Posted 9/1/16
I was wondering if an app for the Amazon Fire ecosystem is currently in the works.
The devices have been out for quite a while now, and though it's possible to sideload the Android app through adb - that's far from ideal. The app's UI is messed up (seems to display portrait mode on a landscape TV), you can't pause a show, you can't skip ads.

I LOVE Crunchyroll and I hope this is something that can be worked out soon.
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Posted 9/1/16

evyatron wrote:

The devices have been out for quite a while now, and though it's possible to sideload the Android app through adb - that's far from ideal. The app's UI is messed up (seems to display portrait mode on a landscape TV), you can't pause a show, you can't skip ads.

I'm curious if CR's Android TV app would work if you could find a reputable APK for it. That would certainly not have any issues of putting up a portrait display, and the UI overall should be more appropriate.

That said, as a premium user you shouldn't have to "skip ads" (as there would be none) if you were signed into your CR account on the app, even on the one meant for mobile devices.

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Posted 9/2/16
Interesting, I'll indeed try the Android TV app if I can find an APK. Hopefully it works better!

And I was indeed not logged in when trying it. After logging in the ads aren't an issue, however I still can't pause and can't go into the show's episodes list (since there's only the "tap" action which plays the episode).
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Unfortunately I couldn't find an Android TV apk, so that was a no-go.
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Posted 9/2/16

evyatron wrote:

Unfortunately I couldn't find an Android TV apk, so that was a no-go.

No luck on my end, either. Given that, I wonder if the Android TV implementation is indeed a separate APK, or if CR just modified their Android app to recognize when it is running on an Android TV device and adjust accordingly.

One could try installing the APK for the Google Play Store for Android TV (which does appear to be available) and use that to download the CR app, but if it isn't actually a separate APK, the result would be the same.

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Posted 9/3/16
I'm using the Crunchyroll App on Kodi which i sideloaded with adb. Works like a charm on my FireTV Stick.
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Posted 2/13/17
Don't know if anyone is still interested, but I found a way to install the crunchyroll apk to a FireTv device.
It's the same process as installing kodi if you know how to do that, except you install the crunchyroll apk instead of the kodi apk.
If anyone needs help let me know.
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Posted 2/21/17
Hi i'm not very technical, could you talk me through on how to install the crunchyroll app please?
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Posted 2/25/17 , edited 2/25/17


The new app, announced just a couple of days ago, officially works on Fire TV (and some Fire tablets it hadn't worked on).

https://www.amazon.com/Crunchyroll-Watch-Anime-Drama-Now/dp/B004U7BXBO

http://www.crunchyroll.com/forumtopic-983465/crunchyroll-now-on-firetv

I found that after delivering it to my Fire TV from the Amazon page, I did need to go to Settings, My Account, and "Sync Amazon Content" on my Fire TV before I could see it in my list of apps.
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