Post Reply Funimation's app works on Amazon devices, will Crunchyroll fix its Amazon app with the merger?
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Currently, Crunchyroll has an outdated and nonfunctional app available for download on Amazon devices. It used to function, but ceased after an Amazon update in fall of '15. Since the Crunchyroll app ceased working, I've been using Funimation for my anime viewing on my Kindle. I prefer subbed anime, and this merger of company assets has me concerned that I will once again not be able to watch anime anymore.

Will Crunchyroll fix its Amazon app to be functional? Or will I not be able to watch Funimation-licensed subbed anime because of this same issue? It's rather frustrating to have an entire catalog taken away once, and I would rather it not happen twice.
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Posted 9/12/16
I too would like to know the answer to this question. Thank you.
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Posted 9/12/16

Triltaison wrote:

Currently, Crunchyroll has an outdated and nonfunctional app available for download on Amazon devices. It used to function, but ceased after an Amazon update in fall of '15. Since the Crunchyroll app ceased working, I've been using Funimation for my anime viewing on my Kindle. I prefer subbed anime, and this merger of company assets has me concerned that I will once again not be able to watch anime anymore.

Will Crunchyroll fix its Amazon app to be functional? Or will I not be able to watch Funimation-licensed subbed anime because of this same issue? It's rather frustrating to have an entire catalog taken away once, and I would rather it not happen twice.


The two companies aren't merging. They're still separate entities, they are just now making titles available to the other.
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eyeofpain wrote:


The two companies aren't merging. They're still separate entities, they are just now making titles available to the other.


Yes, I am aware that they are not merging as companies and are only pooling/sharing assets. That doesn't change the fact that I can use one company's product, and cannot use the other company's product. Since the company that I can use is transferring what I watch to the company that I can't use, I want to know if anything is being done so that both companies' apps are available on the same platforms (specifically in this case, Amazon).
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Posted 9/13/16
I too would like to know if Crunchyroll is going to fix their Amazon app?
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Posted 9/14/16

Triltaison wrote:


eyeofpain wrote:


The two companies aren't merging. They're still separate entities, they are just now making titles available to the other.


Yes, I am aware that they are not merging as companies and are only pooling/sharing assets. That doesn't change the fact that I can use one company's product, and cannot use the other company's product. Since the company that I can use is transferring what I watch to the company that I can't use, I want to know if anything is being done so that both companies' apps are available on the same platforms (specifically in this case, Amazon).


No, we will not be using any of their apps or code.
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Posted 9/14/16

shinryou wrote:


Triltaison wrote:


eyeofpain wrote:


The two companies aren't merging. They're still separate entities, they are just now making titles available to the other.


Yes, I am aware that they are not merging as companies and are only pooling/sharing assets. That doesn't change the fact that I can use one company's product, and cannot use the other company's product. Since the company that I can use is transferring what I watch to the company that I can't use, I want to know if anything is being done so that both companies' apps are available on the same platforms (specifically in this case, Amazon).


No, we will not be using any of their apps or code.


That isn't quite the answer to my question. I don't expect CR to ever use another company's code or app.

I wanted to know if CR plans to update its apps to be compatible with the same devices that Funimation's apps works on. Because as it stands, this partnership means that the entire subtitled catalog of Funimation will be unwatchable on Amazon devices, whereas the dubbed catalog will be easily available. Unless I am mistaken, I believe that Amazon is the only one Funi supports and CR does not.

I would please like a definite answer so I can better choose whether or not to cancel my Funi subscription and start a paid one here.
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Posted 9/14/16 , edited 9/14/16
I sympathize with the OP, the transfer of subbed video assets from Funi to Crunchyroll came out of the blue, and the curt response above without real information is somewhat surprising. I don't know why Crunchyroll isn't more open about its app situation. Meanwhile, the Android TV app is also broken on Android Nougat with again no word from here on when/if it will be fixed ... silence like this seems just calculated to anatagonize users.

To the OP: if you can get Kodi to run on your Fire TV device, you might try the Crunchyroll addon for it which works quite well on Android TV at least as a stopgap.
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Thank you, topgee. It looks like I may unfortunately have to look into something like that. I appreciate the suggestion at the very least.
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