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Posted 9/23/16
You guys are ridiculous with this constant pushing to sign up, and your 6 to 7 ads in between the shows are just asinine! You're pushing the sign up like a drug dealer pushes crack on kids and that's not right or fair to your users who may just want to watch a series without the (get this IMPORTANT) scenes being interrupted with long ass drawn out clothing and insurance ads. I'm just gonna go find a random website to get these off of now and I'm deleting your app cause you guys are assholes! Congrats your greed lost you another user!
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Posted 9/23/16 , edited 9/23/16
They're a business, what the fuck did you expect them to do? Not try to make money?
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Posted 9/23/16
Being 30, I would expect you would know how streaming sites like this work by now. One of the perks of having a paid membership is the removal of such ads. It's, what, $7 per month?

You basically are saying that you shouldn't have to pay for what you want to watch. Even though you can get a free trial, you expect a business to just give you all their content for free? What kind of world are you living in?!
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Oh I'd be happy and just fine if it were just one or two ads in between the scenes here and there, but it's like 5 1 MINUTE or MORE ads and they cut it off at the most dramatic scene, and going to the website is like walking into a car dealership and being surrounded by salesmen eager for your money. I get they have a business to run and I'd be perfectly happy to at least try the free trial......if it wasn't for them practically slapping their users in the face with it. There's always room for subtlety in running a business, but this is far removed from that and it's been getting almost pushy and forceful and if not for that I wouldn't even have come on here bitching about it. All I'm suggesting is that they tone it don't a bit and don't push so hard for signups because it's just going to send people to free streaming sites instead. The company used to be subtle about it with about two ads and a couple banners asking for signups and free trials, but this is getting out of hand and until I see a better business practice I'm out. Sorry if they get butthurt about it, but I'm not going to respond positively to something being shoved in my face.
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56 / M / U.S.A. (mid-south)
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I wouldn't be surprised if at some point in the future, CR did away with free streaming, or at least severely limited it. If you look around, other services have gone in this direction.

Hulu recently announced they were doing away with their free tier, and now you have to go over to Yahoo View if you don't want to pay. (Apparently if you already had a free account you could still view at Hulu, but try signing up for a new account or viewing without one now). Even before that, I found the number of commercials when viewing for free on Hulu to be annoying. That's why these days I'm either on their commercial free sub, or am not using them at all.

The Anime Network was always a hybrid of free and paid (i.e., some series had episodes after the first 1-2 available for free), but I've noticed recently the number of series that are available for free viewing appears to have diminished.

Funimation's service originally had no subscription, but in return you didn't have constant access to their full library. Series would rotate in and out of full availability, especially for dubs. With dubs becoming their new norm after the partnership with CR reaches fruition, I expect there will be little beyond some initial episodes available there for free viewing.


For better or worse, ads just don't seem to be a good way to pay the bills for streaming services. Services either end up cranking up the number until it starts annoying users, or they end up hoping they can at least break even and convert a healthy percentage of viewers to subscribers. I suspect that conversion percentage goes down the longer the site is in operation.
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Posted 9/27/16

TheAncientOne wrote:
I wouldn't be surprised if at some point in the future, CR did away with free streaming, or at least severely limited it.


The streams aren't free, and they're getting dirtier and dirtier for me because that's what CR pushes.

The latest chain of the same ad two to three times is ky jel.

This is supposed to be anime. Not a sex site.
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56 / M / U.S.A. (mid-south)
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Posted 9/28/16

ArtyD42 wrote:

The streams aren't free, and they're getting dirtier and dirtier for me because that's what CR pushes.

"Free" is the normal term used where no payment is made directly by the consumer.

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Posted 9/28/16
I really wish Crunchyroll would do away with the Ad supported streams. Wish the site was subscription only.
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Posted 10/5/16

Hairbelly wrote:

I really wish Crunchyroll would do away with the Ad supported streams. Wish the site was subscription only.


You know that idea is only smart if you live in us and canada.
I don't know for sure but I don't see any ads and I don't even have adblock on.
I have ghostery online tho and I don't turn that off coz I like to keep my privacy
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