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Posted 2/25/17
I would switch to VRV for Funimation and Crunchyroll, however, I prefer viewing on my tablet, so sadly the switch won't be happening anytime soon since that is not an option.
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Posted 2/26/17 , edited 5/15/17
Though vrv links your crunchyroll account, it doesn't link any of your viewing history and browsing only shows 'featured' shows. At least on the ps4 interface. Also during buffering it cycles the vrv logo in the middle of your show which is a little distracting if your internet isn't great. It looks nice but the functionality isn't there yet.
Also at least as of last night while I can watch subbed anime on Funimation I couldn't find any settings to change language/subtitles on vrv's interface.
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Posted 2/26/17 , edited 2/26/17
Not at the moment. Even though I have the CR mobile app, I mainly watch anime on here using my laptop.
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Posted 2/26/17
I can only just afford premium for Crunchyroll each month..so no
Heard its only available in the US too so being from the UK it wouldn't be possible xD
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So, if any of you are like me, the idea of VRV as a replacement for Crunchyroll and Funimationnow seemed great. $9.99 for 8 video services including those two? What a deal! But the reality is far worse. I did a ton of searching but couldn't find a lot of info about the service before hopping over. Still, it seemed fine enough as I figured Funimationnow and Crunchyroll alone would be worth $9.99. Problem is this, VRV neglects to tell you many key issues with its service.

First of all, while the premium VRV account let's you still use the Crunchyroll app as well as watch Crunchyroll stuff on VRV, the same is not true for any of the other channels (chief among them, Funimationnow). If you pay your $9.99 a month for your combo pack, you can only access Funimationnow content on VRV. This wouldn't be a problem, except what they don't tell you is that it only has a selection of Funimation now content. Half of the shows I looked for that are 100% on Funimationnow are NOT on VRV. And more to the point, ONLY the dubbed content from Funimationnow is on VRV. Zero Funimation subs.

Also, even though Crunchyroll owns VRV, not all of their shows are on their either. This isn't a huge problem, but then it begs the question of why you would get VRV at all. VRV does not have a playback history, it doesn't have a new arrivals page, it doesn't have any way to carry over your Crunchyroll wishlist or remember/know what you have or haven't already viewed and it doesn't have any sort of genre sorting so you'll spend a lot of time typing what you want to find in the search bar. VRV also has the Netflix styled back 30 seconds button while watching instead or forward 10 and back 10 like Crunchyroll. And this is just a problem with mobile, but VRV will auto tilt to vertical mode if you tilt your device even slightly below perfectly horizontal (no way to lock it in full screen). I realized with it being worse in every way than the Crunchyroll app that there was no reason to use it to watch Crunchyroll.

So then what is the extra $3 for? Watching some smallish selection of specific Funimationnow shows in a poorly constructed app? Too bad none of the shows I actually wanted to watch on Funimationnow are on VRV and the rest are dub only. And then the rest of the channels have so little content and I could be wrong on this, but everything else I saw (like Rooster Teeth stuff, RWBY, Geek and Sundry content) is all free anyway. It's legally free on YouTube and even some of it is on Crunchyroll itself.

I kept my subscription for a few days and cancelled because I felt scammed, honestly. All the emails I received about the service tricked me into believing that I would be getting the entirety of these services for a lower, combined cost. I rechecked the wording and it indicates you get it "all" for one price, which is misleading at best. Even with the subpar app, I'd have probably stuck with it just for the convenience and savings. If in the future they let you link more accounts and use the other apps associated with them or get all of Funimationnow in VRV, I'd reconsider. For now, it feels like a poor attempt at a union at best and an outright scam at worst.

Don't get me wrong, I'm still a Crunchyroll premium member and I get a lot of use out of it. But I really am disappointed in how shady VRV seems and how little information they give you before paying.
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Posted 4/1/17
Im sticking with crunchyroll and besides VRV sucks
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Posted 4/1/17
I checked it out today. Nothing I'm interested in but CR being offered, so I'll pass.
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Posted 4/1/17 , edited 21 days ago
I'd really love my post here to get seen but I know a lot of people just read the first post then respond. I tried to make my own PSA thread, but it got moderated out claiming this was too similar.
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Posted 4/1/17 , edited 4/1/17
The design is definitely nicer, not sure about the other complaints. I watch mostly on my phone or PC/Laptop. I'm linking my account over. So far so good. I'll update later.

UPDATE:
Says my CR account isn't premium (It Is). Well that's unfortunate.
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Posted 4/2/17

vici0usx wrote:

The design is definitely nicer, not sure about the other complaints. I watch mostly on my phone or PC/Laptop. I'm linking my account over. So far so good. I'll update later.

UPDATE:
Says my CR account isn't premium (It Is). Well that's unfortunate.


I have the same problem - it says my CR account isn't premium.

The lack of Roku app, not able to link my premium Funimation account, and poor queue functionality will keep me from using this anyway. Maybe they'll fix it
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Posted 4/2/17 , edited 2/7/18

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Wow, everyone should read your detailed description... because if that's the way it is then I fully agree- What the heck would be the point??
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Posted 4/2/17 , edited 5/11/17
That's what I was trying to do, just make sure people know because there's so little decent information about it out there.
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Posted 4/2/17 , edited 5/30/17

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SadLaser wrote:



Wow, everyone should read your detailed description... because if that's the way it is then I fully agree- What the heck would be the point??


He's correct in everything he says. My three main complaints at thus. The apps on iOS and PS4 are not very stable. The selection of shows is not at all complete, especially for Funimation. The UX is horrid. The UX designer was either ignored or did not do their job competently at all. It's so bad it's possible they don't even have one... Unless you already know what you want to watch, browsing shows is borderline impossible to do. There is no "browse all". There's no searching by alphabet. There isn't even some kind of decent recently watched. I had intended to subscribe to this but they're going to have to make MASSIVE improvements as this is literally the worst streaming service I've ever used, and I've used almost all of them at some point.
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Posted 4/2/17
when cr crashes on saturday nights fuck yes
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I just switched over to VRV. I taught it didn't have everything that Fun or CR had, but it did! It just that the navigation sucks. It's like you have to know what you're looking for. Other than that after 3 days I like it since it loads quicker than CR or Fun on my xbox and desktop
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