Post Reply Crunchyroll does't work right with Roku.
stegi 
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Posted 4/19/17
I don't know how sad this is. First off I'm a paying customer but every night when i like to watch some Crunchyroll I get screwed. At first i may be able to watch an episode or two. The time it takes go back to the menu and select the next episode is a joke. The longer i try to watch it the more issues come up. I fast forward through the theme and a black screen with white written OK show up. After 1 - 2 minutes of wait it goes back to the main menu.

I had issues before with our old Roku 2xs and hoped a new Roku would fix it. I have no issues with Netflix, Amazon, Vudu and Hulu. Not a single one. Crunchyroll also almost works fine in the mornings. Its even painful slow on the PC at times. Oh yeah before somebody says it may be the Internet, I have EPB Fiber Optics with a 1 TerraBit connection. 1000mbit. I have no issues streaming myself, or watching multiple other streams on different devices.

It feels to me that Crunchyroll does not have the bandwith it should have for the amount of people who are using it. Or the software for the Roku is just bad. Either way that has been my experience so far and I doubt I stay a paying customer much longer. Also if anybody has some advice on other Anime Channels for Roku that would be much appreciated.
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Posted 4/19/17
They are supposedly working on splitting up their monolithic database/server structure, so things will be bumpy for awhile...

If you are in the USA, a possible workaround lets you use your CR subscription linked on vrv.co and the VRV Roku app:

/forumtopic-986235/new-episodes-not-loading#55999889
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Posted 4/19/17 , edited 4/19/17
It got worse lately,for some people there's some episode not loading at all,and for me and apparently some other people,the video quality of older uploads like the first dozen episode of DBS suddenly feel like watching a 360p video.I like Crunchyroll,but the Roku app seriously need to be fixed,and after nearly a week+ of problems i'm kinda losing hope of seeing these issue fixed soon.
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