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Posted 6/28/17
I keep getting pop ups on Crunchy roll to switch to VRV when bandwidth is high or too many people are browsing. So I dl'd VRV funimation app. only to find out I would have to create a new account and fork out $5.99 more to now have two apps that essentially do the same thing. Why can't we watch on both for the price of one? What good is 2 apps? Is this capitalism at its finest? I'm so confused......
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Posted 6/28/17
I don't even know whats going on with that stuff. Why is CR promoting another service that costs extra beyond crunchyroll...?
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Paying for premium but still get ads for VRV. Dislike. If they are going to make another seperate service then they should at least have the decency to stop shoving it in my face all the time
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Posted 6/28/17 , edited 6/28/17

Vortex369 wrote:

I keep getting pop ups on Crunchy roll to switch to VRV when bandwidth is high or too many people are browsing. So I dl'd VRV funimation app. only to find out I would have to create a new account and fork out $5.99 more to now have two apps that essentially do the same thing. Why can't we watch on both for the price of one? What good is 2 apps? Is this capitalism at its finest? I'm so confused......


The idea right now is that (with the exception of Crunchyroll--which does support linked accounts) you might want to get VRV instead of separate subscriptions to the services that have channels there. VRV basically gives you a single platform to access streaming content from a variety of providers. VRV offers some free ad-sponsored content, as well as premium content that you pay for--either through the "combo" package, or by picking and choosing channels.

If you have a Crunchyroll premium membership you can link your account to VRV, and that will automatically give you a premium membership to the Crunchyroll channel on VRV. It also works in reverse. If you subscribe to the the Crunchyroll channel, or to the combo package (which includes the Crunchyroll channel) on VRV then you can link to you Crunchyroll account and get premium access when using Crunchyroll's site--without having to pay a separate subscription fee to Crunchyroll.

If the only channel you want is Crunchyroll, then the main reason for using both Crunchyroll and VRV is that during high-traffic times, there are fewer problems watching on VRV. However, if you like other features of Crunchyroll--like the forums, then you'd want a CR account also. Kind of a best of both worlds.

For the other channels there isn't currently a way to link accounts, so you'd need to take some other things into consideration to decide if you wanted to subscribe to them via VRV, or wherever they offer separate services.

For example, if you wanted both Crunchyroll shows and Funimation's dubbed shows then buying the VRV combo could be a good choice, since it costs slightly less than subscribing to those services separately, plus you'd get to see premium content from some of the other VRV channels.

However, if you wanted Funimation subbed content then subscribing to the Funimation channel on VRV wouldn't be a good idea right now, because VRV only has their dubs (presumably many of their subbed shows will be available on the Crunchyroll channel eventually, but the migration is still in progress).

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Posted 6/28/17 , edited 6/28/17




^ Thats a pretty good explanation thanks.
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