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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Will crunchyroll ever be encorporating an audio selection feature into its interface??

I’ve searched through the forums about language settings and found several threads from years back stating that crunchyroll is “working on adding language options” but still have yet to see it.

Why is this such a difficult thing to add? There are several shows on here which I know for a fact have some good alternate language options (e.x. Cowboy Bebop) but do not have them available. Crunchyroll is the only streaming service I have encountered that does not have easily accessible audio options in its interface.
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Posted 1/7/18 , edited 1/7/18
Audio selection, for titles that have a dub on CR, seems to be done by splitting the different languages into "seasons" on the show page, much like shows that have both a subbed and dubbed version available are set up.

Dubs in general and non-english dubs in particular are pretty rare on CR, though.
One example I've pulled from the recently announced international dubs (/forumtopic-1004995/international-dubs-coming-to-crunchyroll) would be /yamada-kun-and-the-seven-witches where you can see the 4 additional dub "seasons". Others, like /schwarzes-marken for example, seem to additionally depend on what territory you're in.

(language availability is the same as the original, with the Spanish dub available in Spanish-speaking territories, Brazilian Portuguese dub available in Brazilian Portuguese-speaking territories, French dub available in French-speaking territories, and German dub available in German-speaking teritories)

As for why not everything that has a dubbed version in the wild is available dubbed on CR, the answer is likely going to be "licensing limitations" as with most every instance of "why is [thing] not on CR?"
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