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Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17
Is there a way to view the full watch history of my account including the dates an episode was watched/finished or export it? I know you can view the recent history on the "Queue" page and can mouse hover over an episode to see when it was watched, but that only works on the most recent. If you click "more history" at the bottom of the page, the new results won't display the date watched.

I've been a member for 10 years and just wanted to look at everything I've watched and when. I would have to click "more history" thousands of times and even if my browser didn't force close it still wouldn't show the date. I know on sites like hulu you can view your entire history. Is that something that is possible on crunchyroll?

Or is there a way to export my entire history? Thanks for any help.
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Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17
I've never found a way to do that here... Plus, if a show is removed, your history of watching it is removed, too (unless it comes back later). And even if you did press the "more history" button a bazillion times, any episode you watched more than once will only be shown for the last time you watched it.

I keep my history at Anime-Planet.com, where they have a "feed" that does just that. But I don't do it for the episode history so much as I do it to be able to mark entire shows watched, to keep track of progress (even if the show isn't here on CR), and to remind me when a new episode has become available, even if you watch elsewhere, such as Funi, Hulu, Netflix, etc.



There are also other listing sites like that, such as animenewsnetwork.com, myanimelist.net, kitsu.io (formerly hummingbird.me), and probably others.

Usually when I suggest this, people come back and say "But I want it integrated here". Well, I agree that would be nice, but I'm not holding my breath, and after a point, you can either decide to figure something else out, or do without.
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Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17
Asharka,

Thanks for the info. I figured it was a long shot since there wasn't anything on the website giving the option of history/export. Tracking history on Anime-Planet or MyAnimeList makes me wish I could export it even more. That would allow me, like you, to show when I finished a show (not necessarily an episode).

I really was hoping there was some workaround. I tried using Simkl and while it imported my history it was only the most recent and it didn't show the exact date a show is finished/watched. I didn't know if there was some weird workaround like that, that someone had tried.

What stinks the most is that we know crunchyroll keeps track of the history b/c when you go to a show you haven't seen in a long time it shows the episodes you've watched. I wish that we could look at that history client side though.

Guess I'll have to give up on that idea. Thanks for your response though.
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Posted 2/28/17 , edited 2/28/17

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Asharka,

Thanks for the info. I figured it was a long shot since there wasn't anything on the website giving the option of history/export. Tracking history on Anime-Planet or MyAnimeList makes me wish I could export it even more. That would allow me, like you, to show when I finished a show (not necessarily an episode).

I really was hoping there was some workaround. I tried using Simkl and while it imported my history it was only the most recent and it didn't show the exact date a show is finished/watched. I didn't know if there was some weird workaround like that, that someone had tried.

What stinks the most is that we know crunchyroll keeps track of the history b/c when you go to a show you haven't seen in a long time it shows the episodes you've watched. I wish that we could look at that history client side though.

Guess I'll have to give up on that idea. Thanks for your response though.


Looking through the HTML source of the History page, there are no references to any dates when things are watched. So it appears as if CR only tracks episodes that have been watched, and the order in which they were last viewed.
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Posted 9/13/18 , edited 9/13/18
You can download the app and sign in then you will get the full history through there
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Posted 7/15/19 , edited 7/15/19
bruh thanks so much, im using my google chrome bookmarks to create folders for what i've watched, what i'm watching, and what i need to watch. knowing i can just use the app to fully backtrack is a comfort
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Posted 7/15/19 , edited 7/15/19

Sans3012 wrote:

bruh thanks so much, im using my google chrome bookmarks to create folders for what i've watched, what i'm watching, and what i need to watch. knowing i can just use the app to fully backtrack is a comfort


I think there's some kind of numerical limit there, too, but it might be platform dependent... For example, on Android, my history screen there goes back to the second episode of a series, but when I go to the show page, the first episode has been watched. I'm pretty sure I have watched a lot more than that, as well. I'm guessing about 2000 episodes is all it keeps, just as a stab at it...

Basically, if you aren't tracking manually somewhere else, website, spreadsheet, notepad, I'm pretty sure that CR's history doesn't report it all, even if it shows as watched on the individual show pages.

I'm a bit curious when people say "the app" what they really mean, like there's only one... There are apps for Wii U, Chromecast, Xbox, Playstation, Apple IOS, Android, win-10 UWP, Roku, even Fire TV. So I'd be willing to bet those aren't all consistent in what they display. I'd also be willing to bet that while they do go back quite a way, that none of them display everything after you pass some arbitrary number that someone programmed into those apps.
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Posted 7/15/19 , edited 7/15/19
I got the one on the windows 10 store and while it didn't show dates or anything, it went back to the very first anime I watched on here, Miss Kiyobashi's Dragon Maid, and to episode one as well. I know it didn't stop because of an episode limit or anything either, because it went farther back than the browser's history and it stopped when there was one of three columns filled in on the bottom, so my assumption is that if it was episode based it wouldn't stop abruptly instead of filling in the other columns. I don't know about other app platforms, because I haven't checked, but I know for a fact the windows 10 store application goes farther back, if not all the way back, compared to the browser's history. hope this helps you like it did me.
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Posted 7/15/19 , edited 7/15/19

Sans3012 wrote:

I got the one on the windows 10 store and while it didn't show dates or anything, it went back to the very first anime I watched on here, Miss Kiyobashi's Dragon Maid, and to episode one as well. I know it didn't stop because of an episode limit or anything either, because it went farther back than the browser's history and it stopped when there was one of three columns filled in on the bottom, so my assumption is that if it was episode based it wouldn't stop abruptly instead of filling in the other columns. I don't know about other app platforms, because I haven't checked, but I know for a fact the windows 10 store application goes farther back, if not all the way back, compared to the browser's history. hope this helps you like it did me.


I just checked the win-10 app. It only goes back as far as the Android app does. I'm guessing at about 2000 episodes, but I could be wrong about the exact number, it's too maddening to try to count them.

Anyway, I went to the end of my own history, and took note of the oldest episode I could get to, then I watched an episode of a show I know I never had before. Sure enough, that bumped that oldest episode off the end of my history list, and now the last is the one which had just preceded that one from before. So, the answer is, it definitely has a numerical limit to how much it will show you. You just haven't gotten that far yet. And any shows which get completely removed from Crunchyroll will also disappear from your history as well, so it can't be relied on to be permanent.

Side note: What may be confusing to some is that if a show is lost to just a region, but they still have it for other countries, that will still appear in your history, but you won't be able to play it.

So bottom line, don't count on CR for keeping your entire history once you go past about 2000 episodes. After a certain point, you will not be able to go back any further to see what you watched.
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