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Posted 6/12/17 , edited 6/13/17
Hello so I decided to try the new VRV Site/App and I linked my Crunchyroll premium account, then tried to watch other anime from different sources and told me I can only watch on a premium account. I linked the accounts, restarted app and re-logged on site and app, even waited a day,still couldn't watch certain shows.... so I was wondering if I bought the bulk subscription on VRV does that still give me premium for cruchy roll?
Anyone who could give some feedback... it would be much appreciated!
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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/14/17
Do you mean premium on the crunchyroll site, or premium crunchyroll content on the vrv site? The bulk sub on vrv definitely gives you premium crunchyroll content on the vrv site, but I don't know if it will work if you log in here on crunchyroll's site.

It seems like a sweet deal and is a great idea to combine all those channels, but the bugs! the horrible site design! Ugh. I went for their bulk subscription with one month free trial but just cancelled it. They don't have closed captions, nor can I find the subbed content from Funimation (dubbed only), which makes me wonder how much of the other sites we are really getting, because 90% of Funimation shows have a subbed option, and for simulcasts the subbed comes out before the dubbed does.

For me the deal breaker was the lack of closed captions for the hearing impaired. No sense in me paying for content I can't "hear".
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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/14/17

Acar93 wrote:

Hello so I decided to try the new VRV Site/App and I linked my Crunchyroll premium account, then tried to watch other anime from different sources and told me I can only watch on a premium account. I linked the accounts, restarted app and re-logged on site and app, even waited a day,still couldn't watch certain shows.... so I was wondering if I bought the bulk subscription on VRV does that still give me premium for cruchy roll?
Anyone who could give some feedback... it would be much appreciated!


Your existing Crunchyroll premium account only gives you premium access to the VRV Crunchyroll channel when you link it. It can take several hours (it took mine almost a full day) for the link to take effect.

To watch premium content from other channels on VRV, you need to pay for premium for those channels.

If you cancel your premium subscription on Crunchyroll itself, and then buy the Combo subscription (or a la carte memberships as long as one of them is Crunchyroll) on VRV, that will result in your status becoming premium on CR's as long as the accounts are linked.
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Posted 6/14/17 , edited 6/14/17

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They don't have closed captions, nor can I find the subbed content from Funimation (dubbed only), which makes me wonder how much of the other sites we are really getting, because 90% of Funimation shows have a subbed option, and for simulcasts the subbed comes out before the dubbed does.

I am wondering if you've checked Funimation lately, as they've removed subs from many shows, and only a few of the simulcasts have subs available.

I note on the "Popular" section of the site under "Shows" that despite listing "Japanese | English" on the hover image for apparently every series, two of the first four I checked only had English available as the language on the actual videos page. Of the simulcasts, I believe you will find only Dragon Ball Super, My Hero Academia, Attack on Titan, and One Piece have subtitled versions available on Funimation's site.

Due to issues I had with Funimation's Roku app (although I have yet to try to new one just released), I had been using their Windows 10 app, and at least there, far more than 10% of the shows I had been watching (all shows that had completed) showed only English as the available language.

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Posted 6/15/17 , edited 6/15/17
There's no need for you to wonder. I prefer Crunchy (so much better site design), but every season there is at least one show that Crunchy doesn't have and Funi does, so, yes, I have been on Funimation lately, though not a lot. This year I watched "Tales of Zestiria the X" there in Japanese with English subtitles.

I believe I tried to watch the last episode on VRV and couldn't get the Japanese option, but couldn't swear to that specific show 100%. I do know that I tried to watch shows that are available in Japanese on Funimation, and could only get the English dubbed version on VRV.

You are correct in that of the first four shows on the "popular" page, despite showing "Japanese" as an option, if one goes and checks them, half have no Japanese language version available. That is very disappointing. My kid watches dubbed. I prefer subbed. I really liked having both options available. Sad news indeed.

I hear you on the app troubles. I generally prefer using a pad, but watch Funi on the computer because its app is so unusable. Did VRV hire Funi's design people?


I am wondering if you've checked Funimation lately, as they've removed subs from many shows, and only a few of the simulcasts have subs available.

I note on the "Popular" section of the site under "Shows" that despite listing "Japanese | English" on the hover image for apparently every series, two of the first four I checked only had English available as the language on the actual videos page.
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Posted 6/15/17 , edited 6/15/17

othergnome wrote:

..., but every season there is at least one show that Crunchy doesn't have and Funi does,...

I'm not certain that has been true for any new shows licensed since the CR/Funi partnership announced in fall 2016. I believe there was one title that was the second part of a title previously licensed by Funimation that wasn't shared with CR, but I certainly don't believe one could cite a single example from the spring simulcast season.

Funimation has of course still brought forth catalog titles during that period (e.g., Code Geass) that CR doesn't have.

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The show I mentioned above, Tales of Zestiria the X, didn't come out on Crunchy for a long while after it was showing on Funi. Not sure what happened there.


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othergnome wrote:

..., but every season there is at least one show that Crunchy doesn't have and Funi does,...

I'm not certain that has been true for any new shows licensed since the CR/Funi partnership announced in fall 2016. I believe there was one title that was the second part of a title previously licensed by Funimation that wasn't shared with CR, but I certainly don't believe one could cite a single example from the spring simulcast season.

Funimation has of course still brought forth catalog titles during that period (e.g., Code Geass) that CR doesn't have.



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Posted 6/15/17 , edited 6/15/17

othergnome wrote:

The show I mentioned above, Tales of Zestiria the X, didn't come out on Crunchy for a long while after it was showing on Funi. Not sure what happened there.

It was probably the 2 part title I referred to, since the first part aired from July 10, 2016 to September 25, 2016, placing the bulk of that part well before announcement of the partnership. The second part aired January 8, 2017 to April 29, 2017.

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Posted 7/1/17 , edited 7/2/17
I've been considering VRV since it rolled out and like you in this thread, had concerns about the partnership channel contributions, but what it has come down to with me NOT going with VRV at this point is the horrible GUI VRV has. There isn't any way to sort the animes chosen for your queues and everything is obnoxiously chunky. Maybe sometime in the future when they have streamlined the program some but for once I'm not prepared to be the trendsetter with VRV. Let others be the "investors" and put up with it as it is until all is worked out.

Did anyone else take this into consideration before going with VRV?
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Posted 7/2/17 , edited 7/2/17

Teido-san wrote:

I've been considering VRV since it rolled out and like you in this thread, had concerns about the partnership channel contributions, but what it has come down to with me NOT going with VRV at this point is the horrible GUI VRV has. There isn't any way to sort the animes chosen for your queues and everything is obnoxiously chunky. Maybe sometime in the future when they have streamlined the program some but for once I'm not prepared to be the trendsetter with VRV. Let others be the "investors" and put up with it as it is until all is worked out.

Did anyone else take this into consideration before going with VRV?


VRV bumps the last thing you watched/added to the top of the watchlist. So when I'm watching stuff in order, I just go back down the list to where my currently watching stuff starts and continue from there.
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Posted 7/2/17 , edited 7/3/17

eyeofpain wrote:
VRV bumps the last thing you watched/added to the top of the watchlist. So when I'm watching stuff in order, I just go back down the list to where my currently watching stuff starts and continue from there.


I haven't played with that enough myself to verify, because I only use VRV if I have a problem watching on CR, (which actually has been very few problems of late, outside of app programming bugs), but that logic seems backwards to me, at least for simulcasts, anyway... If the list changes on its own, I would want the last thing I watched to drop to the end of the list so that the next shows that will air would rise to the top, in airing order.

For complete catalog titles that someone is binging, I can see how that would be the way to do it, though. (Random thought: Chrome spellcheck doesn't know that binging is a word)

But it just reinforces the (nonexistent) utility of being able to control/sort your own watchlist there yourself.
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