How to Get Crunchyroll on Hisense TV

Crunchyroll is the world’s most popular anime streaming service, giving you unlimited access to brand-new anime directly from Japan and many classics. With over 100 million registered users and millions of anime fans using the platform, it is the go-to source for legally streaming subs and dubs of popular shows.

If you own a Hisense smart TV and want to watch Crunchyroll on the big screen, you can use several different methods depending on your model. In this comprehensive guide, we will go through all the ways to get Crunchyroll on your Hisense television.

Prerequisites for Streaming Crunchyroll on Hisense TV

Before we discuss the exact methods, you need to ensure that your Hisense television and home setup meets the following requirements for smooth Crunchyroll streaming in HD:

  • Your Hisense TV must be fairly recent, ideally 2018 or later. Older models have limited apps and slower hardware. Newer TVs can install more apps with better performance.
  • TV must be connected to a fast broadband internet connection via WiFi or ethernet cable. A slow internet connection will cause buffering and resolution drops.
  • Make sure to have an active Crunchyroll membership. A free account works, but a premium unlocks full HD, no ads, offline viewing, etc.
  • Keep Hisense TV firmware updated via network updates for the latest features, apps, and improved performance.
  • The phone/tablet should support the Crunchyroll app and necessary display streaming protocols for casting via mobile.
  • Additional accessories, like an HDMI adapter for smartphone casting, Chromecast, etc., may be required.

Cast and Watch Crunchyroll on Hisense TV

Now, let’s look at the step-by-step process of getting Crunchyroll ready on various models of Hisense smart televisions.

Installing Crunchyroll App on Hisense Roku TV

Hisense Roku Tv1

Hisense manufactures several Roku TV models powered by the Roku OS instead of their own VIDAA U smart platform. These function similarly to standalone Roku streamers. Here are the steps to install Crunchyroll:

  • On your Hisense Roku TV’s home screen, scroll left to access the Streaming Channel store.
  • In the Channel Search bar, type “Crunchyroll” and press Enter.
  • This will display the Crunchyroll channel listing. Highlight it and select Add Channel to install.
  • The Crunchyroll channel will now install automatically from the Roku Channel Store to your Hisense Roku TV.
  • Once installed, you can find it on the home screen or within Streaming Channels.
  • Open the Crunchyroll app, log in with your account, and enjoy your favorite anime on the Hisense big screen!

The Roku Store makes it easy to add new entertainment channels. The Crunchyroll channel is optimized for Hisense Roku TV models, allowing seamless anime streaming. Keep it updated for the best experience.

Downloading Crunchyroll App from VIDAA Store on Hisense Smart TV


Hisense’s own smart TVs run the VIDAA U interface powered by Linux. It includes the VIDAA App Store for downloading apps and games. Models released from 2018 onwards also feature the Google Play Store, giving you more options.

On supported Hisense Smart TVs, you can directly install the Crunchyroll app by:

  • From the home screen, open the VIDAA App Store.
  • In the Search bar, type “Crunchyroll” and click the magnifying glass icon.
  • This will display the Crunchyroll app in the results. Highlight it and select Download.
  • Once downloaded, the Crunchyroll app will install automatically from the VIDAA Store to the TV.
  • You can launch the Crunchyroll app from the VIDAA home screen or Apps Menu.
  • Log in with the Crunchyroll account and stream anime on Hisense Smart TV.

The Crunchyroll app is designed specifically for the VIDAA TV platform used by Hisense. All features are fully optimized, providing the best viewing experience.

Casting Crunchyroll from Mobile Devices via Chromecast


If your Hisense TV doesn’t directly support third-party app installs, you can mirror Crunchyroll from your smartphone/tablet to the TV using Google Chromecast.

Follow these instructions for casting Crunchyroll:

  • Connect the Chromecast device to any open HDMI port on your Hisense TV.
  • On your mobile device, install the Crunchyroll and Google Home apps.
  • Link Chromecast to the Google Home app and connect both apps to the same Google account.
  • Start playing a video on the Crunchyroll mobile app and tap the Cast icon.
  • Select your linked Chromecast device. It will now start streaming on your TV.
  • Use a mobile device to control Crunchyroll, select shows, pause, etc.

This lets you get Crunchyroll on any Hisense TV with an accessible HDMI port. But casting depends on mobile device specs and internet speeds for best quality.

Streaming Crunchyroll using Media Players

Amazon Fire TV

Another option is to use streaming media players like Roku, Fire TV Stick, or Apple TV. These devices plug into the TV’s HDMI port to add smart capabilities. Steps for setup:

  • Connect the media player to the HDMI port on Hisense TV.
  • Turn on the media player and select its input source on the TV.
  • Install the Crunchyroll app from its app store on the streaming device.
  • Log into the Crunchyroll app using your account credentials.
  • Use the remote control to browse the Crunchyroll library and select anime to play on TV.

Media players are an easy plug-and-play option to access the Crunchyroll catalog and thousands of other apps. Make sure the device supports full HD streaming for the best resolution.

Using Gaming Consoles like PS5, Xbox Series X/S, and Nintendo Switch

Gaming Console

Modern gaming consoles are entertainment hubs that allow you to enjoy more than just games. You can install Crunchyroll to watch anime in up to 4K quality.

Here are the steps for gaming consoles:

  • For PlayStation, install Crunchyroll from the PS Store to watch in HD or 4K.
  • On Xbox, get Crunchyroll from the Microsoft Store for streaming on Xbox One, Series X, and Series S consoles.
  • For Nintendo Switch, download Crunchyroll from the eShop for handheld and docked playback.

Gaming consoles provide an all-around entertainment device letting you stream Crunchyroll on Hisense TV thanks to robust apps, 4K upscaling, and fast connectivity. However, consoles are a lot more expensive than dedicated streamers.

Screen Mirroring via HDMI Adapter

Use an HDMI Cable from Laptop

As a last resort, you can directly connect your smartphone or tablet to the Hisense TV using an HDMI adapter. Here are the steps for screen mirroring Crunchyroll:

  • Get an MHL, USB-C, or wireless HDMI adapter suitable for your mobile device.
  • Connect the adapter between your smartphone/tablet and the TV’s HDMI port.
  • The mobile screen will now be mirrored onto the Hisense TV.
  • Open the Crunchyroll app on your phone/tablet and stream anime while the video plays on the big screen.
  • Use the mobile device itself to control Crunchyroll playback and browsing.

Screen mirroring gives you direct access to Crunchyroll on Hisense TV from your smartphone or tablet. But there are some downsides, like lower resolution and possible lag. A wired connection is better than wireless streaming. Overall, this is not the most optimal method.

Tips for Getting the Best Crunchyroll Experience on Hisense TV

Here are some additional tips for using Crunchyroll seamlessly on your Hisense television:

  • Use 5GHz WiFi or ethernet instead of 2.4GHz for the highest video quality if available. This prevents resolution drops and buffering.
  • Update the latest Crunchyroll and TV firmware for new features, improvements, and bug fixes.
  • Enable HD streaming in Crunchyroll app settings if your internet speed supports it.
  • Remote linking lets you control Crunchyroll on TV directly from your mobile app.
  • Add shows to Queue on your phone before watching on TV for easier browsing.
  • Consider a premium Crunchyroll membership for full HD resolution of up to 1080p without ads.
  • For 4K HDR streaming, Crunchyroll supports select titles on compatible smart TVs and consoles.


Crunchyroll offers the ultimate anime viewing experience on a big-screen TV like Hisense. You can use various methods to watch Crunchyroll based on your Hisense TV’s capabilities and your home setup. The direct app install provides the most seamless experience, but even casting and screen mirroring work fairly well. You can easily get Crunchyroll working on your Hisense television with the tips above.

About: Pankaj Konwar

Pankaj Konwar is the founder and writer of 5GMP. He writes in-depth buying guides, tips for troubleshooting common TV problems, and reviews of the latest TV models.

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