How to Get Crunchyroll on Samsung TV?

Crunchyroll is a popular anime streaming service with over 120 million registered users worldwide. It has the most extensive collection of licensed anime shows and movies available. Many anime fans would love to watch their favorite shows on a big-screen TV.

Unfortunately, Crunchyroll discontinued its app on Samsung Smart TVs. So, you cannot simply download the Crunchyroll app directly anymore.

Cast Crunchyroll on Samsung Smart TV

Here, we will discuss 6 different ways to enjoy Crunchyroll anime on your Samsung TV.

1: Use a Streaming Device

Use a Streaming Device

The easiest and most convenient way is to use a streaming device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV Stick, or Apple TV. They have the Crunchyroll app available and are designed to be used with TVs. Here’s how:

  • Firstly, Connect the streaming device to your Samsung TV’s HDMI port.
  • Then, Turn on the TV and streaming device. Follow the on-screen setup instructions.
  • After that, Download the Crunchyroll app on your streaming device. You can find it easily in the respective app stores.
  • Log in to your Crunchyroll account in the app.

Now, you can browse and watch Crunchyroll’s anime catalog on your Samsung TV using the streaming device. It’s fast, convenient, and streams in up to 1080p HD quality. The streaming device remote also makes navigation easy.

2: Screen Mirroring from Your Phone or Tablet

Cast from a Mobile Device

If you don’t want to spend money on a streaming device, you can “cast” the Crunchyroll app from your phone or tablet to the TV using screen mirroring. Both Android and iOS devices work for this.

For Android Devices

Most modern Android phones support native screen casting to Samsung Smart TVs. Here’s how to do it:

  • Ensure your Samsung TV and Android devices are connected to the same Wi-Fi network.
  • Open the Quick Settings panel on your phone and tap the Screen Mirroring/Smart View icon.
  • Select your Samsung TV from the list of available devices.
  • Allow permission on both devices to initiate mirroring.
  • Open the Crunchyroll app on your phone and start playing a video. It will show up on your TV.
  • You can now browse and play videos from the Crunchyroll app and display them on a larger screen.
  • For iPhone and iPad

For Apple Devices:

Apple devices use AirPlay to cast TVs. Here are the steps:

  • Connect both devices to the same Wi-Fi Network.
  • On your iOS device, you need to open Control Center and tap Screen Mirroring.
  • Choose your Samsung TV from the list.
  • Allow permission on both devices.
  • Launch Crunchyroll on your iPhone/iPad and play a video.
  • The video will now stream on your Samsung TV.

The advantage of screen mirroring is that it’s wireless and requires no additional hardware. Just make sure both devices are charged enough.

3: Use a Gaming Console

Gaming Console

If you have a gaming console like Xbox, PlayStation, or Nintendo Switch, you can download and use the Crunchyroll app on it to watch on your TV.

Crunchyroll is available on:

  • PlayStation 3
  • PlayStation 4
  • PlayStation 5
  • Xbox One
  • Xbox Series X/S
  • Nintendo Switch

Simply install the Crunchyroll app from your console’s app store, log in, and stream away. The gaming console apps provide a much better browsing and watching experience on TV than screen mirroring.

Gaming consoles are also great because you can use the controller for convenient navigation and support up to 4K streaming quality. The only caveat is that you need an active paid membership on services like Xbox Live Gold or PlayStation Plus to access media apps.

4: Use an HDMI Cable

Use an HDMI Cable from Laptop

If you have a Windows PC or Mac laptop, you can directly connect it to your Samsung TV using an HDMI cable. This will essentially turn your computer into a streaming device.

To watch Crunchyroll this way:

  • Connect your computer to the TV’s HDMI port using a suitable HDMI cable.
  • Set your laptop’s display output to “duplicate” so the same screen shows on both.
  • Visit on your browser and start playing a video.
  • The Crunchyroll web player will now display on your TV connected via the HDMI cable.
  • You can browse and stream the entire catalog by controlling your laptop.

This method works for watching any streaming service on a TV with a computer. Just note that your laptop needs to stay powered on and connected for this to work.

For mobile devices like iPhones and iPads, you will need Apple’s Lightning Digital AV Adapter or a USB-C to HDMI adapter, depending on your model.

5: Use a Third-Party App

web video cast

A few third-party apps like Web Video Caster let you stream video from websites on your phone/tablet to your TV.

While this does provide another potential workaround for Crunchyroll and Samsung TVs, we only recommend it as a last resort because:

  • The video quality and streaming performance may not be optimal.
  • They are not officially supported or endorsed by Crunchyroll.
  • You must keep your phone screen on the entire time for casting.

But if you want to try, here are the basic steps:

  • Install Web Video Caster on your Android or iOS device.
  • Connect your phone and Samsung TV to the same Wi-Fi.
  • Open the app and select your TV from the casting device list.
  • On your phone’s browser, go to
  • Select your TV from the Cast icon inside the Web Video Caster app.
  • You can now play Crunchyroll videos and display them on your TV through the third-party app.

Again, this should only be used as a last option if all else fails. The casting performance is typically unreliable.

6: Use the Samsung Internet Browser

Samsung Internet Browser

Some Samsung Smart TVs come with a built-in web browser app. You can try watching Crunchyroll directly in the browser of your TV.

Here’s how to do it:

  • On your Samsung TV’s Home screen, open the “Internet” app. This is the web browser.
  • Navigate to using the TV remote.
  • Log into your Crunchyroll account in the browser.
  • Browse and play videos right in the Samsung Internet browser.

The benefits of this method are that it’s straightforward and requires no additional hardware. However, the major downsides are:

  • Typing and navigation are painful with a remote control
  • The browser interface is clunky on a TV screen
  • Streaming quality and performance may not be ideal

So, this should also be used as a last resort option.

Which Method is the Best?

Out of all the options covered, using a dedicated streaming device like Roku or Fire TV Stick is, without a doubt, the best way to get Crunchyroll on your Samsung TV.

The streaming stick plugs right into your TV, provides a polished app interface optimized for big screens, and delivers smooth high-definition streaming. It’s affordable, reliable, and offers the ultimate viewing experience.

Screen mirroring comes second as a suitable wireless option. Just be aware of potential lag and reduced video quality depending on your Wi-Fi connection. It depends on whether you own compatible hardware for gaming consoles and HDMI cables.

We recommend avoiding third-party casting apps and the Samsung browser unless you’ve exhausted all other options. They provide sub-optimal experiences.

Enjoy Your Favorite Anime on the Big Screen

Although Samsung no longer supports the official Crunchyroll app, there are still great workarounds to get your anime fix on the living room TV. With the methods outlined in this guide, you’ll watch content in 480p, 720p, 1080p, or even 4K quality in no time!

Finding the right setup for your needs won’t take long. And soon, you’ll be laughing at One Piece, gasping during Attack on Titan fight scenes, and crying at emotional Violet Evergarden moments on the big screen. Enjoy your favorite shows and discover new anime hits with the help of this guide.

So grab some popcorn, dim the lights, and immerse yourself in Crunchyroll’s incredible anime library on your Samsung TV. The amazing viewing experience will be worth the effort.

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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