How to stream Crunchyroll with a VPN
Crunchyroll offers the world’s largest licensed* anime library, along with manga, games, and popular Asian dramas. ExpressVPN helps you securely stream Crunchyroll from anywhere—including school and public Wi-Fi networks—so you can watch anime and play games with unlimited bandwidth and no throttling.
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Why use a Crunchyroll VPN?
ISPs and Wi-Fi providers have been known to restrict the internet speeds of people using particular streaming apps in a practice known as throttling. When you’re on ExpressVPN, these networks can’t see what you’re using, meaning they can’t slow you down based on content. So you get the speed you need.
In the U.S., Crunchyroll has over 900 titles available for streaming. Most of it is actually free to watch, too!
When it comes to streaming video, distance matters. ExpressVPN’s network of secure VPN server locations across the U.S. allows you to connect to the one closest to you. That means faster streams at higher quality, with minimal buffering.
With ExpressVPN, you can securely watch Crunchyroll from anywhere on platforms including Mac, Windows, Xbox, iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku, Fire TV Stick, and more.
Crunchyroll VPN: How to get the best speeds
The ExpressVPN Speed Test, available for Windows and Mac, lets you check the latency and download speed of each VPN server location. Whether you want to watch Crunchyroll on a school network or public Wi-Fi, ExpressVPN can help you access it privately and securely.
To get the best quality, select the location that offers the highest speed index. Then you can connect to that location and instantly start streaming Crunchyroll.
Just choose the fastest VPN server location and watch your favorite anime and Asian TV dramas with faster speed and reduced load time.
FAQ: Watch Crunchyroll with a VPN
Does ExpressVPN work with Crunchyroll?
Yes. ExpressVPN’s servers have fast, throttle-free access to Crunchyroll streaming and games. So you get all the security and privacy of ExpressVPN without compromising your Crunchyroll experience.
Is Crunchyroll free with a VPN?
Crunchyroll offers both free (with commercials) and Premium membership accounts, but ExpressVPN does not come with a Crunchyroll membership, and it is not a replacement for Crunchyroll. Rather, it complements your existing Crunchyroll account to help you watch content at blazing-fast speed. A Crunchyroll Premium Membership comes with a 14-day free trial and allows you to stream new anime episodes commercial-free (subtitles included!) just hours after they air in Japan.
Can I watch Crunchyroll outside the U.S.?
Yes, Crunchyroll is available worldwide. Crunchyroll in the U.S. has the largest anime catalog, with over 900 titles available for streaming. HBO Max subscribers also have access to the Crunchyroll Collection, a curated catalog of anime titles.
Will a VPN slow my Crunchyroll streaming?
All VPNs have the potential to slow your internet connection, but ExpressVPN is one of the fastest, and users rarely notice a difference. If you do notice a drop in video quality, try selecting a closer server location.
If you’re using a streaming media device like an Apple TV, you may want to try watching Crunchyroll with MediaStreamer, which is included with every ExpressVPN subscription.
What devices can I watch Crunchyroll on?
Crunchyroll is available on a wide range of devices, including:
Smartphones and tablets, including iOS and Android
Computers, including Mac, Windows, and Linux
Smart TVs and TV box systems, including Apple TV, Android TV, and Fire TV Stick
Game consoles, including PlayStation and Xbox
ExpressVPN has easy-to-use apps for many of these devices and covers five devices simultaneously. But even if your device cannot install ExpressVPN directly, you can still enjoy full VPN benefits by connecting it to a router running ExpressVPN.
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What else can I do with ExpressVPN?
With ExpressVPN, you can bypass censorship in certain countries that block access to sites like YouTube, Twitter, and Google. You can also browse the web privately and securely, including services like Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and HBO Max/Go.
You can also use ExpressVPN on streaming media consoles like Apple TV, Fire TV Stick, and Roku. To connect other Wi-Fi-enabled devices like gaming consoles or smart TVs, try ExpressVPN for your wireless router.
* ExpressVPN is a VPN service not intended to be used as a means of copyright circumvention. Please read the ExpressVPN Terms of Service and Crunchyroll Terms of Service for more details.
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