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(7 Fixes) Crunchyroll Not Working On Apple TV [2023 Guide]

Crunchyroll Not Working On Apple TV

Have you been seeing trailers for interesting anime lately?

If you said yes, let me tell you that Crunchyroll is the best platform to watch it on.

And it should normally work on Apple TVs.

However, if you’re getting issues with it – let me help you out.

Keep reading to find out:

  • How to update Crunchyroll on Apple TV.
  • How to reset your Apple TV or Crunchyroll app.
  • 7 quick fixes for Crunchyroll not working on Apple TV.
  • And a lot more…

Why is Crunchyroll not working on Apple TV?

Crunchyroll isn’t working on your Apple TV because your internet connection is slow or unstable. Moreover, you’re facing server problems and issues with either the app or your Apple TV. Last but not least, ensure that your payment options are prepared for your subscription renewal.

Crunchyroll not working on Apple TV: 7 fixes

#1: Check your internet connection

For a smooth streaming experience on Crunchyroll, I recommend having at least 3mbps. 

However, if you want to stream in better quality, shoot for 25mbps.

I highly recommend using Fast or Ookla to check your connection speed.

Reminder: It’s best to open these websites on your Apple TV’s browser. Why? So you know exactly what you’re getting for your stream.

Moreover, a great way to boost your internet speed is by switching to a wired connection. 

Luckily, the process is quick and easy:

  1. Take one end of an ethernet cable to connect it to your router.
  2. Use the other end to connect to your Apple TV.
  3. Wait for your device to automatically switch connections.

Note: Only the Apple TV 3rd Generation Rev A, Apple TV HD, and Apple TV 4K 2nd Generation have an ethernet port.

Got an Apple TV model that only supports wireless connections?

It’s not over yet…

Here are a few tips to improve your internet speed without an ethernet cable:

  • Disconnect other devices from the network.
  • Clear any obstructions between the router and Apple TV.
  • Bring the router at least within 10-15 feet of your Apple TV.
  • Make sure that there aren’t devices using Bluetooth nearby.

Lastly, you should try to refresh your router using this method:

  1. Turn off your router.
  2. Unplug it from the power source.
  3. Press and hold the power button for 15-30 seconds.
  4. Turn it back on again.

However, these tips might not always work.

In this case, contact your service provider as it can be a problem on their end.

#2: Check if the servers are down

Crunchyroll servers might be inaccessible at the moment.

This can be caused by server maintenance, an overload of users, and even a cyber attack.

You can use this Down Detector link to check for server issues.

This type of problem is out of your hand. Stay patient and check up on the platform regularly for updates.

Note: The Crunchyroll Fan, Mega Fan, and Ultra Fan subscriptions allow you to download episodes and watch them offline.

However, this feature is only accessible on your phone.

What you can do is download your episodes ahead of time. After that, mirror your phone to your Apple TV so you can watch on a larger screen.

Since this is an Apple TV we are talking about, I suggest you use AirPlay.

#3: Update your Crunchyroll app

The apps on your Apple TV will update automatically as long as there’s an internet connection.

What if your internet is unstable? 

Then the update won’t happen as it’s supposed to.

Additionally, the lack of space in your storage can also result in updating issues.

Don’t worry just yet, as you can still update Crunchyroll automatically.

  1. Open the App Store.
  2. Tap on the search bar at the top right.
  3. Search for Prime Video.
  4. Select the app.
  5. Tap on Update if there’s one pending.

Note: Updates are needed to sort out bugs and add new features to apps on your Apple TV. Make sure to regularly check for updates.

#4: Update your Apple TV

Aside from Crunchyroll, don’t forget to update Apple TV too.

Without updates, your Apple TV could experience bugs when running certain apps.

Moreover, your Apple TV firmware might no longer be compatible with what’s available for Crunchyroll.

Updating your Apple TV is automatic. However, if you run into problems along the way, you can still do it on your own.

How to update Apple 4K TV/ Apple 4K TV HD

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Select System.
  3. Select Software Updates.
  4. Select Update Software.
  5. Select Download and Install if an update is available.

How to update Apple TV 3rd Generation or older

  1. Head to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Software Updates.
  4. Select Update Software.
  5. Select Download and Install.
  6. Wait for Apple TV to restart.

Reminder: Updates can take a while, so be patient.

Additionally, you should make sure that you’re connected to a stable network. If your update stops mid-way, you can run into firmware problems later.

#5: Reset your Crunchyroll app

Update Your Crunchyroll App

If updates to the app aren’t doing the trick, reset the app itself. There are 2 ways to do this: a soft reset and a hard reset.

For a soft reset

  1. Press the TV button twice on the remote.
  2. Look for the Crunchyroll app in the following menu.
  3. Highlight the Crunchyroll app and swipe up on the touch surface on the remote.
  4. Force stop the app.
  5. Re-launch it.

Force stop can prevent the current issues that are stopping your Crunchyroll app from running.

If it doesn’t work, the data on your Crunchyroll app could be corrupted. 

A soft reset won’t fix corrupted files. Instead, you should reinstall your app.

For a hard reset

  1. Look for Crunchyroll in the Home menu and highlight it.
  2. Press and hold the clickpad center or touch surface.
  3. Press the Play/Pause button.
  4. Select Delete.
  5. Launch the App Store.
  6. Search for Crunchyroll and redownload the app and its updates.

#6: Delete Apple TV’s cache

Stored cache on your Apple TV allows apps and browsers to load faster.

However, your device’s memory could fill up over time.Therefore slowing down your device and causing app problems.

Worse, the stored cache can get corrupted. With that, apps like Crunchyroll won’t work entirely.

To clear your Apple TV’s cache:

  1. Go to Settings.
  2. Select General.
  3. Select Manage Storage.
  4. Highlight the trash icon on all of the apps.
  5. Select Clear Cache.

#7: Update your subscription

Renewals should come automatically. 

However, problems can prevent it from happening too.

Have you made any changes to your payment method in Crunchyroll?

Are there sufficient funds in your account?

Make sure to manage your account as well, as this can be the source of the problem. 

Moreover, here are the plans that Crunchyroll offers now:

Fan ($7.99/month)

  1. No ads.
  2. Access to the entire anime and manga library.
  3. Watch new episodes an hour after Japan.
  4. Stream on one device.

Mega-Fan ($9.99/month)

  1. No ads.
  2. Access to the entire anime and manga library.
  3. Watch new episodes an hour after Japan.
  4. Stream on four devices.
  5. Offline viewing.

Mega-Fan ($79.99/year)

  1. No ads.
  2. Access to the entire anime and manga library.
  3. Watch new episodes an hour after Japan.
  4. Stream on four devices.
  5. Offline viewing.
  6. 16% discount on the monthly plan.

Ultimate Fan ($14.99/month)

  1. No ads.
  2. Access to the entire anime and manga library.
  3. Watch new episodes an hour after Japan.
  4. Stream on six devices.
  5. Offline viewing.
  6. Ultimate Fan member swag bag.
  7. Access to exclusive merch.
  8. $25 off of $100 purchase on Crunchyroll Store every three months.

Note: Crunchyroll does have a free version.

However, it gives you access to a limited library. The show you want to view might be locked behind the subscription model.

For payment options, Crunchyroll allows the following:

  • Visa.
  • Paypal.
  • Mastercard.
  • Paymentez.

BONUS: Contact customer support

Have you done every tip I’ve given so far?

Still, Crunchyroll won’t run on your Apple TV?

Then it’s time to call the Crunchyroll or Apple TV support team for help.

(include: How to reset Crunchyroll on Apple TV)

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