For the past week I’ve been having issues where the Crunchyroll App on my Roku Box is not working properly. To be more specific, videos on the App are not loading and just shows a forever loading circle with a black screen and the name of the episode in the upper left corner. The App itself will load just fine, its just the videos not loading.
I’ve tried uninstalling the App and reinstalling it, resetting my internet connection, checking to see if the App it up to date (it is), clearing the cache on my Roku Box, even moving the App to a new location (that sometimes works for some reason). I’ve even Factory reset my Roku box (pain in the ass to do, as you got to set it all up again from scratch). None of these issues have had any effect on the issue at hand, and the issue has been going on for about a week.
I’ve looked online and it appears I’m not the only one with this issue either.
(not my video btw, just using it as an example)
I heard rumor the issue is only with Roku after they did an update and it’s not effecting anything else. I also heard it only affects Dubbed streams (haven’t tested this yet).
I prefer to watch my anime dubbed and hadn’t even trying checking subbed streams yet myself.
I prefer to watch my anime in my Living Room comfortably on the couch on my big TV, but the only way to do that is with my Roku Box. If I’m gonna be forced to watch it on my computer, I may as well cancel my streaming service and hit the high seas since I’m already on my computer. I would prefer to keep it legit, but if this persists much longer I may be force to cancel and don the Jolly Rodger once again.
I guess letting Monopolies form has consequences. I would still be using mostly Funimation if the service wasn’t basically discontinued and pointless to have now. I don’t know why Sony chose to keep using the janky Crunchyroll App when Funimations App was much easier to use with less problems and more stable with a much better user experience overall.
Besides Crunchyroll I also subscribe to HiDive, and I still buy the occasional Blu-ray for my collection, used to have Funimation as well till the merger made it pointless to have both. used to use VRV as well sill Crunchyroll kicked HiDive off the platform right before the merger making VRV more pointless as well and more expensive then just having Crunchyroll by itself.
I just wanna watch the new Dubbed episodes of my shows “The great Jahy will not be Defeated”, “Chainsaw Man”, “Beast Tamer”, etc.