NEWFLASH: Crystal to stream on Crunchyroll

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All right, I am officially getting a Crunchyroll account. I've been watching Akumu-chan on Roku with a free account and I've been so happy with their subs that I was kind of wondering if I should get a premium account as it was. I wasn't sure if there's some content you can see with premium that you can't with free, or if it's just a question of commercials?

Question, though, do they have separate premium accounts or what? Like they have both live-action and anime, will one premium account give you access to both?
 

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SailorDonut said:
Question, though, do they have separate premium accounts or what? Like they have both live-action and anime, will one premium account give you access to both?
It seems that just having a single premium account gives access to both their anime and dorama line-up. :)
 
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Caleb said:
It seems that just having a single premium account gives access to both their anime and dorama line-up. :)
YES I am so here for this. I wish they'd somehow be able to stream the new subs of the old anime, too. I'm curious to see it but 1. prefer watching on the tv and 2. haven't been able to get it to play off Neon Alley on my computer as it is. I do not want to deal with Hulu. (I know Neon Alley is just streaming from Hulu, but at least I would feel a small degree of separation.) I paid for their plus service for several months and was really unhappy with it. Their selection, even of newer shows, isn't that great, and the commercials drove me CRAZY. I'd rather just wait for the new DVD sets than give Hulu business :-/
 
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world-shaking said:
Thank you for the detailed information. Makes sense now. :)
Also, that's an awesome gift for your daughter!
Thank you! She enjoys it a good bit.

With a premium account you get access to a lot more OLDER stuff too. You can watch an entire run of something, rather than just the 10 or so episodes.

Donut, do you have a laptop? Mac or PC? If it's a Mac, I can totally walk you through hooking it up to a TV to watch. We've did that for many years before I bought a mac mini that became my "entertainment" computer that is always hooked to the TV (and surround sound).
 
#25
As a Crunchyroll subscriber, this is indeed good news. I'm currently using it to watch episodes of Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders, albeit without a premium subscription, so my smart phone viewing is limited to places with wifi and have to wait almost a week after the latest episode airs to view it. A small price to pay, but well worth the wait for me.
 

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kyleen66 said:
world-shaking said:
Thank you for the detailed information. Makes sense now. :)
Also, that's an awesome gift for your daughter!
Thank you! She enjoys it a good bit.

With a premium account you get access to a lot more OLDER stuff too. You can watch an entire run of something, rather than just the 10 or so episodes.

Donut, do you have a laptop? Mac or PC? If it's a Mac, I can totally walk you through hooking it up to a TV to watch. We've did that for many years before I bought a mac mini that became my "entertainment" computer that is always hooked to the TV (and surround sound).
That's pretty cool, too. I bought a Sewell PC to TV converter so that I could stream shows, movies, and video games from my PC to my TV while immobilized on the couch for a month after an ankle surgery recently. It was totally worth it(!), but there's a problem with Sailor Moon: the darned subtitles are too small on my television set! I have a 32 inch (I think?) CRT television set (one of those bulky & heavy ones) from about the year 2000, and the transfer understandably lowers the picture quality but even worse it makes the subtitles too small to read without being right up by it, even on Hulu's biggest font size setting. :(

I wish Hulu had bigger subtitle choices. Oh, well, watching it at my PC might be much less comfortable, but the LCD screen I have makes it look more beautiful than I've ever seen it before :D
 
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I have another question on how this will work: when a new episode comes out, does it stream live in real time at first, allowing everyone on the internet (with accounts & access) to watch together in real time and then become available for any-time streaming, or does it just get released right away as an any-time stream? I hope that question makes sense.
 
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worldo_shaking said:
I have another question on how this will work: when a new episode comes out, does it stream live in real time at first, allowing everyone on the internet (with accounts & access) to watch together in real time and then become available for any-time streaming, or does it just get released right away as an any-time stream? I hope that question makes sense.
The latter would make the most sense since the Internet doesn't have timeslots like television does.
 
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Sabrblade said:
worldo_shaking said:
I have another question on how this will work: when a new episode comes out, does it stream live in real time at first, allowing everyone on the internet (with accounts & access) to watch together in real time and then become available for any-time streaming, or does it just get released right away as an any-time stream? I hope that question makes sense.
The latter would make the most sense since the Internet doesn't have timeslots like television does.
Yes, content on Crunchyroll is "on demand". You can watch it any time after the initial release. Actually, you don't want to start playing right as it comes available cause the player often forgets to include subtitles if you. :)
 
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Crunchyroll usually releases things at a certain of the day. Example, Kuroko's Basketball was after 2:00 EST on Saturday (I think) and we could watch anytime after that.

My experience with CR though, not to try and watch anything after 8:00 pm EST because it would really lag and buffer. I think their servers get overload as the evening wears on.
 

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So, if it will only be available immediately for premium members on CR (and everyone else will have to wait a week for it), then I'd rather get a NND premium account since it's cheaper. The only question is whether it will be up on Hulu for free at 6AM or not.
 

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So, if it will only be available immediately for premium members on CR (and everyone else will have to wait a week for it), then I'd rather get a NND premium account since it's cheaper. The only question is whether it will be up on Hulu for free at 6AM or not.

What in the hell is an NND? It's going to be on Hulu? Hulu releases at 6AM what timezone? Why is this so complicated? Why didn't I learn this stuff in school? NEVERMIND WHAT I SAID, I'M NOT PREPARED, I'M NEVER GOING TO BE PREPARED, IT'S GOING TO SLIP THROUGH MY FINGERS AND I'M NEVER GOING TO SEE IT
OH GOD WHY
WHY
WHY GOD WHY??????????????
 
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StarHealerTornado said:
So, if it will only be available immediately for premium members on CR (and everyone else will have to wait a week for it), then I'd rather get a NND premium account since it's cheaper. The only question is whether it will be up on Hulu for free at 6AM or not.
Seriously? NND is a crappy site with a terrible player. Enjoy that.
 
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StarHealerTornado said:
You can turn it off though...
I didn't know that! Thank you!

I did sign up for NND account when they announced they would have it, but I'll likely use CR because we have premium account in the house and I can watch it easily on the TV with the Surround sound. (I used a Mac Mini for an entertainment computer- works fabulous). I've also heard that NND has trouble with streaming and buffering, but I'm taking that 2nd hand on the advise of friends that have used it more than I.