Crunchyroll, the World’s Largest Anime Streaming Subscription Service, Launches Today on Prime Video Channels
Crunchyroll, the world’s largest Anime streaming service has found a new home with Prime Video. From today, Prime members in the U.S. can select from two Crunchyroll memberships, allowing them to stream the Crunchyroll library ad-free and enjoy titles shortly after release in Japan. Prime customers in Canada, Sweden, and the UK will also enjoy the service launch this week with additional territories to follow.
This is exceptional news. The streamer has established itself as the home of Anime. And now, thanks to Prime Video fans around the world can enjoy a treasure of content at their fingertips. But don’t take my word for it. Read on for the full details.
A NEW HOME
Crunchyroll, the ultimate home for anime worldwide, and Prime Video today announced that they have entered into a global agreement to distribute the Crunchyroll subscription service on Prime Video. Crunchyroll is now available via Prime Video Channels in the U.S. with Canada, Sweden and the UK launching this week and additional territories to follow throughout 2024. Prime Video is a one-stop entertainment destination, offering customers a large collection of premium entertainment in a single application. On Prime Video, customers can find their favourite movies and series under one roof, be it entertainment produced by Amazon MGM Studios or by other studios, third-party channels made accessible as an add-on subscription through Prime Video Channels, and titles to rent or buy via the Prime Video Store.
THE HOME OF ANIME
Prime members can now select from two Crunchyroll memberships: Fan or Mega Fan, both of which allow customers to stream the entire Crunchyroll library ad-free, while enjoying new episodes shortly after release in Japan. (Fan Tier Price: 4.99 GBP; Mega Fan Tier 5.99 GBP). At launch, Mega Fan subscribers can also download titles for offline viewing, with additional non-video benefits to be added shortly. Crunchyroll subscribers can enjoy the world’s largest streaming library of anime, with 24,000 hours, 46,000 episodes, and more than 1,300 series and films.
“Crunchyroll offers an anime adventure for every kind of fan. From sports to romantic comedy, horror and action to slice-of-life, even the anime-curious can get immersed in our library,” said Terry Li, EVP of emerging business, Crunchyroll. “We look forward to welcoming new fans into the anime community through our launch on Prime Video Channels.”
“Prime Video already offers an unparalleled collection of premium entertainment, including third-party channels so customers can enjoy their favourite movies and series directly on Prime Video,” said Matt Cohen, head of content acquisition and partnerships, Prime Video Channels. “With the addition of Crunchyroll to Prime Video Channels, Prime members can now easily stream anime content on Prime Video.”
Crunchyroll serves fans in more than 200 countries and territories with the world’s largest dedicated anime library, along with theatrical, events and experiential, games, consumer products, and so much more. New Crunchyroll subscribers can enjoy the massive fall anime season with more than 50 new titles, including the emotionally complex fantasy adventure series Frieren: Beyond Journey’s End, the long-running swashbuckling epic One Piece, and the action-packed hit JUJUTSU KAISEN. Prime Video Channels offers top global and local premium add-on subscription services for Prime members. With Prime Video Channels’ premium add-on subscription selection, Prime members can conveniently find all the content they love and manage their go-to streaming subscriptions with a single Amazon sign-on. Prime members can subscribe to Prime Video Channels with no extra apps to download beyond Prime Video, and no cable required.
Prime Video has effortlessly cemented itself as a one-stop shop for the best entertainment available to stream. And now, with Crunchyroll landing on the platform, the streamer has become all the more irreplaceable. Which is well worth the price of a subscription. You can sign up for the service here. Prime Video offers customers a vast collection of TV shows, movies, sports, and more—all available to watch on practically any device.
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