Why isn't the video playing?

This means that either:

  • Your device has an unstable connection. All you can do to resolve this is to make sure your connection is as stable as possible and try again.
  • If the problem occurs even when you are on a stable wifi connection, your device may be unable to decode the video. When this happens, you should contact us to tell us the specific video you had trouble with, as well as what device you are using, so we can look into it. Check if other videos work to see if it's only that particular one, or all videos across the board.

There are two areas that can have issues when streaming videos--the app and getting to the servers.

-Getting the app all set:

On your device, clear your cache and delete the app data before uninstalling and reinstalling the Crunchyroll app.

 

-Getting to the right servers:

Because the servers for various devices are all located in different parts of the country, sometimes it's a matter of pointing to the right DNS server.

Changing your router's DNS should resolve this. You’ll find complete instructions on how to change your DNS by using OpenDNS.com's all-encompassing guide (https://store.opendns.com/setup). You should try this first, if in the USA and Europe. If this doesn't seem to help, you can try Google's Public DNS (https://developers.google.com/speed/public-dns).

To find more FAQ’s and knowledge base questions and answers, access the rest of our knowledge base.

To check out the forums, find shared answers from other users, or post a question about shows and other interests, check out Crunchyroll forums.

If you still need further help, need something changed regarding your account, or would like to contact us directly, please contact us with the details.