How to Watch Crunchyroll on FireStick in 2024

Aliu Isa  - Streaming Expert
Last updated: January 1, 2024
Read time: 12 minutes

Watch unlimited manga and everything you like on Crunchyroll safely via VPN. This article explains how to install Crunchyroll on Amazon FireStick.


Crunchyroll is no small streaming service with over 30,000 episodes of anime series and manga dramas. Yet, watching it on your favorite streaming device like Amazon Fire TV Stick is often difficult due to the platform’s grey reputation. Nonetheless, this article explains how to install and watch the streaming platform on your FireStick and also use VPNs to ensure complete privacy.

It is almost impossible to name the world’s top three anime streaming sites and not include Crunchyroll. The reason is not far-fetched: Crunchyroll streams thousands of hours and over 30,000 episodes of the most popular and latest anime series. It also boasts an extensive collection of manga dramas. This streaming service is a dream for anime lovers.

Besides, Crunchyroll has apps for various platforms, including iOS, Android, PlayStation, Windows Phone, Xbox, and Amazon FireStick. If you own a FireStick and can’t find a way to install and watch Crunchyroll on your device, you’ve come to the perfect place for help. Read on to learn all about accessing Crunchyroll on FireStick.

Quick Guide to Install Crunchyroll on FireStick

You don’t need to jailbreak your FireStick to install Crunchyroll on it. You simply find Crunchyroll in the Amazon App Store. However, many users have reported Crunchyroll Amazon FireStick crashing. Maybe a Crunchyroll FireStick update will eliminate this problem in the future. But right now, we recommend the more reliable Amazon Silk Browser.

Here are the steps to use Crunchyroll on FireStick via the Amazon Silk Browser.

  1. Find Amazon Silk Browser – Go to “Find.” Then, tap “Search” from your FireStick home screen. Fill in “Silk” and tap “Silk Browser.” The FireStick will redirect you to the search results, where you can choose the Amazon Silk tile. It is labeled “Internet.”
  2. Download the Silk Browser app if not installed – Select “Download” or “Get” if the Amazon Silk app is not already installed on your FireStick.
  3. Open Silk Browser – After installing the app, it will show “Open.” Tap the icon. A launch screen may pop up, or you may be redirected to the Bing homepage. Either way, tap the URL bar at the top of your screen.
  4. Search Crunchyroll – Type “Crunchyroll” in the bar and select “Go” after you’ve finished typing. Move the cursor toward the Crunchyroll website link using your remote’s navigational buttons. Tap the link to enter the site. Scroll to the bottom of your screen and tap “View Full Site.”
  5. Sign in to your Crunchyroll account – Then, enter your Crunchyroll account details and log in on your FireStick. Now, you can start streaming!

If you still want the Crunchyroll app on your FireStick, search for it on the Amazon Appstore and click “Get” on the description page when you find it. Then, wait for the app to finish downloading and click “Open” to launch it.

Why should I use a VPN on FireStick?

If you have not noticed, your internet service provider (ISP) knows all your online activity and may help the government monitor you. This can be a problem for you when you intentionally/unintentionally access copyrighted content.

Of course, there is a low risk of you getting into trouble for streaming copyrighted material on FireStick. However, using a virtual private network (VPN) gives you a full guarantee that you are safe. A VPN uses built-in security features to conceal your IP address from your ISP and government, rendering them powerless to track your online activity.

Getting a reliable VPN to mask your IP address will also stop your ISP from blocking access to content you are eager to consume on your FireStick.

Another reason to use a VPN on FireStick is to unblock geo-restricted content. Part of Crunchyroll’s terms and conditions read, “Video content availability may vary by country.” That means some videos may not be available in your country. Without a VPN service, there is no way to bypass such geographically-based restrictions.

Therefore, we recommend protecting and expanding your streaming access on FireStick with a VPN.

Many top VPNs can serve well for unblocking and streaming Crunchyroll. Notably, ExpressVPN has proven to be at the top of the line, offering the most secure protection and fastest streaming experience.

What does Crunchyroll offer?

As mentioned before, Crunchyroll is among the most popular online streaming sites. Thanks to its extensive library of popular and new content, it is a streaming destination for anime and Manga drama lovers. Crunchyroll offers its subscribers more than 30,000 episodes of various genres of anime.

Whether you are looking for a contemporary anime series or a classic, Crunchyroll has it. It features popular shows such as One Piece, Attack on Titan, Naruto: Shippuden, Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood, Kuroko’s Basketball, and Hero Academia.

Even streaming networks like Netflix and Hulu cannot battle Crunchyroll regarding anime content. The platform’s focus on anime content makes it not distracted by other genres; Netflix and other mainstream networks lack such concentration. It is little wonder Crunchyroll is a top choice among anime lovers.

Furthermore, Crunchyroll provides subscribers with the unique feature of streaming anime series just one hour after they air in Japan. Not only does this feature deliver the freshest content, but it also gives fans outside Japan a chance to see the latest releases as soon as possible.

However, there is a catch if you prefer dubs to subs. Crunchyroll does not dub most of its shows in English; you can only play them in Japanese. But you can count on English subtitles to help out. If that’s not good enough for you, this anime streaming site may not be your ideal option.

Finally, Crunchyroll has both free and premium plans. The free plan provides content in low quality and features ads. If you find those ads annoying, like most people, you should consider paying for the premium plan.

How to subscribe to Crunchyroll

Whether you opt for the ad-supported free plan or the paid service, you must create an account to use/watch Crunchyroll on your FireStick.

Before making a decision, you should know that on top of annoying ads and low-quality pictures, the free plan does not support simulcasts or give full access to the platform’s anime and manga content collection.

In contrast, the premium version supports simulcasts, streams up to full HD quality, displays no ads, and offers full access to Crunchyroll’s library. A premium subscription also gives you members-only discounts on the platform’s store. It’s worth mentioning that the paid version has two tiers: Fan and Mega Fan.

Features availableFreeFanMega Fan
PriceNo cost$7.99/month$9.99/month (1-month plan) or $6.66/month (13-month plan)
Offline viewingNoNoYes
Simultaneous streaming114
Unlimited access to the content libraryNoYesYes
Full HD qualityNoYesYes
14-day trialNoYesYes
Store couponsNoNoYes

As the table shows, each premium plan offers a 14-day trial that lets you enjoy the best stuff for free before committing to the service. However, you must enter your credit card information so that Crunchyroll can start charging you after the trial elapses.

If you do not plan to pay for the premium service, we advise canceling the free trial immediately after activating it; the trial will be active for 14 days but will not be charged after its expiration.

Now that you know all Crunchyroll plans, let’s discuss creating an account.

1. Visit the Crunchyroll website

Visit “” on your phone, tablet, or any other convenient device. Click on the floating banner featuring “14-Day Free Trial” on the homepage, and it will take you to the premium plans.

2. Select a subscription plan

Select “Start 14-Day Free Trial” on your preferred plan or tap “Create a free account” near the bottom of your screen, and the site will redirect you to the page where you will create your account.

3. Provide necessary information 

Input the required information, including your email address and preferred password, and click “Create Account.”

Once your sign-up is successful, you can head to your FireStick to install Crunchyroll and log in with your email address and password.

How to stream on FireStick anonymously

Earlier, we mentioned the importance of using a VPN on FireStick. Besides the VPN helping you unblock geo-restricted anime content on Crunchyroll, it can allow you to stream on FireStick anonymously. That means your ISP and government cannot tell what you are streaming on FireStick.

Even better, Crunchyroll, which restricts certain content by location, will have no idea that you are streaming anime series or manga dramas not approved for your area. However, you will need a good VPN to be anonymous on FireStick. Many VPN providers promise anonymity, but most do not deliver.

Amidst the deceit, we’ve found ExpressVPN to be one of the few VPN providers that keep its promise of anonymity. The VPN effectively bypasses content geo-restrictions and masks your IP address to protect you from online surveillance and ISP throttling.

It is worth mentioning that we do not endorse copyright law violations. However, getting a VPN on your FireStick keeps you fully safe even when you unintentionally stream content from an illegal source. Frankly, you cannot always distinguish between a legitimate and illegitimate source.

Therefore, we recommend installing an effective VPN like ExpressVPN on your FireStick before you start using Crunchyroll. Here is how to install and use a VPN on your FireStick.

1. Subscribe to VPN 

The first step is to subscribe to a VPN. Create an account with your email address and use a password you won’t forget.

If you subscribe to ExpressVPN, you can get a 30-day money guarantee here. That means you can use the VPN service for free for the first 30 days. You can easily ask for a full refund if you are unsatisfied with the service. However, your refund request should be within 30 days of subscription.

2. Turn on your FireStick 

Power on your FireStick and head to “Find,” then the “Search” option.

3. Find VPN

Now is the time to find your preferred VPN. Type the provider’s name in the “Search” bar and select it when it appears in your search results.

4. Download VPN

After selecting your preferred VPN, click “Get” to install it on your FireStick.

5. Sign in to your account 

After installation, open the app. You will find a box requesting your login credentials. Enter the details you created at the time of subscription. Select “Sign in.”

6. Connect to a VPN server

Now that you are in, it is time to connect to a VPN server. Scroll through the many countries and the servers below them, and select your preferred server by clicking on the Power icon. Alternatively, let the VPN provider choose an automatic location for you.

If you are using ExpressVPN, this feature is called “Smart Location.” It automatically picks the VPN server that provides the optimal experience based on download speed, distance, and latency.

Your FireStick connection is now secure, and you can stream all content, including geo-blocked anime series, on Crunchyroll and your other favorite platforms without anyone snooping on you.

How to use Crunchyroll on FireStick

Watch Crunchyroll on Firestick

If you are an avid lover of anime series or manga drama, you will not be able to get enough of Crunchyroll’s content. Therefore, we recommend creating a shortcut on your FireStick home screen so you can easily open the app whenever you return.

You can create a shortcut on FireStick by pressing and holding your remote control’s home button for a few seconds until a menu pops out. Then, choose “Apps from the available options. 

Next, go to the Amazon Silk browser tile. Instead of selecting it, press your remote control’s “Menu” button. Tap “Move” and place the app in the top row. Then, hit the “Select” button to confirm the Silk browser app’s new location on your FireStick home screen.

Now, the Silk browser is on the FireStick home screen, and you can quickly access it every time. You can make things even more convenient by favoriting Crunchyroll within the Silk browser to bookmark the Crunchyroll homepage. That’s as simple as clicking the star on the navigation bar at the top of your screen while on Crunchyroll’s site.

Once you’ve gotten the shortcut and bookmark out of the way, navigating the Crunchyroll site should be the next step. Thankfully, the site has a nice user interface that makes navigating easy. The homepage features popular videos, new episodes of shows, concerts, and news. So, there’s a lot to choose from; take your pick.

Moreover, click the tab on the top left corner of your screen for various options. Also, enter a title in the space bar on the top right corner, and the site will bring top results; click the result you’re looking for and play the video. That’s how you use Crunchyroll on Amazon TV.

Crunchyroll Firestick features 

Crunchyroll on Amazon Fire TV sports a colorful homepage and well-designed browse & watch pages that deliver a good user experience. The homepage features content ranging from anime series to manga drama, concerts, and anime-related news.

You can pick from thousands of Japanese anime and manga content using the “Search” icon at the top right corner. It’s good that the Search option delivers accurate results in seconds, even before you finish typing a title.

Crunchyroll on FireStick allows you to stream its content in HD and full HD, depending on availability. Of course, you must be on a premium plan to stream HD content.

Also, Crunchyroll on Amazon FireStick offers subtitles in various languages, making it suitable for different groups of subscribers.


Crunchyroll’s extensive library of anime series and manga dramas is almost unrivaled in anime entertainment. It is an obvious choice for many anime lovers, and we’ve provided step-by-step instructions to help you access it on FireStick.

You may be able to install the Crunchyroll app on your FireStick from the Amazon App Store, but we recommend using the website via the Amazon Silk browser. Also, consider choosing any premium plans for the best anime streaming experience. And if you’re not ready for the financial commitment, you can make do with the free plan for some time.

Moreover, remember to use a VPN, at least a quality free FireStick VPN, to secure your network and unblock geo-restricted shows.

Enjoy safe streaming!


Yes. With Crunchyroll’s free account, you can watch limited manga and anime series on your FireStick. To access the full service, you can simply upgrade to one of the paid tiers available anytime via your account details on their website.

No, it’s not required. To start streaming Crunchyroll, you must install Silk Browser (labeled ‘Internet’) on your Firestick.

It is free with certain limitations that may frustrate you if you love an ad-free experience and sharp pictures. If the free version is too limiting, choose from the three premium subscription price plans.

Crunchyroll is fully legal and has the right to stream its countless anime content. It distributes only legally obtained material like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video do.

Crunchyroll has two main premium plans: Fan and Mega Fan. The Fan plan costs $7.99, while the Mega Fan $9.99.

You can access Crunchyroll with your Hulu subscription for $7.99 a month. If you’re a first-time user, you can start your journey with a 14-day free trial.

Netflix is undoubtedly a powerhouse in the streaming industry, but it cannot rival Crunchyroll regarding anime content. So, the latter is the better option if you’re interested in only anime content.

Crunchyroll subtitles not working may be caused by a server issue or an error with your FireStick. The most common and simple solution is turning the subtitles on and off.

First of all, check your Internet and ensure that it is working. If you can download the Crunchyroll app on FireStick, update it to the latest version. Lastly, restart all services.

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Aliu Isa

Aliu Isa

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Isa is a Nigeria-born professional writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience under his belt. Having worked with some of the most renowned organizations worldwide, he’s been able to produce and publish hundreds of high-quality articles across a wide range of niches. Over time, Isa has developed an immense interest in digital security and privacy. He has always been a privacy enthusiast, and now, he's giving it all to educate people on privacy, security, and geo-blocking issues around the world.

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