How to Activate Crunchyroll on Roku, PS, Apple TV, Fire TV

Watching your favorite anime nowadays has never been easier with the numerous streaming services that are currently available on our streaming devices. Crunchyroll is one such streaming service that has gained popularity over the years for its production and distribution of anime for the diverse customers it serves. However, for you to watch Crunchyroll on your streaming platforms, you will have to activate it first. 

Generally, you can activate Crunchyroll on Roku, PS, Apple TV, and Fire TV by downloading the Crunchyroll app on your device and activating it with an activation code on the Crunchyroll website. 

The activation process is pretty much simple but differs slightly from device to device so read on for further details on how you can activate the service on your specific device. 

How to Activate Crunchyroll on Roku, PS, Apple TV, Fire TV

What is Crunchyroll?

Crunchyroll is an American-based streaming platform that delivers thousands of Japanese anime shows to viewers around the globe. It also produces several manga titles which are graphic novels based on Japanese styles. 

It is the favorite destination for most anime fans and has over a hundred million users across the face of the earth. 

It is a former subsidiary of Otter Media and was recently acquired by Sony in 2021.

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How to Activate Crunchyroll on Roku, PS, Apple TV, Fire TV

Now that we know what Crunchyroll is, let’s delve deeper into how to activate it on your devices. 

First of all, you should consider creating a Crunchyroll account before you attempt to activate Crunchyroll on your streaming device. 

With your Crunchyroll account, you will have the option to choose a subscription package of your choice. 

You will also need your account credentials and an activation code to complete the activation process once you begin. 

To create a Crunchyroll account, visit  and provide the necessary information.

After creating the account, the next step will be to download the Crunchyroll app on your streaming device. The app is available on Roku Channel Store, PlayStation Store, Apple Store, and Amazon Fire App Store.

How to Activate Crunchyroll on Roku

Follow the steps below to activate Crunchyroll on your Roku device.

  1. Go to the Homescreen on your Roku device.
  2. Scroll down to Streaming Channels and select Search Channels.
  3. Type in “Crunchyroll” in the search bar and press OK on your remote.
  4. Select Add Channel once you see the Crunchyroll channel. The app will be downloaded and installed on your Roku device afterward.
  5. Open the Crunchyroll channel after its installation.
  6. Click on Link your account. A 6-digit activation code will appear on the screen. Take note of the code since it will be used to activate the channel later on their website.
  7. With a smartphone or computer, go to and login to your account. 
  8. Choose the Link option and type in the 6-digit activation code.
  9. Click  Link to Roku device.

Crunchyroll will automatically be activated on your Roku device and you will then have access to the overwhelming repository of anime the channel has to offer you.

How to Activate Crunchyroll on PS3, PS4, and PS5.

Crunchyroll is available to watch on your Playstation 3,4 and 5 gaming consoles. You can activate it by using the following steps:

  1. Go to the PlayStation Store and download the Crunchyroll app.
  2. Launch the app and log in with your credentials. 
  3. A 6-digit activation code will be provided to you on your screen.
  4. Visit with your smartphone or computer and login.
  5. Enter the activation code that was provided to your PS to activate your app. 

The Crunchyroll app on your PS will be activated and you can start watching your favorite anime. 

How to Activate Crunchyroll on Apple TV 

You can activate Crunchyroll on your Apple TV through the following steps:

  1. Press the Home button on your Apple TV remote to take you to the Homescreen.
  2. Go to the Apple App Store and type in “Crunchyroll” in the search bar.
  3. Select the Crunchyroll app and download it to your Apple TV. 
  4. After installation, open the app and sign in with your Crunchyroll account credentials.
  5. Take note of the activation code that will be given to you. 
  6. Visit on your smartphone or PC and login with your account details.
  7. Enter the activation code in the browser to activate the app on Apple TV.

Your app is now activated and you start viewing  Crunchyroll on your Apple TV.

How to Activate Crunchyroll on Fire TV 

Follow the steps below to activate Crunchyroll on your Amazon Fire TV:

  1. Go to the Amazon Fire TV Store to download and install the Crunchyroll app.
  2. After installation, log in to the app with your account details. 
  3. Take note of the activation code that will be given to you from the app.
  4. Visit on your smartphone or PC and login with your account details.
  5. Enter the activation code in the browser to activate the app on your Fire TV.

You are now in a position to start streaming your anime shows from Crunchyroll. 

Crunchyroll Device Activation Not Working 

If you are unable to activate your Crunchyroll using the above steps, the problem may be coming from your activation code or internet connection. You may consider the following tips if you find yourself in such a situation:

  • Make sure you type in the activation code exactly as you see on your screen.
  • Ensure that you have a strong internet connection since poor internet often disrupts the activation process.
  • Uninstall the Crunchyroll app and reinstall it to get a new activation code. 
  • Restart your streaming device and start the activation process all over again.

Why Can’t I Log In to Crunchyroll? 

To log in to Crunchyroll, you will need to have an account. So, begin by creating an account with Crunchyroll using the steps I discussed earlier.

However, if you are still experiencing problems with logging in even after creating the account, then you should consider the following:

  • Check if your internet connection is not disconnected.
  • Ensure that your email or username and password are correct. 
  • Reset your password and log in with your username and new password

If the above tips do not help fix the issue, then the server may be experiencing some difficulties.

Is Crunchyroll Completely Free?

Crunchyroll is free and can be accessed without a paid premium subscription. However, the free plan has limited features and only allows you to watch a restricted library of Crunchyroll shows. 

You will experience multiple ads and new episodes will not be readily available for your viewing experience. As a free user, you will also not be able to download shows to watch later. 

How Much Does Crunchyroll Cost?

As I said earlier, Crunchyroll’s free plan offers limited features so you may have to subscribe to the premium service if you want access to all of its features. 

Crunchyroll has three paid subscription plans: Fan, Megafan, and Ultimate fan plans. These subscriptions come with a monthly cost of $7.99, $9.99, and $14.99 respectively. 

These premium subscriptions, unlike the free plan, allow subscribers to stream shows without ads. You will also be able to download shows and them offline later. 

The paid plans allow subscribers to enjoy a 14-day free trial before the start of the subscription plan. 


The activation process for Crunchyroll, as you can see, is simple and only involves installing the app and using the activation code to activate it on the website. However, your device must support the app and you’ll have to have a Crunchyroll account. 

With those requirements in place, you should be on your way to enjoying all the shows and movies the anime channel has to offer. 


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