Why Does Crunchyroll Keep Freezing?


Sometimes, after a long day of work or school, the first thing you want to do is sit down and enjoy some great streaming content.

There are a lot of good choices for streaming services, and one of the best ones out there – at least for fans of anime – is Crunchyroll. Crunchyroll is the leading streaming service for both anime series and films, and viewers can either watch it free with ads or pay $7.99 per month to disable ads and get access to new episodes more quickly.

However, people have reported issues with Crunchyroll at times, with one issue being freezing issues. But why does Crunchyroll keep freezing?

There are two potential issues surrounding Crunchyroll freezing. The first is something to do on your end. This could be due to your Internet, the device you’re watching on, and/or your behavior. On the other hand, it is possible that the issue could be on Crunchyroll’s end. For instance, Crunchyroll’s video player may be having issues, or even the whole website may be.

How do you prevent Crunchyroll from freezing? And do the problems that affect Crunchyroll also affect other streaming services?

Why Does Crunchyroll Keep Freezing?

If you are experiencing freezing issues, this typically means that the problem is either on your end or on Crunchyroll’s end. If it is on your end, there are multiple things you can do to try to fix this.

A common reason why Crunchyroll may be freezing on a computer, for instance, may be due to you running too many programs at once while watching Crunchyroll. This problem is easily fixed, and can simply be addressed by shutting down any programs you do not need open at the time. When using Crunchyroll on your computer, the only program needed to be actively used is a browser to watch Crunchyroll.

The reason why your computer may be running slowly due to a number of programs is because of limited memory. The more programs you have open, the more your computer may struggle. Depending on the kind of device you decide to use to watch Crunchyroll, you may be able to expand your computer’s capacity for memory.

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This is going to be easiest if you are using a computer, as computers tend to be more customizable than other relevant devices. With other devices, however, you may simply have to rely on either sticking with what you have, or trying to upgrade to a more capable device.

When should I upgrade my devices?

If your device seems to be running poorly in general, however, this may mean that it is time to upgrade to a more capable one in general. As discussed above, certain devices can be upgraded piecemeal. This means that you can simply upgrade parts of your computer that are somewhat out of date, or that have become damaged. Parts may degrade at different rates, and replacing parts is a good way to extend the lifespan of the computer. However, if your computer is overall out of date, getting an all-new computer may be the best option for you to take.

Where can I watch Crunchyroll?

Crunchyroll is available to use on a variety of different platforms. Among the most common places people watch Crunchyroll are on their computers and mobile phones, but Crunchyroll later became available on a number of other platforms.

In particular, you can watch Crunchyroll on devices like Roku and Amazon Fire Stick, as well as on smart TVs by a variety of different brands. You can also enjoy your favorite anime series on video game platforms, including for Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony game consoles.

Is Crunchyroll Premium worth it?

Crunchyroll can be viewed for free, with the only disadvantages of doing so being reduced video quality options, having to watch ads (unless you are using an ad blocker), and having to wait for a certain length of time to see new episodes of anime series.

The cheapest subscription tier, and the one that provides the above features, is the $7.99 tier. However, if you are experiencing issues with Crunchyroll freezing, you may feel rightfully discouraged from paying the premium price for Crunchyroll. Still, if you can get the freezing issue resolved, it may be worthwhile to go for it.

Do other streaming services also have freezing issues?

Whether you experience issues with freezing on other streaming devices will likely have to do with the reason why it’s happening on Crunchyroll. If the issue with Crunchyroll is due to an error on their end, then it is unlikely that you will also experience an issue on a site like Netflix, Hulu, etc.

However, if you are experiencing freezing issues because of an issue with one of your devices or your Internet connection, it is much more likely that you will be experiencing issues with multiple streaming services freezing. A good way to verify whether the issue is on your end or Crunchyroll’s end would be to test other websites, including streaming services. If the freezing issue persists across multiple websites, it becomes that much easier to prescribe a fix for what is causing it.

What if my Wi-Fi connection is causing Crunchyroll to freeze?

One thing that may be causing Crunchyroll to experience issues with freezing is that your Wi-Fi connection is experiencing issues itself. There are various things that can be done to improve your Wi-Fi connection’s quality. The first, and most common solution, is to simply unplug your modem and router. Once you’ve done this, wait 30 seconds and plug them both back in again. This is not a guaranteed fix, but in a lot of cases, it may be enough to get Crunchyroll working without freezing anymore.

To determine how fast your connection is running, you can perform an Internet speed test, which can be done by Google searching for the term. A speed test will be visible in the search, where it will tell you both your Download and Upload rate.

Steven Carr

Steven is a certified IT professional and gaming enthusiast. He has been working in the tech industry for over 10 years, and specializes in all things Tech-related. When he's not geeking out over the latest hardware or software release, he can be found testing out the latest video game.

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