Crunchyroll is a great site for anime and manga. It probably has the biggest collection out there. But if you live outside the USA, you can only get a limited subset of available Crunchyroll shows for the same price. In this guide, I will help you to bypass regional restrictions and get the Full American Crunchyroll. I will show you how to unblock and watch American Crunchyroll on all supported devices in a few minutes. No matter where you are UK, Australia, Canada or Brazil this works anywhere.
In short, Crunchyroll does not provide the same content to users outside the USA as it does with users living in USA, no matter where you subscribed from originally. All you have to do is fake your Internet location to appear coming from the USA. You can do this in two ways, either VPN or Smart DNS Proxies. Each of those has it’s own set of benefits which I will discuss below. Crunchyroll is supported on the following devices : Android,Apple TV, iPod,iPad,iPhone,Panasonic,Roku,Samsung,Mac,Windows, WDTV,Xbox360
Watch American Crunchyroll outside US – Use VPN
VPN means Virtual Private Network. If you use VPN ALL your traffic will get tunneled to the USA, and it will all be encrypted. The main problem is that VPN is not supported on most TV-boxes and SmarTVs. So unless you have a VPN enabled router you are better of jumping to Smart DNS proxies below. Some of VPN features are :
All traffic is encrypted, no spying or eavesdropping on you.
If you want to use VPN with your Apple TV or Roku and any other device that does not support VPN you need to setup VPN on your router. That by itself is not very difficult but your router has to support VPN to start with.
Very resilient to ISP limitations.
You will unlock all other American content “American Netflix, Hulu, WWE Network, Fox, ABC..etc“
Even best VPN providers have a 10% speed penalty.
I personally do use ExpressVPN, they sport great support, speed and easy to use apps. It will take you probably 10 minutes between signup and watching American Crunchyroll.
In general, unblocking Crunchyroll can be achieved by using the following VPN providers.
Watch American Crunchyroll outside US – Use Smart DNS Proxy
Smart DNS Proxies are a different beast altogether. Only partial traffic is re-routed, that traffic that determines which country you are from is sent to the USA. This way you don’t get a speed hit. But your traffic is not encrypted. On the bright side, all your other traffic goes normally through the Internet and ALL devices are supported. Here is a bit more info :
All Netflix regions are supported, WWE Network, Hulu Plus and at the same time without change from your side sites from other countries such as BBC Iplayer, Canal Plus, and CBC as well.
All you have to do is change the DNS address on your devices. A one minute job even for novices.
No speed penalty.
Smart DNS, however, is not resilient against ISP limitations. So if you are unlucky enough to be subscribed to one of those ISPs that still apply DNS Hijacking and/or Transparent Proxies you are out of luck and have to use VPN.
A technical wizard of 10 year experience. Certified in Linux, Ethical Hacking and all sorts of technical stuff . I did work on projects around the world worth millions of dollars. My aim is to free you the reader from location restrictions and protect your privacy.