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Published on March 24th, 2019 | by Bill Stiteler

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Anime Streaming Service Crunchyroll Announces Subscription Hike

Crunchyroll, the popular anime streaming service, has just announced its first subscription rate hike, going from $6.95 to $7.99 ($79.99 per year) in the United States and Australia, and £4.99 to £6.50 (£64.99 per year) in Britain. The service offers a free, ad-supported membership via web browser and on devices like the PlayStation 4, but is only available on Apple TV with the premium subscription. 

Crunchyroll claims to have more than 90 percent of the total anime content in its library, is owed by AT&T, which recently increased the cost of Direct TV Now by $10 a month, said “However, due to rising costs of content and infrastructure, now is the time to introduce new subscription pricing. This price increase will help us bring our community more of their favorite shows, allowing us to create even more experiences for them to connect with each other and through shared passion for anime.”

The good news is that if you already subscribe to Crunchyroll’s premium service, you’ll continue to pay the lower price for another three months, while annual subscribers will get another 12 months of service at their previous cost. Subscribers also get access to simulcasts of new episodes of popular series shortly after they air live in Japan.

 

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Bill Stiteler has been covering technology since the 90s, with a focus on Macintosh games and video production.



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