New Crunchyroll Beta in US
March 22, 2021
By Nik Roseveare
Crunchyroll, the anime streaming platform, has started rolling out a new, enhanced experience. Premium members in the US are are the first to experience the New Crunchyroll Beta which offers web users a chance to check out the mobile-responsive experience, fresh new homepage, redesigned browse and watch pages, new search capabilities and the new Crunchylists feature.
Crunchyroll says the homepage’s new user interface has been redesigned to fit the needs of the anime community, complete with personalised recommendations for users and seamless navigation to specific shows, episodes, personal watchlists, and more. It’s also been made easier to search and filter for ease of access to simulcasts, explore new genres, watch dubbed and subtitled content, and explore collections curated by Crunchyroll’s anime experts.
Crunchylists allow users to create curated collections of their own. Users can add a title to their creation, fill it out with full series or select episodes from Crunchyroll’s library of 1,000+ series, and organise in any way. While users are busy personalising their Crunchyroll experience, they can create unique usernames and select from a curated library of avatars and header images from a number of different series.
Currently, Crunchyroll Beta is only available to a limited set of Premium users, but will eventually become available to all Premium subscribers, followed by all free users in the US.