Crunchyroll adds new premium subscription plans

The Crunchyroll (AT&T) platform, focused on anime content, announced this Monday the launch of new subscription plans globally, including Latin America. As officially detailed from the company, those who pay  a premium subscription to access the OTT catalog will be able to choose between the ‘Fan’; ‘Mega Fan’ and ‘Fan Anual’ packages. All of them include a free 14-day trial.

As officially detailed from Crunchyroll, for an ARS$ 99 (USD 1.3) subscription, subscribers will be able to hire the ‘Fan’ plan, with no advertising. It offers unlimited access to the Crunchyroll catalog and new episodes, an hour after they are officially released in Japan. Crunchyroll reported that this option will include the possibility of making an annual payment, with a discount. Contents of the plan will be available for watching them on one device at a time.

Another possible option is the ‘Mega Fan’ plan, which adds to the benefits previously described the availability of content on up to four devices at the same time, and the possibility of watching them without the need for an internet connection, for an AR$ 125 (USD 1.7) monthly subscription. Finally, through the ‘Mega Fan Anual’ plan, subscribers will be able to make an AR$ 1,250 (USD 17)  single payment in the year, with the same recently mentioned benefits of the ‘Fan’ plan, added to a 16% discount on the monthly plan, charged every 12 months. Crunchyroll will also continue offering its free subscription, including advertising. Premium plans also include exclusive discounts in the Crunchyroll Store, although their availability may change, according to each country. The new benefits described in the plans are expected to be available worldwide from the first half of September. Prices of the plans depend on each client country. It is important to note that while values in the US are between USD 7.99 and USD 9.99, in Latin America they are around USD 4 and USD 6.

The Crunchyroll catalog can be accessed from PCs, cell phones, consoles, and other streaming devices, including iOS, Android, Apple TV, Xbox, Roku, and PS4. In Latin America, days ago the company announced a partnership with Cartoon Network to bring the ‘Toonami’ segment back to the region, which will feature the best content of Asian anime on the channel, starting next Monday, August 31st. In addition, the specialized website ‘The Information’ reported that AT&T is negotiating with Sony Pictures Entertainment for the sale of Crunchyroll, although, up to now, neither of the two companies have expressed themselves in this regard.