Over-the-top streaming services are becoming even more niche. Trying to reel in smaller fan bases seems to be the way of the future. However, these kinds of services may need a little boost. That is why Crunchyroll is partnering with Amazon Prime. Here is how you can get this anime service for free for 30 days.
What is Crunchyroll?
As we first followed last year, Crunchyroll is an anime-based streaming service. It takes the ever-growing world of gaming television and merges it with the ever-popular amine genre.
With 90% of anime fans also being gamers, Crunchyroll is finding a way that will allow popular games to become television shows and vice versa. They’ve already started to try this merger out with the popular show, DanMachi (or Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?).
Currently, this subscription service has over 10,000 anime titles spanning over 30,000 hours of content. They have multiple tiers, with their premium service maxing out at a low $7.99 per month.
How to Get Crunchyroll for Free
Amazon Prime is attempting to boost their app store. They’ve been scooping up tons of OTT services in hopes to woo people away from the Apple monopoly that’s been all over the news as of late. To attempt this, they’re partnering with niche groups to provide content. One of those companies is Crunchyroll.
With an Amazon Prime subscription, you are entitled to 30 days free of Crunchyroll. There are just a couple of things you must do first.
Sign up for Twitch to Get Crunchyroll
To be eligible for the offer, you must have a free Twitch account. Twitch is the fast-growing streaming service. It is centered around video game live streams.
Some of the most popular Twitch stars offer content such as:
- Live Commentary to Game Play
- Competitive Gaming Streams
- Sporting Events (Wrestling, Podcasts, BMX Races)
You can get a premium Twitch account that allows for extra perks, avatars, and credits to use throughout the service. However, to take advantage of the Crunchyroll-Amazon Prime giveaway, you only need to sign up for a free account on Twitch.
Link Amazon Prime to Twitch
You must be wondering why you need a Twitch account. This is due to the new partnership between Twitch and Prime. As you will notice on the Twitch website, there is a “Try Prime” menu. In the same breath, through your Amazon.com account, you can also link to Twitch. When this happens, you are eligible to sign up for another perk under Twitch–a Twitch Loot Case.
What is a Twitch Loot Case?
Remember the little perks we talked about for signing up with Twitch? A Loot Case is one of them. Loot Cases are a bunch of extras you can use in-game, during chat, while streaming, or for other services. As someone who has linked Amazon and Twitch accounts, one Loot Case you are eligible for is Crunchyroll.
News on Crunchyroll, Amazon, Twitch Partnership
Amazon is taking a big leap of faith in this Twitch and Crunchyroll agreement. It’s the first time the streaming giant has offered a non-gaming Loot Crate to those who subscribe to Twitch.
As Eric Berman, Head of Partnerships for Crunchyroll explained to Tech Crunch,
“While we constantly focus on delighting Crunchyroll fans, we also feel it’s our responsibility to continue to proliferate the popularity of anime to new audiences. We pride ourselves on working with like-minded, fan-focused partners and are excited to offer all Twitch Prime members a free pass to Crunchyroll right in time for the huge spring anime season.”– Eric Berman
Any time a cord needs to be cut or something is free, we’re on it. We’ll continue to keep an eye out for great deals like this. Keep checking back with Cancel.TV everyday!