Anime movies and TV shows have become more popular over a decade. There are various streaming services and apps you can use to watch anime. But, if you have no idea about which app to use, we have got you covered. Take a look at our picks for the best anime apps available on Android TV and see which one grabs your attention.

Our Picks For the Best Anime Apps on Android TV

In this article, we have provided a list of the 9 best apps for watching anime on your Android TV. Our curated list also contains some third-party apps that are unavailable on the Play Store. For your convenience, we have provided an APK file of those apps for sideloading them easily.

Crunchyroll

Crunchyroll Anime app for Android TV

Crunchyroll is our first pick in this list. It is one of the most popular apps made exclusively for Japanese anime content. Crunchyroll is a subscription-based service that offers three Premium Plans and some selective content for free streaming. This app has a wide library of anime content compared to other streaming services.

Subscription Plans Fan – $7.99/month, Mega Fan – $11.99/month, Ultimate Fan – $15.99/month
Free Trial 7-day free trial
Official Website crunchyroll.com
Collection of Titles Over 1,300 titles

Netflix

Netflix to stream anime on Android TV

This streaming service needs no introduction. It is popular for streaming some of the best movies and TV shows of our generation. What you probably didn’t know is that Netflix also offers a great collection of anime content. You can stream mainstream anime shows like Naruto, Castlevania, Blue Eye Samurai, and more. Most anime content is available with multiple subtitle languages.

Subscription Plans Ad-supported plan – $6.99/mo, Standard Plan – $15.49/mo, Premium Plan – $22.99/mo
Free Trial No free trial
Official Website Netflix.com
Collection of Titles Around 160 titles

Hulu

Hulu

Hulu is another streaming service with a significant library of anime titles, such as Death Note, Blue Exorcist, Chainsaw Man, etc. When it comes to anime content, Hulu can undoubtedly rival Crunchyroll and Netflix. It offers several subscription plans that you can cancel, switch, or add on at any time. In addition to the latest releases, Hulu has a collection of classic anime titles.

Subscription Plans Ad-supported plan – $7.99/mo, Premium Plan (No Ads) – $17.99/mo
Free Trial 30-day free trial
Official Website Hulu.com
Collection of Titles over 300 titles

RetroCrush

Retro Crush anime app

RetroCrush is a free streaming service that takes you down memory lane. You can watch some of the classic anime shows of the 70s, 80s, and 90s, as well as the latest shows. The main drawback of using the free service is that it comes with ads. For ad-free access, you should buy any of the RetroCrush subscription plans. RetroCrush is only available in the US and Canada, but they are planning on expanding to other countries soon.

Subscription Plans Premium Plans ranges from $4.99/month to $49.99/year
Free Trial 7-day free trial
Official Website retrocrush.tv
Collection of Titles Over 100 shows

HIDIVE

Hidive app

HIDIVE is a subscription-based streaming service that has a large catalog of anime content. It includes iconic Japanese titles that hardcore anime fans, as well as beginners, can enjoy. You can access a wide variety of content dubbed in English. Hidive is only available in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand.

Subscription Plans $4.99/month to $47.99/year
Free Trial 7-day free trial
Official Website hidive.com
Collection of Titles over 500 titles

AnimeFreak

Animefreak

AnimeFreak is a streaming website that offers a variety of anime content with English subtitles for free. As it illegally distributes anime content from variable sources, no official app has been released from its side. But you can still sideload AnimeFreak on your Android TV using the Downloader app. The AnimeFreak platform doesn’t require a subscription or registration. All you have to do is open the website or app, select a title, and start watching.

Subscription Plans
Free Trial
Official Website animefreak.video
Collection of Titles N/A

Anime Prime

Anime Prime

Anime Prime is a free streaming app that allows you to watch anime and cartoon content. You can stream anime content with English dubs as well as subtitles. You can also download episodes to watch them later and receive notifications for new releases, too. It also offers various features to personalize your streaming experience.

Subscription Plans
Free Trial
Official Website N/A
Collection of Titles N/A

Anime X Stream

Anime Apps Android TV - Anime X Stream

Anime X Stream is an app that offers you free anime shows and movies without annoying ads. The app’s catalog is regularly updated with new content, so users can watch new TV episodes and films as soon as they are released. This is available as an APK file, so you can sideload Anime X Stream using the Downloader for TV tool.

Subscription Plans Free
Free Trial Free
Official Website N/A
Collection of Titles Over 1000

Fire Anime

Fire Anime

Fire Anime is one of the popular streaming apps that is only available on GitHub or as an APK file. It offers free, ad-free Japanese anime content. You can stream your favorite shows on external video players using links from various servers. The content on this app is primarily uploaded by fan communities, so there will be inconsistencies. It is also important to note that some servers won’t work, which is one of the main drawbacks of this app.

Subscription Plans Free
Free Trial Free
Official Website N/A
Collection of Titles wide catalog

Summing Up

These are some of the legal and illegal anime apps that can used on your Android TV. It is always best to use the official streaming services instead of illegal ones. If you don’t want to subscribe to stream all anime titles for free using unofficial sources, you can try it at your own risk. Among all these apps, our best recommendation is Crunchyroll, which has both free and premier tiers. This app also has a free 24-hour TV channel that telecasts old and new English dubbed anime shows.


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