Crunchyroll is a video streaming service where you can watch the latest anime series. It’s the premier website if you want to catch up on Attack on Titan and My Hero Academia. That said, some people have complained about Crunchyroll not working on Firefox.
If you’re thinking of using a different browser, we have to salute your reflexes. In fact, going for an anime reading-tailored browser would make perfect sense.
Opera browser is a top alternative when Firefox is not playing videos. Even if Firefox tabs crash constantly, you can still use a workaround to view anime episodes without ads and in a secure setting.
Moreover, the VPN in Opera scrambles your IP, and the add-ons can (and will) block any intrusive ads.
OperaWant to mix things up a bit? Enable Opera’s Crunchyroll Skipper add-on and ditch intros & outros.
But the question remains. Why does Crunchyroll not play? Let’s have a closer look.
Why is Crunchyroll not working on Firefox?
There is a multitude of reasons why Crunchyroll suddenly stops working. The most common is a bad internet connection. If this happens, be sure to check your network connection, usually your Wi-Fi router.
As you can see, Firefox is not always to blame. In fact, Crunchyroll theoretically runs on all browsers just fine. Since there’s no specific one that has a specific advantage over others, a better question to ask would be: why is Crunchyroll not working on browser?
Here’s what other users reported when it comes to this situation:
- Crunchyroll not working on Firefox, Chrome
- Crunchyroll not working with VPN – Crunchyroll something went wrong
- Firefox not playing videos or Crunchyroll autoplay not working – Crunchyroll videos not loading or showing
Judging by this last potential culprit, you can also try lowering the video quality. This can be helpful if the internet connection is unstable.
Finally, you may also have some problems with the data cache in Firefox which you’ll need to clear out. This can be a useful fix for common Firefox glitches with YouTube videos and more. Don’t worry, we’ll show you everything there is to know.
How can I fix Crunchyroll not working in Firefox?
1. Clear out the cache
- Click the three lines in the upper right-hand corner and select Settings in the menu.
- Select Privacy & Security on the left-hand menu.
- Scroll down to Cookies and Site Data.
- Click Clear Data.
- Uncheck the box next to Cookies and Site Data.
- With Cached Web Content selected, click the Clear button.
- You can also set Firefox to automatically clear the cache by first scrolling down to History.
- In the window next to “Firefox will”, select Use custom settings for history.
- Check the box next to Clear history when Firefox closes.
- Then click the Settings button next to it.
- In Settings, make sure that only Cache is checked off.
- Click OK when done.
2. Allow Autoplay
- Go back to the Privacy & Security tab in the Settings menu.
- Scroll down to Permissions and select Settings next to Autoplay.
- Blocking automatically playing videos is the default on Firefox and you will need to add an exception to Crunchyroll.
- In the Settings menu, enter the Crunchyroll URL in the top bar.
- Click Save Changes.
- Conversely, you can select the icon next to the URL to make a context menu appear.
- Click the menu next to Autoplay and select Allow Audio and Video.
3. Disable Hardware Acceleration
- Return to the Settings menu for Firefox.
- Staying in the General tab, scroll down until you see the Performance section.
- Upon reaching Performance, you might see Use hardware acceleration when available. If not, click the box next to Use recommended performance settings to make it appear.
- Click the box next to Use hardware acceleration when available to turn off the feature.
- Go back to Crunchyroll and refresh the page. You don’t need to restart Firefox to disable the feature.
While we’re at it, know that this particular manipulation can help solve other adjacent issues such as Firefox screen tearing on scroll.
That said, if you’re in the mood for some older shows, Crunchyroll also has a wide collection of anime from the 90s. It’s highly recommended that you get yourself a subscription. Speaking of vintage, we also have a few tips and tricks on how to find old advertisements, so don’t miss out.
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