Crunchyroll is the top website if you are into anime and manga. The sites streams all the great exclusive content in the genres. Crunchyroll streams shows such as Naruto, One Piece, Fairy Tail, and Monster Musume. Crunchyroll’s full anime and manga library is only available in US. Therefore, you cannot watch all of Crunchyroll’s videos in UK, Mexico, Canada, Japan, Australia, France or any other location for that matter.

How To Unblock Crunchyroll Outside US Using Unlocator Smart DNS

You might be able to access some of Crunchyroll’s videos outside US but not all of them. To gain full access and unblock Crunchyroll abroad you need to first create an Unlocator account and then follow the setup guides for your device. From that moment on Crunchyroll will think you are located in the US regardless of your actual location.

What happens is that Unlocator Smart DNS will send the checks that Crunchyroll performs to locate you trough our US servers. As a result Crunchyroll will think this is where you are located. All other streaming services and websites will continue to work as they normally do.

Use Unlocator VPN to Get the US Version of Crunchyroll

If you feel more comfortable using an app to unblock Crunchyroll you can use our VPN apps for Android, iOS, Mac or Windows. Once you have installed the app(s) and logged in then go ahead and select a US server and connect. From that moment on your data connection becomes encrypted and your real IP is hidden.

As a result you can now stream the US version of Crunchyroll regardless of your original location. In contrast to Smart DNS all of your data will become encrypted and flow trough the server of your choice. This means than any website/service you use will see you as located in the US (or whatever location you choose). So this method can be used to unblock any website and not just Crunchyroll.

So even though using Unlocator Smart DNS or VPN will both get you the US version of Crunchyroll there are times where you want to use VPN over Smart DNS.

Lets say you are located somewhere using public WiFi like you find in hotels, airports, cafes, restaurants, conferences, schools and the likes. In that case you want to use VPN because of both the additional security you get via encryption but also because these types of networks will often interfere with Smart DNS and prevent you from using custom DNS servers in the first place.

In terms of security the added encryption will make it impossible for other users on the public WiFi to snoop your private data. This is actually a very common threat when using public WiFi. When connected to such networks you always want to use VPN regardless of you needing to unblock a streaming service or not.

So both Smart DNS and VPN include a 30-day refund policy and you can give both a spin and see what fits you the best.