RetroCrush TV: 5 things to know before signing up

RetroCrush TV is an exclusive streaming platform for anime specializing in curated collections of vintage anime from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. No wonder it is so exclusive.

If you do find this kind of content anywhere else, it will have been after hours of scouring the internet for content that will likely be low quality.

Just a few of the classic anime movies and shows on RetroCrush TV are Galaxy Express 999 (1979), Golgo 13 (1983), and Devil Lady (1998).

When it was first launched, RetroCrush didn’t have a web version. This, however, has changed over the years—the launch of RetroCrush. As a result, TV has seen users able to access content if they cannot get the app.

So, what are some other things you should know about RetroCrush TV before you sign up?

1. Where can I access RetroCrush TV?

If you have access to any of these devices, then you can access RetroCrush and its vast collection of content.

  • Apple TV and other iOS devices
  • Android mobile phones/tablets
  • Roku
  • Chromecast
  • Fire TV
  • Google Play/Google TV
  • Vizio
  • Stirr
  • Plex

2. Who owns RetroCrush TV?

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Digital Media Rights (DMR) created RetroCrush to serve a community of enthusiasts of the golden age of anime.

As of the beginning of 2022, a company named Cinedigm announced its acquisition of DMR. Cinedigm is also a parent company to other streaming platforms aside from RetroCrush. They include AsianCrush, Fandor, and Crime Hunters.

3. Is RetroCrush legal?

RetroCrush is completely legal. Its content is mostly exclusive, meaning you won’t find it on other platforms.

In addition, RetroCrush has several streaming partners, including Discotek and TMS, which are also 100% legit.

Before adding content to the site, DMR first acquires licenses for each piece of content, which they are then allowed to sub-license to third-party sites like Amazon, where RetroCrush is free.

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4. Is RetroCrush TV free?

Yes. RetroCrush is free. However, to remain accessible to its users for free, RetroCrush uses advertisements as an alternative source of revenue. Noteworthy, the ads are usually non-invasive and don’t last long.

If you want to enjoy a streaming experience free from ad interruptions, you can also opt for the RetroCrush Premium option.

For just $4.99 per month or $49.99 annually, you can access exclusive age-gated content and access to all content at any time on any device that supports RetroCrush.

You could still stay with the free version, but many limitations come with using the accessible version of RetroCrush.

For example, you can only access RetroCrush content on your web browser if you have an Android or iOS mobile device, Amazon Fire TV, or Roku TV.

5. Do I need an account to watch RetroCrush TV?

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You don’t need an account if you just want to watch content on RetroCrush TV. However, if you would like to favorite shows or save titles to your list to come back and finish later, you would need to create an account.

You should know that it is impossible to add an entire show to your list, and you would need to add each episode one by one until you have the entire series added to your list.

Other little bits of information about RetroCrush you might want to know is that in terms of parental controls, there are a few limitations, and if you are a parent with children using the site, you would need to supervise their use.

This is because just by downloading the app, you can access every show in the library. No age verification is needed.

Regarding accessibility, users’ options are also quite limited; for example, if a dubbed version of a show is available, then that is all there is, and you cannot watch a subbed version.

This is because RetroCrush tries to keep content in its original state for that authentic vintage experience.

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