VRV is the fan-first streaming service that connects the dots between sci-fi, tech, anime, and more to bring you shows and movies you actually want to watch from:
- Cartoon Hangover
- Rooster Teeth
- VRV Select
Join for free to view your new favorite shows anywhere. Go premium for an ad-free experience and offline viewing on your favorite iOS device. Now it's even easier to become premium with in-app purchasing!
In-App Purchase information:
- Subscribe to a monthly premium membership for any one channel (prices vary per channel) or subscribe to VRV Premium for $9.99 USD/month.
- Your iTunes Account will automatically be charged after you confirm your subscription
- The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of your billing period. You can manage subscriptions and turn off auto-renewal by going to Account Settings after purchase
- Your iTunes Account will be charged the monthly cost of your chosen membership for renewal within 24 hours prior to the end of the current period
- Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication, where applicable
- A current subscription cannot be cancelled during an active subscription period
Terms of Service: https://vrv.co/terms
Bug fixes for a more stable experience
Ratings and Reviews
Big Difference Paid vs Unpaid
I had the free trial run and though i was sad for the lack of dubs i did still enjoy much of the service. I liked the “pay for what you want” model since im really not interested in anything but the anime and a few vrv selects. However, when i stopped my premium subscription and went to the ad based model, everything changed.
There are lots of ads (and almost alway the same 5 ads, which is itself a minor nuisance). But the number of ads isnt the issue the coding regarding ads is buggy. Sometimes ads will play over one another. Sometimes youll make it through the ad roll and watch 4 seconds of content before another ad comes on for no apparent reason. Sometimes the video youre watching resumes during the ad, you cant see your video but you can hear it. You also cant pause your video while this is happening because the ad is covering your video controls. If you attempt to touch the screen you’re redirected to the website associated with that ad. And worst of all is when an ad refuses to load, and covers tbe screen for 10+ minutes, and during that time your video restarts and you can hear the video but not see it and not control it, but this time the situation is worse because the problem is indefinitely long. All these problems have happened for me multiple times.
So if youre willing to pay premium for the content that’s there, great, if not, dont do the free thing until they get their ad rolls ironed out.
The good and bad
I’m normally one to never complain or do many of these reviews. So if your reading this then you can know this is my honest option. When I found VRV I was unsure what to think so I went and did the premium because I have been wanting the ability to download stuff videos I could see on the go. The no ads was a bonus. I have been using this app for about two weeks and have loved it. I found the app though a bit weird at first it was very geared to keep things separate and not throw everything into a pile to dig throw. It’s made finding some of my favorite anime’s and shows very easy. But being as I got this for the ability to download I for some reason being the bumbling dork I unknowingly found one big bug. Since I am on the move a lot with my blue tooth head phones find that every so often I am drawn phone is off in my pocket to un-pause it with my head phones pushing the button. Well if I do my Apple Music app turns on. And if I am to open my phone while VRV is on and I’m watching something I downloaded it will stop working all together I have tried just about everything so far the only way to fix it is to unload the app then re-download it I have tried to delete the shows and re-download them. That didn’t seem to work. So if you do get this app be aware of this so you don’t end up at the airport or on that road trip with nothing because Apple Music decided to turn on and break everything.
The app definitely has the potential to be great. The biggest flaw I’ve noticed is the offline viewing. I have a long commute and don’t always have access to service so the feature is what appealed to me. After using it for a while o noticed there are a lot of bugs. Fist and foremost if you have service the app doesn’t play the downloaded video right away. My guess is there’s an authentication process but if it’s been predownloaded then there should be something embedded in the file to recognize my device and allow it to play. The next issue ties into the first, if I put my phone into airplane mode it allows me to go straight to my downloads and I can play the videos right away. I’ve gotten accustomed to turning airplane mode on just to start the video since I take the subway and want to start the video without the sometimes long wait due to poor service. I noticed that if I take my phone out of airplane mode, the video play back can skip when the phone gets even the slightest bit of service at times. The app often crashes when starting new downloaded videos. Lastly I’ve noticed the app crashes and sometimes even removes the predownloaded videos when deleting the downloads to free up space. I hope my review is as helpful as it is lengthy. Please update and fix the app because I’m certain it is 5 star worthy.
- Ellation, Inc.
- 169 MB
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Frequent/Intense Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
- Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
- Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
- © 2019 Ellation, Inc.
- In-App Purchases
- VRV Premium $9.99
- Crunchyroll $7.99
- NickSplat $5.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.