Crunchyroll Increases Subscription Cost In 11 Territories

Crunchyroll has increased their monthly subscription cost in several territories across mix of web and mobile. The territories are

  • Chile
  • Canada
  • Austria
  • Finland
  • Argentina
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Faroe Islands
  • Greenland

The increase in cost will take place from October 31.

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Furthermore, Funimation prices will also increase across a mix of web and mobile in Chile, Australia. New Zealand and Canada. Whereas, the prices will decrease in Brazil, Peru & Colombia.

The reason cited for these changes in subscription plans is “as part of creating a unified subscription service.

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Funimation recently increased cost of subscription in an effort to make smooth transition to Crunchyroll’s subscription plans, post the latter acquired the former. The cost increased from USD 5.99 a month to USD 7.99 a month for premium plan and from US$7.99 to USD 9.99 for the premium plus plan.

Crunchyroll had lowered its subscription cost in almost 100+ territories in July. The list included:

  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belize
  • Bermuda
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Brazil
  • Bulgaria
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Cayman Islands
  • China
  • Colombia
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • French Guiana
  • French Polynesia
  • Georgia
  • Ghana
  • Guadeloupe
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guyana
  • Hong Kong
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Isle Of Man
  • Israel
  • Ivory Coast
  • Jamaica
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kuwait
  • Lebanon
  • Libya
  • Lithuania
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Martinique
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Moldova
  • Mongolia
  • Morocco
  • Myanmar
  • Nepal
  • New Caledonia
  • Nigeria
  • North Macedonia
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palestine
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Qatar
  • Réunion Island
  • Romania
  • Saint Martin (French Part)
  • Saint Pierre And Miquelon
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Seychelles
  • Singapore
  • South Africa
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Sweden
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand
  • Trinidad And Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • Vietnam
  • Wallis And Futuna
  • Yemen

The streaming giant announced in March that it will stop AVOD subscription model from Spring. Only the first 3 episodes of the anime will be available to watch with AVOD format for a limited time. For other episodes the user will have to pay. The subscription model is similar to what Viz Media and other major manga streaming sites implement.

Source: ANN

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