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VRV streaming service review | Product, price and features

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Get access to a massive library of anime, cartoon, gaming and fantasy content.

Offering both free and premium levels, VRV includes some of the most sought-after streaming content available. Though some viewers complain of slow buffering speeds and connectivity issues despite having strong Wi-Fi service.

Details

Service typeOn-demand streaming
Free trial30 days
Pricing$9.99
Lock-in contractNo

Pros and Cons

Pros

  • Over 20,000 hours of free content updated regularly
  • Exclusive content on some channels with VRV Premium
  • Compatible with multiple devices
  • Ad-free experience for premium subscribers

Cons

  • Some users report buffering, download and connection issues when viewing series episodes and movies
  • Most content is dubbed in English

What features does VRV offer?

With a free account, VRV offers over 20,000 hours of ad-supported content through its eight curated channels, with series like Dr. Stone and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

With a premium subscription, you’ll also have access to the VRV Select channel, which offers exclusive content and expanded titles.

Features with premium service

In addition to access to the VRV Select premium channels, paid users also gain these features:

  • Exclusive series for premium members only
  • Immediate access to new episodes on many series
  • Offline viewing on iOS and Android devices
  • Ad-free streaming

What devices is VRV compatible with?

VRV is compatible with most devices, and online through Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Edge browsers. It also works with these devices:

  • Mobile Devices
    • iOS iPhones and iPads
    • Android phones and tablets
  • Other Devices
    • Xbox One
    • PlayStation 4
    • Chromecast
  • Smart TV devices
    • Roku T
    • Android TV
    • Apple TV
    • Fire TV

How much does VRV cost?

VRV’s premium service costs $9.99 per month for all nine channels and exclusive features. You can pay for the channels you want individually, but the cost for each channel runs between $5 and $10 per month.

30-Day free trial

When signing up for VRV, you’re given the option of a 30-day free trial. You’ll need to provide a credit or debit card number to proceed with the trial period.

Evaluate how the streaming service operates on your preferred devices. In particular, pay close attention to selections downloaded for later viewing offline to ensure that your content streams at an acceptable speed.

What shows and channels can I watch with VRV?

If you’re a fan of anime and cartoons, VRV provides it in spades. If you opt for the premium service, it also offers comedy, sci-fi, documentary and gaming selections not seen on other streaming services — including A Town Called Panic and Hidden America with Jonah Ray.

But the real hidden gems are movies that are difficult — if not impossible — to find anywhere else, including:

  • A Boy and His Dog
  • Attack of the Crab Monsters
  • Metallica and the Dawn of Thrash
  • Bruce Lee: Tracking the Dragon
  • Nightbreed—The Director’s Cut

Currently available channels

  • Boomerang — Cartoon classics
  • Cartoon Hangover — Indie cartoons
  • Crunchyroll — Huge anime collection
  • CuriosityStream — Documentaries and more
  • Hidive — Anime and more
  • Mondo — Extreme animation
  • NickSplat — Throwback Nickelodeon shows
  • Rooster Teeth — Online comedy
  • VRV Select — Premium users only

How much data does VRV use?

Depending on the quality and length of the episode, you could be using 250MB to 1G. VRV’s premium service allows you to download whole episodes on your iOS or Android phone to watch later. Be sure to note the expiration times on downloaded material, as it can vary.

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Expert review

VRV offers a standalone service for streaming anything from anime to horror content. With a premium price point of $9.99 per month, you get new selections, plus classics and exclusive series and movies. However, streaming content in HD may result in issues with download and buffering speeds.

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