Crunchyroll has announced that it is launching a new Crunchyroll Beta website. The beta is currently available for 20% of its premium members, but it will eventually become available to all premium subscribers and free users in the United States. The company will reveal details on the beta’s international rollout at a future date. Eligible premium users can opt-in to Crunchyroll Beta through header images or pop ups that appear on the service’s website.
In Crunchyroll Beta, the website’s homepage will have a new user interface, in which users can receive personalized recommendations and seamlessly navigate to their watchlist or to redesigned show pages. The beta will also feature improved search capabilities and the ability to filtering between genres, new and popular anime, and subtitled and dubbed series. Users will also be able to create unique usernames and select from a library of avatars and images featuring different series.
Crunchyroll Beta will also feature the new Crunchylists feature, which allows users to create their own curated collection of titles. Users can add any series or select episodes from the service onto their list and organize it however they prefer.