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What To Do If Crunchyroll & Funimation Crash During Attack on Titan

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Attack on Titan Season 4 Part 2 premiered on Sunday, January 9, at 12:45 p.m. Pacific with Season 4 Episode 17 (aka Episode 76.) But last year when Season 4 Part 1 premiered, both Crunchyroll and Funimation’s servers crashed. The same thing happened again this year, and as of 5 p.m. Eastern, Crunchyroll was still struggling and didn’t have the episode for many people. Here’s what to do if you’re experiencing issues, and alternatives you can try.

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Hulu Is an Alternative if Crunchyroll and Funimation Crash

With so many people wanting to watch the premiere the moment it airs, Crunchyroll and Funimation may sometimes crash. So if you’re having trouble, you can go Hulu as an alternative. On Post Apocalyptic Media’s Discord, some people shared that as of 5 p.m. Eastern, they still couldn’t watch the new episode on Crunchyroll.

One method you can try if you want to watch the new episode fast is watching it on Hulu, whose servers are working fine. Here’s the direct link to the episodes on HuluHulu is currently offering a free trial, so if you’re not paying for the service, you might be able to sign up for a free trial to watch the premiere. You’ll need a subscription to use the service.

Funimation is also showing that they have the episode, if you can’t access it on Crunchyroll. You can view it on Funimation here, and Funimation is also offering a free trial.

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You Can Also Just Wait a Few Minutes

The crash isn’t likely to last more than a few minutes — maybe half an hour at most if it does happen. This is simply because everyone’s trying to watch at the same time. If you don’t mind waiting a few minutes, you can simply just come back in 30 minutes or an hour and the servers will likely work fine.

Another method that sometimes works is trying to watch on a different device. So if you’re watching on your browser, try using a Funimation or Crunchyroll app instead on a mobile device. Sometimes this can make a difference.

You can watch Attack on Titan on Funimation here. Funimation sometimes gets the episodes a couple minutes (or seconds) before everyone else.

While you’re waiting, read through our in-depth, scene-by-scene analysis of the last trailer for Season 4 Part 2 again here. There’s a lot to unpack, including a secret trailer that only released in Japan on NHK and not in the United States.

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Stephanie Dwilson started Post Apocalyptic Media with her husband Derek. Her favorite shows of all-time are Attack on Titan, Battlestar Galactica and Lost, and she's always happy to talk about her cats. 🙂 She's a licensed attorney (currently not-practicing) and has a master's in science and technology journalism.

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