How do you watch anime?
People always seem surprised that I don’t have cable. For most of my life I was without cable even though we had it. I was rarely home to watch television. However, whenever I could I would watch American cartoons. The point is, I can live without cable. Most of what I watch can be found on the internet. I always make sure to be able to connect to the net wherever I am staying. If I can’t have the internet, I at least must have books. I used to watch most of my anime on my computer and then I was introduced to Roku Player and Boxee. Even though I didn’t have cable, I had Netflix streaming through my Wii. I was ecstatic when I discovered I could watch my favorite anime site, Crunchyroll on a television screen. See, at the time, my computer was more advanced than my television. I could not connect my computer to my television due to antiquity of my television. But the Roku Player could. I made sure to check that it could connect to a television as old as mines. The clincher was finding out that Crunchyroll and Netflix were channels on the Roku Box. I knew I must have it. The ability to be able to watch my favorite anime on a bigger screen than my computer excited me. I absolutely love technology. I may not be addicted to cable television but I am addicted to cables. Internet cables, invisible cables (what I call wireless), computer cables, game system cables, I’m excited to see these around because I know I can have fun with them.
Now that I have my Roku Player connected to my television, I feel this is the happiest I have ever been with a television. To actually have what I want to watch right at my fingertips on my television without paying extremely high costs for cable (that I don’t watch) is unbelievable. I am so grateful for what I have and that I am able to enjoy it. I really couldn’t ask for more. Now I watch my anime on a number of channels on the Roku Player: Netflix, Crunchyroll, Hulu+, Amazon, Crackle, just to name the top ones. I know that there is a lot of bad anime out there and this gives me the opportunity to explore and find out what I like because I have more content to choose from and it is convenient and affordable. I have options; if I’m not near my television, I can still go to the websites on my phone or computer. Where do you watch your anime?