How to watch VRV outside the US

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What is VRV, and how can I watch it?

VRV—or Verve, as it’s meant to be pronounced—is one of the more niche streaming services we’ve come across, aimed not only at anime and manga die-hards but classic and independent animation fans too. VRV doesn’t just offer a massive selection of anime and manga shows, cult cartoon classics, and some of the oddest animation; it dips into plenty of tech and gaming based streams too.

For what’s considered a niche service, that’s a lot of content choice.

If you’ve heard of Crunchyroll, then this is Crunchyroll on steroids. Both VRV and Crunchyroll are owned by Otter Media, a subsidiary of WarnerMedia. VRV was launched in 2016, bundling Crunchyroll with 8 other channels, providing an all-encompassing selection of specialist animation and geek-culture viewing.

On top of its own extensive catalogue, their current lineup of partner channels is:

  • Boomerang – Classic TV shows and shorts from the Warner Bros. library
  • Cartoon Hangover – Web-original indie cartoons from Frederator Studios
  • Crunchyroll – The world’s largest anime collection with simulcasts galore
  • HIDIVE – More Anime and more simulcast
  • Mondo Media – Irreverent adult-themed animation
  • NickSplat – Classic Nickelodeon shows from the 90s and early 2000s
  • Rooster Teeth – Web-animation, live-gaming and other related content
  • VRV Select – VRV’s premium selection of movies and shows for premium subscribers

Since its inception in 2016, the channel line-up has changed as often as some people change their socks. Partners to have come and gone include Funimation (another huge anime and manga provider that concentrates on ‘dubbed not subbed’ programming), Tested, RiffTrax, CollegeHumor,, Ginx TV, and Shudder.

However, despite the steady stream of ins and outs, there’s always masses to watch, much of which is available at no cost whatsoever to the viewer—20,000 hours in fact—before you even have to think about digging out your credit card.

How can I watch VRV with StreamLocator?

StreamLocator provides VRV’s servers with a virtual US location. Without them seeing an American location, they won’t permit viewers access to their website or any of their superb content.

No complicated settings or software installation required

Creating a virtual location and IP address sounds complicated, right? Wrong. With StreamLocator, we’ve made the whole system as easy as possible for our users.

It all starts with one of the biggest differences between our system and other, more well-known options. A VPN or Smart DNS service needs you to download software or apps to every device you plan to watch any shows from another country. If their workarounds need to be applied at the router, it can mean some pretty complicated efforts, changing DNS settings and profiles.

We’ve taken all of the hassle out of the process by making sure there isn’t ANY software or settings for you to download and install. The most complicated part of the process is switching from your usual WiFi network to the one we’ll add to your list.

Our smart hub plugs straight into your WiFi router. It automatically covers any device connected to the Internet through your home WiFi. That’s everything from your mobile phones and tablets, to your Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV and more. Your Chromecast and Smart TVs work seamlessly with StreamLocator, even if they operate on a closed system.

Your StreamLocator smart hub doesn’t affect network speeds and it’s always on. We don’t limit your connections like some services; you can connect as many devices as you like. And if each one wants to stream services from a different country, well, that’s no problem for StreamLocator either.

How to watch VRV from outside the USA

VRV can only release content to viewers in the USA due to licencing laws. To make sure everyone is where they need to be, they use a process called geolocation tracking. By pinpointing where their viewers are, they know who to allow on their site and who gets blocked.

VPN and Smart DNS services supply a virtual US location, so viewers outside the States can still get the access they want. And now, StreamLocator does too.

How to register for VRV from outside the USA

With your location taken care of, you’re automatically granted access to masses of VRV’s free content. However, if you want access to their premium shows and simulcasts, then you can sign up for VRV’s free trial with just an email address.

When it comes to paying for a subscription, you can pay using a credit card (but you need to add a US zip code), iTunes, or via PayPal.

Do you need a VPN or DNS to watch VRV from outside the USA?

If you’re going to watch VRV, then you will need a way to get around their tracking blockades. VPN and Smart DNS are the most popular—each having their own advantages and disadvantages.

We’re not going to dig deep into what they are, right now, but instead, we’re going to tell you how StreamLocator uses a combination of technologies, instead of relying on one sole solution.

By communicating with each streaming service’s servers, your StreamLocator smart hub determines the best way to get around their blocks. It does it, without you even realizing that the hard work is being taken care of behind the scenes.

How to unblock VRV

StreamLocator’s plug-and-play system makes watching location-restricted content easy, on everything from your Smart TV to your Mac or PC.

  1. Subscribe to our service, and we’ll send you one of our smart hubs straight away.
  2. When it arrives, plug it into any of the open ports on your home WiFi router.
  3. Follow a few simple steps to activate your StreamLocator account.
  4. You’ll find a new option in your WiFi networks: STREAMLOCATOR. Swap your devices over to it, and that’s it. Our smart hub will take care of the rest.

You’ll be watching Hunter x Hunter or Bee and Puppycat in no time, or catching up with some old episodes of Kenan & Kel if that’s more your thing.

Does StreamLocator allow me to watch VRV for free?

If the free shows and channels are all you need from VRV, then they all stay absolutely free, just as intended. If you want to access the premium service, though, then you’ll have to subscribe to unlock the added functionality.

Most popular TV shows on VRV in the USA

  • One Piece
  • Black Clover
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • Hunter x Hunter
  • My Hero Academia
  • JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure
  • Boruto: Naruto Next Generations
  • Fire force
  • Re: ZERO – Starting Life in Another World
  • Sword Art Online
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Monster Girl Doctor
  • Deom Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba
  • Haikyu!!
  • Fruits Basket
  • Attack on Titan
  • Fairy Tail
  • The Rising of the Shield Hero
  • KONOSUBA – God’s Blessing on This Wonderful World
  • That Time I Got Reincarnated As A Slime
  • First Man Into Space
  • Ahiru no Sora
  • HarmonQuest
  • Freejack

The current list of channels on VRV in the USA

  • Boomerang
  • Cartoon Hangover
  • Crunchyroll
  • Mondo
  • NickSplat
  • Rooster Teeth
  • VRV Select