Crunchyroll to offer offline viewing

Anime-focused video service Crunchyroll is working on a feature that will allow users to download content to watch it offline.

“We know offline streaming is important to our viewers, and we’re working to bring this feature to the platform in 2017 so that fans can keep up with their favorite shows wherever they are”, a Crunchyroll representative said to Polygon.

The feature for offline viewing is one of the demands of OTT users. Netflix launched it in late 2016 and it is also available for Amazon Prime Video members.

Crunchyroll is one of the main niche OTT with a catalog of more than 15,000 hours of Japanese anime and Asian content, including titles such as Dragon Ball Super, Naruto Shippuden and Saint Seiya. Crunchyroll’s majority investor is Otter Media, joint venture between AT&T and Chernin Group.