[Update: Shut down] VRV app servers down, users getting 'Unable to connect to API' error

There are new updates that have been added to the bottom of the story…

Original story (from June 13, 2019) follows:

VRV, which describes itself as “home of your favorite channels, events, and communities celebrating anime, animation, video games, comics, science fiction, fantasy, and tech”, is currently in midst of an outage of sorts.

A lot of users are reporting the service is currently down for them. Complainants are taking to social media platforms like Twitter to voice their concerns. Here are some of the recent reports for you to take a quick look at:


Even the Down Detector service currently shows intermittent issues specifically in the US area.


We are looking for more information on the matter and will update the story as and when any development comest to our sight.

Update 1 (October 12, 2019):

The VRV service is again down at the moment. We are looking for more info on the matter.

Update 2 (June 03, 2020):

VRV is down and not working for many as of writing this. Apart from reports on Twitter, Down detector also conveys the same as can be seen in the US live outage map below:

Update 3 (May 13, 2022):

09:56 am (IST): Many users have taken to Twitter to report that the VRV app is currently down or not working for them. Moreover, reports on Downdetector also suggest the same.

Update 4 (May 16, 2022):

11:19 am (IST): The recent outage with VRV app seems to have been resolved as we haven’t come across any fresh user reports on Downdetector.

Update 5 (May 12, 2023):

12:31 pm (IST): VRV app has reportedly (1, 2, 3) been shut down and users are getting emails that they have moved their content to Crunchyroll.

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