Millions of Anime fans will love this new Sony TV feature

There's a magic button on the remote of 2023 Sony TVs that millions of Anime fans will no doubt love

Spy x Family Anime
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Now here's an upgrade I didn't expect to be writing about: Sony's 2023 TVs have a new addition that I think millions of Anime fans are going to love. 

No, it's not a teaser of Studio Ghibli's latest, it's direct access to Crunchyroll, the Anime streaming service with over 44,000 episodes and feature films, with an all-new physical button on the manufacturer's TV remote. 

That puts Crunchyroll on the same level as YouTube, Amazon Prime Video, Disney+, and Netflix, as you can see in my snap of the new remote that I took when previewing Sony's latest TVs. Believe me, they're impressive bits of kit: the new A95L is insanely bright.

Sony 2023 TV remote with Crunchyroll button

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What I particularly love about this new feature is that it's just 'so Sony', yknow? So against the norm of what other manufacturers are doing, yet so in line with Anime lovers the world over who'll be happy to snag double-quick access to their latest favourites (such as Spy Family (pictured), when that drops in April). 

Crunchyroll is a subscription service, of course, but you can head over to the official site and sign-up for a free two-week trial to see if it's the kind of service that's missing in your life. It'll certainly feel like it's missing if you buy one of Sony's best TVs in 2023 and that hard-wired button doesn't take you anywhere. 

I think it's a very fun new addition and a great way to obtain your favourite Anime shows. Crunchyroll is ad-free, high-def, and includes both subbed and dubbed content too, so you needn't have to learn Japanese (although I do encourage you to try). Arigato gozaimasu, Sony!

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor and AV Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone products (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech aficionado his beat for T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a stone unturned that he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for a 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.