Kodi users will no longer be able to access Crunchyroll content on the player
Kodi users are facing more trouble accessing content after another hugely popular addon has been removed from the TV Player.
Crunchyroll is one of the biggest online sources of Japanese anime and Asian content but it will no longer be accessible via Kodi.
The service, which is available across numerous platforms such as iOS, Android and Apple TV, charges a monthly fee to watch online and it was, until recently, also part of the Kodi player.
However, despite users needing an account to access content via Kodi, the unofficial addon has now been forced to close.
According to the firm behind Crunchyroll, the addon was infringing its rights and this is why it had made demands for it to be removed.
An email sent by Remove Your Media and seen by Torrentfreak, said: “The works in question is copyrighted source code developed by CrunchyRoll Inc. Code has been reversed engineered, in bad faith, to disrupt owner’s rights,” the email reads.
“I have a good faith belief that the items or materials listed below are not authorized by the above owners, their agents or the law and therefore infringe the owner’s rights. Please act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the infringing material.”
The team behind the addon have now removed it and all of its content but that decision has not pleased many users.
One angry Crunchyroll fan, who used the addon, said: “The Kodi addon worked for me better than the official apps/website.
“Not much reason to continue with it for me any longer.”
This latest addon closure comes as Kodi continues to come under the spotlight.
Despite Kodi being totally legal, the TV player allows users to access premium content online via addons.
It’s these illegal services that have caught the attention of rights holders, ISPs and governments across the world.
The addon has now been closed on Kodi
With many addons now facing legal action and huge fines many are closing their doors.
One service, Navi-X, which was first set up in 2007 recently told its loyal fans it simply could not continue to provide content.
Speaking about why it closed, the Navi-X team said: “Every good thing must come to an end.
“After ten years of successful operation, Navi-X has sadly being discontinued. Navi-X was first released in April 2007, and is the oldest Kodi addon of its kind.
“The main reason why the decision was made to discontinue the Navi-X service is the current legal climate surrounding Kodi.”