You may or may not have noticed that our Android App recently went into open BETA. We’ve been getting flooded with very basic questions, so I’ve decided to write up an in-depth info guide giving the ins and outs of the app.
First of all, you’ll want to visit this page and click the highlighted text which says join as an alpha tester. Once you click the link, you’ll be redirected to a Google+ community page, Haruhichan Apps Test Group. Click the ‘ask to join’ button. Once you’ve been accepted you’ll be able to view the community and download the app onto any of your devices.
When you’ve been accepted, the community page should look something like this:
Noticed how I highlighted the ‘Want the app? CLICK HERE’ part? That’s because most of you over look this then ask ‘How do I get the app??’ – I can understand if you’re on your android device and you ask, since for some reason the ‘About this community’ doesn’t show on your tablet/phone if you are using the Google+ app.
Once you’ve clicked the ‘Want the app? CLICK HERE’ you’ll be redirect to a page with instructions, follow them:
Once you are a tester, you should be able to view the Haruhichan app on the Google Play Store. You can either click the ‘Download Haruhichan from the Play Store‘ or the link stated in the instructions which is here (Please note these links won’t work if you didn’t confirm yourself as a tester.)
Now you can install the App to your device(s) of choice. Once installed a Haruhichan app icon should be automatically placed onto your device, click it to open the app. Once opened you’ll be welcomed by the default currently airing ‘season’ of anime.
You can now browse our catalog of currently airing anime and decide what you want to watch. Once you click on an anime, lets use D-Frag! as an example. The app will switch to the page for that anime as seen here:
It will load the ‘Information’ tab by default. Here you can see all the information you need to know about the show (Alt names, Japanese name, Status, Airing date, Producers, Genres, Next episode airing time and Synopsis.) If you click on the ‘Releases’ tab, it’ll show you ever single release so far for this anime. The latest releases will be at the top, of-course.
As you can see above, you have a wide variety of Fansub groups to pick from. They’re all good so you can pick whoever, really. If you like a certain group, stick with them. I recommend to not download Hi10P (10bit) releases on older devices that struggle to play it back. By clicking the download button, a pop-up screen should appear giving you options on what to do. You’ll need a torrent client at this point to download torrents. I recommend µTorrent for android.
I clicked ‘Open with torrent program’ which brings up the µTorrent app for android.
It will ask you where you want to save the file, I just hit ‘Add’. Once done your torrent will start downloading (Please note that the speed depends on your ISP and how well the torrent is being seeded.)
Now you’ll wait for the torrent to finish downloading. Once downloaded, you can view it on any media player. I recommend MX Player. Open up MX Player and it should automatically find everything to do with media files. Just open the file you want to play and enjoy.
Here is the overview of options you have with the Haruhichan Android App:
Haruhichan Android App Features:
* Latest scene releases!
* Anime airing time and calendar that counts down in real time!
* File lists for currently airing shows!
Requires Android 1.6 and up
HoneyComb and above is supported. There’s currently no plans to support Gingerbread, at least not until beta.
Hopefully this post has provided you enough information about the app and the general use of it. If you have any questions or comments, please let me know in the comments below or let us know in our google community!