With 100% free movies and TV shows, there is a lot to love about the service. And considering it’s been around for over a decade, I figured it’s about time I’ve given Crackle it’s due.
What is Crackle TV
Crackle TV is a completely free streaming service owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment Company. The service features movies, TV and original programming that rotate on a monthly basis. While there are ads, it’s hard to complain about the price. . .which is $0 per month.
I’m typically wary of free products, but Crackle TV is top notch. They offer full length movies and TV shows in full HD. They’ve most recently added a feature called “Always On”, which is a linear internet television channel complete with scheduled programming.
Originally called “Grouper”, Crackle TV has been around since the early 2000’s. They were rebranded as Crackle TV soon after being purchased by Sony in 2006.
Crackle Movies and TV
Crackle’s Movie and TV library frequently features films from Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, and Sony Pictures Classics. You will also find many TV shows distributed by Sony like Seinfeld, Damages, and Rescue Me.
For a free service there is a ton of quality programming available. For instance, at the time of this writing, I can watch great shows like “News Radio”, “The Larry Sanders Show”, and “Married with Children.”
Feel like a movie instead? Well, what about “District 9”, “Darkman”, or “Bruno”. The content on Crackle TV updates monthly, but there are always quality TV and movies available.
Aside from a whole host of familiar Action, Comedy, Crime, Drama, Horror and Sci-fi Movies and TV, Crackle TV also offers quality original programming. Below is a brief synopsis of their best shows.
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee – A comedy based talk show created and hosted by Jerry Seinfeld. The show features Seinfeld and a guest comedian taking a ride in a vintage car to get coffee in various café’s. Trust me, it’s a riot.
Guests have included, Jon Stewart, Howard Stern, Tina Fey, Don Rickles, Ricky Gervais, Sarah Jessica Parker, Louis C.K. and Mel Brooks. The Show just wrapped its 6th season, and just added plans for 3 more.
Chosen – An action thriller starring Milo Ventimiglia from the hit series “Heroes.” Ventimiglia plays a lawyer and father Ian Mitchel who one day receives a mysterious box containing a gun. The box also contained a picture and instructions to kill the person in the picture.
Mitchell is then thrust into a lethal game orchestrated by a shadowy organization known as “The Watchers.” Chosen was just renewed for a 4th season.
Crackle Device Support
Crackle TV can be viewed in your Internet Explorer, Chrome, or Safari browser, but can also be streamed to your television with any of the following supported devices:
- PlayStation 3
- PlayStation 4
- PlayStation Vita
- Apple TV
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Samsung Connected TV
- LG Connected TV
- Visio Connected TV
- Bravia Connected TV
- Toshiba Connected TV
- Fire TV
- Samsung Blu-ray players
- LG Blu-ray players
- Sony Blu-ray players
You can also watch Crackle TV by downloading their app on your mobile device. Crackle TV supports a whole host of smart devices. Not only does it run on iPad, iPhone, and Android devices, but even Blackberry! (Yes, they still make them.) To download the app check out all the numerous platforms that run Crackle TV.
I typically don’t expect much from a free service, but Crackle TV is easily one of the better internet TV networks out there. I frequently check in to see what new TV and movies they have available. It’s nice a tool to have in any cord cutters arsenal.
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