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Crackle Review: Legit Free Movies to Stream [If You Can Handle the Ads]

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With Crackle TV’s HD streaming and multi-platform support, it is now a must-have Cable TV Alternative. The formula is simple: Indoor Antenna, Video Streaming Device, Hulu, Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and now Crackle TV.

What is Crackle TV?

No longer just a descriptive verb, Crackle is now a Sony Pictures Entertainment Company that offers free movies, video, and television shows across multiple platforms.

While it’s not a relatively new service, having bowed roughly four or five years ago, it is a company that is designed to appeal to the guy (or TV gal) in all of us.

So, then, what is Crackle TV? Is it a new web-based television channel? Online movie services? In truth, it’s both; and with the cool Crackle video stream offered on a variety of platforms by Sony, there are a variety of possibilities for your viewing pleasure.

Crackle is a video entertainment network that offers full-length movies and TV shows in full HD. Crackle provides programming for your favorite genres – including comedy, crime, horror, Sci-Fi, action, and thriller.

Crackle App

Just flip over to www.crackle.comor to your crackle app, and find your favorite action flick or comedy show and watch the time melt away. 

Crackle offers free, uncut movies and TV series on your mobile device, computer, internet-connected TV, desktop box, and gaming console  Access Crackle by installing their free Crackle App on your preferred, supported device.

  • Mobile Devices: Apple, Android, Nook, Kindle, Windows
  • Connected TVs: Sony, Google, Verizon
  • Desktop Boxes: Roku, Sony, Google, Tivo
  • Game Consoles: PS3, Xbox

Crackle App on Xbox 360

Crackle App on PS3

Crackle System Requirements

Crackle offers very high-quality video streams, so they require a faster connection than some other video sites (Crackle does not support dial-up connections). To make sure Crackle will play properly, check your connection speed (always hard-line your internet connection if possible; WiFi simply may not cut it).

If your connection is less than 500 kbps (kilobytes per second)/0.5 Mbps (megabytes per second) you will find it difficult to watch Crackle Free Movies. If you would like to test your internet speed go to SpeedTest.

  • Internet Explorer 7.0 or above, Chrome & Firefox
  • Cookies & JavaScript must be enabled
  • Adobe Flash Player 10.0.22 or above
  • Windows XP SP2, Vista, 7 and Macintosh OS X

Crackle TV: Bottom Line

Crackles free movies offers a wide spectrum of action entertainment designed to also give us a good laugh. Given the target audience is male, Crackle TV prides itself on having hand-picked television shows and movies from favorite male-dominated genres, including science fiction, horror, and comedy. 

Crackle TV includes, among its lineup: nostalgic shows such as Sanford and Son as well as Different Strokes; many cartoon hits like Astro-Boy and Ironman; and old school sci-fi like The Prisoner. While Crackle TV offers viewers a wide range of viewing possibilities, there’s still a lot to choose from with Crackle free movies.

Whether it’s a 90s classic like Double Team with Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dennis Rodman or low-brow comedies like Joe Dirt, there are a number of Crackle free movies to choose from.

Crackle Membership

Additional benefits of becoming a Crackle Member:

  • Become a fan of Crackle people
  • Subscribe to your favorite Crackle shows
  • Group your favorite videos into playlists
  • Rate & comment on the videos you love or hate

Join Crackle Today! Go to www.crackle.com  and click on the ‘Register’ button on the top right corner of the page. Fill in the required information and click ‘JOIN’. Its that easy. Specific questions go to Crackle FAQ

What could be better than watching Crackle’s free movies on your laptop while curled up in bed, or on the PS3 that is hooked up to your HD big screen. 

Even better – without the aggravation of trying to find something good on satellite or digital cable to watch only to find that nothing is on, and that your paying $100 a month for channels you don’t watch.

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10 replies on “Crackle Review: Legit Free Movies to Stream [If You Can Handle the Ads]

I noticed that shows will reboot and start over in the middle of an episode. I am not the only one who uses Crackle that has had this happen.

Hey Rick – I have heard other people having the same issue. What can you tell us about your setup? How are you accessing Crackle? Laptop, PS3 Etc… Also are you hard wired to your internet connection or are you using WIFI?

I run my laptop into my TV with via HDMI using a USB to HDMI converter. I’ve experiences the same issue on my desktop. I do not bother with PS3 and those devices because I do not play video games. I do not have these issues with HULU or any other video stream.

Excellent. Thanks for the additional details.
Are you connected to the internet via a wireless connection or through a land line?

PS – I don’t play many video games either, but the PS3 originally because of the built in Blu-ray player. But now it acts as a very user friendly media playing device, that I can control with a TV remote, vs using a keyboard and mouse.

I am connected with FiOS, connected to my desk top. My lap top I run off the WiFi signal. Hoping to go cable free as soon as the Verizon contract runs out. I might keep the internet access though. I am not hearing good things about Clear. I’m a former Comcast employee and won’t get Xfinity because…they can you know…

Still browsing through the myriad of HD antennas. Leaf seems to be the best but even they’re getting some bad reviews.

Hey Rick – I have noticed huge differences in video quality/ streaming when I go from a wireless connection to a wired connection. When your situation changes, you should definitely try this out. As for Xfinity…no i dont know. What can they do? Very curious now…

When I say Xfinity can, you know, I mean something derogatory that I won’t print here. 😉 The evil empire!

I live in an apartment, so I don’t know if the outdoor antenna will work for me.

As for the Leaf – they just came out with an Outdoor Antenna – the Sky. I will be releasing an article on this antenna shortly. Stay Tuned.

Crackle TV is awesome. Thanks for the post. I did not know it was available on PS3 until now. Just went into the app store, downloaded it, and I am up and running. Really nice interface and completely free. Thanks again!

Crackle has really stepped it up. I am a big fan of Sony. Seems like their products and services are always to notch (particularly the PS3 = video streamer, gaming system, and blu-ray player)

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