Crackle is a free video streaming service that includes on-demand access to movies and TV Shows.
Most of the content comes from Sony Pictures and its subsidiaries, including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics, and Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions.
Crackle also features “Crackle Original” series such as On the Ropes, Snatch, Going from Broke, Hidden Heroes, and The Oath.
We tested Crackle and other subscription streaming services for more than 100 hours. Crackle is compatible with Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Roku, Android TV, iPhone/iPad, Android Phone/Tablet, Mac, Windows, PlayStation, Xbox, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart TV, Sony Smart TV and VIZIO Smart TV.
Original films include “Office Uprising,” “The Throwaways,” “In the Cloud,” “Backwash,” and “Cagefighter.”
Original series include “Going From Broke,” “Rob Riggle’s Ski Master Academy,” “StartUp,” “Snatch,” and “Insomnia.”
Crackle has a treasure trove of mostly forgotten shows from the past few decades. You’ll find series like “Action,” “The Critic,” “My Two Dads,” “NewsRadio,” “Parker Lewis Can’t Lose,” “Mr. Sunshine,” “Rake,” “The Jeff Foxworthy Show,” and a special gem — “The Dana Carvey Show,” where you’ll see a young Steve Carrell and Stephen Colbert before they became famous.
You’ll also see classic series like “Barney Miller,” “Car 54, Where Are you?” “Charlie’s Angels,” “The Many Loves of Dobie Gillis,” “The Partridge Family,” “The Saint,” and “Starsky & Hutch.”
There aren’t many quality films on the service, but there are a few you may have heard of, like “The Ghost and the Darkness,” “The Terminal,” “Aeon Flux,” “Big Top Pee-Wee,” “Monster,” “Bridget Jones’s Baby,” “The Proposition,” “Eddie Murphy Raw,”
It does have some excellent documentaries, like “Man on Wire,” “The Wolfpack,” “Super Size Me,” the Roger Ebert-focused “Life Itself,” and the moving story of the Sesame Street icon Carol Spinney, “I am Big Bird.”
Mostly, the movie library is lacking. You’ll get weird flicks like “Ouija Shark,” “The VelociPastor,” and “Jack Frost 2: Revenge of the Mutant Killer.”
There is a small selection of kids content, including a pair of “Spy Kids” films, “Blinky Bill: The Movie,” “The Hero of Color City,” “Paulie,” and “Kikoriki: Team Invincible.”
No Parental Controls
With TV shows, the ads appear at the regular ad breaks that appeared when the show first aired. With films, you may see a 60-second ad at the start, with commercial breaks every 15 minutes or so.
No Offline Mode
Crackle doesn’t allow you to download shows or movies for offline viewing.
Crackle is compatible with these devices:
- Amazon Fire TV
- Apple TV
- Google Chromecast (Google Cast)
- Android TV
- Android Phone/Tablet
- LG Smart TV
- Samsung Smart TV
- Sony Smart TV
- VIZIO Smart TV
Crackle is not compatible with Nintendo devices.