Crackle brings free movies, TV shows to the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad


As expected, Sony has launched a Crackle video app for iOS, and it’s actually pretty nice. While Crackle may not have the same kind of following (or deep content library) as Netflix or Hulu, the service does have a decent range of movies and TV shows to choose from. Now you can watch them for free on an iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad.

The service is ad-supported, which means you’ll need to sit through a 30 second ad before starting your Seinfeld or Jackie Chan Adventures episodes. The app also has an annoying way of showing you yet-another-ad if you exit a video and then try to resume — even if you just finished watching one.

That said, it’s hard to argue with the price. The Crackle app also has some decent films to choose from. You won’t find any current blockbusters, but you can watch Ghostbusters, La Femme Nikita, The Fifth Element, The DaVinci Code, Dr. Strangelove, and dozens of other titles.

Crackle is available as a free download from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing. He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since 2006. Brad has also worked with NPR, WHYY, PRI, and AOL.

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