Crackle - Movies & TV 17+

Chicken Soup For The Soul Entertainment, Inc

Designed for iPad

    • 3.7 • 3 Ratings
    • Free


Stream free Hollywood movies, TV series and originals on your favorite devices. Wait, free? Yes, free, always and forever. Watch premium TV shows and movies from a full library of new and iconic hits. All on-demand, without a subscription.
Set up a free account to see fewer ads and to pick up where you left off on any device.
Filter genres like comedy, drama, action, thriller and fandom to find fresh hits and all-time classics. Fill your ‘Watch Later’ list with all your favorite titles.
Check out our Spotlight Channel for handpicked recommendations from the Crackle team.
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What’s New

Version 6.5.0

The Crackle iOS mobile application has been redesigned to include an array of new features and redesigned screens! The following items are included in the new iOS build:

- Redesigned Splash screen
- Redesigned Home screen
- Upgraded Navigation Bar
- New Content Detail screens for movies and TV shows
- Ad and Video Playback improvements
- Redesigned Video Player controls
- Redesigned “Up Next” content player
- Improved Search Functionality
- Redesigned Settings Screen
- New Parental Control Settings
- New Error Messages
- New Deeplinking capabilities

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
3 Ratings

3 Ratings

BacktotheFutureGirl ,

Nearly perfect

This app is great. It has tons of popular movies that I've wanted to see, but never quite got around to seeing, and even some I haven't heard of that are now on my list of favorites. Unlike many free apps, crackle doesn't have excessive commercials, which I love. I'm not going to sugar-coat anything, so I have to say this app is also very testing at times.
Crackle tends to work well about 70% of the time, but the times that it doesn't will drive you mad. The videos (when the app works as intended) run incredibly smoothly; no buffering, no cut-outs, seamlessly transitioning back to your videos after the short and rare advertisements. But like Dr. Jackal and Mr. Hyde, things sometimes turn to a nasty side. When this app decides its not going to work, it's impossible to work with and will upset even the most patient and easygoing person. Videos begin to cut out often (typically the video, but sometimes the audio will also. It is also rather often that they both cut out and will trick you into thinking the video is buffering.) but astoundingly, ads will play as if there was nothing wrong with agrivating clarity.
Despite all of the kinks, this app is not something you will regret having. When it works, enjoy it. When it doesn't, try again later and hope for the best.

evolutionary warrior ,

It's Free, people...

I do sympathize with those who have had technical issues with the Crackle app -but seriously, Waaahhh! Sure, it's not perfect. I've had blackouts and freezes, too. But when I re-entered the Crackle app, it knew exactly what I was watching and where I left off. Just have Patience and work with it -you'll get the hang of it in no time. You do remember that this is a Free app and that it comes with No Subscription Fee, right? Crackle is not in the business of dissatisfying their viewers, so rest assured that they have people working to upgrade and increase the efficiency of their app. The commercials are Nothing when compared to what you'd get otherwise -even on basic pay tv, where they edit and censor for content just to satisfy their sponsors! My 4 star rating is simply because I'd like to see even more content available. If Crackle gets a larger viewership, I don't doubt they will be able to offer more content. If you're posting a bad review, please tell what device you have and what type of Internet connection you're using (WiFi router, cable, satellite, etc) -as that helps All app providers to figure out how to improve their product.

Serge61970 ,

What is going on with this App?!

I've had this app for quite some time and aside from the annoyance of constant commercials. The movie selection was actually quite good, the shows are also pretty good including anime. So why 1 star? In recent months the app has degraded at a rapid speed. It changed right after they you changed the interface of the app. Which was actually pretty good but then the app started to crash. Yesterday I had to start a whole new account 'cause it wouldn't let me enter under my old one and even afterwards I kept getting "We're sorry unavailable in your area"????? Since when? I also get "This information is currently unavailable". It is quite frustrating when you want to see something and the app is constantly crashing. You should be more considerate of your customers, at least have sent them an email letting them know your aware of the problem and are working on a solution. Also try to minimize on the commercials I can see in the beginning of a show or movie but you've got it where it will play about 3 to 4 times during the course of a movie and it's the same commercial. That's just ridiculous. I suggest fewer commercials, maybe give a paid option to remove ads, fix the stability issues. I noticed this app use to pop up in my "Location Services" and after it started crashing no longer appeared. Hopefully this information will be useful in the update of this app.

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