The service that is currently available to viewers in over 200 countries was formerly known as Sony Crackle and Grouper. The service was founded in 2004 and acquired by Sony Pictures in 2006. The name was changed to Crackle in 2008, and the company was run by Eric Berger from that time until 2019. Crackle is an excellent option for fans of movies and TV series, and is available on a wide variety of devices. Its content has grown in popularity over the past several years.
The Crackle user interface is fairly intuitive and easy to navigate. It starts off with featured content, and then offers main navigation buttons that lead to Movies, Shows, and your personal Watchlist. You can also easily browse content by genre or actor. The app is also compatible with most streaming platforms, including Apple TV and Android.
The service’s library of movies and TV shows features a variety of genres, including dramas, crime, and horror. You can choose to watch these titles for free or pay a fee to access the entire library. You can also view trailers, movie clips, and information about upcoming films. Its ad-free option lets you watch movies and television shows on any device, and you can save them to your Watch Later list for later viewing.
You can track the progress of a commercial break through a meter in the bottom left corner of the screen. In the screenshot below, the meter indicates that there are 22 seconds remaining on a two-minute commercial break. However, you cannot switch to another tab while a commercial is running, as Crackle pauses the advertisement when you click on a new tab.