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Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
482 Ratings
482 Ratings

Difficult To Rate

I understand and agree with other reviewers who remind us that the content is provided without cost, so people shouldn’t complain about advertising. But when a movies stops every 5 minutes to run 2 to 3 minutes of ads, the movie becomes unwatchable. I’m fine with the use of ads to subsidize the licensing (?) of content, but the volume of advertising here is seriously excessive. For example, he running time of the 2011 movie Priest is 1hr 27 min, but on Crackle, the advertising increases the time to over 2 hours and 20 minutes, meaning about an hour worth of ads. It’s not a good user experience.

The app itself appears to be working as expected, so functionally I could give it high marks (good streaming, good picture quality, etc). But the frequent ad interruptions diminish the enjoyment of the content, so there’s less reason to use the app at all. 45 minutes in, after roughly 6 commercial interruptions, I decided I’m done, I’m not watching anymore. Sorry Sony.


My opinion

I've used this for awhile now on my phone and PS3. It works pretty good. I've had a few issues though.

One time I accidentally hit the wrong button on my ps3 remote. It took me out if the movie and I couldn't get back to where I was in the movie (last 10 mins btw). So I figured it'd be easier to watch the very end on my phone. I was wrong. It took me probably 20 mins just to get the video to near the end. It should've done so when I hit continue movie from where I left off. Instead it restarted the movie. Then I got it to the ending, just to hit the last ad.... Several times. Apparently, you can't pass that spot at all. So, I finally had to re watch what I had already seen just to see the ending. This is mostly why I don't watch on my phone.

When searching through movies it often goes back to the top.

It also leaves blank spaces in watchlist when a movie leaves after a month.

There's been times I tried to clear history and it wouldn't do so.

Sometimes it shows the date when movies leave. Other times it doesn't.

As for the ads, I don't see the problem. They're usually every 15 mins with a minute or two of ads. Sometimes just a minute. Sometimes they freeze or very slow which is frustrating. That's really the only time I get annoyed.

Crackel Head

Great Free App

Considering the fact that this app doesn’t cost the consumer a dime, there’s really no legitimate complaint out there. There are lost of commercials but those commercials make it possible for us to watch these movies and shows free of charge. If there’s a lag issue, that’s a problem on the consumers end. Either your device is sub par or your internet connection is weak. I have a Roku, an XBOX ONE, an iPhone X, and a laptop. I haven’t experienced any slowness in years since I have up to date devises. Remember you get what you pay for. Be grateful and enjoy this wonderfully designed free app.


Sony Pictures Television
88.4 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
English, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Simulated Gambling
Frequent/Intense Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Realistic Violence
Frequent/Intense Profanity or Crude Humor
Frequent/Intense Horror/Fear Themes
© 2011-2018 Crackle, Inc., a Sony Pictures Entertainment company


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