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Sony Launches Crackle, First Full Movie Service Application on Android

Sony announced a week ago that its movie and TV show streaming service called Crackle was ready for launch on Android, making it the first of its kind for the platform.  If you are new to Crackle, just know that it’s essentially like any other streaming video service, asking that you pay a premium to watch full length movies or shows, but will also allow you to check out quick snippets for free.

In the market, you’ll find the Crackle app plus a set of subscription apps priced for 1 month, 3 month and full year service.  Obviously the longer the term you buy, the better the deal you’ll get, so be sure to check out the quality of the snippets and reliability of the streams before really forking out that cash.  

On an awesome note, you’ll be happy to hear that the Android version came out well before the enemy version.  Yay to that!

Anyone using the service?  Thoughts on it?

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  • Gt20

    How well does Crackle work on 3G as compared to 4G?

  • Romma1

    I just took a month for the heck of it… I love Bewitched..

  • Does this app work with the hdmi cable? I have the X, so I just use the realhdmi app, but what about for everyone else? Also, why is it that no one talks about jetflicks? They have a ton of shows, even shows on premium networks like showtime, hbo, and starz (Spartacus, Entourage, Weeds, etc). They also have every season and every episode of their shows, and they update their shows the day after they air.

  • Dmota25

    Puff!! Netflix next?

  • Dan

    Tried watching the “Held Up” series. It was dreadfully painful. The audio was not in sync with the video.

  • Im excited for the netflix app and even more for the hulu+ app

  • Stupid just stupid. Lets roll out a new tv streaming app and wait have users pay a premium service to watch full length movies and tv shows. On top of that you can still pay for you cellphone service, data service, any other apps plus premiums, etc etc etc etc. Next thing you know your broke. >:(

    • DBK

      There's an easy solution for that: simply don't get the app. No one is forcing you, too. If people want to spend the money, then so be it. If you don't want to spend the money, then don't. It's as simple as that.

      • Port

        I've always hated these copout responses. “Well, if you don't like it, don't use it, derrrrr”. Come on. Anyone with half a brain (apparently not you) isn't going to pay for this when there are other free or more cost effective alternatives. It's a poor, oblivious business model and this passive shrug-your-shoulders attitude lets it keep perpetuating itself. Grow a spine.

        • Chris.Go

          OH SH1T…. gay people fighting with other gay people about who's right! I wonder who Won?

  • Android69

    Al Bundy – greatest women's shoe salesman ever.

    • Chris Nimon

      LOL, and he once scored 4 touchdowns in a single game at Polk High 🙂

      • Android69

        Marcy's a chicken!

        • Chris Nimon

          Funny, 20 years later and I still want a NO MA'AM t-shirt.

          • Android69

            LOL I want his dodge. One of my favorite episodes was when Al was suppossed to have minor surgery requiring a circular incision but instead he got a circumcision. It was the only episode Peg turned him on.

          • Chris Nimon

            ha ha, 1 of my friends in high school had that Dodge it was even the same colors.

          • Android69

            lol must of been a sweet ride. This has become the official Bundy-Life thread… “Let's Rock”

          • Paul E.

            Sounds like the Toyota I drove to HS for four years. LOL.

          • Michael_NM

            20 years?! You're making me feel old…

            I'll trade you my NO MA'AM t-shirt for a Galaxy Tab. 😉

          • Chris Nimon

            20 years LATER. im 37 now 🙁 although I act about as grown up as Al LOL

          • Michael_NM

            Sorry if that wasn't clear… I meant that realizing the show was 20 years ago makes me feel old. At 39, I act about as grown up as Bud. 🙂

          • Chris Nimon

            Yeah, the only thing that reminds me that I'm getting old more is having 2 out of 5 of my kids driving now. And then thinking of all the shennanigans I got into back then, being the parent sucks. I want a reoccurring role on the Young and the Reckless lol

          • Android69

            You mean Grandmaster B. It was hilarious when he had to work for the virgin hotline.

      • Android69

        How could I forget Psycho Dad and BIGGINS 😀

    • “I need shoes!”

      • Android69

        Haha. Some enormous woman would say that and ask for a size 4. Then Al would say something ignorant but funny as hell.

  • I checked out the site and at the top featuring banner type thingy they are advertising The Cable Guy. Featuring a movie from 1996?!?! It apparently indicates there are a whopping 260 movies available? The browse feature makes it look like there are hundreds if not thousands more, but when you see it say movies 260 I'm guessing that's what it means. I would think it would be a joke to compare this to Netflix. Hey, if some enjoy it, that is perfectly OK. But I myself can't see how anyone would use it. Netflix app hopefully coming soon to Android, I have it on iPod touch and it doesn't cost me extra and is top notch!

  • lvmydroid

    With flash now and a good wifi connection my grandaughter and I have already been watching some good old Godzilla movies on crackle….FOR FREE !

  • I love the overall hatred for anything i*hone here.

    • Tergiversator_Maximus

      I love that everyone censors “iPhone.” It's hilarious.

      Sorry if I offended anyone – I've never been one for self-censorship.

      • Michael_NM

        Do you yell expletives in church too?

        • Tergiversator_Maximus

          Ha ha ha – only if someone pulls out Steve Jobs' preferred method of mobile communication.

    • Michael_NM

      I love it when people say such nice things about my favorite blog! 🙂

  • NorCalGuy

    Is this going to be like instant netflix were everything is a good 4 years old before it makes it on to the streaming service… I mean don't get me wrong I am all for streaming movies on our droids but if we are going to get it I would like a service that has new movies and shows on it especially if I have to pay for it!! Not feeling like paying for old episodes of married with children.

  • I haven't used it, but it is getting a lot of negative reviews in the app store with people saying there isn't much selection (among other issues).

    Here's hoping for the NetFlix app!

    • kellex

      Noticed that as well.

    • The netflix app has already been made for google tv, it's just a matter of time before it's released or hacked…

  • Michael_NM

    Thought son it? How about “Thought sony it?” 😛

  • VCast also uses some content from Crackle. From what I have watched through VCast the quality is just fine, but I couldn't justify the pricing. The content was mostly older stuff. Plus it might just be better to wait for the netflix app if you can.

    On a side note, this is the fifth time today I tried going to droid-lice.com. There isn't such a domain, but the name is creepy/catchy and I can't get my left hand to stop typing it.

    • NorCalGuy

      Bookmark it and then u can't mess up haha

      • or use chrome like a real google fan, enter the d, and press enter and you'll be right here 🙂

    • The350zWolf

      EEEEWWWW!!! (I know it sounds kinda fruity, but just had to say it)

  • Im curious to know when the netflix official app will be realeased…..longtime subscriber…and really hoping android doesnt get left out…crackle has potential…but its kind of a busy market…cant imagine there being room for this app…maybe only because they beat netflix to the punch

    • kellex

      Netflix will be king. Damn they need to hurry up with that app.

      • Hell yeah! And what would be even better is if they don't charge you any extra money…so if you already have a subscription(the under $10 plan), you'd be set.

        Can't wait to hear more about that in the next few months.


  • sry got excited…