Crackle expands to Smart TVs and Blu-ray devices
January 23, 2013
By Colin Mann
Multi-platform entertainment network Crackle has confirmed that its application is now available on millions of LG, Samsung and VIZIO Smart TVs, as well as on Samsung Blu-ray players. With an already established and popular presence on Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players, Crackle is now available on all leading smart TV manufacturers, bringing on-demand streaming directly to millions of living rooms.
The Sony Pictures Entertainment-owned service hand-picks Hollywood movies, television and original series – largely from Sony Pictures’ library, but also drawn from other studios – to the tastes of its digitally connected audience, focusing on genres such as action, comedy, crime, horror and sci-fi. The Crackle App and online service is free to download and free to watch, and offers unlimited, ad-supported viewing of all content available on Crackle.com, including TV and film titles Rescue Me, District 9, Underworld, Snatch and Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story.
“The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players in the living room is rapidly growing and these devices are fast becoming the new standard,” said Phil Lynch, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks and Games, Sony Pictures Television. “We are pleased with Crackle’s performance on Sony connected devices to date – as well as viewers’ overwhelmingly positive reception to the service – and are excited to begin 2013 with a major expansion into these other leading brands of connected TVs.”
Crackle is available on LG Smart TVs in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia; Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia; and VIZIO Smart TVs in the US and Canada.