Crackle has also re-launched the app across all of its existing mobile platforms with an upgraded user experience based on collective feedback from its 11 million plus users.
Most recently the app garnered honors from the 16th Annual Webby Awards for Best Entertainment (Handheld Devices) and Best Use of Mobile Video.
Since its launch, the Crackle App has garnered top rankings on the iPhone, iPad and iPod, as well as Sony and other manufacturers' Android phones and tablets. Today's announcement continues a series of major content expansions and product launches for the brand, including Crackle's launch on the Xbox LIVE service in late January 2012which has generated millions of online hours viewed by Xbox 360 users. Launches in 2011 included Sony Internet TV, Roku streaming players, Sony Blu-ray players and Sony Streaming Player, BRAVIA televisions, PlayStation 3 game consoles, Google TV and Google Chrome.
Providing high-quality video streaming, the Crackle App offers users a unique, free experience that includes unlimited viewing of the movies, TV series and Crackle original programming available on Crackle.com. Consumers can easily discover content in the Crackle App by browsing by movies, TV and originals or by genre.
Key features of the Crackle App include:
On demand viewing of hundreds of full-length movies and television series
Free to view content with minimal commercial interruption
Access to Crackle's award-winning original series
Ability to pause viewing, fast forward and resume playback where the user last left
Ability to share via Facebook, Twitter and email
HQ (high-quality) streaming video and ability to watch on 3G/4G or Wi-Fi
Ability to build and manage watchlists' of content for viewing on the app or on
Airplay enabled for iOS devices which enables people to beam content from their
phone to their Apple TV
New features include:
Redesigned look, feel, and functionality
Renewed focus on content along with clearer expiration communication including
notification of items in a user's watchlist
Updated Android video player to utilize HLS streaming
Optimized graphics for retina display on iOS devices
More than 200 films from studios including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and more are available to watch for free on the app. In addition the Crackle App offers 1,000 full-length television episodes. All films are delivered uncut and unedited the way they were meant to be viewed and are continuously refreshed, with new titles added every month.
A sampling of the Crackle App's current content offerings in the U.S. includes:
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Thousands of episodes of the world's most loved Anime series including hit titles
such as: Blood+ and Kurozuka
Two new original series: Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee featuring Jerry
Seinfeld and From the Basement, a music series from Nigel Godrich, the
producer of Radiohead.
Plus over 40 other originals including: The Unknown with Dominic Monaghan,
The Ropes, Issues, The Bannen Way, Jailbait, Backwash, and moreŚ
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