iPad App Video Review: Crackle

Apr 21, 2011

Crackle is an app created by the developer of the same name. The app is listed in the entertainment section and, at the time of this review, held the number one slot in the free app section of the App Store. It is, essentially, another media provider similar to what Netflix, ABC, and Hulu offer on the iPhone and iPad.

Users can download the app and immediately begin browsing through an impressive selection of movies and television shows. Unlike most apps of this type, Crackle does not require an account to begin watching media and does not charge a penny for the showings. But, like most free apps, there is a catch.

The app shows an advertisement before every piece of media and if you are watching a movie or TV show in full-length, you can expect quite a few interruptions from ads. The quality of the different shows was definitely good, but there were quite a few times when the app would crash or it would take a while to load.

Overall, Crackle is a nice attempt at bringing a free media experience to your iOS device. It is littered with ads and doesn’t offer an amazing selection, but for free, you can’t go wrong. Check it out.

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Erik Fikkert

With a heart for technology and its synergy with daily life, Erik has been involved in many different areas of media. He has composed music for film, designed branding for local companies and currently enjoys spending his days playing with iPhone apps and keeping up with the latest tech news.

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