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Crackle streaming video service comes to PS3

If Netflix, Hulu Plus, Vudu, and the PlayStation Store don't give you enough online video options on your PS3, you now have another option. The difference being that this one is totally free.

Crackle, an ad-supported video streaming service that just so happens to be owned by Sony Pictures, announced a sweeping expansion today. It's now available on numerous devices including Sony Blu-ray players and TVs, as well as Roku boxes and, of course, the PS3.

Crackle works like Hulu, but it has a stronger focus on movies, with hundreds of films available, as well as original programming. Among the studios supporting Crackle are Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, and Sony Pictures Classics. Incidentally, those are all Sony Pictures studios. The company says it adds 20 new titles per month.

PS3 owners can find Crackle via thebuilt-in Web browser. The homepage will have a direct link available.

Mar 29, 2011

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9 comments

  • mockraven - March 31, 2011 11:42 p.m.

    I don't mind the commercials as long as the service is free. With Hulu Plus you still get commercials, though, which makes me not want to pay for it and you *have* to get Hulu Plus to play it on your PS3, which is kind of dumb.
  • werewolfninja - March 31, 2011 12:34 a.m.

    @ Kyo, same thing happened to me. Dose this happen to the fat PS3 only?
  • Kyo - March 30, 2011 2:01 p.m.

    I went to the site lastnight after I read about it.. found a movie I was interested in watching(most are ancient movies lol) and got as far as the first ad after the first early part of the movie.. then "OUT OF MEMORY" -__- annoying lol other than that, it's very smooth, shows sony could make it's browser very good if they actually wanted to.
  • Yaro - March 30, 2011 10:39 a.m.

    Lemme guess. North America only? Americans do have kajillion video options but what about Eastern Europe?
  • HaVoK308 - March 30, 2011 2:08 a.m.

    As long as the content is not censored I can live with ads. Hard to complain about ads when the content is free. That is the only way you would get it for free. Ignorant folks fail to understand this.
  • chrisat928 - March 30, 2011 12:45 a.m.

    Looks like commercials. Doesn't bother me.
  • greyishpoweranger - March 30, 2011 12:40 a.m.

    This could be a good way to make people start to sign up for hulu, netflix and such on there PS3s that were still skeptical. Also good for normal people if there are ACTUALLY decent movies being shown (not expecting district 9 or moon, just Rampage and machete,ex.)
  • Eliath - March 30, 2011 12:23 a.m.

    Let me restate my question. Do the ads occur at certain intervals during the films, or is it an ad at the beginning that you have to sit through once?
  • Eliath - March 30, 2011 12:18 a.m.

    Are there commercials? I can't stand Hulu because of the commercials.

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