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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