Update 1: Apparently Crackle keeps Location Services on when you close it, causing battery drain. You can disable this in Settings.
If you’re looking for some entertainment on your iPhone, Netflix works flawlessly. However, for a free solution, a new app called Crackle aims to keep you busy with free movies and TV shows.
What makes Crackle different is the high profile Hollywood content that is available for free. What’s the catch? It’s an ad supported model, so you’ll see 15 second ‘commercials’ throughout the content.
Here’s the app description:
Watch FREE Hollywood movies and TV series on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch
A FEW GOOD MEN. CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON. FULL CONTACT. ANACONDA and more: full-length, uncut and FREE.
* Watch full-length Hollywood movies and TV series
* FREE to download app, FREE to watch
* Unlimited, on demand viewing
* Genres including: action, comedy, crime, horror, thriller and sci-fi
* Optimized for both iPhone/iPod touch and iPad
* Browse Movies, TV, Originals, Collections and Genres – or search by keyword
* Build and manage your queue for viewing on the app or online at Crackle.com.
* Stream HQ video via 3G or Wi-Fi
* New movies and TV episodes added regularly
* Content available only in US, Canada, United Kingdom and Australia only; and content varies by territory
CURRENT MOVIES AND TV*:
Wide selection includes: A FEW GOOD MEN; JACKIE CHANâ€™S THE MYTH; CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON; FULL CONTACT; ANACONDA; QUICKSILVER, SEE NO EVEL, HEAR NO EVIL and more
Full-length episodes from series including: S.W.A.T., THE THREE STOOGES, WHATâ€™S HAPPENING, SAMURAI X, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED SWIMSUIT SPECIALS, 10 ITEMS OR LESS, CHARLIEâ€™S ANGELS, SPIDER-MAN and more
Crackle works over 3G (make sure you have a large data plan!) and WiFi, and is only available to the US, Canada, UK, and Australia right now. There is some decent content, which looked great over 3G. You can setup a queue of what you want to watch, and there’s a history as well. The content is obviously not new, but I’d say it’s equivalent to Netflix or better.
Her’e a screenshot of A Few Good Men (you can’t handle the TRUTH!):
Crackle is free. Click here to download it, and let me know what you think!
Thanks William for the heads up!