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Is Crackle Really Free, Safe and Legal to Use

I've just installed Crackle for my Samsung TV & Xbox 360, and wonder if it's really free of charge?

I have used Crackle for several days. It seems to be a totally free movie streaming app, only with some constant commercial ads. Is it really free to watch all available movies, TV shows etc.? If so, whether the streaming and watching service is safe and legal to use? How to remove advertising for smoother video watching? Morever, what's the difference between registered user and unregistered one?

[1] Crackle wiki: Crackle is an online distributor of original web shows, Hollywood movies, and TV shows. Founded in the early 2000s as Grouper, and rebranded in 2007, Crackle is owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment. The service is free with commercials on all supported platforms.

Is Crackle Free and Safe?

How much does it cost to use Crackle? Well, Crackle is absolutely free! No payment for any streaming, no charge after watching any "free" movie, and no cost for any subscription at all.  

After being launched with TV Cable in Ecuador, Brazil, Mexico and Argentina, this free-to-air movie app are available in over 20 countries worldwide, building large audience base in areas in English, Spanish and Portuguese, even faced with many streaming tycoons e.g. Netflix. Below are some most frequently asked questions on Crackle and we hope they can clear up all the general Crackle confusions for users.

▶ Is Crackle safe to use? - Completely secure.
All of the content on Crackle is offered by Sony Picture, including full-length movies and TV shows of various genes, original programming, trailers and movie news. Therefore, users can enjoy them all without copyright problem. The video clips here are mainly in 360p or 480p, along with partial high quality HD videos.

▶ How do I kill the Crackle ads? Does the registration help? - No way!
Crackle has been there for about 10 years thanks to the continual advertising revenue. That's the reason that it's impossible for user to block the ad while watching free video content on Crackle. The signing up for an account can only bring users some conveniences like creating watchlist, subscribing certain programs and bypassing the age verification when watching R-rated movies, but has no privilege to ad skipping.

▶ How should I know whether my device can run Crackle? - Crackle embraces the most possible devices.
Started in 2000 as another brand name, multi-platform Crackle is normally formed in 2007 by Sony Picture Entertainment. From initial PS3/Roku/Sony Blu-ray player/Bravia TV to the later iOS/Android/Xbox (360) to the subsequent BlackBerry 10,and Apple TV, Crackle is undoubtedly the most compatible movie streaming app out there.
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Graduated from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, she employs herself in IT related content creation (since 2013) and happens to perfectly combine her major (computer & science) and her gusto (writing). She's seasoned at offering video audio conversion workarounds and always passionate about new trends, from hot HEVC, 4K to the new AV1 codec.

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