Crackle is a free on-demand video streaming service from the Sony Corporation. You can watch many different TV shows and movies on Crackle. But unlike other similar services, for example Netflix, you do not have to pay anything in order to enjoy watching shows or movies on Crackle. All you have to do is create a free account on Crackle and start watching your favorite shows. Crackle can be accessed through their website and through their apps. You can even configure Crackle to work with your smart TV or watch it over Chromecast.
Even though Crackle is a free service, it is available only for all the people living inside the United States and the Canada. If you try to access Crackle from outside US or Canada, you will be shown a blank website or the Crackle app will show error. Another drawback of the Crackle on-demand video service is that it shows only those TV shows or movies that are licensed or produced by the Sony corporation which rather limits the entertainment content a little bit.
One advantage Crackle has over other similar services is that it has subtitles for everything available. No matter which TV show or movie you select, they have subtitles ready for you. If you are watching any show or movie on Crackle and want to enable the subtitles and change their preferences, then here is how to go about in your web browser:
- After starting a TV show or movie on Crackle, wait for the advertisement to be over and then you would be able to see options as you hover the mouse pointer over the video. Click on the small cogwheel icon near the bottom of the video frame and select Options.
- On the next screen you will be able to configure the subtitles – you can change the font used to display the subtitles, change the subtitles language used, you can change the foreground, drop-show and background colors for the text, and you can change the size of the text used in the subtitles. You can also enable or disable the subtitles from there.
Unfortunately, you are now allowed to use your own subtitle files for displaying the subtitles. For most of the content available on Crackle, only English language subtitles are available.