Stream movies and TV shows to your BlackBerry Z10 with Crackle

By James Richardson on 8 Jul 2013 11:45 am EDT
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I know this is going to generate a load of 'we want Netflix' posts in the comments, however, while we are all being patient for that one (fingers crossed) you can at least watch movies and TV shows using Crackle on your BlackBerry Z10. The big difference here is that it's totally free.

The movie and show selection may not be on par with the likes of Netflix but at least Crackle have been good enough to give us a native BB10 application and it seems to work just fine. The home page of Crackle is full of featured films/shows but at the base of the screen there are tabs for both if you know what you are looking for. If you find something you want to save for later you can instantly add it to your watchlist which a great feature to have. To get this up and running you will need to register with Cackle but it only takes a minute and you can opt out of update emails if you so desire.

Sharing is built into the app so if you stumble across a show you think a buddy may like you can use any of the accounts within your BlackBerry Hub. Another bonus is that if you have to close the app and go back to watching the show/movie the app will ask you if you want to resume from where you left off - a nice touch.

Full features include:

  • Watch full-length Hollywood movies and TV series
  • FREE to download app, FREE to watch
  • Unlimited, on demand viewing
  • 20 new movies and TV episodes added monthly
  • Genres including: action, anime, music, comedy, crime, horror, thriller, and sci-fi
  • Build and manage your Watchlist for viewing on your phone, online, smart TV or gaming console.

It may not be what us BlackBerry 10 users have been dying to get our hands on but for now it will have to do and it does a decent job. And remember - if you don't have an unlimited data plan you may want to stick to WiFi when streaming for long periods.

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Stream movies and TV shows to your BlackBerry Z10 with Crackle

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Worked whole I was in Canada, but locks me out while I am in Barbados. Content licensing I presume.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

So far crackle is really good. I love a few of the classic anime shows it offers. Not bad, thanks crackle and sony!

Posted via CB10

I think it's great and the selection is really decent some really good indie stuff on there. Make sure you click on the genres to see more films on offer.

Fair play to them to bring a great native app too.

Using it on Z10 since launch, really enjoy and not too bad on data. They promise selection will improve.

Via my Mighty Z10

I've been using this app for the past week or so... you can't get any better for free. :-)

Posted via CB10

I watched Talladega Nights last week. I was surprised to find that there were no ads in it. The quality was fine.

Last time I watched something on Crackle (last year), the show had ads shoehorned into it.

Crackle is pretty great, since it's free, but the shows/movie I watched (in Canada, on Z10 and iPad) had commercials shoehorned in. Bit of a drag, but hey, it's free, and the actual viewing quality/playback is excellent. Not bad selection.

I don't have a z10 but Amazon prime works on my playbook. Slightly cheaper and newer movies. I dropped net flix after I seen what love amazon was showing to playbook. There is a trial for thirty days. Let me know if it works on z10

I can get amazon prime to work all the way up until I hit 'play', and then nothing. Was a bummer because that was one of the best parts of the playbook.

Posted via CB10 on my Q10

Only available in USA, Canada, UK and Australia.
Crackle does not provide their services in any other country.

Definitely one the most overlooked and underrated features of the Z10 (and Q10).

My wife and I have rented several movies though BlackBerry World with my Z10 hooked up to the TV. This Crackle app will give us another nice option for movie nights.

Posted via CB10

Works well on my Z10 but caused my Q10 to randomly reboot - hope it's fixed soon.

Posted from The Force wielding tap-dancing mouse on secret pantless missions (hiding in Jaydee's backseat) :p

That's why nothing was coming up when I hit search. Not yet in the Phils... I hope this gets launched in here soon!

Posted via CB10

This is actually a great app, not quite Netflix, and there are a lot of ads, but for the low price of free, you can't beat it. Unless you like torrents...

BlackBerry Z10 | Verizon | 10.1.0.4537

A lot of articles get reposted lately... the count is up to 7 if I'm not mistaken

Cracked it out with the amazing Z

Great app. Simple as that. I could give a (bleep) about netflix.

Sent from the future on my Z10.

Just used it over the weekend streaming movies for friends to the big screen and HDMI cable, BlackBerry cool factor x10 :)

Posted via Z10 awesome sauce CB10

Works well here in Toronto Canada........No ads and clear picture.......great to see it Native and Free........keep them coming......spread the word......

Posted via White BlackBerry Z10 baby

Oh and I have the extra battery so when it was out of juice just swapped and voila! More movies.

Posted via Z10 awesome sauce CB10

Does this not work on Verizon, or on the Z10, or in New York. It tells me it's not available on this device.

Posted via CB10

OS limitation, most apps now are submitted to World with a 10.1 or higher requirement and the latest official OS build available on Verizon is 10.0.9. Hopefully they release the update that's supposed to (by their own accounts) be available now.

Posted via CB10 on my white Z10 & lovin' it!

I really liked this app but I think it was causing my Z10 to reboot. So I had to remove it this morning. I might try it again down the road. It might have just been a bad install or something.

Posted via CB10

Can't get it on my Z10, I'll just add it to the list of apps I can't get.. I guess I need to wait for Verizon to release 10.1...

Posted via CB10

Working awesome so far as I installed it last week and there's some decent movies from a few years back definitely worth watching again.
Replacement killers with Mira Sorvino and Chow yun-fat anyone?

Posted via CB10

I've been watching Crackle on other devices for a while and it's a decent service. Free is good and for whatever reason there appears to be no ads like on the set top versions on the PS3 or Roku which is great.

No "I want Netflix" from me as Crackle takes care of all my needs. And it's free too. Take that Netflix!

Posted via CB10

Works well, except Sanford and Son in the TV show section.

Every time I try and watch an episode of Sanford and Son, either the app crashes, or the whole OS crashes and does a reboot on my Z10.

It's very strange. Try running season 1, episode 1 and you'll get the crash.

I've tried it several times all with the same result.

Too bad as I used to love that show!

Anyone else having this issue?

Posted via CB10

I am in Qatar why not available this is very annoying, how to stop that not available thing???

Posted via CB10

Not yet avail in the Philippines. For now I am enjoying my VIKI app... not much compared to crackle I bet but I think it'll do for now.

Posted via CB10

It says it will not load on my device. Is this because I am outside north america?

Posted via CB10

Works wonderfully on my Z10 in Canada. I'm enjoying Jerry Seinfeld's new show that plays on Crackle.

Posted via CB10

Works great on my Z10. No problems at all . I like watching Seinfeld, Married with children, and Comedians in Cars getting coffee .

Posted via CB10

Works great. I don't mind paying for a subscription to get rid of the ads.

Posted via CB10 ~ visit my portrait channel C0011B779

UK users try Wuaki TV. As good as Netflix but flash based streaming. Works fine in Z10 and Playbook browsers. Half the price of Netflix folks. Movie selection as good as Netflix. Perfect complement to Crackle. Just save the log in page as a home screen icon.

Posted via CB10

I used the android app since I first got my Z10, but it's great to go native!   Works well AND a surprisingly good little selection of movies!

Owners of content that is licensed for distribution in Germany need to make an app to play their content.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

I won't complain about Netflix but again, this app is not available for my z10... why???!!

Posted via CB10

This has been an excellent app, and I recommend it. If you hook up your Z10 to the TV, all the better. For those of you who do not have BB10, you can sideload the app onto your PlayBook. Get it! It's great!

It's a great app! Movies aren't all that bad. Even the television shows are great like good times!

Posted via CB10

Love it, has some stuff Netflix doesn't and besides that I just run the side loaded Netflix android app if I want to watch that instead...... even switching between US and Canadian is pretty simple.

Posted via CB10

It's working for me here in Western Canada. I watched an episode of the 3 Stooges and 2 Seinfeld episodes, plus a movie. All the shows played but each of them had a video stutter about once every 5 - 10 minutes where the picture froze for about 5 seconds while the audio continued playing. Plus, when I used the hdmi cable to my hdtv, I have to say the video was a little pixelated. The picture looks good on the Z10 screen.

Overall, I would say it is ok. FYI: my Z10 has about 20-25 mb/sec over my home wifi.

Posted via CB10

I guess I can't get it in USA because Verizon has not updated to 10.1???? What a pain!!!
But look forward to giving it a try whenever Verizon gets their act together.

Posted via CB10

You know what.. not a bad selection for being free. Great native app. Thanks Crackle and Sony.
And last but not least FU Netflix.!

Posted via CB10 on my Z10

I reality who needs Netflux or whatever they call themselves when we have Company's that are willing to do native Apps for BLACKBERRY??

Crackle is a Great App, is native and is FREE what else do we need...

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Love it. No need to start up my Netflix at all. They can be history now that Crackle showed us the love.

Posted via CB10

Love Crackle! The upside of Sony owning a movie studio... the downside being that the world is stuck with Blu-ray rather than HD-DVD.

Yes, i'm turning this into a Format Wars flamefest!!

Go to the movies tab, and then click on the browse bottom at the top-right side and you should be able to select to browse though all movies, recently added, etc.

Been using it for a bit now not thrilled with the same add over and over but decent selection especially for free

Posted via CB10

Watched Pineapple Express yesterday, made my day!!!!!! ;) any other BBMers like Pineapple Express hit me up! 2abddfb2

Posted via CB10

Finally I'll be able to finish watching Initial D :D thanks Crackle

Very good service

Marketing is everything

Awesome app... can't complain as it is free and got good selection of classic films and more...

Sent by Bbry Z10

Must not be available in America because I can't find in BlackBerry World. Anyone know when it will be available?

Posted via CB10

I'm from Ecuador, and I already downloaded! It works great, but the content in my región isn't the best!!! Netflix it's better they have more movies and series.

Posted via CB10

It doesn't work in Saudi. Arabia....

I hate the black berry really I thought I can buy or rent movie from the blackberry app

Please unlock that option in Saudi there are a lot of people wanna watch movies

Posted via CB10