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.

More information/Download Crackle for BlackBerry 10

 

149 comments

dannyboy0407

Works perfect on my z10.

Posted via CB10

Jeandry Brito

sucks cause region / country and shit, can't you or they make it Available everywhere??

Posted via CB10

RP Singh

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

Frank McIntyre

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

slade632

seeing Crackle being a native app was a pleasant surprise. I love it!

whofrank

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.

stevedee

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

Via my Mighty Z10

Camelhmpz

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

Posted via CB10

Obi_El

+1 !!

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rocker_man1

Works really well for me so far!

Posted via CB10

umbrau44

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.

Graheem

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.

RP Singh

Ads when you watch off their website, but not off their bb10 app.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

umbrau44

I saw ads when I watched on my Bluray player last year. I haven't checked recently.

L.berrywiess

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

dreasley

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

santos allan

not available here in qatar:( y almost all the apps i need doesnt support here?

Posted via CB10

Seccedonien

Not available here in the Netherlands either... :(

crackbb10

Zo irritant is dat!

Cracked it out with the amazing Z

cvdburgh

Damn that bites!

Posted via CB10 - Z10 STL100-2 Vodafone NL

Francois1988

Or South Africa. "Not available for this device"

Posted via CB10

St3fan

Also not available in Austria

Posted via CB10

rizdragon

Not available here as well... in Saudi Arabia...

Posted via CB10

Zahi Ali

Not available in UAE

Posted via CB10

Adva_

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

RP Singh

And South America

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

thecsman

It'd be nice if DLNA support is added, especially for us who own a Q10.

Posted via CB10

canuckvoip

Absolutely! I hope they can add "Play on" to my WDTV or smart TV.

ForrestB

A nice surprise to find that when connected to TV via HDMI, picture is perfect!

Posted via CB10

laketrout73

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

Pete The Penguin

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

merv69

Unavailable for this device...smfh...

Via my Zormtrooper...

yelmonster

Not available in the Philippines. :(

This signature was swiped up from the Z10's sexy keyboard.

k8dgreat

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

faiyaz ghole

Says not available on your device..i m using z10

Posted via CB10

ofutur

US only, no HD, pass.

Note to BB: Dark theme and OLED screen combo = disaster outside

whofrank

It's not US only, I'm using it on the uk. Picture looks crystal to me.

ofutur

Just checked and it's America + UK.

RP Singh

Other places too.

Sent from my iPuh-lease-as-IF

ofutur

Not according to BB World.

ofutur

Crytal clear 480p is not 720p ;)

theRock1975

Works great in Canada too. Hdmi looks great.

Posted via CB10

K007A

I don't want Netflix

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ARWestenberger

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

BigBuffBerry

Oh boy another app that won't work with Verizon.

Posted via CB10

jelp2

Why not, I'm on VZ and it works great

mnc76

It doesn't require 10.1, so it should work on Verizon.

Posted via CB10

mavsguy842

It requires 10.0.10.xxx I'm on Verizon and I'm on 10.0.9.422 so I can't get Crackle.

ESCON

10.0.9....... Crazy

luv4berrycrack

Cool app. Didn't Blaze do an article Bout it a week or so ago?

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crackbb10

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

James Richardson

Not re-posted. His was the announcement. This was a video demo. Often works this way.

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felixlives

Not available for my device, really really tired of this regional shit

Posted via CB10

Gator99

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

Sent from the future on my Z10.

Miss_Hawkins

+1

via CB10 on my AT&T Z10

Felipe Barradas

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

blackberry008

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

Felipe Barradas

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

aleid

Not available in Bahrain

Posted via CB10

jSkiLLzZz

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

00stryder

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!

DrinkWithEric

Plus closed caption is awesome. I think it should be yellow. White is difficult to read sometimes..

Posted via CB10

mastermike87

Works for ne too!

I have it next to my Netflix sideload. Together, they are a good pairing.

Posted via CB10

D_March

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

ED1209

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

tranceboy_johny

Unavailable for my Z10 :( Verizon :(

camlowe

I've had this a week and love it. Definitely recommend.

Posted via CB10 on Z10

EauRouge

Works great! Can't complain, it's free!!

Posted via CB10

Rodney Wilder

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

mikelinton

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.

blue quill

This app is clean and fast.
Best with hdmi

Darlaten

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

m1kr0

Don't worry, not in South Africa either!

Francois1988

Just tried it here as well lol. Boo...hiss!

Posted via CB10

sfor13thlegion

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

jelp2

Lamont...you big dummy!!! :) Love that show!!!

Bjorn Coetsee

I'm in south Africa, unavailable for this device

Posted via CB10

Francois1988

Same Bjorn. Would have been cool

Posted via CB10

imaaia

Why unavailable fo this device, why???

Posted via CB10

Alex Keb

This is the best native free app to date.

imaaia

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

Posted via CB10

mkelley65

Crackle is owned by Sony. Much of their content is not available on Netflix.

deanupam

Not for India.

Posted via CB10

k8dgreat

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

1raygin

Downloaded Crackle and it works perfectly.

quizm

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

Posted via CB10

BB10dude

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

Posted via CB10

Adolfo Gonalez

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

trynacu2

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

Posted via CB10 ~ visit my portrait channel C0011B779

jaycee43

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

Shadberry Bold

Crackle is awesome

Posted via CB10

oaknut john

Anyone else on 10.2 having trouble?

Posted via CB10

omassain

Love it !

Posted via CB10

bbfanboi

Love it! Too bad Netflix - you had your chance.

pkcable

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!

bb10_fan

Nice, not available for Netherlands!

syphaxx

Not available in Germany.... I'm so tired of this shit....

Posted via CB10

RP Singh

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

arkantosrulz

Iam getting unavailable for this device. BlackBerry z10

Posted via CB10

mr_zed10

Thanks.

Posted via CB10

Kean Seng Yap

Not avail in malaysia

Posted via CB10

VeeVee10

Crackle is only available for US, CA, UK and AU as per the faq's.

Posted via CB10

Bowlegz

It's the bomb!!!

Posted via CB10

PostMortem

This is great... how do they keep it free? Commercials? Clearly I've never used it.

BBX - I Said it!

cali122

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

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Fechin

Oh wow another app I can't download because we aren't on 10.1 yet.

Posted via CB10

DrEd14

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!

Hup55

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

Posted via CB10

Miker954

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.

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PatrickMJS

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

divernan

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

lynxs_claw

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

gibo713

Same here not available! Botswana

Posted via CB10

kunamvahees

Amazing and works fine. Watched "God must be crazy". Have absolutely no issues.
Thanks Crackle.

Posted via CB10

Douken

Wow, that movie is there? Just thinking about it makes me laugh

Marketing is everything

emmuniz1

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...

#BB10Believe #KeepMoving #BB10Army #BB10Freak #TeamBlackberry

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XDrew42

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

Sinnaz0790

Another region locked app stupes!!

BB10..Sinnaz0790 {STL100-3}

lorax1284

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!!

Ivan Bonilla

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.

pirahnah3

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

jordandrews90

I've been using it for a bit and although it doesn't have a huge selection, I love it :)

Posted via CB10

windsurfer021

Who needs Netflix Lite anyway?

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RonBoyd

Yeah. I get a "Unavailable for this device" message on my Z10. Thank you Verizon.

greeneriko

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

Posted via CB10

hfink56

Yes, another app that will not work on a Verizon Z10. BB is digging there own grave.

Douken

Working excellent on mine from T-Mobile on 10.1

Marketing is everything

Douken

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

Very good service

Marketing is everything

nappalonia

Nice, this works better than the crackle app included in Tablet TV.

Posted via CB10

frinzo

Not Available For This Device. This only happens with BlackBerry.

Posted via CB10

silverbullet

Seems to have stopped working now. Stuck on the loading crackle opening screen.

Black is best Z10!

ice_10

Works great, can't beat the price!

Posted via CB10

Man@Arms

Works great and I like it!

derizzle

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

Sent by Bbry Z10

coaltowking

Crackle > Netflix

Posted via my sexy-ass Z10 running 10.2.0.93 ON A BOAT!!!

uyi2g

I want NETFLIX!!!! LOL

Posted via CB10

emellow

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

Posted via CB10

danielloor

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

Aboud_Alfaoory7

Doesn't work, says unavailable for this device, I'm using a Z10.

Posted via CB10

homod

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

mamat7055

Hate not in my region country. Booo

Posted via CB10

JLW_51

I live in the US but can't download this app, why is that?

ikalinin

only avail to 10.0.10 and higher.

pcares

Not available on my z10!

Posted via CB10

jsille

Wow just saw the TV spot exclusively for Z10 and it's very cool

Posted via CB10

windsurfar

Just downloaded and watching terminator on my Z30.
Great quality.
Cool!