There will always be a catch on free products. Well, Crackle doesn’t have one. Crackle TV is one of the best free channels that are available on most of the popular streaming devices. Since sony purchased this channel, things seem to go at peak for Crackle. You have compelling content across genres on this channel. The best part is that they are all free. Free to stream, no subscription, just activate the device to get hold of the exclusive features on your “Crackle” channel like the “watch later” option or the filtering of the contents across genres. Use this blog as a guide to know everything there is about Crackle.
Advantages of the Crackle channel
First of all, the Crackle channel is available on almost all the streaming devices like Roku, fireTV, Apple TV, Xbox One, etc. Since the channel is available in almost all the streaming devices, you have the availability factor to your advantage. Pick a streaming device at random; you can stream Crackle on it.
The second most important factor is as we discussed-the cost factor. There are many channels that have half the capability of the Crackle but still require you to pay for it, activate it, and subscribe to it. Well, this is not the case in Crackle. Yes, there are adverts in between. You can’t turn it off. But they are short and don’t pop up as frequently as they do in other free channels.
There is a wide array of collections available, from which you can choose the ones that you would want to stream. You never run out of shows or movies to watch. The channel frequently updates the channel list to make sure that you have some quality content to watch.
Adding Crackle on Roku streaming device
You have a lot of available streaming devices in which you can stream the Crackle channel. As the channel is free to stream, the activation process is almost similar across all the streaming devices available.
Let’s take Roku as an example and see the channel adding and activation process.
Adding Crackle on Roku
- Launch the Roku device and look for any updates that are available on the device.
- Your device needs to be up to date to make sure that it runs smoothly and without any hiccups.
- Proceed with the updates in case you have any available. You can jump to the next step if you don’t have any updates available.
- If you find any updates for the device and complete the updating process, make sure that you restart the device to apply these changes on your device.
- Once the device restarts, wait for the home screen to load.
- As the home screen loads, you can see the search bar on your device.
- From the search bar, type in “Crackle” and hit the search button.
- Among the list of results, click on the one that is more similar to your search input.
- Open the result and check the channel’s logo and go through the channel description to make sure that you have selected the right channel.
- After you go through the channel description, you can see the “add channel” option right next to the channel description page.
- Click on the “add channel” tab to initiate the download of the channel.
- As the channel proceeds to download, you are closer to stream the contents on your Crackle channel.
- The download will take only a few seconds to complete, so don’t worry about it.
- After the download is over, close the download page and revert to the home screen.
- Under the home screen, look for the channels list of your device.
- If you don’t see your channel on the list, try reinstalling the channel.
- After you see the channel on your list, launch it.
Activating Crackle on Roku
The activation process is pretty simple as the Crackle channel is a free channel. It literally costs you zero bucks to access the wide range of contents on the channel. Use the instructions below to activate the Crackle channel.
- You can jump straight to the streaming of the shows without any activation process.
- But then you will not be able to use the additional features offered by the Crackle channel.
- In the beginning, you will be presented with an option to activate or skip the process.
- Click “activate” and proceed to obtain the activation code.
- If you have opted to skip the process and now would like to activate the channel, then you can do so from the settings option on your screen.
- Once you obtain the activation code, you can use a browser on your computer or smartphone to activate your device.
- Search for crackle.com/activate, and you will see a space to enter the activation code over there.
- Enter the activation code carefully and continue with the flow.
- The codes will take a few moments to verify. Once the verification is over, you will receive a popup indication on both your devices.
- This is a sign that your device is activated.
- You can use the channel to stream the hottest content available at the platform.