Television is, gradually but perceptibly, losing its popularity. With growing tech and the growth of applications, software and web services like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, etc. there is hardly anyone who has stayed loyal to their television sets. Over this time, some major companies have also tried to get into the market owing to its amazing popularity and demand.
One app that can stand strong against these standard web services is Crackle. Crackle was launched in 2007 and has not failed to gain recognition. Although it is not as popular as its competitors, it does have its own advantages worth trying out.
About Crackle App:
Crackle first launched its mobile app in the year 2011 for Blackberry handsets and later in the same year, its app was launched for AppleTV. It was much later that the company launched Crackle app for Android, but soon enough it gained much popularity in the video streaming market.
What is it about crackle that would compel me to sign up for it?
The most compelling aspect about Crackle is that it will not burn a hole in anyone’s pocket, for it is absolutely free. No, there are no premium versions to unlock at later stages nor is there any catch about this. It is because this application is financially supported by advertisements.
How to download Crackle app for Android?
Well, here is the sad part. Crackle only runs in USA, Canada, South America and Australia. That being said, if you are a resident of these regions, you can download the application normally using your Android Play Store, in three simple steps.
Step 1: Go to Play Store
Step 2: Search ‘Crackle’
Step 3: Click on Install
Voila! You are ready to go!
However, if you are not a resident, you will not even find the app on Play Store, let alone downloading it directly. But hey, this is how you can download and run Crackle app for Android phone, right away!
Step 1: Search for crackle Apk file and download it.
Step 2: Go to your device’s file manager and click on downloads
Step 3: Find the Apk file and click once. It should start installing if your security settings preset. But, if they are not and it asks for permission warning you that the file might be harmful to your device, go to step 4. If not, ignore step 4 and jump to the fifth step.
Step 4: Go to the security option in Settings and allow ‘installations of apps from unknown sources’.
Step 5: Once installed, you should see Crackle on your home screen or wherever your applications are.
Step 6: Open Crackle by clicking on it once. You should see a warning saying the app is not supported in your region.
This is when you need to download another app to fake yourself as a resident of USA, Australia, South America, etc.
Step 7: Go to Play Store and search ‘Hola VPN’. Install the app.
Step 8: Select ‘USA’ as your region of stay and let it connect you with the servers. You should see a key icon on the status bar of your phone.
Step 9: Open Crackle
Step 10: See it work!
What is VPN?
VPN is the short form for Virtual Private Network, which spoofs your phone’s IP as someone’s from the country you choose on the app. There are a plethora of VPN apps on Android Play Store. Choose whatever suits you. All work on the same principle.
Is it necessary that I choose Hola VPN?
No, it is absolutely not necessary. You can use the VPN you like. Do some research and choose the one most suitable for you.
Crackle app for Android has been around for a while now but there are only a handful of shows you can actually watch there. But since it is completely free of cost, it is worth a try for sure.