Crackle on PS3? Really?By danseitz
We have a really, really hard time imagining that Sony would ever bring any sort of streaming video service to the PS3, let alone one that it owns. That would never happen, not in the console war! Never ever!
OK, we’ll save the remaining sarcasm for a rainy day. Yes, Sony is firing another shot in the online video wars, and that shot is opening up Crackle to more platforms.
Crackle has been available on the PS3 for a while, but only in limited form: this update means PS3 owners, as well as Roku users, various Blu-Ray players, and Bravia TVs, get the full boat and all the content. Of course, finding it on the PS3 is another thing altogether; there’s no app for it, you’ll have to go under Video in the PSN Store and look in “Featured Collections” to get access to Crackle content.
If you don’t use it, and considering Crackle’s slice of the market, you probably don’t, Crackle is basically Hulu for Sony-owned movies and TV shows. You can pay for ad-free content, or you can just watch stuff for free within your browser. Considering it’s mostly crap from the ’80s, you probably won’t pay.
But hey, more streaming video is always good!