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How to Watch Crackle on Android TV

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Crackle on Android TV

Crackle is a free streaming platform available only in the USA. As the streaming service is free, you will get ads while streaming movies and TV shows. In the Crackle app for Android TV, you can create a new account for free and stream Hollywood movies, series, original shows, and more. As Crackle is a cross-platform app, you can sync your watching history across devices like smartphones, TVs, and streaming devices. You can install the Crackle app on your Android TV and Android TV Box from the Google Play Store.

The Crackle app has the Spotlight section, where you can get personalized recommendations based on your watch history. You can also download the video content offline and stream them anytime you want. To stream Crackle movies without any buffering issues, you need at least 1.5 Mbps of internet on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • Panasonic Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • JVC Smart TV
  • Skyworth Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Toshiba Smart TV

Supported Android TV Box

How to Install Crackle on Android TV

#1. Launch the Google Play Store on your Android TV.

#2. Navigate to the search bar and type Crackle.

#3. Select the Crackle app from the search results.

#4. Click on the Install button.

#5. Launch Crackle on your Android TV by tapping the Open button.

Crackle tv shows and movies library

#5. Select any of the available shows and play them on your Android TV.

How to Cast Crackle on Android TV

#1. Download and install the Crackle app on your smartphone from the Play Store.

#2. Connect your smartphone and Android TV to the same WiFi network.

#3. Open the Crackle app and tap the Cast icon.

Crackle Cast icon

#4. This will search for available casting devices. When your Android TV is detected, select it.

#5. Now, play any video on the Crackle app. It will appear on your Android TV.

#6. To stop the casting from the Crackle app, tap the Cast icon again and choose Disconnect.

How to Sideload Crackle on Android TV

#1. Launch Google Play Store.

#2. Click on the search bar and type Downloader using a virtual keyboard.

#3. Select the Downloader app.

#4. Click on the Install button to get the Downloader app on Android TV.

#5. Once it is installed, go back to the home screen and open Settings and choose Device Preferences.

Device preferences on settings

#6. Select the Security & restrictions option.

security & restrictions

#7. Select Install Unknown Apps and turn on the Downloader toggle.

Install unknown apps

#8. Now, open the Downloader app and click on Allow if the pop-up appears.

Downloader by AFTVnews

#9. Enter the AFTVnews Plugin URL (browser.aftvnews.com) and download the plugin. Without the plugin, you can’t install APK files on Downloader.

#10 Now, enter the Crackle Android TV APK URL.

Enter Crackle Android TV apk URL

#11. The Crackle apk will start to download. After that, tap the Install button.

#12. Now, go to the Android TV’s Apps section and open the Crackle app.

#13 If the app is not available, install the Sideload Launcher app on Android TV to open the APK files on Android TV.

#14. Stream all the video content on your Android TV.

How to Watch Crackle on Android TV using a VPN

Crackle is available only in the USA. If you are residing outside the USA, you have to use VPNs on Android TV to bypass the geo-restriction.

#1. Download any of the VPNs on your Android TV.

#2. Purchase a valid subscription from the respective VPN service.

#3. Open the VPN and log in with your account.

#4. Select any one of the US servers and connect to it.

#5. Now, open the Crackle app and watch all the content without any restriction.

Other Supported Devices

Crackle is available on several streaming platforms, which are completely listed below.

  • Mobile/Tablet
    • Android.
    • iOS.
  • Streaming Devices
    • Google Chromecast.
    • Roku.
    • Apple TV.
    • Amazon Fire TV & Fire TV Stick.
  • Smart TVs
    • LG TV.
    • Samsung TV.
    • VIZIO TV.
  • Gaming Consoles
    • Xbox One.
    • Playstation 4.
  • Web Browser
    • Internet Explorer.
    • Microsoft Edge.
    • Chrome.
    • Firefox.
    • Safari.


1. Is Crackle a free app?

Yes, Crackle is a free app and doesn’t ask for any subscription.

2. Is Crackle discontinued?

No, Sony sold the Crackle platform to Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. With this, Sony removed the Crackle app from Sony non-Android TVs and Soy Blu-ray Disc Players.

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