Crackle is a free streaming service that offers on-demand movies and TV series. It also has a library of original content created for the service. Crackle was purchased by Sony back in 2006, and has carried the entertainment company’s name prominently since — it’s sometimes referred to as “Sony Crackle.” However, in March 2019 the controlling stake of the streaming service was sold to Chicken Soup for the Soul. The two companies now work together in the production of Crackle.
Popular On-Demand Movies
There is no shortage of big name actors on the movie menu for Crackle. Look no further than A Few Good Men, which is a classic film that stars Tom Cruise and Jack Nicholson. There are several recognizable comedies, like Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg’s The Other Guys, available for streaming as well. Here’s a look at some of the popular movies available:
- Zero Dark Thirty
- A Few Good Men
- The Other Guys
- Seven Years in Tibet
- 28 Days
- 3:10 to Yuma
- Friday the 13th series
- The Karate Kid series
- Rules of Engagement
- The Longest Yard
Popular On-Demand TV Series
The television series selection on Crackle is not quite as extensive as the movies selection, but there are still some really well-known shows here. Some are a bit dated, but selections like All in the Family, Sanford and Bewitched are timeless classics. Ellen Degeneres’ The Ellen Show and Tony Danza’s Who’s the Boss? are also available on Crackle. Here’s a look at some of the popular TV series titles:
- All in the Family
- The Ellen Show
- Charlie’s Angels
- The Jeff Foxworthy Show
- Sanford (Redd Foxx’s spinoff of Sanford and Son)
- T.J. Hooker
- Who’s the Boss?
- Marvel Animated Series: Iron Man, Spiderman, X-Men
- The Dana Carvey Show
- Just Shoot Me!
Xumo organizes its content into about 180 different channels, but, as noted, the vast majority of these channels are not comparable to those you get with a cable subscription. Each channel features a currently streaming component (this is not a live broadcast in most cases) and at least some other on-demand content, be it clip shows, short features, movies, or shows. Categories of streaming content include Comedy; Entertainment; Food, Drink, & Travel; Music; News; Sports; and TV & Movies. For comparison, Pluto TV, another free live TV streaming service, has about the same number of channels (190), but more of them feature content from recognizable sources.
Starting with the News category, Xumo offers live streams of ABC News Live, Bloomberg, CBSN, Cheddar Live, NBC News Now, and The Today Show, just to name a few. These news channels are the closest thing Xumo offers to traditional cable channels.
Airy TV is a newcomer to the field of ad-supported streaming content or ad supported video on demand (AVOD). You will be seeing that acronym a lot over the next few years. Airy TV is one of a number of services built to deliver Internet based media legally and easily to viewers with an eye towards aggregating content so that users can find free shows and movies to watch without having to bounce from one random website to another. And while you might think that if it is free, then it is probably not all that interesting to you, I might ask you to rethink that.
The content on Airy TV is all over the map but stands up very well especially for the baby boomer audience and generation X which has seen swift growth in the cord cutting world as people have begun to retire and cut expenses. Like similar services, Airy TV pulls together content from content providers with huge libraries of shows and movies both from long ago and say within the last 15 year
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Steps to confirm your Device IP address and confirm ADB is enabled:
1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings.
2. Click My Fire TV.
3. Choose Developer Options.
4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources.
5. Choose Turn On.
6. Go to About — Network and confirm your IP Addresss
Install the APK from the link below
Xumo Mod (Tested on 2nd gen Firestick and latest 4K firestick)
Xumo Standard (Android 9+ devices)
Xumo v2 (If the above does not work)