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Crackle on PS3

posted Nov 13, 2012, 4:52 PM by Vu Nguyen   [ updated Nov 13, 2012, 6:16 PM ]
My PlayStation 3 (first generation) went yellow-light due to just years of usage. Thankfully, it was fixed, but I don't know how much life it still got.

Anyway, PS3 updated their PlayStation store, it looks a lot cleaner. I was browsing in the app section and, look, there is finally a CRACKLE app! I tried to download it, but it wouldn't let me. I supposed it is not ready yet, but expect it to go live very soon.

UPDATE: So apparently Crackle version 1.02 didn't work that well because of the way the advertisements wasn't implemented correctly. It's always the ads that break up the video watching experience, right? Every so often the YouTube app doesn't quite work because of the advertisements.

Anyway, I got a hold of Crackle version 1.03 via the "My Video Channel." Already there are issues. Loading up a video caused it to black-screen (probably because it was loading up an advertisement). The only way to stop this is to turn off the PS3.

The other problem is that the 'play' and 'enter' button on the PS3 remote doesn't work. Instead, you have to use the "X" button.

Some videos like "The Antichrist" isn't subtitled, despite it being an Italian film with an Italian soundtrack. The videos look watchable, Netflix-standard quality. I don't think any Crackle films are in HD, but for the price of FREE, it's not bad for what you get.

These are small annoyances, but at least there is now an official Crackle app.