Culver City, Calif. - Crackle, owned by Sony Pictures
Entertainment, launched an Android smartphone app that lets users stream full-length Sony movies, TV shows
and original Crackle short-form series over 3G and Wi-Fi networks.
Crackle already streams such content to PCs and, via Wi-Fi,
to PlayStation Portables, Sony Walkman products, the iPod Touch, and the
Android app, available as a free download, offers free access to Crackle's original
programming and minisodes, which are TV episodes condensed to a few minutes in
duration. A paid-subscription premium service lets users access the full-length
TV shows and movies from Columbia Pictures, Tri-Star, Screen Gems, and Sony
Pictures Classics. The premium service costs $4.99 a month, with lower price three-
and six-month options available.