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Crackle Starts The New Year On A 'Smart' Note With Expansion To Major Smart TVs And Blu-ray Devices

CULVER CITY, Calif., Jan. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Crackle, the multi-platform entertainment network, today announced its application is now available on millions of LG, Samsung and VIZIO Smart TVs, as well as on Samsung Blu-ray players. With an already established and popular presence on Sony Internet TVs and Blu-ray players, Crackle is now available on all leading smart TV manufacturers, bringing on-demand streaming directly to millions of living rooms.

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Crackle hand-picks Hollywood movies, television and original series to the tastes of its digitally connected audience, focusing on genres like action, comedy, crime, horror and sci-fi. The Crackle App and online service is free to download and free to watch, and offers unlimited ad-supported viewing of all content available on Crackle.com, including TV and film hits "Rescue Me," DISTRICT 9, UNDERWORLD, SNATCH and WALK HARD: THE DEWEY COX STORY.

"The penetration of IP-connected TVs and Blu-ray players in the living room is rapidly growing and these devices are fast becoming the new standard," said Phil Lynch, Senior Vice President, Digital Networks and Games, Sony Pictures Television. "We are pleased with Crackle's performance on Sony connected devices to date—as well as viewers' overwhelmingly positive reception to the service—and are excited to begin 2013 with a major expansion into these other leading brands of connected TVs."

Providing high-quality video streaming, Crackle is available on LG Smart TVs in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia; Samsung Smart TVs and Blu-ray players in the U.S., Canada, U.K. and Australia; and VIZIO Smart TVs in the U.S. and Canada.

Hundreds of films and full-length television episodes available on Crackle are delivered uncut and unedited — the way they were meant to be viewed. Content is continuously refreshed, with new titles added every month.

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