Slowly, but steadily, BlackBerry's building its BB10 app catalog with some major gets. Today, that burgeoning list grows by a very important one with the addition of Sony's Crackle. The free, ad-based streaming video service, which culls together content from Sony's various TV and film studios, is available to download now from BlackBerry World. It's also compatible with the Q10's teeny, 3.1-inch screen, so if you hate your good eyesight, you can devote an hour or two to reliving the opus that is Bad Boys II. Sure, popular apps like Instagram, Hulu Plus and Netflix have yet to make their way over to BB10, but you can't fault the Waterloo-based outfit for getting users what it can. Even if that means bringing them Bad Boys II.
BlackBerry and Sony Bring Crackle App to BlackBerry 10 Smartphones
Sony Pictures Television's popular video entertainment network, Crackle, will be available for download on BlackBerry World
[Culver City, CA and Waterloo, ON] – Sony Pictures Television and BlackBerry® (NASDAQ: BBRY; TSX: BB) announced today the availability of the Crackle app for BlackBerry® 10 smartphones on the BlackBerry® World™ storefront.
Crackle is a popular, next-generation video entertainment network that offers hundreds of Hollywood movies, television series and originals for free with minimal commercial interruption. Content is uncut and unedited, and programmed from several genres, including action, comedy, crime, anime, horror, music, thriller and sci-fi. BlackBerry worked with Crackle to create the app for the new BlackBerry 10 platform, and is now available for the BlackBerry® Z10 and BlackBerry® Q10 smartphones.
Crackle is available in 22 countries, including the U.S., Canada, the UK, Australia, Brazil and other countries in Latin America.
"Crackle users have demanded a high-quality, cross-platform viewing experience when and where they want it," says Phil Lynch, senior vice president, Digital Networks & Games, Sony Pictures Television. "With the launch of the Crackle App on BlackBerry 10, we're excited to offer BlackBerry customers the opportunity to access Crackle's premium programming on the go."
"Mobile entertainment is a very important part of the BlackBerry 10 experience," said Martyn Mallick, vice president of Global Alliances and Business Development for BlackBerry. "The Crackle application is a great complement to the robust catalogue of television shows and movies on BlackBerry World."