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Roku and advertising firm Innovid have joined forces to make advertisements on the company's streaming set-top boxes both more accurate and more entertaining. The new ad format will reportedly allow viewers to do things like play games (using the Roku remote), browse a retailer's stock and current...

June 19th 2015 at 12:48am 0 Comments
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Surprise! Netflix built into hotel-room TVs doesn't seem awful. When Mariott announced that it'd add streaming apps including the House of Cards outfit, Crackle, Hulu Plus, and YouTube into its in-room entertainment options, there was reason for concern. Would it require any separate fees? What ab...

May 19th 2015 at 3:00am 0 Comments
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Already preparing your popcorn for Dead Rising: Watchtower? Well don't do that; the video game-inspired film will first hit Crackle on March 27, your snack certainly won't last that long. We suppose you can still eat it while watching the film's trailer right here.

January 23rd 2015 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Dead Rising: Watchtower, the Crackle-exclusive adaptation of Capcom's over-the-top zombie survival franchise Dead Rising, now has a release date: March 27. Scant plot information on Watchtower is available, though comedian Rob Riggle has been cast as photojournalist Frank West, suggesting that the...

January 16th 2015 at 9:30pm 0 Comments
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Netflix may soon be adding four new Adam Sandler flicks to its coffers, but that doesn't mean it's got a monopoly on the ol' Waterboy's creative endeavors. Variety reports that Sandler's producing a sequel for the one and only Joe Dirt exclusively for Sony-owned streaming service (and Netflix comp...

October 13th 2014 at 5:11am 0 Comments
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Zach Lipovsky has been tapped to direct the straight-to-Crackle Dead Rising movie adaptation we mentioned a few months back, according to The Wrap. If the name doesn't ring any bells for you, don't worry, it shouldn't. Lipovsky began his Hollywood career as a child actor before moving into visual...

August 22nd 2014 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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If you were hoping to catch the big-screen reboot of Miami Vice on Netflix, think again. NBCUniversal Television and New Media Distribution, which owns the rights to the film, signed a three-year deal, giving Crackle exclusive ad-supported streaming rights. Of course, some of its streaming competi...

April 4th 2014 at 1:52pm 0 Comments
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The Chromecast's media universe just got a little bit larger today. You can now stream Rdio's music service through the Google TV adapter using Android, iOS and web apps; you'll get both album art and track details when you send tunes to the big screen. Meanwhile, Crackle has updated its own Andro...

March 31st 2014 at 12:47pm 0 Comments
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PlayStation Vita owners looking for a free video fix no longer have to dig through YouTube -- after a long wait, Crackle has launched its service on Sony's handheld. Much like on other devices, Vita owners can now stream no-cost movies, TV shows and shorts, whether they come from Crackle itself o...

February 25th 2014 at 6:13pm 0 Comments
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Not to be outshined by Google's announcement that more apps were joining the Chromecast revolution, Apple TV today made its entertainment repertoire a bit richer. As 9to5Mac points out, Cupertino's tiny box is now giving viewers access to applications including Bloomberg (which will be streaming n...

December 11th 2013 at 11:31am 0 Comments