Even as Microsoft gets ready for a new wave of Windows Phone 8 applications with the launch of the new Windows Phone Dev Center, the current Windows Phone 7.5 OS is still receiving some new applications for its users. The latest major addition to the Windows Phone family is Crackle, which connects to the free streaming movie and TV video service.
As posted on the Windows Phone Marketplace, the free Crackle app offers up uncut films such as S.W.A.T, Pinapple Express and others with just a few commercials added in for their revenue stream. TV shows like Senfield and Sanford and Son are also available. Unlike the similar Hulu service, which also charges an optional monthly fee to access additional content, Crackle doesn't have any fees at all.
Crackle also offers up some original video programming, such as the recently launched Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, which features Jerry Senfield driving in a classic car getting coffee with a different comedian.
Crackle was originally known as Grouper when it first launched. In 2007, Sony bought the service for $67 million and rebranded it as Crackle. In addition to movies and TV shows that are owned by Sony and its various divisions (Screen Gems, TriStar, and Columbia Pictures) it also offers up anime programming from the Animax Network.
Source: Windows Phone Marketplace | Image via Crackle