Plex is one of the best applications available for organizing and streaming your personal media library. Last year, though, the company rolled out ad-supported video-on-demand content, which it has now expanded with a partnership with Crackle.
This means that you can use Plex to access the entire Crackle library, with no need to switch between applications. It also means that if you use Plex a lot but have never used Crackle, no big deal: you now can access all of Crackle’s content in the same way you’ve been accessing Plex’s AVOD content for the past few months.
Crackle has been around for about ten years and has literally thousands of movies and TV shows in its library. With the addition of the Crackle library to Plex, the number of movies and shows you can stream ad-supported on Plex just increased exponentially.
Below is just a taste of the high-profile films Plex and Crackle currently offer in an ad-supported format.
Plex and Crackle movies:
- Captain Phillips
- Patriot Games
- The Illusionist
- Failure to Launch
- Shaun of the Dead
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
- Taxi Driver
- District 9
- Easy Rider
Additionally, there are plenty of lesser-known-but-amazing films available, including Predestination and Coherence, the latter of which is one of my favorite sci-fi films (and one of the best examples of how literally anyone can make a movie). There are also lots of TV shows, including Hell’s Kitchen and Roseanne, as well as the slate of Crackle original programming.
If you are a Plex user, there’s nothing you need to do — the Crackle library is now a part of your library. You can access it via the usual Movies & TV section of Plex. However, this partnership only exists in the United States, so people who live in other countries are out of luck, at least for now.