How to Activate Crackle on all Devices

In this guide, you would learn how to activate Crackle TV on all Crackle-supported devices. The steps for each devices will be considered and explained.

Crackle is a streaming service owned by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment. Crackle offers a solid variety of classic movies and television shows completely free of charge. This makes Crackle one of the few streaming devices that offer its content for free with no added cost. Crackle however supports ads to compensate for the free content it offers.

Crackle, however, has some amazing features despite its free service. Some of these features include the Watch Later feature that allows you to make a queue of movies you would like to watch later. There is also a parental control feature and captions for movies.

You can access Crackle completely free, you would however only be able to unlock Crackle’s extra features when you sign up to Crackle. Signing up costs no fee and it doesn’t even require your credit card to sign up. Crackle is also supported on several devices. Below is the list of supported devices by Crackle.

Supported Devices on Crackle

Streaming Devices

  • Android TV (sticks, set-top boxes, and smart TVs)
  • Amazon Fire TV (sticks, Fire TV cubs, and smart TVs)
  • Apple TV set-top boxes
  • Roku (sticks, set-top boxes, and smart TVs)
  • Comcast Xfinity X1 and Xfinity Flex set-top boxes
  • Chromecast

Smart TVs

  • Samsung smart TVs
  • LG smart TVs
  • Vizio smart TVs

Consoles

  • Xbox One
  • Playstation 4

Mobile Phones

  • iOS (iPhone and iPad)
  • Android (smartphones and tablets)

Web Browsers

  • Windows: Internet Explorer 10 +, Microsoft Edge 14 +, Chrome 39 +, Firefox 44 +
  • Mac: Safari 8 +, Chrome 39 +, Firefox 44 +
  • iPhone/iPad OS 11.2 + and Safari 11.2 (Chrome is currently not supported on iPhone/iPad)
  • Android Mobile OS 4.4 + and Chrome Browser 39 +

Activate Crackle

How to Activate Crackle TV on Vizio Smart TV

Most Vizio Smart TV comes with the Crackle app preinstalled on them. If you don’t have the app installed on your Vizio Smart Tv, however, you can install it on the apps Store on your Vizion Smart TV. Simply visit the apps store and search Crackle using the search icon.

To activate Crackle on your Vizio Smart TV, follow these steps:

  1. Create a Crackle account on crackle.com. If you have an account already, just log in.
  2. Now on your Vizio Smart TV, go to the “My Account” section.
  3. Under this section, scroll to the bottom where you would find “User Account”
  4. Under user accounts, select “Activate”
  5. An activation code would appear on your screen after a few seconds of clicking “Activate”.
  6. Simply visit crackle.com/activate using your computer or your mobile device.
  7. You would receive a verification after you activate Crackle on your computer or smartphone.
  8. The activation code at this point would disappear from your Vizio Smart TV.
  9. You can now have access to watch exclusive content from Crackle

How to Activate Crackle TV on Fire TV

You can also activate Crackle app Fire TV. You however have to ensure the app is installed on your Fire TV or Fire Stick device as Crackle doesn’t come pre-installed on Fire TV or Fire Stick. Before you activate Crackle on your device, you however need to be sure your Amazon Fire TV device is compatible with the Crackle app.

Supported Fire TV device: The minimum operating system is Android 6.0. The app can also be operated with the Alexa Voice Control.

To Activate Crackle on your device, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure you have created an account on crackle.com. If you haven’t you should. If you however have one, simply sign in using your log-in details.
  2. Ensure you have the Crackle app installed on your Fire TV.
  3. If you don’t have the app on your device, you would need to go to your Amazon apps Store in order to activate Crackle.
  4. On the Amazon Apps Store, use the search icon to search for Crackle.
  5. Once found click on the app install to your Fire TV.
  6. Once installed, you can access and launch the app from your Apps list.
  7. Open the app on your Fire TV and select “My Crackle”
  8. Go to “Activate my Device” and click on it.
  9. You would be granted an activation code once you do this. Simply take note of this code
  10. Visit crackle.com/activate and enter the activation code provided to you in the activation box to activate Crackle.
  11. Wait for a couple of minutes for your account to be synced. Once this is done, you are good to stream.

How to Activate Crackle on Samsung Smart TV

You can activate Crackle TV on Samsung Smart TV on selected models. You however have to ensure you have a Crackle account. You can create one on crackle.com. If you already have a Crackle account, you would only be required to sign in to your account. 

To activate Crackle on Samsung Smart TV, simply follow these steps:

The first step to activating Crackle is by signing up for the app. You can sign up for the app by visiting crackle.com and entering your personal information. 

  1. Using your smartphone or desktop, simply visit crackle.com
  2. On the website, simply create an account by signing up or logging in to an existing account by signing in.
  3. Go to your Samsung Smart TV and launch the crackle app from your apps list. if you don’t have the app on your Samsung Smart Tv, you may need to download it.
  4. To download Crackle to your Samsung Smart TV, simply visit your Samsung Smart Hub.
  5. On the Samsung Smart Hub, use the search icon to search for Crackle. Once found, select the app and install it on your device.
  6. Once installed on your device, go to your apps list and launch the Crackle app and go to “My Accounts”  
  7. Go down till you find “User Account” select it and select “Activate”
  8. You would be granted an activation code once this is done. take note of this activation code.
  9. Using your mobile device or PC, simply visit crackle.com/activate
  10. On the website, enter the activation code in the space provided.
  11. Once this is done, you would get a verification upon activation, the code would also disappear on the screen of your device upon successful activation.

How to activate Crackle on Roku

You can stream Crackle on Roku after activation. You however need to ensure you are signed up to the app and have downloaded the app to your device. Also, ensure to confirm if your Roku device is supported by Crackle. If it isn’t then you may not be able to watch crackle on your Roku device.

Supported Roku devices: Roku TV & 4K Roku TV, Roku Express and Express+, Roku Premiere and Premiere+, Roku Streaming Stick and Streaming Stick+, Roku Ultra, Roku 4, Roku 3, Roku 2 XD, XS & HD, Roku LT, Roku 1/SE.

Crackle however recommends updating your Roku firmware to version 8.1 or higher to enjoy the very best streaming service.

To know what model your Roku device is, simply go to the Roku Settings menu and then select System, then select About.

To activate Crackle on Roku simply follow these steps:

  1. From your Roku device Home Screen, visit the Roku Channels list.
  2. From the Roku channels list, select Streaming Channels.
  3. Under Streaming Channels, search for Crackle using the search icon
  4. Once you’ve found the app, click on the app and click “Add Channel”
  5. Once Crackle has been added to the channel list, go to your channel list and launch Crackle.
  6. You would be required to sign in once you launch the app. Simply sign in using your Crackle TV login details
  7. Once you’ve signed in you would be provided with an activation code. Simply take note of this activation code.
  8. Visit crackle.com/activate using your mobile device or PC
  9. On the website, enter the activation code in the space provided to you.
  10. Once you’ve entered the activation code, click activate.
  11. Activation would take a few seconds. You would get a verification prompt upon successful activation.

How to activate Crackle on Android TV

Several Android Smart TVs and blue ray players support Crackle. You however need to be sure you have a Crackle account and you have downloaded the app to your Android TV. If you don’t have a Crackle account, you can create one on crackle.com. 

To activate Crackle on Android TV, please follow these steps:

  1. Turn on your Android TV device and visit the Google Play Store.
  2. On the Google Play Store, use the search icon to search for the Crackle app.  
  3. Once you’ve found the app, click install and wait for the app to be installed on your Android TV.
  4. Once the app has been installed on your Android TV, launch the app from your apps list.
  5. Once you’ve launched the app, you would be required to sign in using your Crackle account.
  6. Once you’ve signed in, an activation code would appear on top of your screen. take a mental note of this activation code.
  7. Using your mobile phone or PC, simply visit crackle.com/activate
  8. On this website, enter the activation code in the space provided to you.
  9. Once this is done, click activate.
  10. You would get a prompt upon successful activation and you can start watching Crackle on your Android TV.

How to Activate Crackle on Apple TV

To use Crackle on Apple TV, you need to ensure you have a Crackle account. You can create this account on crackle.com. You also have to ensure that the Crackle app is installed on your device. You can download the Crackle app on Apple Apps Store. The app is however available to all Apple TV with tvOS. Including;

  • Apple TV (3rd generation)
  • Apple TV (4th generation)

To activate Crackle on Apple TV, simply follow these procedures;

  1. Turn on your Apple Tv and visit the Apple Apps Store.
  2. On the Apple Apps Store, use the search icon to search for Crackle TV. 
  3. Once you’ve found the app, click on the app and click the cloud icon next to the app to download it.
  4. Wait for the app to be installed on your Apple TV. Once installed, you can access the app from your Apple TV Apps list.
  5. Launch the Crackle app on your Apple Tv and sign in.
  6. You would be required to sign in using your Crackle login details
  7. Once you’ve signed in, you would be granted an activation code. take note of this code as you would be using it in your next step.
  8. Using your mobile phone or PC, simply visit crackle.com/activate.
  9. On the website, enter your activation code in the space provided and click “Activate”
  10. Once this is done, Crackle servers would sync and link your TV to their server. this may take a while.
  11. Once this is done, you would get verification on your smartphone or computer to verify activation.
  12. You can now start streaming content from Crackle using your Apple TV

How to activate Crackle on Android and iOS devices

You can also watch Crackle using your iPhone or Android device. All you have to do is download the app to your Android or iOS device and launch it. Unlike many other streaming devices, you don’t need an activation code to activate Crackle on your Android or iOS Smartphones. However, you need to ensure your Smartphone is compatible and supported by Crackle.

Supported Android and iOS devices: The Crackle app is however supported on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, running iOS 9.0 or higher. It is also supported on Android devices running version 6.0 and higher.

Simply follow this easy process to activate Crackle on Smartphones

  1. From your Smartphones, simply visit your Application Store.
  2. For Android phones, you need to visit the Google Play Store while for iOS, you need to visit the Apps Store.
  3. On your device application store, use the search icon to search for Crackle. It would be displayed in the results.
  4. Simply click on the Crackle app and install it on your device. for Android devices, simply click on the install button. for iOS devices, simply click on the cloud icon to download the app.
  5. Wait for the app to be downloaded to your device. Once downloaded, you can have access to the app on your apps list.
  6. Launch the app and sign in to the app using your Crackle login details.
  7. Once this is done, you can start watching Crackle on your Smartphone.

How to Chromecast Crackle

It is possible to Chromecast Crackle from your smartphone to a larger screen. You can cast Crackle using Chromecast from your Android device, or tablets using the Chromecast feature. 

to setup Chromecast to enable casting Crackle from your mobile to TV, simply follow these steps:

  1. Plugin your Chromecast device. ensure that it is well connected.
  2. Launch the Crackle app using your Android device or tablet.
  3. Click on a show to start watching.
  4. Check the top corner of your screen, you would find the Chromecast icon, click on it.
  5. Now, you would be asked to select the device you want to cast Crackle on. Simply select the device you want to cast Crackle on from the list of devices provided to you.
  6. The moment you get connected, the cast icon would turn white and the video would automatically be displayed on your TV.
  7. Once you tap this white Chromecast button again, Casting would automatically stop from your device to the TV.

Important: For a successful casting, you should ensure that Chromecast and the device with the Crackle app must be on the same Wi-Fi network and meet the minimum device and software requirements.

How to activate Crackle on LG Smart TV

The Crackle app comes preinstalled on most LG Smart TVs. You would always find it under your apps list on your LG Smart TV. If you however can’t find Crackle on your LG Smart TV, simply download Crackle to LG Smart TV and ensure you have a Crackle account.

To activate Crackle on your LG Smart TV, simply follow these steps:

  1. From your LG Smart TV remote control. Press the Home Button.
  2. From your LG Home Screen, launch your LG Content Store.
  3. On the LG Content Store, use the search icon to search for the Crackle app.
  4. Once you’ve found the app, simply click on the app.
  5. Once you’ve selected the app, now select “Install” and press OK
  6. Wait for the app to be installed on your LG Smart TV. Once installed, you can launch the app from your app’s menu.
  7. Launch the app in sign in to the app using your Crackle account login details.
  8. After you’ve signed in, you would be provided with an activation code. Simply take note of this code.
  9. Using your mobile device or PC, simply visit crackle.com/activate
  10. On this website enter your activation code in the space provided.
  11. Once you’ve done that, click “activate”.
  12. Once this is done, your LG Smart TV would be synchronized and linked with the Crackle streaming server.
  13. You can now have access to watch exclusive content on Crackle

Troubleshooting tips on Crackle

  • Slow download speed or an unstable internet connection might cause serious buffering and freezing issues. If you are experiencing this, check the quality of your internet connection or change it entirely.
  • Crackle recommends a minimum download speed of 9.0 Mbps for contents of High Definition. You can test your internet connection on speedtest.net
  • Ensure that your device is within range of your wireless base station and clear of obstructions that may cause network interference.
  • If the connection problem insists, you should restart your device. You should also restart your router or modem.
  • Since Crackle is an ad-supported device, enabling an ads blocker would do no good. It might cause serious playback issues when streaming. Disable all ad blockers. Ads are a way to ensure Crackle is free for you.
  • Ensure you are on the latest version of your device or your browser or your operating system. If you aren’t you may need to do a compulsory upgrade.
  • Try uninstalling and installing the application, if that doesn’t work, contact the Crackle support center. 

Crackle is a great streaming service owned by thousands of users. The service is however only made available in the United States. Since Crackle is free, there is no limitation to the number of devices you can use with Crackle. Unfortunately, Crackle’s video streams currently top out at HD 1080p resolution, so there’s no 4K support.

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