Skip to main content

Plex adds Crackle library to its free movies and TV service

Plex is adding the full Crackle library to its selection of free movies and TV shows, the company announced Friday.

Plex originally launched as a way to keep private media content organized and accessible on all of your devices, but last year, the company debuted a separate-yet-related free movie and TV streaming service called Plex Free Movies and TV.

Plex Free Movies and TV — which is supported by ads — already had a decent, if not top-tier selection of content thanks to its partnerships with companies like Metro Goldwyn Mayer (MGM), Warner Bros. Domestic Television Distribution, Lionsgate, and Legendary. With the addition of Crackle, the service expands its selection of title considerably, while increasing the variety of content types.

Notable movie additions include Captain Phillips, Patriot Games, The Illusionist, and Failure to Launch. New TV shows include series such as Hell’s Kitchen, Snatch, and Roseanne.

Plex will also feature a number of Crackle original productions like On Point, a basketball docuseries following three high school players as they move toward their goal of an NBA career, and Yelawolf: A Slumerican Life, a journey through the life of Cherokee rapper and Alabama artist, Yelawolf.

At the moment, the additional Crackle content is only available within the U.S. but Plex says it is working hard to bring similar partnerships to the more than 200 countries where Plex Free Movies and TV can be streamed. Plex in the U.S. now has a wider selection of movies to stream than Netflix, according to Plex’s blog. Netflix, however, is ad-free.

Editors' Recommendations

Simon Cohen
Contributing Editor, A/V
Simon Cohen covers a variety of consumer technologies, but has a special interest in audio and video products, like…
The best places to watch free movies online
Home Theater Popcorn

It sure seems like everybody these days is either cutting or has already cut the cable cord. With the sheer breadth and convenience of streaming services, it makes sense. You can find practically anything you want to watch on streaming services these days, but even they are getting more expensive by the year. If you're a real bargain hunter, you want to find ways to watch movies online for free. Believe it or not, legal and secure free movie resources do exist. We've found them all for you. Here is our list of the best places to watch free movies online.
The Roku Channel

When Roku initially launched its free, ad-supported Roku Channel, it wasn't technically eligible for this roundup because you had to have one of the company's streaming media devices to see it. Roku devices certainly won't break the bank, but they aren't free. Now, however, the Roku Channel is available to anyone via the web, as well as through the company's free apps for iOS and Android.

Read more
YouTube adds free TV series and shows, with advertising
Hell's Kitchen promo for YouTube.

The line between YouTube and YouTube TV is blurring even more, with the addition of full seasons of series -- nearly 4,000 episodes in total -- now available on YouTube. They're free to watch, but there will be advertising -- just like if you were to watch them on-demand on YouTube TV itself.

And YouTube also is rolling out "brand new streamlined navigation and immersive banner art," which it says "will help you more easily find your favorite TV shows." It also says that you'll be able to watch many of the shows in 1080p resolution, and with 5.1 surround sound.

Read more
HBO Max expands its service to 15 more countries
HBO Max app icon on Apple TV.

If you've been waiting for HBO Max to come to your region, this may be your lucky week. On Tuesday, WarnerMedia announced it extended its premium streaming platform to 15 additional European countries. This latest move continues WarnerMedia's global HBO Max initiative and marks the second wave of their European rollout.

The 15 countries where HBO Max is now available include: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Montenegro, Netherlands, North Macedonia, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, and Slovenia.

Read more