We’ve always been a fan of Sony’s free video service on the web or in its mobile apps, and the Crackle channel for Apple TV feels like it is unleashing all that potential.
An account is not required to use it, but if you do create one and log in regularly, you can get a watch list feature as well as access to parental controls to help you control what your kids watch — because we were all kids and totally know that they’ll watch everything they’re not supposed to if you let them. It’s totally understandable, really.
Crackle’s rotating selection of films, classic TV shows, and a cool anime collection — not the easiest to find access to — may have drawn us in, but most of our time is spent watching Jerry Seinfeld’s hilarious original series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. Not that there’s anything wrong with that.