Crackle is Sony’s item on the streaming service business. Crackle allows its users (US and Canada only) to enjoy some of Sony’s best productions. If you use it on your PC and feel like adding more screen, consider using an HDMI cable to broadcast the signals to a TV screen, whilst still using your PC for streaming. Crackle is absolutely free.
See also: How to install Crackle on Firestick
Does Crackle support offline viewing?
It doesn’t. Sony expects you to connect to the Internet so that you watch the movie together with the ads – they can be up to 8 in a 120-minute movie. This is the reason why they do not have the offline-viewing option. If it was there, the ads would never be watched. Or, would they be downloaded together with the movie? That can’t be. So, this limitation of Sony Crackle should be fully understood.
This article will show you how to download Crackle Movies. This can only be achieved if you use a video-downloading application. Some of these applications include Allavsoft, AceThinker Video Keeper or iTube HD Video Downloader.
The applications work this way – they capture the video’s URL and then use it to download the movie.
Crackle movies on Allavsoft
And, what is Allavsoft?
Allavsoft is a video downloading application that is available on trial and gives you a maximum of 5 videos for downloading. After that, you may need to register. Their easiest package is the lifetime license offered $69.99 for up to 2 PCs – which is not very bad a deal. This is because you will use it to download movies from multiple video-sharing websites, not Crackle only.
The steps of downloading a movie from Crackle using Allavsoft are very simple:
- After downloading, go to Sony Crackle’s website and get to your movie or TV show.
- Copy the video’s URL. You can do this by right-clicking anywhere on the screen where the movie or TV show is playing. Then, choose ‘Copy video’s URL’ or ‘Copy link address’.
- Open your downloaded Allavsoft application. The home screen will appear, which is open under the ‘Download’ tab.
- Paste the link on the text box that appears under the label with the name ‘Enter the URL of the video you want to download’. You can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + V or click on the ‘Paste URL’ button. Either way, the link will appear there. It could also be posted there automatically, as soon as you open the app.
- Make sure the ‘Download Quality’ is set at Best Quality.
- Under ‘Save to’, set the specific location you want the Crackle video to be saved in after successful download.
- Under the ‘Convert’ section, check the ‘Automatically Convert to’ box. The inactive combo box will be activated with its default value on, which is ‘MPEG 4 Video (*.mp4)’. When you click on the box, some of the following options will be displayed:
- Apple TV
- Xbox HD Video
These options show you that you can download your Crackle movie on Allavsoft in any format you like, depending on where you want to watch it. If this doesn’t work, try another application.
You need a video-downloading application to pick a movie on Crackle and enjoy it offline. This way, you can get to enjoy your movie without being interrupted by Internet buffering or ads.