How to watch Crackle outside the US



Chris, a UK-born media connoisseur, is an expert in watching international TV. Known as "The Global Screen Wanderer", he has travelled extensively across the globe with long stints away from home. With over 10 years of experience he has become the go-to guru for streaming content from home and abroad.

In this guide I’ll be showing you the simple way you can watch Crackle anywhere in the world. Best of all it only takes a few minutes of your time!

Have you ever wanted to watch Crackle for free but you’re outside the United States or Canada? Well, you’re not alone.

With so much free content and no subscription required Crackle is definitely an interesting service. Like you I wanted to watch Crackle outside the US and Canada, for me that’s in the UK but for you, it could be anywhere.

As you can see below, this is what happened to me when I tried to watch Crackle via their website and it’s much the same story when you try to watch via the app too.

Sony Crackle blocked message

You can see in the image above that the Sony Crackle service knows I’m neither in the United States or Canada so it’s thrown up that error message.

If you’re outside the US & Canada then you’ll be getting the same error message too.

The problem is, your internet connection gives away your location. Why is that bad? Well, when Sony Crackle checks if the service is available to you, your internet connection is basically helping them tell you ‘No’.

Luckily, there’s a really easy way to change this to ‘Yes’ and watch Sony Crackle from anywhere in the world.

For this you’ll need to sign up for a ‘VPN‘ app and below I’m going to show you how.

Step 1

There are tons of VPN apps available out there but not all work with Crackle.

My favourite is ExpressVPN because I found them to be pretty easy to use but a couple of other good choices are IPVanish and NordVPN.

Choose one of the VPN apps above (it doesn’t matter which) and sign up for their service.

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Step 2

Now you’ve signed up, download their app. If you want to watch on a phone or tablet search your usual app store for the VPN name, eg; ‘ExpressVPN’ and download the app.

If you’re watching on a computer you can download it from the following menu on the VPN service’s website.

  • ExpressVPN: ‘The Products’ area.
  • IPVanish: ‘Apps’ area.
  • NordVPN: ‘VPN Apps’ area.
ExpressVPN products menu

The ExpressVPN computer app is under ‘Products’.

Step 3

Install the app and open it.

You’ll also need to login when you first open it. These are the account details you used when you signed up.

Step 4

Now you need to choose to connect to the United States. Follow the instructions below depending on what service you signed up for.

PC / Mac:

  • ExpressVPN: Press ‘Choose Location’ (1), then ‘United States’ (2). You’ll also need to press ‘Connect’ (3).
  • IPVanish: In the bottom right-hand corner use the drop-down arrow and select ‘United States’. Then press ‘Connect’.
  • NordVPN: On the world map locate the ‘United States’ and click on it.
ExpressVPN desktop app showing United States

Watch Sony Crackle using ExpressVPN.

Android / Apple iPhone / iPad:

  • ExpressVPN: Press the “…” at ‘Selected Location’ and click ‘United States’.
  • IPVanish: Press ‘Country’ and select ‘United States’ from the list, then press ‘Connect’.
  • NordVPN: Select the ‘United States’ on the world map and click on it.

Step 5

That’s it! Now you’re connected to one of the VPN apps you can now visit the Crackle website or open the Crackle app.

You’ll be able to watch Crackle in any country now without restriction.

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Can I watch Crackle on my computer?

Definitely. It’s actually easiest to watch Sony Crackle on any computer using Windows or Mac OS. You can even watch on a laptop.

Watching Crackle on a computer is the quickest method because you don’t need any additional apps.

All you’ll need is a VPN app like ExpressVPN as explained above and then you can watch in any country on your computer.

Can I watch Crackle on a tablet or phone?

Yes, you can also watch Crackle on your tablet or phone. Again you’ll need a VPN such as ExpressVPN or one of the other two recommendations from earlier in this article.

You’ll then be able to watch Crackle in any country.

If you’re outside the United States or Canada you may find that you’re blocked from downloading the Crackle app directly from your regular app store.

In this case, Android users can download the Crackle app directly here.

If you’ve got an Apple iPhone or iPad then you’ll need to read this guide on how to install apps outside their intended country.

Can I watch Crackle on an Amazon Fire TV?

Crackle has an Amazon app so you’re in luck. Thankfully all three recommended VPN services from above also have Amazon Fire TV apps that work with the Fire TV, Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Cube.

If you bought your Fire TV device outside the US or Canada you’ll need to follow this how to install apps from other countries on Amazon Fire TV guide to get the Crackle app installed.

You’ll then need to install a VPN app such as ExpressVPN to unblock it in your country.

What can I watch on Crackle?

There’s so much good stuff on Crackle and best of all, it’s free!

There’s everything from movies to TV shows and popular series.

Movies currently include the likes of Hancock, Big Daddy, The Green Hornet and Superbad. Some of the series available right now include The Oath, StartUp, Snatch and many more.

In Summary

Watching Crackle outside the United States and Canada for free is really easy.

You’ll need a VPN app. I recommended three in this guide but ExpressVPN is my favourite. It’s really easy to use and quick so you don’t get any buffering.

Once you’ve signed up for their service download their app and connect to the United States. You can now watch Crackle in any country and if you’re in Latin America you won’t need to subscribe and pay either.

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