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5 Great TV Apps for Android


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Crackle
If for some reason you have to stop watching your favorite episode of "Sanford and Son," Crackle will remember where you left off.
If for some reason you have to stop watching your favorite episode of "Sanford and Son," Crackle will remember where you left off.
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On the free side of the app world, there's Crackle. This one made it on our list because, well, it's free. Free to download and free to watch, although you'll find a few commercial in the middle of your TV shows. With Crackle adding 20 TV episodes and movies each month, you can check back frequently for new content. You'll find most of the same content you can get on Crackle's Web version as you can on the app, but not all. Crackle also has a handful of original programming on its app as well.

Streaming a TV show is doable from 3G and 4G connections, and if for some reason you have to stop watching your favorite episode of "Sanford and Son," Crackle will remember where you left off. Although Crackle comes up a bit short in the amount of TV shows it has, it's one of the best apps that won't cost you a monthly subscription. So there won't be any of that, "Why am I paying this?" buyer's remorse you sometimes get with other apps. Most Android phones won't have a problem using the app, although old versions of the Android operating system may run into some problems.


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