Crackle, also known as Crackle TV, is a free video streaming service that offers users a solid collection of classic movies, tv shows and even some original programming. Compared to other premium services like Netflix and Hulu, you won’t be able to get the latest, exclusive shows on Crackle but there’s still a lot of content you can watch and keep yourself entertained. One of Crackle’s greatest strengths is the fact that it’s available on all devices ranging from mobile devices to smart TVs and even game consoles.
Even though Crackle is available on nearly all devices, it’s not available in all countries. In fact, it’s only available in 21 countries and has been discontinued in Latin America and even in Canada. If the Crackle server recognizes that you’re coming from a country that isn’t supported, then you won’t be able to watch Crackle outside of those 21 countries. To bypass this restriction, you will need the help of a Crackle proxy.
A Crackle proxy is a regular proxy that acts as a shield for your device and the internet. Any website you visit or application you use will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server and your own IP address will be hidden. You can easily change the IP address of the proxy server to a location that supports Crackle like a US IP. Doing so will let you unblock Crackle and give you access to it.
You will also need the best and most reliable proxies so Crackle will not be able to recognize the fact that you’re using a proxy when accessing it as Crackle will immediately ban your IP address if it does recognize you’re using one. The best Crackle proxy to use would be residential proxies as these types of proxies use residential IPs from actual devices making you appear as a real user from that location.
Let’s configure your Crackle proxy settings.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
To set up a mobile Crackle proxy server, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. Crackle will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and IOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a Crackle proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.
Note: A reminder to make sure that the web browser you’re using for Crackle is set to automatically copy your system’s proxy settings. It’s recommended to use Google Chrome because it automatically does this.