Sony's Crackle video site debuts on Xbox

Sony Pictures, which in April delivered on its long-promised Crackle app for Apple (Nasdaq:AAPL) iPhones, iPads and iPod touch devices, is rolling out its multi-platform video entertainment network to Microsoft (Nasdaq: MSFT)'s Xbox.

Xbox owners in the United States, Canada, Great Britain and Australia who are Xbox Live Gold members will be able to watch full-length Hollywood movies and TV shows from Sony through the game platform.

"By our continued emphasis on cross-platform distribution, we are bringing an unparalleled viewing experience directly to Crackle's target demographic of 18-34 males through their internet-enabled devices," said Phil Lynch, VP Digital Networks and Games at Sony Pictures Television. "We are thrilled to be a part of Xbox LIVE's entertainment expansion."

Users also will be able to use Microsoft's Kinect voice and motion controls to search for content.

Crackle's library includes about 200 films from studios including Columbia Pictures, TriStar Pictures, Screen Gems, Sony Pictures Classics and more, including Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby; The International, Year One, Donnie Brasco and more.

Its 1,500-episode TV catalog includes shows like Seinfeld, Married...with Children, News Radio and hundreds of episodes of anime.

Sony said it will continue adding titles.

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