Fanhattan Beefs Up Selection With New Content Partners: Crackle, Lifetime, And PBS

I’ve always enjoyed using the Fanhattan app. It’s smart, available on both iPhone and iPad, and just makes getting to what I want to watch easier. Period. But there was one small gripe I had. In fact, it’s not even a gripe. It’s just how we all feel about anything good: we want more.

Fanhattan has this great Smart Browse system that lets you filter down content by genre, rating, release date, service providers, and then choose how you’d like that content to be sorted. The only problem is that the more filters you use, the fewer options you have left to choose from — sometimes, no options at all.

But that’s about to change, with three new media partners joining the Fanhattan folds: Crackle, Lifetime, and PBS.

Crackle has free movies and television shows both from today and yesteryear, including Snatch, A Few Good Men, Starship Troopers, All in the Family, I Dream of Jeannie, and one of my personal favorites, Seinfeld.

Then there’s Lifetime, a more female-friendly network than most. Lifetime will provide Fanhattan users with access to Project Accessory staring Molly Sims, and the hilarious NPH-filled How I Met Your Mother.

Not one of us should be unfamiliar with PBS, which has been around for what feels like forever. Through the Fanhattan app, you’ll be able to tap into shows like Nova (yep, all thirty-nine seasons), and Antiques Roadshow.

Overall, these new partners should really beef up accessible content on the Fanhattan app. If you don’t already have it and any of these shows sound good to you (along with content from Netflix, Hulu+, Vudu, iTunes and the ABC Player), go ahead and download Fanhattan for free in the Apple App Store.