CHARGE! Review

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What is CHARGE!?

CHARGE! is a free TV broadcasting service that brings viewers around-the-clock action programming, including movies, sports, and TV series. The channel provides live streaming online and is available through participating local TV affiliate networks.

Sinclair Television Group, a subsidiary of Sinclair Broadcast Group, owns CHARGE!. The service has partnered with MGM Television — a division of movie and TV production giant, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer — to provide content. 

CHARGE! has a small library of action and adventure movies, including films featuring the likes of Jackie Chan, Chuck Norris, and John Wayne. Its blog provides movie news and trailers of upcoming titles.

CHARGE! plans and pricing

CHARGE! is a free service that is available through online streams and local TV channels. More information about the service is available below:

CHARGE!
Price Free
Number of TV shows and films 3 shows, 30 films
Offline downloads No
Original content No
Streaming quality 720p

CHARGE! supported devices

CHARGE! is available via any streaming device that enables users to download the channel’s STIRR app. Viewers can also enjoy CHARGE! on mobile devices, desktops, and laptops. Here is a list of devices that are compatible with the service. 

  • Amazon Fire TV
  • Android phones and tablets
  • Android TV
  • Apple iOS phones and tablets
  • Apple TV
  • Roku
  • Web browsers: Apple Safari, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox

What to watch on CHARGE!

CHARGE! ‘s small media library features plenty of selections for action, adventure, and Western movie fans. The most popular titles available on the service include:

  • Brannigan
  • Bravo Two Zero
  • Final Combination
  • Gang Related
  • Infernal Affairs
  • La Femme Nikita
  • K2
  • Mindhunters
  • Shaolin Soccer
  • The White Buffalo
  • The Yards
  • Undisputed
  • Walker, Texas Ranger

Its collection includes several John Wayne movies — films such as Western Blue Steel and Brannigan. Other options include Sean Bean starring in the movie version of Andy McNab’s novel Bravo Two Zero, Charles Bronson hunting down a beast based on the events of a dream in The White Buffalo, and an all-star cast of Charlize Theron, Joaquin Phoenix, and Mark Wahlberg in a world of crime and sabotage in The Yards.

Other notable movies include Val Kilmer leading a group of FBI cadets to a remote island for simulation training in Mindhunters, Tupac Shakur starring as a corrupt cop in Gang Related, and Ving Rhames and Wesley Snipes competing in a prison bout in Undisputed.

The highlight of the TV shows on the channel is probably action crime series Walker, Texas Ranger, which stars Chuck Norris as a martial arts expert who keeps order in the Lone Star state. 

CHiPs, a crime drama focusing on two California Highway Patrol officers, is another popular show. There is also La Femme Nikita, an action drama series that stars Peta Wilson as a homeless young woman who attempts to fight terrorists while trying to keep her morals intact.

The service’s live schedule runs from 10 am until 4 am ET on weekdays and from 12 pm to 4 am on weekends. The weekday schedule typically includes three two-hour-long movies, three episodes of CHiPS, five hours of Walker, Texas Ranger, and four episodes of La Femme Nikita. Weekend viewing typically features back-to-back movies, with Ring of Honor Wrestling thrown in on Sunday night from 12 midnight to 2 am.

CHARGE! features

CHARGE! does not permit users to download movies or shows. Content is available via mobile devices, computers, the Sinclair STIRR app, and local TV providers that are part of the Sinclair network of affiliate channels.

CHARGE! presents its movie selection in a tab featuring big, bold film images. Clicking on a movie title takes users to a movie profile with a synopsis and information about various cast members. The CHARGE! web player provides content in HD quality of up to 720p.

The service’s homepage also features a blog with information about upcoming films, first-look clips, and trailers.

The final cut

CHARGE! is a good resource for anyone looking purely for action and adventure programming. The service offers a daily schedule of live broadcasts between 10 am and 4 am. ET. Weekend and weekday programming is slightly different. 

The channel has a content library of 30 movies and 3 core TV shows that rotate on its daily schedule. Its library features classic action shows and films. Top shows on the service include La Femme Nikita and Walker, Texas Ranger. CHARGE! is the place to go for movies staring action greats, including Charles Bronson, Chuck Norris, and John Wayne. 

Viewers cannot download movies or shows to take on-the-go or record content — this is a free service after all. While it might not have the most extensive library, CHARGE! is a great option for action and adventure fans. The service also maintains a blog that keeps users on top of the latest movie industry news. And best of all, the service is completely free. 

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