Many of you know already Popcorn Time, a multiplatform streaming service via for movies and TV series. It is compatible with Windows, Mac, Linux and Android devices and it’s based on a peer-to-peer torrent service with incredible efficiency and video resolution.
Popcorn Time was launched last spring, and after a few successful days, it was removed due to pressures from the film industry. However, the project did not die, and shortly afterwards it reappeared in the hands of two groups of developers, popcorntime.io and Time4popcorn.eu.
The controversy is served, as it seems the dream of any pirate. As the service is based on peer-to-peer sharing files, the application doesn’t break the law, but it comes into conflict with the video copyright.
The contents offered are not free, but we can see them without having to pay a single dollar to their authors, and for many, it is basically the pirated version of Netflix. The film industry is doing everything it can to halt its spread, but the community of developers and users do not seem to be in any hurrytto see the service disappear.
One of its strengths is the quality of streaming offered. The videos are downloaded with amazing speed and HD resolution (1080p). It also displays an impressive catalog of titles, including both series and movies.
They recently announced that Popcorn Time now supports AirPlay and Chromecast, thus extending its offer and making clear that their app is under continuously improvement.
The interface is elegant and efficient, and the service is good, so it seems that Popcorn Time has come to stay. And currently file sharing through peer-to-peer is not considered piracy, neither can be watching fragments of streaming videos, so the service offered by this application remains legal.
If you want to give it a try, you can download the Time4popcorn.eu beta from their website (the Android version of PopcornTime.io is not available yet). Here you will find the apk file, so before attempting to install it, we must have this option enabled. If you don’t know how to do it, you can check this little guide about how to install apk files in Android.
Source: The Next Web.