A popular version of Popcorn Time, the online streaming service also known as “Netflix for Pirates,” is largely dead, as developers ran into various issues that prevented them from restoring proper service. While millions of users probably mourn Popcorn Time, the movie industry appears to be thrilled about it, going as far as to claim responsibility for killing the service. More →
Popcorn Time is an online service that lets users stream pirated movies and TV shows on computers and mobile devices. Its main feature is the easy-to-use UI that reminds some users of Netflix’s interface – that’s why the illegal streaming service is often called “Netflix for pirates.” Unfortunately for its many fans, one of the most popular forks for Popcorn Time went down over the weekend, and it doesn’t look like things will change anytime soon. More →
An app released earlier this year called Popcorn Time caused quite a stir. Whereas downloading stolen movies with torrent applications had previously been something that “mainstream” users stayed away from, this “Netflix for pirates” app made stealing copyrighted movies and TV shows as easy as streaming a video on Netflix. The app provided a beautiful interface that rethought the multi-step, multi-app torrenting process and combined everything into one simple app.
Thanks to a new project spawned by Popcorn Time, the process has been further simplified and you don’t even need to install an app anymore. More →
Despite its questionable legality, Popcorn Time’s popularity hasn’t diminished much since the original forks launched in 2014. In fact, the name has generated enough interest online that other developers are beginning to borrow the model for their own apps.
Today, we’re going to introduce you to one of them — this is Aurous, the Popcorn Time for music.
As the unofficial Netflix for Pirates, Popcorn Time has made waves ever since it debuted back in October of 2014. With an intuitive interface that puts other BitTorrent clients to shame, Popcorn Time makes it easier than ever for users to stream their favorite TV shows and movies from within a browser or even right from their smartphones.
Not surprisingly, Popcorn Time’s arrival has been resulted in an appreciable increase in overall piracy rates across the globe. Underscoring the threat that Popcorn Time poses to traditional industry revenue streams, Netflix a few months ago even called out the service by name, painting it as a strategic threat to its core business.
With an intuitive and easy to use interface, Popcorn Time has become the go-to service for users who, let’s be honest, want to pirate TV shows and movies. Underscoring how much easier the service is to use than traditional BitTorrent clients, the ascension of Popcorn Time has resulted in an absolute explosion in piracy since its 2014 launch. Norway in particular has experienced a huge increase in piracy, with some estimates claiming that 15% of the population there has viewed pirated content within the last 12 months.
Often described as “Netflix for pirates,” Popcorn Time users are now being targeted for infringement. Originally reported by TorrentFreak, the makers of a film called The Cobbler recently initiated a lawsuit against 11 Popcorn Time users in Oregon for copying and distributing the aforementioned film without authorization. The Cobbler, in case you’re unfamiliar, stars Adam Sandler and was released in early 2015 to tepid reviews.
Though no individual names are mentioned in the suit, the makers of the film list out the 11 John and Jane Does by their IP address alongside their ISP (in this case Comcast Cable) and the date and time they accessed the movie.
Not all that long ago, downloading pirated movies was something left to technically savvy folks who knew their way around a BitTorrent client. Originally launched in 2014, Popcorn Time, often described as a Netflix for pirates, instantly changed that by providing an easy to use and intuitive platform that lets users stream movies from within a web browser or a smarpthone app.
Often described as a Netflix for Pirates service, Popcorn Time lets Internet users automatically play illegal movie downloads in an easy-to-use interface across a variety of devices. And although the need for a similar service for streaming adult movies is questionable, a new service called Porn Time that recently launched aims to do just that. More →
“Netflix for Pirates,” aka Popcorn Time, is a very popular movie streaming app that’s available on a bunch of platforms, including iPhone, Android, Mac and Windows. The streaming service offers users quick access to pirated movies in a simple, sleek interface – hence the Netflix for Pirates nickname. And now, you can do all that streaming directly in a web browser.
Last month, Popcorn Time released an iOS installer for Windows that for the first time let iPhone users install the app onto their devices without jailbreaking their phones. Now the “Netflix for Pirates” has come out with a new installer for Mac that it hopes will get more iPhone users on board than ever before. More →