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Big update brings new features to the ‘Netflix for Pirates’ app for Android

Updated Nov 19th, 2014 6:15AM EST
Popcorn Time for Android: Offline Playback

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The developers behind Popcorn Time have come up with a new version for Android devices, available in beta starting today, and its main new feature is offline playback support. In other words, users who like streaming videos through “Netflix for Pirates” will be able to do so even when there’s no Internet connection available.

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“You can watch movies when you’re offline,” the Popcorn Time team said in a blog post. “On a plane, in the subway, when visiting the moon…. Wherever. How? From now on you can download whatever you want to watch ahead of time and then watch it even if there’s no Internet!”

The same feature will also be available on the desktop version of Popcorn Time in a future release.

On top of offline video playback, Popcorn Time for Android 2.4 beta also brings a slew of bug fixes, support for physical keyboards, “major improvements” related to torrents, VLC, Chromecast and others, and support for various screen sizes.

A future release of the Android app version will also include “a new savvy” user interface.

While Popcorn Time offers free streaming for current and past movies and TV shows, and is available on a variety of platforms including Windows, Mac, Android and iOS, users should know the program relies on file sharing and background downloads, which may be illegal in many countries, so make sure you understand how Popcorn Time works before actually using it.

That said, more details about this latest Popcorn Time Android app version and download information are available at the source links.

Chris Smith Senior Writer

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he brings his entertainment expertise to Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises.

Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.