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The ‘Netflix for pirates’ is coming soon to an iPhone near you

Updated Jul 31st, 2014 11:56AM EDT
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Those unencumbered by guilt and happy to steal movies instead of paying to see them will be glad to learn that the latest and greatest movie-pirating tool is coming soon to an iPhone and iPad near you. Hot on the heels of the release of an app called TorrenTV that uses Popcorn Time’s code to stream torrents to an Apple TV or Roku box, the team behind Popcorn Time confirmed that an Apple TV streaming feature has been added to its own app.

More interestingly, however, the team has confirmed that it will soon launch an iOS version of its popular app.

“Our ultimate goal is to bring Popcorn Time to every platform, operating system and device that can play videos, so Airplay is one particle of a huge revolution we’re making to the torrents and movies world online,” told TorrentFreak in an interview. “This is only the beginning… You know us, we have many more surprises coming your way.”

The team confirmed that in addition to its already released Android app, it is also working on an app for the iPhone and iPad that will be released within a month. Of note, the app will require users to jailbreak their iOS devices.

“Support for iOS devices will be ready in August. It’s already working in our development environment and it’s looking beautiful,” the app’s developers said.

Popcorn Time allows users to stream torrents directly to a computer, TV or mobile device instead of having to fully download movie or other video files and then open them in a player. The app also features a gorgeous Netflix-like design that makes it a movie pirate’s dream.

If you’d like to check out Popcorn Time, be sure to click the source link below.

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