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The ‘Netflix for Pirates’ just unveiled a brand-new way to install its app onto your iPhone

Published May 5th, 2015 2:56PM EDT
Popcorn Time iOS App Mac Installer

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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.

BACKGROUND: How to install ‘Netflix for pirates’ on an iPhone 6 without jailbreaking

Popcorn Time tells TorrentFreak that more than 100,000 iPhone users installed the app using the Windows-based installer when it first launched last month. Now it hopes that releasing a Mac-based installer will get its iPhone install total up to 1 million for the first time.

Even with these new installers you still have the option of installing Popcorn Time on your jailbroken iPhone, of course, by installing it directly through Cydia. You aren’t going to see the app show up on the iTunes App Store anytime soon for very obvious reasons.

Despite its recent invasion of the iPhone, Popcorn Time says that iOS is still its third biggest platform and that Android and Windows are still the top two. However with new installers that let users bypass jailbreaks, the app has clear ambitions of becoming iOS users’ favorite mobile piracy app.

Brad Reed
Brad Reed Staff Writer

Brad Reed has written about technology for over eight years at and Network World. Prior to that, he wrote freelance stories for political publications such as AlterNet and the American Prospect. He has a Master's Degree in Business and Economics Journalism from Boston University.