But while Popcorn Time’s creators may be walking away, it seems the app may live again: The torrent site YTS is taking on the project, reports Torrent Freak.“We are in a better position copyright wise as for us, because it’s build on our API, it’s as if we have built another interface to our website,” YTS developer Jduncanator told Torrent Freak.It simply added an elegant veneer to the dirty world of movie piracy.
All you had to do was download the free app, find a movie, and wait for the stream (often in HD quality) to start.
Of course, Popcorn Time was just as illegal as downloading torrents manually.
It loaded up a 1080p version of in under 30 seconds, and perhaps even more remarkably, I was able to skip around to various points of the movie easily. While it’s unclear what exactly happened with the original Popcorn Time team (I imagine Hollywood studios brought the full weight of their legal teams against them), what they accomplished was still noteworthy. Four Times,” the app’s developers wrote in their farewell post. Our huge reach gave us access to a lot of people, from newspapers to the creators of many sites and apps that had a huge global reach.
If piracy can be as easy as using Netflix, how will Hollywood respond? We learned a lot from these people, especially that standing against an old fashioned industry has it’s own associated costs.
There’s something inside me that stops me from releasing my tears. ) but I’m actually one of the few who didn’t manage to release any tears.
“We are no worse off managing the project than we would be just supplying the movies.” Update: The Popcorn Time project is now up on Git Hub, and the new installers are available here.
I tested Popcorn Time out briefly last weekend, and I was shocked by how well it worked.
For a brief moment, watching movies via Bit Torrent was just as easy as watching something on your Netflix queue.
The app Popcorn Time came out of nowhere a week ago with a slick interface that boiled down the messy torrenting experience into something simple.
Sometimes you need nothing more than to have a good cry.
Unfortunately for me, I seem incapable of doing that (although two films on this list actually made me sob! It’s not that I’m a hard b*****d or anything (I hope I’m not), in fact I like to think of myself as quite a compassionate and caring human who would mend a fly’s wing if I saw it struggling to fly.