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Popcorn Time, the 'Netflix For Piracy,' Is Again On-line

Popcorn Time, the 'Netflix For Piracy,' Is Back Online



Popcorn Time, the extremely widespread and extremely-easy-to-use “Netflix for piracy” service, got here again Tuesday after a years-long hiatus. The transfer comes as individuals all over the world are quarantined or being requested to remain of their houses through the coronavirus pandemic. Motherboard studies: Popcorn Time permits individuals to stream films utilizing BitTorrent, with out really downloading the flicks or worrying about discovering a tracker to make use of. Primarily, it removes any torrenting studying curve, permitting individuals to (illegally) stream films and tv reveals from an easy-to-use app. As a result of it is so easy to make use of, Popcorn Time grew to become immediately widespread upon its launch in 2014 and was instantly focused by the film business. The service was shut down a number of occasions by courtroom order, police raids, and IP blocks all around the world between 2014 and now; the open supply app was forked a number of occasions and has labored intermittently, however has been largely offline over the previous few years.

Throughout the final couple days, a brand new model of Popcorn Time popped up on Popcorntime.app, model 4.0. The brand new app works simply in addition to earlier variations of the app, is free, and implores individuals to make use of digital non-public networks to keep away from having their use of the app detected by their web service suppliers. The app has been launched whereas many all over the world are quarantined, and likewise comes at a time when piracy is rising in popularity, typically talking. Different variations of Popcorn Time are additionally at present lively, however the consumer interface of this one and its launch look like carefully affiliated with earlier Popcorn Time tasks, based mostly on area redirects and urls.

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