TV series and movies have become a very important part of our lives. Whether is it the urge to know if Jon Snow is alive or not or just not waiting for the next Marvel’s Film to launch we all are addicted to them. Online streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Videos or India’s very own Voot or Hotstar all services are very nice but they do have their own flaws for instance if a series is made by Netflix it will only stream on Netflix and you cannot watch it on any other alternative and surely, they all have their monthly subscription charges. Don’t you feel the need of all-purpose alternative which will show all the movies and TV series as they launch and with very high definition video quality. Well it exists and is called Popcorn Time. Popcorn time is the only alternative you ever need to watch literally any movie or TV show as they launch. It has a very nicely made Android app, Windows PC app and Mac OSX app and it is worth every MB. And the best part of all is it is FREE.
How does Popcorn Time Work?
Well the explanation is very simple as the movie or the TV series episode launch on torrent popcorn time receives its hash and while using their own servers and peer network distribute it to everyone. In a nutshell, it is an alternative to torrenting with an actual graphical interface and no learning curve. You just need a high-speed internet connection and popcorn time application installed in your device and you are good to go.
Now that I know how does it work, where can I find it?
We are including download links to each device version of popcorn time here:
For Windows PC– Download Here
For Android – Download Here
For Mac OS – Download Here
For Linux – Download Here
Note – Popcorn time is not available on the Google Play Store due to copyright violation, so here I’ve included the download link for .apk file. When you will run the file your android will ask you to adjust settings to allow apps not from Google Play Store to be installed. You can do so by going to Settings>Security>Allow unknown sources.
How To use the Application?
Well it is a very nicely built application with extreme user friendly interface so you do not need any kind of learning curve. A little knowledge of your operating system is enough to find your way around Popcorn time. The application has a very nice GUI the app itself open with all the movies which are newly launched, with one click you can go to TV series mode. If you want to watch a specific movie/TV series then you can use the search feature that is present in the upper right hand corner of the application.
If it is so useful why is it not so famous?
Well the answer to this question is very simple, popcorn time violates many copyright terms and so it is not fit to be popular. Major tech giants like Google, Microsoft and Apple, all follow a strict copyright violation guidelines and so Popcorn time hardly have scope to be famous.
Where will it not work?
While, Popcorn time should work everywhere if you have a free and open internet connection. But in some countries peer to peer connection is banned and so you cannot use Popcorn time in those countries and also many college internet connections also restrict peer to peer connection (READ :How to setup Intranet Torrent using DC++) so there also you will not be able to use it. There is no geographical country based restriction as of now, so that is something good.