1. What is Popcorn Time?
You can view with Popcorn Time free movies and series. The offer is illegal, so their use is illegal.Popcorn Time Android is akin to downloading torrents, the software uses the torrent protocol to play movies and series. Imagine that you are downloading a torrent from a movie. Normally you have to wait until the film is finished downloading. At Popcorn Time, you can watch while downloading the movie immediately. The software also provides a search function that lets you instantly search for movies and series.
The Popcorn Time software is completely open source. Original Popcorn Time project was closed by pressure from the entertainment industry in March this year, after which other developers with the code went the stroke. One is Time4Popcorn, which later simply called Popcorn Time. They are the most popular and best version of Popcorn Time, and also have the approval of the original developers changed the name to Popcorn Time.
2. Who is behind Popcorn Time?
That is not entirely clear, but a team of developers to the software. Include Android and iOS developer and several developers for the desktop app Popcorn Time for Windows, Mac and Linux. Because the software works via torrents, there are no expensive servers required: the developers so are mainly engaged in the development of the software.
It also organizes Kebrum the VPN function Popcorn Time, which allows users to stream movies and series completely anonymous. This would mean that there were parties who want to see who is illegally streaming videos, they can not see where you come from and who you are. The IP address that you are using Popcorn Time, as it were hidden.
3. How to use Popcorn Time?
Popcorn Time is a program that you install on your desktop, laptop or Android smartphone or tablet. You can then search for movies and series, filtering by genre and view information about the film, including a short description of the trailer. You will then be able to select the quality and subtitles, and Popcorn Time connects you with others who are also downloading the movie at the same time.
These so-called ‘peers’ are at that moment also the film or series to the download and, in the case of Popcorn Time, also viewing. The main feature of the torrent protocol is that you download upload it directly next content to others. This makes it possible to realize a lot of people with high-speed connections for a download.
The interface is very similar to that of Netflix, which can categorize your movies and series by genre, but also by popularity or release date. The torrents from major torrent sites like The Pirate Bay, which are indexed and loaded by the team behind Time Popcorn. This often is automated, where there are several versions per film or series are available with different image qualities. So you have the opportunity to watch in 720p or 1080p.
4. Are there Popcorn Time Apps?
Yes! Popcorn Time is available for Android and an iOS version is available. Through the Android app, you can for instance on your tablet to watch a movie or series by streaming them to your device. The Android app is through the official website to download the apk file . How to install apk files on your Android, you can read in our manual install Android apk files .
The Android app works much the same as the desktop personal app. Please note that you consume a lot of data while streaming, for your download and upload at the same time. Use Popcorn Time on your android so mainly when you are connected to WiFi.
5. Supports Popcorn Time also Chromecast?
That too! Popcorn Time has been working for some time with the Chromecast. The function is, among other things built into the desktop and Android version. The software automatically detects that you have a Chromecast, and you can stream the stream of the film or series to the Chromecast.
The connection to the Chromecast works with many fine, though others sometimes report that the stream did not want to start. Chromecast connection thus can be improved by Popcorn Time, but it works (in our tests) are often totally fine.
6. Why is using illegal?
In the Netherlands, it has long forbidden to share copyrighted material with others or upload.For a while it is also illegal to download copyrighted material from illegal sources. This makes Popcorn Time so twice illegally: downloading from illegal sources – Popcorn Time will pay the copyright owners do not – and upload the copyrighted material again as you stream a movie or series.
7. What are the dangers of Popcorn Time?
In the Netherlands, the rule that copyright organizations and Watchdogs, including Stichting Brein, sue individual downloaders for illegally downloading files. Often only addressed the ‘big boys’, as the team of Popcorn Time. Additionally, you can turn on VPN feature Popcorn Time, so your IP address is hidden. You’ll be pretty well protected from organizations that want to trace IP address and then send you a reminder.
But remember: you stay illegally with Popcorn Time and the chance that the software is taken offline, that your IP address will be recorded or VPN provider Kebrum passes under pressure IP addresses, is always present. There is also a risk that rightholders content file a claim with individual users. Keep this in mind.
8. Is Popcorn Time also in Dutch?
Most popular films and series that you find at Popcorn Time, feature English subtitles.Is that not the case, you can look them up manually using a site like Open Subtitles .Then you can get them – easily import into Popcorn Time – while playing a video.
Since the beginning of February 2015 Popcorn Time available in Dutch. Popcorn-Time.se, one of the most popular versions of Popcorn Time, its Android app updated so that the app is now also available in our language. Read more about Popcorn Time in Dutch .
9. Can you use offline Popcorn Time?
Yes! Since mid-November 2014, you can save with Popcorn Time movies and series, and you can watch the videos online through the app. Then can be useful if you’re on a plane or “happen to be on the moon,” says Popcorn Time.