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Popcorn Time just made torrenting even easier

Netflix is probably getting sweaty.


Rae Votta


Posted on May 20, 2015   Updated on May 28, 2021, 7:11 pm CDT

A new development in torrent streaming may have video providers like Netflix and Amazon running scared.

Previously a desktop and mobile app, Popcorn Time now allows you to stream torrents directly in your browser. has the same sleek interface as its app counterpart. However, there’s no guarantee this version will remain active for long, as Popcorn Time has previously been shut down or had its domains seized.

Netflix was reportedly already nervous about Popcorn Time in its app form, mentioning the service’s sharp growth in the Netherlands in a shareholder letter. 

However, even with a pretty, user-friendly browser version, the torrents Popcorn Time accesses are, in most cases, illegal. 

H/T Gizmodo | Photo via Popcorn Time/Facebook

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*First Published: May 20, 2015, 2:19 pm CDT