Easy Streaming Mac: Popcorn Time, the Torrent made easy
What is “Popcorn Time”?
Popcorn Time is a new software for Mac, Linux and Windows. It’s simply a movie player that propose you the latest movies to watch. You can not play your own movies on it but can watch streamed movies from the Internet. Presently It’s still a beta version, so be aware that it may not be working perfectly.
Unlike iTunes, this application is free of charge and you don’t need to pay for watching movies.
That also means it is 100% illegal.
How to make “Popcorn Time” work on my Mac?
“Popcorn Time” can be downloaded here but, on Mac, you will need the Firefox or Chrome browser to be able to download it. Because its developpers have been using the Mega (aka MegaUpload) platform that is not yet compatible with the Safari browser.
Once you’ve downloaded it, simply run the software to find out the movie list. Movies search is possible by category or by name…
Once your selected movie found, click on it. A new window appears on the right side of the application showing off the synopsis of the Movie. Put your mouse cursor on the jacket to choose the quality movie and subtitles that are available.
Click on “Watch it now” and Go…
Where is the magic of “Popcorn Time”?
“Popcorn Time” is a Torrent software but user friendly.
It enables to download movies via Torrent and watch them while downloading. It can take a few seconds/minutes to buffer the video and start watching it.
For torrents, to be able to download them quickly you need a lot of seeders… as for “Popcorn Time” . That is why only the latest movies, which usually get a large number of seeders for a few months, seems to be available.
The only drawback I found when using is the sound. It is very low!
That said, this software works great and is very promising.
Great Job developpers!
EDIT : The Website has been closed due to RIAA and rightholders pressure. But and good new, a fork has now been created. It is not official but it works. So you can find “Popcorn Time” updates here now : https://github.com/popcorn-team/popcorn-app/releases/
EDIT 2 : A new version is out, release number 0.4.7 at the time i update this post. The software has more options while watching a movie and the movies catalog has been updated. Looks like there is a way to send the movie to your AppleTv now, directly from the software…
Great Job guys!