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Popcorn Time Is Coming To Android As Soon As Tomorrow
Posted Apr 28, 2014 by Matt Burns (-at-mjburnsy)
Popcorn Time’s evolution continues. A popular fork of the original
software is launching on Android as soon as tomorrow baring any
unforeseen delays, one of the developers tells TechCrunch. The software
also recently gained TV shows from HBO and others, making it a
one-stop-shop for all your pirating needs.
Like the original, this version of Popcorn Time makes it a watching
pirated movies a trivial task. It’s essentially Netflix with content
you actually want to watch. And it’s free — and a bit shady
since, you know, it’s pirated content. Since TechCrunch first
covered Popcorn Time, the software has become more stable and gained
additional content and features including TV shows.
The developers of this fork of Popcorn Time tells TechCrunch that they
have yet to receive any legal flak from the MPAA or others. But
they’re prepared if it comes. And with the Android app soon
launching, the increase in attention might catch the eye of
Hollywood’s legal hounds.
True to its original mission, the source code for the Android version
will eventually be available on GitHub. Transparency could be Popcorn
Time’s best defense.