Even if you've never used them, you're probably familiar with services of the likes of Popcorn Time or Stremio, which use the P2P protocol to allow video streaming on both computers and Android devices. Well, the technology behind these apps is provided by Butter Project.
The structure of P2P-based video streaming platforms
It stemmed from Popcorn Time a few years ago due to the legal problems of this service. Its purpose is to develop an open-source protocol that can be used by other video streaming related applications. However, Butter doesn't intend to be a platform itself to watch TV series and movies for free but to be the legal structure for those apps that want to.
This tool has been developed with the following intentions:
- Fill the space regarding open-source technologies to distribute video in an efficient manner.
- Provide users and developers with a free solution that doesn't depend on corporations or require expensive infrastructures.
- Cover the global territory, including those places that due to one reason or another don't have decent Internet connections.