Watching movies and series online via streaming is the in thing thanks to on-demand television platforms of the likes of Netflix or HBO, that offer us huge catalogs of films and all sorts of TV programs. The only inconvenient? Yes, you've got to pay for them. Stupid, isn't it? However, there are other alternatives that allow you to watch all these audiovisual contents for free and one of them is Popcorn Time.
A service based on torrent connections
Unlike the above-mentioned paid platforms that use their own closed video compression system to offer you the contents through their online or desktop applications for PC, Mac or smartphone, Popcorn provides a service through torrent connections that download the video to a temporary folder, which means you can start watching a movie or episode whilst the rest of the video finishes downloading.
Great video quality and a huge catalog.
And don't think that the app is shabby or anything like that. Quite the opposite: if you install this APK on your mobile phone or tablet, you'll be able to access a well-cared interface, perfectly organized to allow you to browse through all the contents offered.
- Watch movies and series via streaming.
- Search engine.
- Playback in HD quality whenever possible.
- Latest releases.
- Movies and series in their original language with subtitles.
- Sort the results by rating, genre or year.
- Download the videos to watch them offline.
As you probably already know, this service is also available as a desktop version for Windows, Mac and Linux, although you can also enjoy its contents on Android smartphones and tablets, and even on iOS devices such as iPhone and iPad, if they've got a jailbreak.
But is it legal? I hope so
Well, what do you think? Hundreds and hundreds of episodes, movies, and animes, all for free and to watch whenever and wherever you want without paying a cent... Yeah, right... Of course, it isn't legal. Firstly it depends on the laws in your country and secondly on the use of the contents that you're going to make. In the past, the service has been taken down and that's why it offers you the chance to access the platform through a VPN to preserve your anonymity.
A kitten dies each time you watch a movie on Popcorn Time.
But if you're a bit tight and you don't fancy pulling your hand out of your pocket to pay for a high-quality on-demand video service, with technical support included, without having to worry about the FBI turning up on your doorstep at 4 a.m., and you don't believe that film and series makers are entitled to earn themselves a living and should entertain you for free, here's the app you were looking for.