Popcorn Time 0.3.6 Beta

A free and cross-platform software that provides a brand-new way to watch TV and movies
Popcorn Time - The main window, where users can download and watch movies or TV shows
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Popcorn Time is an open source and multi-platform software project that has been designed from the ground up to provide users with a next-gen, torrent-based free video streaming application that allows anyone to easily watch their favorite movies and TV shows in style and with a minimum effort and fuss.

Features at a glance

Key features include a powerful and attractive graphical user interface that looks the same on all supported platforms, support for both 1080p and 720p movies, two different view modes (Movies and TV Series), built-in search engine, support for bookmarks, support for viewing movie trailers via YouTube, and support for subtitles.

Attractive and modern graphical user interface that is extremely easy to use

After accepting the license (please read it carefully) the program will present you with an attractive and modern graphical user interface (GUI) that is extremely easy to use. It features two view modes, Movies (the default one) and TV Series.

While the items (movies or TV shows) can be easily sorted by popularity, date, year or rating, you can view only a specific genre or all of them at once, which is also the default view mode when opening the application. A built-in search functionality will allow you to quickly search for your favorite videos, and you can access bookmarked items and application’s settings with a click of the mouse.

From the settings screen, it is possible to change the default language, set movie quality options, set subtitle options, such as language and size, configure network connection and DHT (Distributed Hash Table) limits, choose a cache directory, set a port to stream on, as well as to log into your Trakt.tv account to automatically 'scrobble' episodes you watch with the application.

Under the hood, availability and supported OSes

The application uses the powerful and open source FFmpeg cross-platform audio/video codec library, which means that it will play movies on GNU/Linux, Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Linux users can be download it via Softpedia or from its official website as binary archives for the 64-bit and 32-bit hardware platforms. Be aware though, that it is still in development!

Bottom line

Summing up, Popcorn Time is an amazing application that will allow you to watch your favorite TV shows or blockbuster movies without to much hassle. It's never been so easy to see those beautiful movies that you always wanted to rewatch. Be aware though, that downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in some countries, so we strongly suggest that you read the terms of use before use it.

Reviewed by , last updated on December 26th, 2014

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license type:
GPL (GNU General Public License) 
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The Popcorn Time Team
ROOT \ Multimedia \ Video
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What's New in This Release:
  • The mighty beasts that are Chromecast and AirPlay we've once again attempted to tame, same goes for the subtitles loading issues.
  • On top of all that, Popcorn Time 0.3.6 also includes a VPN. It's still in Alpha but it's working for us, so we've decided to let you all try it out. Let us know how it works!
  • Introducing Popcorn Time for Android!
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Popcorn Time is a simple, intuitive, multi-platform and free software project that allows you to watch movies and TV&n...

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