You can now access Popcorn Time, the popular, sleek-looking, illegal streaming equivalent of Netflix, at popcorninyourbrowser.net and enjoy an abundance of pirated movies without having to download, or install, or pay anything.
Well, no, not exactly. The website is not directly affiliated with Popcorn Time, however it does allow you to find any pirated movie within a few seconds.
Key difference here is that while Popcorn Time requires you to download a program, than download the video and / or audio files on your device, popcorninyourbrowser.net loads straight into your default internet browser, and does not ask you to download any files or programs. It is not just available on PCs and laptops, but also on smartphones and tablets.
Popcorn Time is not unhappy about the new website’s domain name, as one of their spokespersons sent an email statement saying that “This website has nothing to do with Popcorn Time except for its name, though we’re totally supportive of their work and think it’s a cool initiative”.
The spokesperson went on to add that the technologies they use on popcorninyourbrowser.net are nothing like the ones Popcorn Time offers. They simply don’t allow for any of the versatile and advanced features. They are not even sure if the new website can support a high velocity of users using the service simultaneously.
Popcorn Time is a torrent website that launched last year. It quickly became popular, and it soon got pulled down. Its app was removed from the Google Play in just 24 hours after launching, but tech savvy Android users can still install it by bypassing the Play store. Popcorn Time then moved overseas, and you can now find it at popcorn-time.se
The initial confusion might have arisen from a note at the bottom of popcorninyourbrowser.net that says the content is a mash-up of torrent site YTS and Coinado, a remote torrenting service.
Piracy has been causing many problems for some, and solving many problems for others in the last decade or so. There could be a few different explanations for why it keeps staying popular.
First off, there’s an entire universe of movies out there. Several movies come out every week, most of their trailers look good, but when you give them a chance, you end up disappointed more often than not.
Generally speaking, people don’t enjoy spending money ion things they don’t like. Torrent websites and illegal streaming websites allow them to first experience a product before purchasing if it does turn out to be good.
Then there are movies that are hard to find even if you’d like to buy them, or buy access to them – old movies or festival movies that don’t play at cinemas or only play for a select, highly restricted audience. And you can’t find them in all that many legal shops or legal websites either.
Last but not least, most of the entertainment content consumed world-wide is American content. But most American websites that should theoretically provide legal access to said contend (for instance network websites that host episodes of their shows) don’t offer legal access to anyone outside the US and Canada.
So what happens if you have to go on business trip to Europe, or if you live outside the US? They would probably like you to wait two weeks, six months, a year, or however long it would take for the content to finally be provided legally over where you are.
But from a consumer point-of-view, it is simply irrational and unreasonable to have to wait in this day and age of the internet where everything is spoiled five minutes after it airs and everything is available, either legally or illegally, five minutes after it airs.
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