February 18th, 2019
Windows / Linux / Android / MacOS / iOS
What is Popcorn Time
Popcorn time is a multi-platform streaming service. It's used by millions of people world wide to stream movies straight from their couch. The app works with the same logic as BitTorrent where users share the data among each other. Don't worry, no data will be stored on your device, so after you're done watching a title, you will no longer keep sharing it to other users. The Popcorn Time client comes with a built-in media player so all you need to do is selected a movie and subtitles, then hit play. There's no better free alternative for movie streaming out there, so if you're looking for a standalone alternative, look no further.
Is it legal?
There has been a lot of discussion and outrage over the legality of the Popcorn time platform and concept in general. In most countries, however, the Popcorn time platform is completely legal as it is based on BitTorrent technology. However, some countries have deemed such file sharing and actions illegal. Some movie content may also be illegally linked depending on local laws. The fact that each user also distributes the content to others while they stream it, is a fact every user should be aware of. Use this app only at your own discretion! If you're afraid of your IP being tracked or otherwise are unclear about the regulations in your country, you might want to consider using a VPN software (our favorite is NordVPN) to mask your IP-address and anonymize yourself while watching any content. In fact we recommend using a Virtual Private Network all the time, when browsing the internet. This keeps you safe from many addition threats as well.
The Popcorn Time client can be downloaded on all major platforms including Windows, Linux, Android, iOS, and MacOS. To find any download options we haven't listed, check out the official website below the Download button. The app was recently completely redesigned on Android as more than 60% of all Popcorn Time users are using Android.
Popcorn Time has a massive catalog of movies to watch. The software constantly scans the web for new releases and provides them in the best possible quality instantly. There is no faster way to find many of the titles.
There are no regional restrictions or really any other restrictions either. All you really need is the app and an internet connection. Many other services hide their content from certain countries, but with Popcorn Time you don't need to worry about being locked out.
The app also provides automatic subtitles for many languages. They're automatically found online and provided for titles. Users can also provide ratings for subtitles so you can select the most optimal ones for your own viewing experience. In a recent update, the Popcorn Time development team even added the ability to drag and drop your own subtitle files onto the player and it will start using them.
Popcorn Time provides a variety of quality options to suit your platform and connection. Not all titles can be found in 4K quality, but nearly all titles can be watched in at least Full HD quality. If new versions are found online, they're automatically added to the catalog and made available to the users.
The app can keep track of movies you've seen by adding an icon next to the title. This way you don't need to wonder if you've already seen a title or not.
You can use advanced search features and sorting options to browse the titles. Users can easily look for trending or popular films as well as sort by categories or ratings. For example if you are looking to watch some funny comedies, a few clicks will show you all that there is to offer.
New features in version 6.0
- New UI changes and improved design
- Added voiceover dubs to titles. You can now listen to movies and TV-Shows in your own language.
- Completely redesigned for Android and mobile devices
- Various bug fixes