Popcorn Time, a popular Netflix-style app for torrents, has hit yet another snag thanks to Hollywood studios. But it will live to stream another day.
Popcorn Time, the 'Netflix for piracy,' has suddenly come back online while much of the world locks themselves in their homes.
Popcorn Time-like plugin allows users to easily "stream" content, prompting freeloading concerns
Developer Milan Kragujevic said he will replace the app with a legal movie recommendation service, citing legal pressure.
While like Popcorn Time in every other way, the RIAA says it pulled from illegal Russian filesharing sites instead of BitTorrent.
If the RIAA gets what it wants, Aurous will have the same doomed fate as Grokster, Limewire and Grooveshark.
Popcorn Time — the 'Netflix for Pirates' — Gives Easy Access to Illegal Films, but Hollywood is Pissed
Popcorn Time offers free downloads of a videoplayer and complimentary search engine, which make pirated films accessible to people who normally would be daunted by the complicated process of streaming illegal films.