Popcorn Time is dead (at least its main fork)

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  1. Costello
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    PopcornTime.io, the most popular fork of the Popcorn Time project, has been shut down. In case you've been living under a rock Popcorn Time is an application that allows you to stream TV shows and movies from popular torrent trackers, from a particularly user-friendly and functional UI.
    The reasons behind the death of PopcornTime.io are complex, read the source article for further information. What do you think about this? Did you use Popcorntime.io yourself?

    Source: TorrentFreak article

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  2. Tjessx

    Tjessx GBAtemp Maniac

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    Good that you still can use the search function
     
  3. kenenthk

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    I never really liked it anyway, I mean it's not like theres already hundreds of other sites like this that worked better as it was.
     
  4. XrosBlader821

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    As a someone who certainly isn't living under a rock this is the first time I hear of a service like that.
     
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    Apparently I've been living under a rock. :huh:
     
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  6. Costello
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    some screenshots from the app (old screenshots I google-imaged)

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    it's basically the pirate version of netflix - except with loads more content, optionally everything HD (1080p), subtitles, and with recent content
     
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    It was very good, i used it a lot, i read somewhere that some copyright agency was sending letters/mails/something to the users based on they ip, to send them fines.
    Maybe this is one of the consequences.
     
  8. JoostinOnline

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    Nobody in an upstanding community like GBAtemp has any interest in torrents.
     
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  9. DaFixer

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    In my mencave ;)
    I used some times on my kodi setup's, but those 1080p movies don't look so good.
    But I don't care,I can still using my Qnap with 10TB of storage ;)
     
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  10. Chiejina

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    Doesn't really matter. Just opened it. As long as you can use their search function and you know what you want to watch, the App still works perfectly! It gets their movies from KAT.
     
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    Out of interest: Does someone happen to know any jurisdiction where the downloading (as opposed to the uploading) part of unlicensed (or license breaking) P2P data transfers gets actively prosecuted?
     
  12. FAST6191

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    Not while usenet still exists and is usable by mere mortals.

    Edit.
    I should also join the chorus of apparent rock dwellers, though I had at least heard the name and roughly what it was about.
     
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  13. GamerzHell9137

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    That sucks, i wanted to try it out.
     
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    the Fork is dead, long live the Fork!
     
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  15. Silverthorn

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    Haha, I must've been living under a rock then.
    Then again, I have very little interest in TV series most of the time.
     
  16. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Ouch and i tought it was called P**n Time :evil: , so you had a Movie version (PopcornTime) to :rofl2: ?

    I was wondering why my wife asked about P**n Time :shy: to try out, but i think i missunderstood :ohnoes: and she meant Popcorn Time! :unsure:
    (Better remove it before she gets the laptop back in her hands!:gun: )
     
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  17. Clydefrosch

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    it basically showed you torrented movies and you were uploading part of it again while you watched.

    movie torrents are just a lawsuit waiting to happen so ... dont use them
     
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    I forgot
    Now how am I supposed to stream Ass Cream 19 :sad:
     
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    Bye bye Big Hero 6 ;_;
     
  20. shamzie

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    I disliked it, It just didn't seem very user friendly to me. There was also talks of them installing stuff without your knowledge by flixanity etc. Never worked properly for iOS (even jailbroke ones)

    If you're phone is jailbroke download Movie Box 3, only thing you'll ever need.
     
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