Early this month, reports started coming out that the controversial freeware app Popcorn Time has started making its way back to Apple mobile devices. Subsequently, steps on how to install the app on iOS devices started coming out despite the risk of infringement against existing copyright laws.
The developers of Popcorn Time however was clever enough to put a waiver on the app as the app itself is not illegal but the streaming or playing of copyrighted movies or TV shows is.
On April 21, the developer of the freeware app came up with an updated version called Popcorn Time 3.7.2, which promises to bring new and improved experience for users.
Since the freeware app is pretty much set as far as download and installation process for iOS devices are concerned, the latest update to Popcorn Time is ready for download for devices running on Windows, Mac OS X, Linus 32-bit, Linus 64-bit, and Android.
Some three days after it was released, the 15 MB app has been downloaded more than 800,000 times by various users, notes Tech Radar.
The site also provided an insight on the publisher of the freeware app and the app itself. Accordingly, Popcorn Time is the result of many developers and designers putting their heads together to make the experience of watching torrent movies as simple as possible.
It also specified that Popcorn Time is an open source project whose presence is all over the world.
The app developers are said to be constantly searching all over the web for the best torrents from the most important sites so that users can watch any movie and for as many times as they want without paying any subscription at all. All they need is a proper internet connection.
A popular way to watch movies
Despite the threat of legal persecution for the crime of infringement against copyright laws, there are no stopping computer and gadget geeks to install the popular movie and TV freeware app on their respective devices.
Popcorn Time has obviously become the most popular way to watch TV and movies online for free, without paying any subscription the way NetFlix do with its customers.
A number of firms, particularly film production companies, are hot on the tail of Popcorn Time developers since the presence of the app and the millions of users using it worldwide, guarantee that the film companies would not make so much money on the retail sales and streaming of their movies online, which is essentially a good money-maker too.
Unfortunately, the developers of Popcorn Time have been very secretive of their ways and can surely escape prosecution since they have remained anonymous to this day.
Developers of Popcorn Time are also being up front about the service which they are offering similar to what cigarette smokers are doing on the packs of every cigarette pack they are selling. There is a waiver that comes with the app that says ‘Downloading copyrighted material may be illegal in your country. Use at your own risk.’ This is no different from the cigarette manufacturers warning to smoker on every cigarette pack that reads: ‘Smoking is dangerous to your health.’