Hollywood’s nightmare, Popcorn Time, aims for Chromecast
Popcorn Time has grown in popularity due to it’s ease of use and Netflix like experience. Oh, did I mention that it is free? The open source software streams Bittorrents of movies or TV shows while the viewer watches. Whether or not Popcorn Time is illegal, is not very clear. Even the Popcorn Time website admits the uncertainty. That hasn’t stopped the new team of developers, Time4Popcorn, who took over after the original developers decided to no longer contribute to the project. Popcorn Time has since expanded their supported devices and added many new features, including VPN support.
When it was first developed, Popcorn Time was limited to just computers. Recently, an Android version of the streaming software has been released by Time4Popcorn and is available to download from their website. The group of developers have announced through their blog that the alpha version of the Windows app now supports Chromecast. The beta of the Windows version will be released within a week. They also stated that the Mac and Android versions are soon to follow if all goes according to plan.
This will allow users of Popcorn Time to easily stream movies and TV shows directly to their television without much effort because of the convience the Chromecast device offers. The list of Chromecast compatible apps continues to grow and makes the $35 streaming device something extremely hard to pass up.
Are you an user of Popcorn Time without a Chromecast? If so, does Chromecast support make the little streaming device more attractive? Let us know in the comments below.