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This article was published on July 30, 2014


Popcorn Time shows no sign of slowing, as the ‘Netflix for torrents’ adds support for AirPlay

Popcorn Time shows no sign of slowing, as the ‘Netflix for torrents’ adds support for AirPlay
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Just a few weeks after Popcorn Time announced expanded support for Google Chromecast, the torrent-streaming platform is introducing support for AirPlay too.

To recap, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie- and TV-show streaming service that beams out torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except it’s peer-to-peer (P2P), offers much more content, and has questionable legality.

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While the movie industry has been pushing hard against the rise of torrent sites in recent years, Popcorn Time is showing no signs of slowing in its push to make torrents even more easily accessible. Available for PC, Mac and Android, Popcorn Time is Hollywood’s worst nightmare, with many recent releases available to stream gratis on your desktop, mobile and on your TV.

AirPlay support is restricted to the Windows app for now, though the Mac app will receive support shortly too.

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