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Popcorn Time for iOS now available for non-jailbroken devices

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Apr 2015 21:38 User comments (6)

Popcorn Time for iOS now available for non-jailbroken devices The team over at Popcorn Time has announced that their iOS app is now available for non-jailbroken devices, a massive launch that the team has been teasing for over six months.
iOS beta version 1.2 was also launched in conjunction, adding Chromecast and Apple TV support along with a ton of performance fixes and bug fixes. Free VPN will also be added in the coming days, notes the team.

"Ever since we released iOS for jailbroken devices in September 2014, we've been wrecking our brains to find a solution that will enable iOS users who don't want to jailbreak their device and use Cydia to also enjoy Popcorn Time on their iOS device.

Our relentless pursuit for a solution led us to a fruitful collaboration with another group of brilliant developers who came up with the awesome solution of making an iOS installer,"
said Popcorn Time.

There is one caveat. To get the app, you have to download software called 'iOS installer' to your computer, but that installer is only available for Windows right now. The team promises a Mac installer in the coming weeks, which is important since most Apple fans tend to stick with only Apple products.

Instructions on the installation are here. In closing, the developers took some shots at Apple: [The goal is] "to fight the closed ecosystem Apple has created, screening and choosing for us what we can or cannot install on the devices we purchased and paid top dollar for. The technology is here and now this team is moving full force fulfill this vision of theirs. They're aim is to fully launch with this vision in the month of May." Try out Popcorn Time here.

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6 user comments

19.4.2015 10:21

Has anyone tried this yet? I've heard mixed messages about the download being reported as malware.

29.4.2015 10:54

At your own risk man! The pc version has 2specific Trojans and PT adamantly denies but they're full of shizzy! I have checked and verified. Plus this program uses torrent network for pc and I would assume the same for cellular and this prog is a massive infringement bec you're simply downloading mp4s locally to device. My wife PT'd the show Selfie and I got DMCA notice from att uverse 4 days later. This prog is just not worth it. Couch tuner.eu or isolated torrent downloads that you can monitor and manage individually.

39.4.2015 11:05

Yes, this program is basically a player with a built-in BitTorrent client, and yes, it DOES infringe copyrights all over the place. I cannot advise using this app anywhere but at a public wifi hotspot.

That said, false positives are very common, I've checked and verified -.-' . Stentorian declarations of malware, without any evidence but a scan by one or two AV clients, while lacking actual evidence of damage or malware activity, simply is not enough. It's easy to tell you've never been much of a pirate, hearme0, to your credit - lol...

49.4.2015 12:14

Thanks for your feedback hearme0 and Bozobub. I am aware of the "legality" of the software. To be honest, I wasn't looking to use it regularly. Just wanted to take it for a spin to see what all the fuss is about. If there is a risk of trojans or malware then I will stay away. It's not worth the risk just to test out an app.

59.4.2015 16:37

I've checked the software myself, and there's no malware in the PC version, at least, but I'm leery of the Android version; Android tends to bleed data easily, and even more-legit apps have been caught sending data back to their HQ that's absolutely none of their business. An easy example is the Facebook app, just for starters. So, any "grey-market" app like this, really isn't worth the risk; not malware, but personal data leakage.

69.4.2015 17:15

Originally posted by Bozobub:
Yes, this program is basically a player with a built-in BitTorrent client, and yes, it DOES infringe copyrights all over the place. I cannot advise using this app anywhere but at a public wifi hotspot.

That said, false positives are very common, I've checked and verified -.-' . Stentorian declarations of malware, without any evidence but a scan by one or two AV clients, while lacking actual evidence of damage or malware activity, simply is not enough. It's easy to tell you've never been much of a pirate, hearme0, to your credit - lol...
I agree about the false positives.

And I can't say I don't grab stuff my share of the time, as I do. I don't want to be a hypocrite but my complaints are geared toward rampant piraters. Those that always take but never give.

Either way, not false positives in Popcorn Time for the PC, I actually found and researched the two files. They are bad backdoors bundled nefariously into the K-Lite codec pack. They aren't there if you grab K-Lite separately but installing PT requires installing "their version" of the codec pack.


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