Popcorn Time Has Been Fully Shut Down

Following years of existing in a mostly legally gray zone, facing several legal issues and temporary closures, popular video piracy app, Popcorn Time has officially shut down.

Earlier this week, the developers that launched the video torrenting platform back in 2014 announced that the app has been retired due to a lack of public interest. The Popcorn Time website now shows a playful graphic showing a dead popcorn box and graph illustrating a decline in interest over time.

It is interesting to note, Popcorn Time saw a spike in usage at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Thanks to the extensive library found on the open-source project centered around BitTorrent technology with a familiar Netflix-like operating system conveniently worked on iOS, Linux and Windows devices.

Due to Popcorn Time’s free and open-source code, it is possible that a new iteration of the video piracy app could pop up in the future.

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