Popcorn Time, dubbed the “Netflix of torrents” by many in the blogosphere, has quite a popular following, and given that it offers a wide variety of popular films and TV shows for free, it’s hardly a surprise. After recently announcing and serving up an iOS version of the app that runs on devices that aren’t jailbroken, the only limitation was that only Windows users could take advantage, but now, the corresponding Mac version has landed.
Popcorn Time on iOS is nothing particularly new, but up until a short while ago, was only available to those who dared enter The Dark Side and jailbreak their devices. After the Popcorn Time app was morphed into a version capable of running without jailbreak, uptake was naturally high, and in its first day alone, was apparently installed on over 100,000 iPhones, iPads and iPod touches.
That’s quite a high number, to say the least, and with this in mind, it’s little wonder the motion picture industry is on red alert. Only last week, a UK court forced some of the country’s foremost ISPs to block access to Popcorn Time completely, and it’s worth considering that despite the large user base on jailbroken and non-jailbroken iOS devices alike, the numbers only scratch the surface compared to the user stats on Google’s Android.
Besides facilitating the streaming of movies, the Popcorn Time dev team has a broader plan for its popular fork. The iOS installer enabling the app to be installed in the first place could, when made public, be used for other apps and purposes, potentially challenging the App Store as the sole portal for grabbing apps at stock level.
For now, though, Popcorn Time for iOS can be installed via Mac, although if you were desperate to use the app since it dropped back in early April, one suspects you have already found other means through which to get it up and running on your device.
To get up and running, head on over to iosinstaller.com/popcorn-time and toggle to the Mac version. Download, install, and follow the steps as outlined, and in no time, you’ll have Popcorn Time running on your iOS device.
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