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Popcorn Time 3.1 Beta: Flawed Yet Brilliant

28 April 2014 976 views No Comment

Even when viewed in the best light, Popcorn Time is a provocation. At worst, it is just another way to steal movies

Even when viewed in the best light, Popcorn Time is a provocation. At worst, it is just another way to steal movies and TV shows. Whatever your call it, Popcorn Time is a flawed yet brilliant way to watch anything you want.

“This PopcornTime service will never be taken down,” writes “a bunch of geeks from All Around The World.” Of course, they’re referencing the legal disappearance of Popcorn Time shortly after its first public release.

That said, continuing the inevitable march of time and progress, Popcorn Time 3.0 for Mac shipped on Saturday and users quickly complained of bugs, crashing and cammed movies. However, Popcorn Time 3.1 Beta (download) is already available and rights some of those wrongs:

— A slicker layout
— New Mac version
— TV series are running more smoothly
— A bigger selection of movies, subtitles and also trailers
— Requires of Mac OSX 10.7 or later
— Available for Windows 7 and 32/64 bit Linux

Having tested Popcorn Time 3.1 Beta “just because,” I can say that it’s fast, stable and stuffed full of movies and TV shows. Content gets delivered to the viewer via BitTorrent, which means it’s stupid fast when viewing popular/current stuff.

However, fullscreen is janky and it’s very difficult to move the app’s window.

This flawed, both technically and legally, yet brilliant app really and truly makes me wish the movie industry and its many evil minions would understand how things should be.

Untwist those knickers, charge a small nominal per view fee…

What’s your take?

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