In these global social isolation (distancing, quarantine) times, many of us who have an Internet connection, have been forced to take advantage of the time browsingWhether it's reading, writing, blogging, or just watching tutorials, taking courses, playing games, or watching some multimedia content online.
And precisely, for the latter, the creators of popcorn Time have recently launched a new beta version, 4.0, of its wonderful open source app.
Yes, Popcorn Time! The application is still active and has been updated to allow us to continue using your fabulous platform whose operation is based on the bittorrent protocol. popcorn Time is a good example of how Free software and / or Open Source can simply, efficiently and elegantly use available technology to offer practical solutions for many, at affordable or zero costs. Although for some, popcorn Time It is a kind of real alternative, although not very legal or authorized, to streaming platforms such as Netflix, Por ejemplo.
En FromLinux It is not the first time we talked about popcorn Time. Our last post about it was a call «Tips to install Popcorn Time, Spotify and Telegram on DEBIAN», in which we describe popcorn Time on the table:
"Popcorn Time: It is an application that transmits (reproduces) and downloads movies, television programs (series) and Animes (Japanese Comics) online (via the Internet) from torrent files. Its use is very simple, it is downloaded, unzipped, executed, a movie or episode is selected, the playback quality and the appropriate subtitles are selected, finally click on play and enjoy".
So that, we invite you to read it later, for sheer general culture.
Currently, popcorn Time has a stable version (3.0) and now has a new beta version (4.0), which has among some news, one that stands out, which is your notice that our IP adress is or may be being geo-located and tracked (monitored) by our ISP or Government, above all, by the type of content consumed. In it, he invites us to use a VPN network to protect our anonymity and / or privacy, at least, when making use of popcorn Time.
Otherwise, the new version works exactly the same as previous ones, that is, it uses an intuitive and friendly interface, that is, clear and simple, since shows trending content (featured), by default, and allows us to search for content through filters arranged at the top, separated by sections. Depending on the quality and bandwidth of each user, he can experience an almost instantaneous reproduction of each content displayed.
- TV Shows
- Type: Movies, series and anime.
- Sort by: Items viewed, Title, year, and rating.
Downloading it and using it is very easy, we just have to go to Popcorn Time official website, unzip, create a shortcut in the main menu and run to start view our multimedia content online preferred or desired.
Finally, it is noteworthy that, popcorn Time is an application that throughout its existence or history has presented many problems, both legal by the content offered that violates copyright of the companies that produce them, as well as competition for struggles between development teams of similar applications (forks).
So for now popcorn Time, is active and updated, but we do not know for how long. Therefore, it is worth using and enjoying it in these lonely times at home, which we will have as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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