It seems like Hollywood’s worst nightmare might have gone mobile a few hours ago as a popular fork of Popcorn Time just launched its Android app.
Time4Popcorn’s Popcorn Time app is now available for consumption on the developer’s website and brings all of the program’s pirating tools to the mobile ecosystem.
The Android app looks and feels like the desktop program, and sports the same access to pirated TV shows and movies. And just like its desktop counterpart, the Android version streams torrents. Your data plan is going to love it.
The program seems to operate just like it is advertised. It simply works, although some of the files take a minute (or three) to start playing. The Android UI elements are a bit low-res though. Several elements, including the side tray, are not enabled yet (since its still in Beta). But it works.
Piracy is once again innovating in the face of the establishment
The developers have made a statement to TechCrunch stating that Google pulled the program from Google play, citing “intellectual property violation”. Hence, the program is now available for download at Time4Popcorn’s website.
Like previous versions and forks of Popcorn Time, all the source files for this Android app are available on GitHub.
This Android apps comes by way of the Time4Popcorn development group which also just released a version of the program featuring TV shows and a new user interface. The group promises a Windows XP version in the near future as well. There are currently several spin-offs of the original and now-defunct Popcorn Time, each with different developers and slightly different looks. There’s even a war brewing between the various dev groups, which seems akin to pirates crying foul when attacked by other pirates.
Time4Popcorn is just one of the forks of the original project. Flixtor previously brought the power of Popcorn Time to Android and Chromecast. One thing remains the same, though: Piracy is once again innovating in the face of the establishment.
Check out their promo video on YouTube below!