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January 19, 2016

Popcorn Time Is Still Going Strong despite Netflix’s Global Expansion

Movie- and TV shows-streaming platform Popcorn Time is still being used as a go-to viewing resource for users around the world.

An MPAA-led takedown ensured that headlines were made of the demise of PopcornTime and its streaming resource YTS. YIFY, the group behind YTS was declared to be shut down permanently. An unnamed individual in a quiet suburb in New Zealand was revealed to be the mastermind behind the movie-release operation. All of the above occurred during the final months of 2015.

At the time, the takedowns were heralded as a comprehensive blow to piracy and illegal streaming.

2016 saw Netflix expand globally to a 130 new countries, adding the internet [...]

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December 30, 2015

Popcorn Time Is Still Running, via Its Community Edition and a Breakaway Fork

Editor’s Update: There is allegedly evidence of malware on a fork that purported to be the official domain of Popcorn Time CE – .tk, as shown here. The link has been removed and updated.

It’s like the service never went away. Popular movie and tv streaming service Popcorn Time is continuing to run and see development due to the advent of its Community Edition, also known as PopCorn Time CE.

It was inevitable. In a month that usually sees an influx of Oscar-chasing movies timed and primed for the awards season, nearly every prominent and likely Oscar contender has already been leaked on the internet. Screeners are everywhere and these days – they [...]

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November 1, 2015

Popular Torrent Release Group YIFY Is Dead

The torrenting landscape undergoes a seismic change as YIFY, a prominent movie-torrents release group goes offline forever.

Following outages and the eventual demise of the wildly popular PopcornTime.io fork last week, its movie supplier-YIFY and its website YTS have also shut down permanently, according to trusted sources close to TorrentFreak.

YIFY was already down to its knees when a DDoS attack from a still unknown source struck the official YTS website 10 days ago. The downtime lasted longer than the usual turnaround time for the website to function again, leading to fears among the torrenting community.

Subsequently, the MPAA-led takedown of popular [...]

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October 25, 2015

Popcorn Time.io May Be Dead, but Alternatives Are Already Around

Popcorn Time has had its run in with problems in the form of developers quitting, its video resource (YTS or YIFY) suffering downtimes and inevitably, the well-funded MPAA (Motion Picture Association of America) hounding the movie and TV-show streaming platform.

Most significant of all, the popular website PopcornTime.io is now dead. While the io fork’s servers may be offline, permanently, bringing curtains to the most popular and used Popcorn Time domain yet, there are other variants of the platform and, whisper it, the domain itself.

Now, a spin-off is in the works from the same creators and developers behind Popcorn Time and it is called Butter, a new project that [...]

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