Watching movies online can be a dangerous sport. Not only because it's illegal, but because most websites with online movies are filled with misleading ads and malware. Now, the famous PopCorn time application has launched a service where we can watch movies online though our browser.
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How to watch movies online with PopCorn Time
We just need to visit http://popcorninyourbrowser.net/.
Currently, the website has no advertising whatsoever. Just a list of movies and a search bar.
We type on the search bar the movie we want to see. For the example, we will use the movie "The Last Man on Earth", that belongs to the Public Domain, and thus it is 100% legal to view online for free.
Of course this can't be said for most of the movies on http://popcorninyourbrowser.net/.
Viewing copyrighted movies online is illegal, and on some countries you can pay steep fines for that.
Once we selected the movie, a pretty large progress bar will track its initial progress. First requesting the torrent....
...then waiting for video buffer...
...and then, on a plot twist that could give M. Night a wet dream, the progress bar admits that it doesn't actually do anything.
It just bides it's time, giving the video widget a chance to load.
Unfortunately, on this movie, that isn't particularly well-known and doesn't have many seeds, the widget failed to load.
We gave it a few minutes, but still nothing.
Once we tried it with a more popular movie, it was clear from the beginning that it would work. Τhe video Window became much larger, and it displayed the movie's runtime.
Before long, the movie started playing.
After that, we could get the movie to display on full screen, to enjoy the show.
How is this site different from the PopCorn Time client?
Both the installed PopCorn Time and http://popcorninyourbrowser.net/ use Yifi's torrents to stream movies online.
One main difference is that the client downloads movie's files on our PC, so when we watch a movie a second time, it won't have to stream it again.
The website doesn't download the movie, it just streams it online. If we want to re-watch a movie, we will have to stream it again, in its entirety.
Also, the PopCorn Time client gives us the option to use a VPN service for anonymity. The client connects to the VPN service.
To have the same anonymity with the site, we need to separately connect to the VPN, through their client or through Windows networking.
Will you be watching movies online this way?
So far, PopCorn time has managed to avoid the law. It's probably safe to suggest that this online service will do the same, unlike the similar service Joker.org which is still offline.
So, will you be watching movies online, powered by PopCorn Time? Do you prefer the PopCorn Time installed client? Or are you more traditional, and prefer to download movies through a torrent client? Leave us a comment.
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