Popcorn Time can now stream torrents to your Apple TV

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Popcorn Time is Hollywood’s worst nightmare: a Netflix for torrents that streams the hottest movies right to your Mac or PC.

Now, it’s become even more nightmarish for the industry. It will now stream torrented movies directly to the Apple TV.

As a reminder, Popcorn Time is a cross-platform movie and TV show streamer that scans torrent sites and then beams them to your computer in real-time. It’s fast, it’s easy, and Hollywood hates it, going so far as to shut down the original program last year.

Thanks, however, to widescale community support and some secret benefactors, Popcorn Time returned quickly and has only thrived since its original release. In an update a few weeks ago, Popcorn Time added support for Google’s Chromecast.

Now it supports the Apple TV too. It only works right now on Windows, sadly, but Mac AirPlay support will supposedly happen in the next couple of weeks.

In the meantime, if you want to stream torrents to your Apple TV, there are ways to do so easily, as long as you know how to download a .torrent file first.

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