Popcorn Time’s new website makes piracy easier than ever

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Piracy hasn't been this easy since the days of Blackbeard.
Piracy hasn't been this easy since the days of Blackbeard.
Photo: Popcorn in Your Browser

In news that is likely to cause all manner of headaches around Hollywood, Popcorn Time — the streaming torrent service often described as “Netflix for pirates” — is now easier to access than ever, thanks to a new website.

But how long will it last?

Launched in 2014, Popcorn Time has previously been available to Apple users as an app for Macs, Apple TV and iOS. Instead of having to find and download torrents, Popcorn Time makes the whole thing more user-friendly by adopting a streaming click-and-play approach to piracy.

In keeping with this approach, the new Popcorn in Your Browser website lets users simply search for whatever title they want to watch, and begin (free) viewing almost immediately.

Of course, the whole thing is far from legit. While Popcorn Time has so far managed to stay one step ahead of the take-down notices, I’d suspect this is one ultra-simple torrenting site that’s not long for this world.

We’ll have to wait and see.