Popcorn Time Review

“Michelle is the Social Media & Client Coordinator with a passion for communication and the media. Having recently graduated with a degree in Mass Media, and a dream of one day becoming a broadcaster, Michelle brings a fresh take on all things news – technology, politics, and yes, even sports. Her love for people makes the job something she loves, which is obvious in all that she does for the studio.”

Okay, so I was hanging out on Reddit this morning and saw this article from TechCrunch. It’s about Popcorn Time, something that is my greatest, yet guiltiest, new discovery.

TechCrunch describes Popcorn Time as ‘Hollywood’s Worst Nightmare’, but it should be titled ‘Michelle’s New Reason to Binge Watch’.

Popcorn Time is like Netflix or Amazon Instant Video, but it plays pirated movies… a lot of pirated movies. Once you download the app, there’s no ads or gimmicks, just an entire library of awesome newly released movies.

Want to know the kicker? Popcorn Time is “completely” legal.


(Except they send this sketch message when you download)

How? Well, Popcorn Time doesn’t technically hold the movies, and neither do you. The app just collects the movie content from around the internet.

The app looks and acts like other streaming services, but, in my opinion, it looks and functions better. The app has a really clean design and it’s really easy to click around and browse. Unlike Netflix, I don’t have to wait around and wait for my movies and shows to scroll. And unlike Hulu, there’s no ads or interruptions. Popcorn Time also has basic features of other streaming services, from trailers to ratings.


So, this app may or may not be completely unethical, but it may or may not be taking up a lot of my time in the near future.


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11 Responses to Popcorn Time Review

  1. Ethel says:

    Great blog post, Michelle! I love that it’s called popcorn time because it reminds me of you ya little popcorn ball! LOL!!!! – Grandma Ethel

  2. Hagrid says:

    u should change ur profile pic to be less ghostly, otherwise great article

  3. Someone Important says:

    Flawless delivery in your blog post, Miss Shell. Would love you to write for our column. -Someone very important at the New York Times

  4. Jane says:

    Great article

  5. deonsawyer51 says:

    great blog I hope you continue to post things like this

  6. Michelle, does the app tell you what kind of copy the movie is?… Like a DVD RIP, A cam, Blu ray rip, screener, or TS? Don’t know if you are familiar with these terms , but depending on the kind of copy it is can be the difference between watching something in Hi Def or watching a bootleg like dvd copy. Thanks for the info!

    • No worries, I understood what you were trying to say. I haven’t seen anything that says what kind of movie it is, however, I may have missed it. Overall, the movies are in pretty good quality. When you click a movie, there’s a little lightening bolt that’s either green, yellow, or red. The colors signify what health the movie is in.

      Hope this helps,

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  9. Anonymous says:

    Maintain the spectacular job !! Lovin’ it!

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