Users who depends on torrents are a bit familiar with Popcorn Time to stream media online and the app that used to allow the downloading part of torrents, with playback streaming also handheld by the same software. Popcorn Time undoubtedly became a target for law enforcement, and was subsiquently shut down. A one-stop shop for torrenting needs, Popcorn Time once again appeared online. Those seeking to take its place, such as the popular popcorntime.io fork have also founbd themselves targets for those keen to keep the pace, but that doesn’t really mean they are winning.
Plugin in the form of a new web-based technology is making the sneekpeek possible to run Popcorn Time-like experience in a whole web browser. With the users able to click a link and have the torrent streamed to their PC as if they are clicking an entry on Netflix’s website. Whole streaming thing runs in a web browser, but unlike previous web versions, this one is purely made possible tanks to the new Torrent-Time plugin that works with all major desktop web browsing apps.
Effectively turning Popcorn Time into a web app, popcorntome-online.io looks and feels exactly as the original but it runs on web browser. Paired with a new plugin called Torrents-Time (torrents-time.com) and popcorntime-online.io doesn’t need any third-party BitTorrent client in order to work, with everything being implemented by the plugin itself, which is available for Windows 7 and above.
The team speaking to TorrentFreak, Torrents Time says that “a torrent client built-in to the browser enables the downloading of the file referred to by the torrent with one click, with the torrent appearing on the HTML page. The user does not need to run a separate BitTorrent client.” It’s that why that made Popcorn Time so popular in the first place, and interguing that same feature-set to the web would apparently see popcorntime-online.io become more popular.
Using Anonymous VPN as its main provider and claiming to offer instant streaming experience of torrents, the Torrents Time service also has the ability to share content via AirPlay and Chromecast, main=king it more easy for users to push content to their big-screen TV or so they wish.
There’s no denying that Torrents Time is a serious piece of kit and none of this fancy technically makes stealing content any more legal or any better in our eyes, but it could be interesting to see what it develops into in the future from its pure technical standpoint.