How Popcorn Time‘s privacy App sneaking onto iPhone? As Popcorn Time has although hits the headlines on a number of occasions recently, and its alternative legends always pins it and has generated a degree of notoriety as a result. With support for several other platforms, the Torrents-based P2P (peer-to-peer) movie streamer is a big bet with consumers, but as you might expect, Apple’s iOS hasn’t honored the app with open aims. Hitherto, who looking to indulge in a little Popcorn Time on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch have often needed to jailbreak, Cydia tweaks played an important role until now, but it’s possible to install and run Popcorn Time on iOS without jailbreaking, rather using a simple installer, and which it supports iOS 8.2 too.
The intensified release of Popcorn Time for iPhone and iPad means that you can watch your favorite clips without having to jailbreak, but the custom installer that is also being developed by the Popcorn Time dev team will potentially hand other developers a license to do likewise. Similar to how many devs will take advantage of the custom installer remains to be seen, and if it does asphalt the way for third-party apps to be installed without jailbreak or App Store verification, it will definitely offense the situation of the community.
Certainly, it will also catch the attention of Apple, a company known for being swift in its fight against those looking to hack its ecosystem, but for now, the good news is that this arrival of Popcorn Tome for non-jailbroken iPhones, iPads and iPod touches is a welcomed one for many users. Are you one of those who’ve continued to follow the goings-on in the jailbreak community purely for the purpose of adding Popcorn Time like apps to your collection, then the endless chasing may now be over.
The Popcorn Time’s iOS installer app allows you to enjoy movies and TV shows on your iOS device, as of there’s also streaming support if you’re looking to hook up to, say, your Chromecast or Apple TV fanatics.
Notably, this will be the first and foremost occasion that we’ve seen Popcorn Time enhancing non-jailbroken devices. Past in 2014’s it was made possible using a little date-altering trick, but while that solution never appeared to be a short-term one, the amount of work that has gone into this release suggests that it might not be so easy for Apple to block this one.
Here’s how to download and install it:
You can now download the custom installer from: iosinstaller.com/popcorn-time/ and at this current point in time, it only supports Windows. Mac version of the custom Popcorn Time installer for OS X is still awaiting, be released, or you can also ask your Windows-toting friends for a favor on this one.
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Update: According to Popcorn Time, to use the new app “you will need to download the iOS installer to your dekstop PC, attach your iOS device to your PC with a USB cable and follow the instructions the iOS installer shows you.” To celebrate its anniversary, Popcorn Time also put out a celebration video that contains clever references to A Clockwork Orange, Titanic, The Godfather, Fight Club, The Wolf of Wall Street and other classic films.