The power of P2P. That’s what many will think when they hear about Popcorn Time , an application capable of searching for .torrent files and playing them without having to download. All this with a very simple and effective interface.
At the moment Popcorn Time is in beta phase so it is normal that you may suffer some kind of problem during its use. However, if you have a more or less decent connection, in my case ADSL at 30 megs, the playback is quite good. After waiting a moment for a first load, the playback of the film is smooth. And be careful, even supports subtitles.
With applications such as Popcorn Time, it has been shown that distributors have a serious problem . And no, I’m not just talking about the piracy that this encourages. I’m talking about the opportunities they are missing to effectively monetize their business.
Because we have already seen how most of the current options are insufficient and the user is not willing to pay abusive prices or for insufficient catalogues when, around the corner he finds an application like this, which in addition to being free, is compatible with OS X, Windows and Linux.
I also don’t want them to make a flat rate Spotify style, I understand that the number of times you play a song is much higher than the number of times you watch a movie and therefore the return is different. But if you don’t take steps in the right direction you will have no choice in the end.