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Topic # 150243 16-Jul-2014 10:50
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Torrent-streaming platform Popcorn Time already has the movie industry quaking in its proverbial boots, with a cross-platform service that streams video content via torrents in real-time. It’s like Netflix, except its peer-to-peer (P2P), offers infinitely more content, and has very questionable legality. But with its latest update, things are being pushed to the next level.
Last week, you may recall that Popcorn Time’s Windows app received Chromecast support, essentially bringing any popular movie to your TV screens for free in next to no time. And a couple of months after Popcorn Time arrived on Android, its mobile app now has Chromecast support too

Looks good, anyone tried it ?

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  Reply # 1089813 16-Jul-2014 10:56
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yes, I have tried it

It works ok - but requires a lot of bandwidth because you are downloading as well as uploading at the same time - so a movie that might requires 3Mbps on Netflix will require, say, 7Mbps on Popcorn time.
the other 'watch out' is that it always seeds everything you watch to 1:1 ratio,  which means that a movie that is 2GB in size uses up 4GB of your cap (if you have one - which many people don't anymore)

It does not have 'infinitely more content'.  It has considerably less content. (albeit different).

Furthermore, there is zero chance of there ever being a PS3, ipad, or smart TV app for this - the only platforms it will ever work on are 'open source' where people can load their own apps

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