Introduction to desktop beta 5.4

Posted by Popcorn-Time on September 30, 2015
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Here’s the full changelog:

1. VPN Providers integration API
2. MANY stability issues fixes!
3. VLC player fixes
4. Subtitles fix ups, better subtitles support!
5. Improved torrents download mechanism
6. Security enhancements

Enjoy folks, happy popcorning :)

Android beta 2.7.4 with a surprise!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on August 21, 2015
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Hi Androiders,

We’ve just released a new Android version, beta 2.7.4!

Here’s your regular change log:

1. Updated VLC sources (better player support)
2. Added new VPN support logic
3. Bug fixes from user reports

And the surprise?

Well, since our user-base has become huge (we love you guys!) and one VPN company can no longer provide good, solid enough VPN support for all dedicated users and since your anonymity is of top priority for us and the ultimate solution we’ve been working on for months which will provide you all free protection with no problem is not yet ready, we’ve decided to open our API to third party VPN companies (experimental) to integrate with! In the meantime we have one company who has integrated already (Anonymous VPN) and we’re hoping that in the near future many more will integrate and thus will offer competitive subscriptions and, bottom line, the best support and protection for our awesome users!


VPN Companies, You can find the API documentation here.
* Any VPN company who would like to integrate our API and needs help with this, please contact us on this email: [email protected]

VPN Providers integration guide (Experimental)

Posted by Popcorn-Time on August 21, 2015
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Integrate Your Android VPN client with Popcorn Time in 5 simple steps:


1. Import the popcorn-api.aar to your project.

2. Add “popcorn-api” module to your project’s dependencies

3. Create a class which extends PopcornVpnReceiver. For example:

public class SimplePopcornVpnReceiver extends PopcornVpnReceiver {

    protected int getVpnStatus(@NonNull Context context) {
//        Return current state of vpn client (VpnClient.STATUS_CONNECTED, VpnClient.STATUS_DISCONNECTED)
        return VpnClient.STATUS_DISCONNECTED;

    protected void onVpnConnect(@NonNull Context context) {
        // Called when popcorn app tell vpn client to connect vpn

    protected void onVpnDisconnect(@NonNull Context context) {
        // Called when popcorn app tell vpn client to disconnect vpn


4. Add PopcornVpnReceiver to manifest:

<receiver android:name=".SimplePopcornVpnReceiver"
<action android:name="se.popcorn_time.api.action.APP"/>

Now your VPN client can receive messages from Popcorn Time.
5. It is recommended to report back to Popcorn Time about status changes. for example:

VpnClient vpnClient = PopcornVpnApi.createClient(getBaseContext());
if (connected) {
else {
PopcornVpnApi.sendStatus(getBaseContext(), vpnClient);


Integrate Your Desktop VPN client with Popcorn Time in 3 simple steps:

1. Import the vpnIntegration.h and vpnIntegration.cpp files to your Qt project, or port the named pipes (Windows) or Unix Domain Sockets (Mac OS X) Qt handlers to plain C/C++.

2. Use

TVpnIntegration::setVpnInstalled( true )

to set your VPN application executable (for VPN service detection).
Don’t forget to call

TVpnIntegration::setVpnInstalled( false )

on VPN client uninstall.

3. Use Qt signals


as control source from integrated application, and

TVpnIntegrationServer::onNotifyConnectionStatus( bool )

as data feed to integrated application.

That’s all! Now your VPN client is fully integrated with Popcorn Time!
You can find the full app source code here

A quick post to introduce beta 2.7.3 for Android!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on August 06, 2015
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Hi People,

As some of you may have noticed, we released beta 2.7.3 for Android about a week ago.

The main change in this version, is that we created a feature which will enable the user to choose the app’s download location whether it’ll download the content to the device’s internal memory, or external SD card. This solves the issue of “not enough space” some users were having.
To choose app’s download location, a user must go to settings menu and there under downloads section, choose cache folder and choose the location which has more space.

Other than that we:

1. Added to player swipe control for volume, brightness and seek.
2. Added double tap option for play/pause video
3. Improved preparing and buffering speed
4. Added content providers
5. Fixed some crashes from crash reports

And we’re feeling good :)

Desktop Beta 5.3 has arrived!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on June 25, 2015
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Hey People,

We’ve just released a new desktop version, which has many bug fixes and a few new features for ya’ll! If you don’t get the update for some reason, just download it from

What has been fixed?

1. Chromecast and Apple TV buttons, which were a bit shy in previous versions and were “hiding” are back where they should be! No need to scroll. We also made some Chromecast support updates and it should run more smoothly.

2. Application start up time improved!! Now it opens up like a panther :)

3. Can’t change cache folder directory bug – fixed. Save the content to which ever folder suits you best!

Other than that we really improved torrent download speed so try it out and get dazzled by the amazing experience.

Also we did some work on subtitles support which has been lacking a bit because of a bug we had. We added many subtitles to movies and TV shows that lacked them and we promise to keep working and adding and fixing until all content is subtitled in *almost* all languages out there!!!

That’s it for now, we’re working on huge things for desktop which will be ready in the near future, so big awesome surprises are in store for you all. Stay tuned and as always, SPREAD THE WORD!



Welcome Android beta 2.7!!!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on May 21, 2015
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Dear Androiders,

This is a day of great happiness for many of you, since beta 2.7 is here, even earlier than we’d expected!
Our awesome development team worked day and night to make it ready quickly for all of you who urged us to hurry up and IT’S HERE!

So the greatest news: We installed a new and improved version of the built in VLC player!! What’s improved?

1. This version supports 64-bit, hence all you users who couldn’t play anything since you updated to Android lollipop (mainly Samsung users)- you’re back on!! So hurry up and get this new version!

2. We made it possible for this player to display subtitles who go from right to left CORRECTLY!! So Arabic and Hebrew speakers, this is your lucky day :)

What else?

- We’ve made big changed of logic for video watching. Not something you can physically see when using Popcorn Time, but they’re there.
- We fixed crashes from reports sent to us.
- Our automatic updater is back on! So most of you can update to beta 2.7 from within the app, no need to re-install! Just open the app and it will prompt you to install 2.7. If this doesn’t happen to you, you must be running a super old version!! You will have to go to and download the apk.

As usual, don’t forget to SHARE SHARE AND SHARE!! Spread the word. Show us you care and share :)

Android 2.6.1 is out!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on May 13, 2015
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Hi Androiders,We’ve just released Android 2.6.1 with a few bug fixes and features! Download the apk from

1. Now you can watch movies offline with cached subtitles
2. You can choose to make the app use only Wi-Fi connection for downloading
3. You can preset a maximum speed limit for download/upload
4. Video posters (preview pictures) support is improved
5. Improved settings
6. Chromecast playback seek bar sync fixed
7. Several other Chromecast issues are fixed
8. Added Turkish and Italian interface languages

We’re working super hard now on preparing Android beta 2.7, which will have the Android Lollipop issue fixed!Also subtitles for non Latin languages should work well there and more awesome features and needed fixes will
be available.

Stay cool and happy Popcorning.

Introducing: Popcorn Time for NON JAILBROKEN iOS devices!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on April 08, 2015
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one year anniversary final

Ladies and Gents,


Give a warm round of applause to the iOS installer!!!

What does this iOS installer do and why should it get warm applause?

It f$#%ing (excuse our French, but we’re excited) installs Popcorn Time on your non jailbroken iOS device.

For months we’ve been wrecking our bright brains on how we can make this happen.. How can we bring our awesome Popcorn Time iOS app to users who don’t want to jailbreak their device? This was one hell of a challenge…

Well, you know how The Beatles sang “I get by with a little help from my friends”?
So “salvation” came when we talked about this challenge with another brilliant group of developers, friends of ours from years past, who came up with the idea to create an iOS installer which will bypass all Apple security (Booom!) and install Popcorn Time on any iOS device (Baaaaam!).
It took some time for them to figure this out and develop it, but now we’re THRILLED to announce that its ready.
And now that these guys figured this thing out, they’re planning to take it to the next level and not only use this installer to enable iOS users to install Popcorn Time on their device, but to actually make it into a store outside the app store so users who don’t want to jailbreak their device can install apps that have not been approved by Apple on their devices. They’re going to break this control Apple has over us, over our devices and over what we can or cannot install on the devices we purchased with our top dollars!!!
They’re planning to follow through with their mission during the month of May and if you want to follow their progress, you can visit them at

The iOS installer is  available at and the installation process is super easy, just follow the instructions given by the installer .exe

Please note that you’ll have to have iTunes installed on your desktop computer for it to work.

At the moment the installer works on Windows only, but in 2 weeks or so we’ll have it for Mac as well.

iOS on non jailbroken devices!!! This is a dream come true for us and for all you iOS people!

Other than that, we’re also releasing a new iOS version, beta 1.2 which other than having many bug fixes, also support Chromecast and Airplay!! Free built in VPN support and an Anime section are not yet ready, but they will be soon and will be released in the next update which will follow shortly.

AND ALSO…… (drum roll please…)

Remember the awesome Android video we made back in May for the release of Popcorn Time on Android? Well, here’s the even better sequel which we made especially for Popcorn Time’s one year anniversary and for this huge release.

Please watch, SHARE, help us make this go super viral so Pochoclin will become a shining STAR! He deserves it, doesn’t he?

What else?

This first year of Popcorn Time was off the hook with many awesome things that happened – bringing Popcorn Time to all major platforms, offering free built in VPN to protect our users anonymity, fighting against evil forces trying to take us down… And if you thought this year was exciting, wait and see what we have coming for you in the upcoming year!

  • Support for Windows phone is coming, hopefully next month!!! And we have plans to create support for many more OS’s.
  • Anonymity revolution which we started this year with the free built in VPN and will evolve into something much greater this year, since the VPN is not enough anymore…
  • Content on our platform is also something we’re working on improving by enabling our users to add their own content to Popcorn Time and actually create their own channel!
  • And to ensure all of this happens uninterrupted and that no one succeeds taking down Popcorn Time, we’re working on making our infrastructure fully p2p and decentralized!

It’s going to be a hell of a year and as always, you can help us make it even greater by helping us spread the word about us!!! Talk Popcorn Time, post Popcorn Time (with out URL please, share Popcorn Time, Tweet Popcorn Time. Any help in getting the word out to the world about us, will be highly appreciated by Pochoclin. The Star :)


Android beta 2.6 with ANIME!!

Posted by Popcorn-Time on March 26, 2015
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Hello Happy Androiders,

A new anticipated Android version is out and the SHINING STAR of this version is the brand new Anime section!

アニメの岩! (Anime Rocks! in Japanese) :-)

Install the new version from

popcorntime_2.6 anime


1. New Anime Section

2. Few UI changes on main page.

3. Upgraded torrent client and improved its logic

4. Added “Sort by” filtering option (sort by popularity, date added and year released).

5. Many bug fixes from different crash reports.

ENJOY! And if you have any questions, bugs you need to report or anything else that has to do with beta 2.6, please talk to us about it on our Android bugs forum:



Posted by Popcorn-Time on February 03, 2015
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5.2 release

Hello our devoted users,

Sorry for such a long gap between our posts/releases, we’re going through a lot lately as most of you know.
We used to think that technological challenges are tough, but tech challenges are child’s play in comparison to what we have been going through!!! You can’t imagine how many people want Popcorn Time to vanish off the face of the internet.
So the real challenge is keep this project alive.


And we love a good fight with a good cause and awesome users who support us and drive us to keep on going!
No one said it was going to be easy, but easy is for losers. We are fucking winners, and so are all of you guys. We love you.

So after all this sappy shit, here’s what we’ve got coming to you today:

We are proud as hell to present you with new versions for Mac (0.5.2!!!) Windows (0.5.2) and Android (0.2.5).
These new releases are all about stability.
Getting this software to work flawlessly in one hell of a challenge and with these releases we’re getting so much closer to this desired goal…
Also the content is of higher quality this time around, and we’re doing our best to make sure you won’t have movies that don’t play, specific episodes in a series you’re watching that get stuck.. We’re doing our best to make sure the video will run smoothly without stuttering, looping, pausing… That the sound quality will be even higher than it already was, that the download will be quicker and that the overall watching experience will rock your world! Even more than before. It worked beautifully when testing it, and if it works beautifully for all of you… Well, we may be able to start fantasizing on crossing out the word BETA before the version number ;-)

Want some more exciting news?

Well, you all know that we’ve been trying super hard since we released iOS for jailbroken devices to bring it also to non jailbroken devices… We recently got some help and initiated an amazing collaboration… A collaboration which is really starting to bear fruits… Apples mainly ;-) More info on this soon…….

Oh, and Windows Phone owners…. Get your devices and eyes ready… Popcorn Time is coming to you soon………

To make our forum more organized, we split our “Something is not right” forum into 2 sub forums! One is for everything desktop (Windows, Mac, Linux), the second one is for everything mobile (Android, iOS).


Popcorn Time 5.2 Beta for desktop change log:
New interface for Mac Os X!
Metadata errors fixed! (0/0 peers,0kb/s, 100% and then back to info page issues are under this category).
Magnet links support
Initial download progress fix
Torrent engine stability updates
Seek and download bar fixes
Brazilian Portuguese subtitles fix
Cache bug fixed.
Updater improvements – From the next version on there will be no need for you to re-install every time we offer a new version!

Popcorn Time 2.5 for Android change log:
Magnet links support
Added app translations (Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese)
A lot of bugs fixes (torrent not found included!)
Improved subtitles logic
Some UI changes
Updater improvements – From the next version on there will be no need for you to re-install every time we offer a new version!