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Popcorn Time to release Android app to satisfy mobile pirates

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Popcorn Time, the Netflix-style streaming service for pirated movies, is moving to mobile with an upcoming app for Android. In its website, the company announced the new app, saying: “Just a few more days for the Android launch!” How many days that is exactly, we’re not sure. However,  TechCrunch has come out to say that the app may be released as soon as tomorrow.  

The service, which has re-emerged at after ceasing operations several times, also promised an update for all its OS versions that comes complete with TV shows. For now, Popcorn Time is available on Mac, Windows and Linux. The app is also operational through its page on Github.

Popcorn Time usually goes two weeks to a month before relocating to a different Web domain. The first time the site creators took down their site, they said that aside from copyright and legal threats, they also faced the “shady machinery that makes us feel in danger for doing what we love.”

The site maintains that its service is legal. “Popcorn Time as a project is legal. We checked. Four times,” the site’s creator said in a blog post when it first shut down. Now the service is back with fighting words. In its website, the banner reads “The Popcorn Time service will never be taken down.” The service has yet to be dragged into court so that claim has yet to be tested.       

If you want to download the app to see what modern piracy looks like (we don’t recommend you use it), you should do it now. Otherwise, you might have to wait for it to pop up somewhere else.

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