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Popcorn Time's "Netflix for Torrents" Is Coming to Chromecast

Illustration for article titled Popcorn Times Netflix for Torrents Is Coming to Chromecast

Popcorn Time is a miracle: It lets you stream torrents of movies and TV shows as though they were on Netflix or Hulu. Is it illegal? Probably! But it's also awesome, hard to trace, and soon, it'll work with your Chromecast.

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Recently, we've been following the development of Time4Popcorn, a very popular and fast-developing fork of the open source Popcorn Time code. (The original Popcorn Time team hung it up earlier this year.) In recent months the Time4Popcorn team has launched everything from an Android app to VPN support.

Now, you'll be able to stream movies to your Chromecast so you can watch movies on a big screen with no wires. Today, the Windows version of the app with Chromecast support is in alpha, and the shadowy team says that Mac and Android support for Chromecast is on the way too. Development has been moving very fast so we'd expect updates in the near future. Keep on keeping on you magnificent coders. [Time4Popcorn]

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fraz
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can someone explain in simple terms how this actually works? How does the torrent part function to stream? am i downloading the file on my computer and watching it? is it happening in the cloud? can i be tracked as a seed or a peer the way i can be if i download a torrent?