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Install Netflix Style Streaming App, Popcorn Time on Ubuntu

Popcorn Time is a free, open-source Netflix-style torrent streaming application that uses BitTorent for streaming movies. It has a nice interface to browse movies, documentaries etc… While playing the app torrents the movie, starts playing it immediately, and streams it while the download finishes in the background.

Popcorn Time stated as a github project and now has over 50 contributors. It recently got lot of media attention. The application allows users to stream movies (with subtitles) at no cost, making it illegal in most countries and because of that, the Popcorn Time downloads were removed, at least for now.

Popcorn Time is open source and its code is available on GitHub, you can build the app from source yourself and below you’ll find a script that does everything automatically.


Install Popcorn Time on Ubuntu

Important notice: Popcorn Time streams movies from torrents and that may be illegal in your country. Use it at your own risk! The application uses the YIFY movie torrents API and will not work if that’s blocked in your country.

To build and install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu you can use  THIS script. The script is created by Webupd8. Download and run the script (which will build and install Popcorn Time in Ubuntu) using the following commands:
wget https://raw.github.com/hotice/webupd8/master/popcorn-build
chmod +x popcorn-build

Arch Linux users can install Popcorn Time via AUR: latest beta | git.

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