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Official Popcorn Time has been updated after one year [UPDATE: already a new version, again]


by Ali Hussan Ahmed


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To keep you busy during the lockdown, the Popcorn Time Team has thought that it's an appropriate time to release a new version of Popcorn Time. It's been over a year since a new version was created, I've missed them a lot.
Popcorn Time allows you to watch Movies and TV Shows on your Android devices, such as mobile phones, Amazon 4K Fire Stick and Android TV's such as the Nvidia Shield.

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"Popcorn Time for Android TV is not yet perfect"

Popcorn Time for Android TV is not yet perfect, I ran into issues when attempting to watch TV Shows, I would select one to watch and it would show nothing but ‘No Synopsis Found’, I found a workaround by going into the ‘More Shows’ Filter and choosing ‘Most Popular’ and then all of sudden all the TV Shows work, but if you do that then Movies have the same issue and you’ll have to do the same but with the Movies Filters.

It’s a little annoying but at least there’s a workaround until the bugs have been fixed by the Developers. This particular issue has been reported and should hopefully be fixed soon.
The Screenshot below shows the issue and another, where the Hero image is missing:

Don't Make it easy for them...

This App is a must have for anyone with a Android TV or Amazon Fire TV, there’s no other App that has this many films that’s made specifically for Android TV with high quality 720, 1080 and even 4K.

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I can’t recommend this App without giving caution, it would be wise to only use this App with VPN as it is possible for your Internet Service Provider to view your internet traffic to find out exactly what Torrent's you’ve been downloading, they may penalise you with fines or cut your internet off completely!

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Finally we have an update

A new version has been released by the official Popcorn Time Team

Recent Changes:

Fix Android TV build
Gradle Update
Add a favourites tab
Revert "Add a favourites tab"
AAPT dump Baddging Error
Fixes opening of update files using FileProvider
Android TV version crashes when you try to watch any movie.
Remove low quality fallback for trailer
Update build-tools and appcompat to latest API 25 version
Fix prefs on Android TV
Open youtube app for trailers
Improve header image q
Change default filters Android TV
Combine arm64 and x86_64 into one APK with 32-bit versions
Support new APK abis in updater
Revert updater change
Switch to TorrentStreamServer-Android instead of TorrentStream-Android directly

Update - 12/05/2020

There have been a few issues since this article was written, it turns out that the MPAA had taken down Popcorn Times API, which stopped any content from showing. This has now been fixed as well as an issue with the Subtitles feature.
Find the newest version on our download page, which is directly from the official Popcorn Time website, the hash checksum matches.

Check our Download page for the new update for Android, Android TV and more.

Popcorn Time - All platforms
Popcorn Time is a multi-platform, free software BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player. The applications provide a free alternative to subscription-based video streaming services such as Netflix.
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Ali Hussan Ahmed


Ali has a passion for Great Technology and appreciates well laid out Design which has Functionality that blends well. He is a Network Engineer and dabbles in Web Development in his spare time.

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