Popcorn Time’s big lure is using a Netflix-style interface to serve up a wide selection of torrented movies. Just download the app to your device, choose a movie, click “Watch It Now,” and the feed begins. Popcorn Time even provides a VPN option to shield its users’ identities from prying eyes.
The question remains as to whether ease-of-use tops morality—namely, the fact that Popcorn Time is offering up other people’s copyrighted material for free online. For those viewers without moral qualms, the addition of Chromecast makes it easier to play video pirate at home, in the comfort of their Chromecast-equipped living rooms.