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Popcorn Time app down for good

Earlier this week we told you about the Popcorn Time app that was offering free movies with no hidden catch. It was a service that gained immense popularity, but at the same time asked the inevitable questions on whether it was legal.

We have seen plenty of feedback for the app, including heavy demand to see Popcorn Time for iPad. However, we can confirm that this will not be happening as in the last few hours, Popcorn Time has in fact met its premature end.

Popcorn Time is down and will be closing its doors for good. It seems that unlike Flappy Bird, there will not be a glorious return so if you wondering why you are seeing a Popcorn Time ‘please wait’ message upon startup, it’s because the servers have gone offline.

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The confirmation has been made in a statement over at Medium. The main ‘mascot’ for the Popcorn Time Pochoclín has left a lengthy explanation for the reasons why Popcorn Time is down and is closed – it’s certainly worth a few minutes of your time to read through the whole thing, regardless of how you felt about the app.

Piracy will of course will go on as well as the debate on how to combat it effectively. Apps such as Cartoon HD and Popcorn Time may have closed early, but you just know that another similar one will come along – it’s a matter of time given the current state of piracy at the moment and given the fact that it simply can’t be avoided.

Have you had experience with the Popcorn Time app? Give us your reaction to the fact that it is no longer available.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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