Not so long back Popcorn Time was one of the most popular apps for streaming movies and TV shows directly to the iPhone or iPad. But the app, a series of APIs from different developers, is not strictly legal to use since it involves streaming copyrighted content. We all know the authorities are cracking down on this type of thing all over the world so we thought we would provide you with five alternatives.
Interested? Then read on
5 Alternatives to Popcorn Time:
Some of these require a subscription to use and all of them are legal
A popular name in streaming, Netflix requires a subscription although you can get a 30-day free trial. Full of movies and TV series, Netflix can be used on any device to watch what you want, where you want. It is updated with new content frequently and a handy search feature helps you find what you want to watch quickly. Content is geo-restricted so use a VPN if you want to widen your viewing choices.
A top name in media, Amazon Prime also offers a 30-day trial and then a subscription service. They provide movies, TV series, and a host of Amazon Original shows, such as The Grand Tour and Good Omens. You can watch offline, watch on Apple TV, on your mobile and you get to see information about your choice of movie or show.
Vudu is one of the top-rated streaming apps, offering a huge choice of movies and shows to download from. It is ad-supported, but these do not interfere with your viewing. Streaming is in HDX and Airplay is supported for streaming to different devices.
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HBO is another top-rated streaming app, offering several different genres of content, including some of the best series and external distributor content as well. Stream in full HD but be aware content is geo-restricted. It is free to download, but you do need a subscription to watch.
Our last offering is MX Player, with over 150,000 hours of viewing content on offer. Content is in several languages, and playback is smooth. You can watch offline or stream direct and you can choose from a whole range of Hindi tv shows.
With apps like Popcorn Time increasingly being rendered illegal to use, legal apps are becoming more popular. Take your pick from any of these alternatives and enjoy streaming what you want in peace.