You probably know Popcorn time, if not, it is or should I say it used to be the illegal alternative to Netflix. Free to use, this platform was offering the possibility to watch a large amount of movies, but also series in HD quality. The interface was really well made, subtitles were available directly on the screen, the user was able also to choose different quality, and generally the concept was brilliant even if it was illegal.
After that the web version was closed, it’s the company itself that is closing because of an additional conflict between de developers.
However, that would be disappointing if the whole project disappear completely. It is already confirm that new project will succeed, it names: Butter. This new offer will be legal in order to not repeat the same mistakes as in the passed.
The question is what was the reason of the troubles? Earlier last week, few Popcorn Time developers simply left the project. The reason is the idea of paid anonymizing VPN implementation; some of them thought that this new option would lead to legal trouble. Two version were available, the .io version considered as the safest one and Time4popcorn that was frequently accused to be a source of virus for the users.
It’s because of this second version that one of the main quality of Popcorn time have been destroyed, the safety issue.
So what is Butter?
It’s like Popcorn Time but without the elements that made people wary. This new application is created so that everybody can somehow contribute to desktop and mobile applications design. Butter allows to stream movies and shows directly from Bittorent. This new version will replace the “Old” Popcorn Time, however the content available will be lower due to filter of illegal content.