June 30, 2019

Popcorn Time might be a seriously popular streaming website, but I'm so shocked that people are still wondering if Popcorn Time is legal or not.

The short answer is that using Popcorn Time to watch or download content isn't legal, because all of the content on the platform is pirated. If you're just visiting the site to have a browse, then that's not illegal. But as soon as you start interacting with the content in any way, you're doing something illegal.

Of course, there are still lots of people who watch Popcorn Time every day without worrying about the consequences. For example, there is a huge community of Popcorn Time users over on Reddit, and many of them happily use Popcorn Time without any worries because they use a VPN when they use the platform.

But if you'd rather not use Popcorn Time at all and want to use something legal instead, there are loads of legal streaming options you can try instead.

But anyway, let's talk a bit more about Popcorn Time:

 

Why is Popcorn Time so popular?

A huge part of the reason why so many people use Popcorn Time, despite the fact that it's not legal, is that it's a very good streaming platform. It has a great choice of movies and tv shows, all presented in very good quality and in an easy to search manner.

 

What happens if you watch Popcorn Time?

To be honest, the likelihood is that absolutely nothing would happen apart from you being able to enjoy the movie or tv show that you're watching. However, there is always a chance that you could end up with a notice from the ISP at your door. And it becomes even more likely that you'd end up with one of these notices if you're based in Canada or Australia, where ISPs are required to log your internet activity by law. That means as soon as you start using sites like Popcorn Time, it can always be traced by ISPs. Another reason to not consider using Popcorn Time.