Popcorn Time Is Shutting Down

Remember the app I shared with you earlier, the one where you can watch torrent movies instantly? Just about a week into the game, they are now gone.

Popcorn Time is shutting down today. Not because we ran out of energy, commitment, focus or allies. But because we need to move on with our lives.
Our experiment has put us at the doors of endless debates about piracy and copyright, legal threats and the shady machinery that makes us feel in danger for doing what we love. And that’s not a battle we want a place in. Link

They left a blog post on their site and above is the gist of the article. Kinda of feel the Flappy Bird story, where an app gets too much attention, the creators decided to close it down. Feels kind of funny to me, but these Popcorn Time guys did manage to challenge the system and made torrenting movies seamless.

Update: 17 March

“It’s back and more shady than ever before.” via Techcrunch