Popcorn Time Chipping Away at Box Office Returns

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If you don’t feel like going out to see a movie tonight, you could just stay home and fire up Netflix. Or, if you don’t have a Netflix account and you’re not concerned with those pesky anti-piracy laws, you could just use the new app Popcorn Time and watch a current movie for free. Millions of people are already using Popcorn Time after just a year online, and apparently it’s growing by 100,000 downloads a day. We find out more about the app and what it could mean for the film industry.


Screen grab from Popcorn Time, the movie torrenting app.


Movie available on Popcorn Time, the movie torrenting app.

Credits

Guest:
Andy Greenberg - Wired magazine - @a_greenberg

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Jolie Myers, Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Christian Bordal