Popcorn Time Community Edition or Popcorn Time CE was created in the vacuum following the shutdown of popcorntime.io. It began as a series of fixes meant to revive the popcorntime.io fork and was initially devised for users that already had the software installed. It has since developed in to a version in its own right with binaries (installation files) and also has its own website.
Popcorn Time CE features
Popcorn Time CE is based on the popcorntime.io version and is thus almost identical in appearance and features. These include Chromecast, Apple TV (with AirPlay) and DLNA support, PC software for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux, and apps for Android and Android TV.
The developer team decided to continue working on the software when popcorntime.io was shut down and chose to call the fork Popcorn Time CE since it wasn’t developed by “real” Popcorn Time developers but rather people from the community surrounding the software.
Besides making Popcorn Time work again, the Popcorn Time CE fork has also updated the desktop software fixing a few minor issues and also added a Google Cloud option, that doesn’t stream from a torrent but downloads directly from Google Drive. It’s faster than torrents and means no sharing but thus far the quality can’t compete.
Popcorn Time CE website
Visit popcorn-time.is to learn more or visit the subreddit at reddit.com/r/PopcornTimeCE.