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Popcorn Time

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Allow any user to easily watch movies through torrent streaming, without any prerequisites.

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Getting Involved

Want to report a bug, request a feature, contribute to or translate Popcorn Time? Check out our in-depth guide to Contributing to Popcorn Time. We need all the help we can get! You can also join our community to keep up-to-date and meet other developers.

Getting Started

If you're comfortable getting up and running from a

git clone
, this method is for you.

If you clone the GitHub repository, you will need to build a number of assets using grunt.

The master branch which contains the latest release.


  1. gulp run

If you encounter trouble with the above method, you can try:

  1. npm install -g bower gulp
    (Linux: you may need to run with
  2. npm install
  3. bower install
  4. gulp css
  5. gulp nw:run

Optionally, you may simply run

if you are on a linux or mac based operating system.

Full instructions & troubleshooting tips can be found in the Contributing Guide


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For transparency and insight into our release cycle, and for striving to maintain backward compatibility, Popcorn Time will be maintained according to the Semantic Versioning guidelines as much as possible.

Releases will be numbered with the following format:


Constructed with the following guidelines:

  • A new major release indicates a large change where backward compatibility is broken.
  • A new minor release indicates a normal change that maintains backward compatibility.
  • A new patch release indicates a bugfix or small change which does not affect compatibility.
  • A new build release indicates this is a pre-release of the version.

If you distribute a copy or make a fork of the project, you have to credit this project as the source.

This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see .

Copyright (c) 2016 Popcorn Time Project - Released under the GPL v3 license.

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