It’s as if the invalid service has popped its last kernel.
Popcorn Time, the once popular site that made it easy to pirate movies and television shows, is dead again. The platform aims to provide a seamless viewing experience just like Netflix. First, it helped it rise above other illegal streaming sites.
But in the wake of other defunct spin-offs, Popcorn Time’s latest iteration, Popcorntime.two, has also taken off. The root cause was a mundane reason, the site being shut down due to lack of user interest.
Illegal Streaming Service Popcorn Time Shut Down
Popcorn Time is officially dead because its developers have abandoned the project. And no, this is not the original Popcorn Time.
The original site shut down a few days after its launch in 2014. Since then, several options have emerged to try and provide a similarly seamless streaming experience. This was mainly because the code for the original Popcorn Time was open source.
After the demise of the original version, these other forks have also faltered. The latest iteration is gone now, it feels good.
Why is the Popcorn Time alternative dead?
According to Google Trends, interest among Internet users for Popcorn Time peaked in July and October 2015. For the following months and years, searches declined steadily, indicating less interest.
The end of 2021 was the most challenging time for the site as searches hit their lowest level ever. Obviously, the people who stream the content have moved on to other sources.
The Popcorn Time developers have since posted a goodbye note on their website in the form of an image along with screenshots of the dwindling searches. The image also includes the Popcorn Time logo with “RIP” at the top and X marks for eyes.
Is it good time for popcorn this time?
We’ll have to see if other developers pick up the source code and revive the platform. However, this is unlikely to be the case due to declining search interest. Perhaps this is the last nail in the coffin of an illegal streaming site.
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