Initial releaseFebruary 2, 2016; 8 years ago (2016-02-02)
Operating systemWindows, Mac

Torrents-Time is a browser plugin that allows websites to have the same functionality as the popular Popcorn Time program, without requiring the client to download an application.[1] Released 2 February 2016,[2] sites such as The Pirate Bay and the now defunct KickassTorrents others supported the plugin within days, allowing for in-browser streaming of popular videos.[3][4] Only two weeks into its history it was attacked by anti-piracy groups on a number of grounds.[5] The security of the plugin has been questioned, especially its reliance on cross-origin resource sharing and parts of its javascript implementation which could end up compromising a target computer and stealing information about the source.[6][7] However, the Torrents-Time team claims these fears are exaggerations and based "half-truths".[7]

See also


  1. ^ "Torrents-Time Brings Popcorn Time to Any Windows Browser - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2016-02-02. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  2. ^ "Torrents Time lets anyone launch their own web version of Popcorn Time". VentureBeat. 3 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  3. ^ "Torrents Time lets you stream from The Pirate Bay and others, right inside a browser window". Digital Trends. 2016-02-08. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  4. ^ "The Pirate Bay now uses Torrents Time to let you stream all its movies and TV shows". VentureBeat. 5 February 2016. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  5. ^ "Torrents Time isn't two weeks old yet, but anti-piracy groups are already going after it". Digital Trends. 2016-02-10. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  6. ^ Herald, Lawyer (2016-02-13). "Torrents Time Plugin Full of Security Issues; The Pirate Bay, Kickass Torrents' Streaming Service Users at Risk". Lawyer Herald. Retrieved 2016-10-28.
  7. ^ a b "Torrents-Time Faces Security Concerns - TorrentFreak". TorrentFreak. 2016-02-12. Retrieved 2016-10-28.