Popcorn Time, a popular piracy website for movies and TV shows that once put Netflix on alert, has shut down.
On Tuesday, the group behind the app emailed reporters declaring its end. A goodbye note posted by Popcorn Time, with an illustration of a bag of movie-theater popcorn with X marks for eyes, proclaims “R.I.P.” at the top of the page. The site also contains a chart of interest over time measured in online searches for the app, similar to the one Netflix sent to investors in 2015.
Check It Out: Video Piracy Site ‘Popcorn Time’ Shuts Down