Version history for Popcorn Time (2024)

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Changes for v3.6 beta - v3.7.1 beta

  • BugFixes:
  • - Fall back to Sequential ID when AirPlay devices do not respond to ServerInfo queries
  • - Rebuild the new built-in VPN Client
  • - Renamed "External" to "ExtPlayer" to avoid confusion with non-local devices
  • - Fix the movie cover resizing code and garbage collect the cache to ensure old metadata isn't used
  • - Greatly improves the built-in DLNA detection
  • - Fix retina display for Ultra HD screens
  • - Properly hide the spinner in cases where an error occurs
  • - Always show the FileSelector if TorrentCol is active. Fixes PT-1575
  • - Fix subtitle error handling in the streamer
  • - Prevent the app from getting stuck on "Waiting for Subtitles" if subtitle discovery fails
  • - Fix the HTTP API / Remote API
  • - Improved IP-Detection for all external devices. Fixes PT-1440
  • - Fix the issue where the Ukrainian flag was displayed instead of the Armenian flag
  • - Fixed TV Show covers not showing up due to Trakt shutting down Slurm Image Server
  • Features:
  • - Calculate the remaining time before stream download completion
  • - Added a "Magnet" icon in the details pane to allow copying of the magnet link
  • - Added the ability to save the .torrent files and magnet links in-app for later

Changes for v3.4 beta - v3.6 beta

  • Bugfixes
  • - Changed encoding of VTT Subtitles file to UTF-8. Fixes playback of all subtitle languages on external devices.
  • - Fixed the bug where streams played on the wrong device when you have multiple AirPlay devices
  • - Temporarily Fixed IP address in Media URL for external devices
  • - Reworked the updater to use our DNS servers so it continues to work even with issues
  • - Automatically close the player on Chromecast when media playback has finished
  • - Fixed the Chromecast reconnection issue when stopping and starting a new session
  • - Made further fixes to the "Waiting for Subtitles" bug
  • - Reworked and fixed multiple issues with Chromecast Status-Updater
  • - Updated the Chromecast module to use a refactored Chromecast-js
  • - Added in a BitTorrent PeerID specific to Popcorn Time
  • - Fixed problems with Watchtrailer, should fix issue PT-1333
  • - Various other minor bugfixes
  • New Features
  • - Torrent Health now autmatically updates
  • - Added an option to disable updates
  • - Added a built in OpenVPN client

Changes for v3.3 beta - v3.4 beta

  • Now comes with release names
  • More resiliant to APIs falling down
  • HiDPI support, scales properly on 1080p, 2k/Retina and 4k/QHD screens.
  • Update 'about' view.
  • New watchlist view, automatically synced to trakt.
  • Better caching of network calls, makes the app more snappy.
  • [TV] Auto-Play next episode.
  • New themes infrastructure allows for easier integration with community themes.
  • New translation infrastructure allows for easier integration with community translations.
  • A lot of bugfixes and under-the-hood changes.
  • All dependencies have been updated.
  • [ALPHA] Anime Tab, thanks to the haruhichan people !
  • [ALPHA] ChromeCast now supports subtitles and cover images.

Changes for v3.2 beta - v3.3 beta

  • Release Notes:
  • - This release ships with a huge internal code clean up that forced us to break former Databases compatibilities, so you most probably will have to reset your DataBase on install. sorry, we'll be better next time.
  • - We will not support auto-update for this release, sorry, we'll be better next time.
  • - Move to self-hosted repo, you can now find us at
  • - Use FontAwesome instead of PNG's: nicer, sharper icons across the UI
  • - Get rid of white flash at startup.
  • - Rethink Settings: much cleaner layout, separated in advanced.
  • - Themes: we give you 3 new themes to check out, and soon you'll be able to submit your own.
  • - New settings:
  • - Always on Top option
  • - Start page option
  • - Rating on covers
  • - Fade or Hide watched items
  • - Multiple UI improvements
  • - Resize covers on-the-fly, Try pressing Ctrl+ and Ctrl- in the cover view!
  • - [TV] Open directly next unseen episode
  • - Built-in help section
  • - External Media Players:
  • - VLC,
  • - XBMC,
  • - MPlayer,
  • - mpv,
  • - and many more!
  • - synchronisation: Trakt will now remember your favs for you! Thanks for being so awesome!
  • - Chromecast
  • - Airplay

Changes for v3.1 beta - v3.2 beta

  • integration, this means you can now register an account and track every movie or series you watch.
  • Series in HD quality.
  • Keyboard navigation.

Changes for v3.0 beta - v3.1 beta

  • Features
  • Added mirror failback to yify subtitles.
  • Add icons and links to about dialog
  • Add methods to mark movie as watched
  • Added quality filter for movies
  • Added Advanced Settings with Connection, DHT, Tmp Folder options
  • Pressing ESC to closes modals
  • Added a help view for keyboard shortcuts. Press ?
  • Draggable subtitles. Move subtitles around the player
  • Drag and drop subtitles on the player to load a custom SRT file
  • Better init screen
  • Added Croatian, Thai and Vietnamese languages
  • Bugfixes
  • Subtitles are searched by filename for better results
  • Rebuild TV Show API Endpoint with live data
  • Subtitles encode fixes.
  • Copy stream URL to clipboard directly. Press U
  • Catch exception to prevent blocking on initDb
  • Description pass behind the "Watch" button
  • Fix watched list.
  • Can't use scrollbar
  • Movie list after close movie
  • Glitches, jumps, lag in TV Shows, Performance gain in Movies
  • Scrollbar issues on episode descriptions
  • Top menu hidden in TV Shows
  • Pressing ESC cancels/stops download on "Downloading" screen
  • TV Show search keywords can be in any order
  • Close movie detail on search
  • Portuguese subtitle encoding
  • Greek subtitles encoding
  • Fastest app opening
  • Auto updater

Changes for v2.9 beta - v3.0 beta

  • TV Series
  • A brand new interface
  • User settings
  • Bookmarks
  • More codec support
  • New languages support [ Hello Galicians, Azerbaijanis, Sinhaleses & Slovenes! :) ]
  • Rebranded player
  • Keyboard shortcuts (See below)

Changes for v0.2.8 beta - v2.9 beta

  • security fix: New DSA public key for autoupdate (dd4374d6ef)

Changes for v2.7 beta - v0.2.8 beta

  • New Installer based on NSIS. Removes older, obsolete ISS installer (#16)
  • Fixed (most) character encoding issues with subtitles (#25, #451)
  • Added missing German flag (#30)
  • Sidebar rendering fixes (#57, #105, #119)
  • Watch Now button now enables regardless of subtitle availability (#62)
  • Fixed the data handling to better handle missing data (#63, #397)
  • The window can now be dragged across multiple monitors (#65)
  • Scrolling through subtitles no longer changes volume (#70)
  • ArchLinux users should no longer encounter a crash, if you do install the ttf-ms-fonts package (#107)
  • Will now fallback to a YTS mirror if the main site is inaccessible (#127)
  • Video player will no longer restart when the spacebar is pressed (#152)
  • Added a fix to allow loading more movies on large screen resolutions (#168)
  • Updated the packaged ffmpeg library to hopefully give better support (#178, #342)
  • Fixed some extraneous hex entities in movie titles (#291)
  • Fixed some issues relating to playing the last movie played instead of the chosen one (#313, #328, #345)
  • Fixed an issue which would freeze the entire UI when a movie model was incorrectly disposed (#319, #350)
  • Switching categories will now cancel the previous request (#347)
  • Fixed a genre switching bug which would double sort by date (#434)
  • Prevent numerous requests to YifySubtitles (#330)
  • Among these bug fixes were numerous improvements to Popcorn Time:
  • Removed un-needed dependencies
  • Added + and - as volume shortcuts
  • Implemented the brand new YifySubtitles API, this provides much better and faster support for subtitles!
  • Support for many new subtitle languages that weren't available previously
  • Caching of results - should speed up load times dramatically!
  • Use slightly smaller cover and backdrop images to help speed things up
  • A brand spankin' new auto-updater that will keep you up to date no matter what! And you don't even have to do anything!
  • We now display a loading spinner when a category is changing to keep the UI consistent
  • The app should now work seamlessly in UK and other countries where they seem to enjoy censoring the world!
  • Translations in 37 languages

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