Updated: The installer is now available.
Today, April 8, could be an interesting day for members of the torrent community. Popcorn Time, which has been called the “Netflix for Torrents,” is about to become available on your iPhone/iPod touch and iPad without a jailbreak.
On Wednesday, the developers behind PopcornTime are expected to release an “iOS installer” for desktops. Once installed, connect your iOS device to your computer and follow the instructions. When this process is complete, you’ll be able to stream torrents of movies and TV shows on your iOS device as if they were on Netflix or Hulu Plus.
At launch, the installer will only be available for Windows-based machines, although a Mac version is expected soon.
You must decide whether torrenting is for you. If you do decide to go down this path, know that it does come with risks. For one, please be aware that bricking your device is a possibility when installing software like this. Second, no matter how you slice it, this is piracy. Finally, know this: Apple will almost certainly try to remove or dismantle this tool as soon as possible.