After the team behind Popcorn Time had to shut down their service following a number of legal concerns, many wondered if the Netflix of torrents would ever return. And, it soon did, with a number of different teams now taking the helm, with multiple clients and even a version that worked entirely inside the browser. This, it seems, served as the foundation for a new service called Torrents Time, which allows you to stream content off any torrent site.
With Torrents Time, users no longer need to install a separate torrenting client or even download the actual content; everything is streamed within the browser, à la Netflix. The plugin will then start searching for peers and begin playback when a substantial enough chunk of the file has been downloaded. There's even a helpful tip about using a VPN to save you some legal trouble.
So far, only a handful of sites have added support, the most prominent of which is The Pirate Bay. The plugin is, however, easily compatible with other sites, with the creators of the service promising support for Kickass Torrent (as of this year, the most popular torrent site) within the week. On The Pirate Bay, you can now already see a 'Stream It' option alongside the download button.
The plugin also works with most of the popular browsers (Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer), with Safari support coming soon. Edge is not supported but may soon be, once Microsoft rolls out extension support for its new browser.