August 4, 2014
The Pirate Bay and TorrenTV have released new platforms to make it easier for people to download media content for free. The Pirate Bay has launched a mobile site known as Mobile Bay, which includes separate TV, music and movie sites. Later, the site hopes to add support for personalized RSS feeds so that users can launch torrents from anywhere. TorrenTV has introduced a new app for Mac, Windows and Linux that streams torrents directly to Apple TV.
The Mobile Bay site is a much needed improvement for mobile visitors to The Pirate Bay site. The new site is reportedly more user friendly and easier to navigate to find specific movies, music or television shows.
The Pirate Bay is splitting up its media into their own sites to make the sites more resilient. “In the event one domain gets taken down, there will be plenty others left,” the Pirate Bay team said in TorrentFreak. Later, the team plans to add an RSSbay to enable people to launch torrent downloads remotely.
TorrenTV is another new platform for launching torrent downloads. This time, it’s for Apple TV. By simply dropping a torrent or magnet link, the video file can be streamed directly to Apple TV through AirPlay. In the future, the makers of TorrenTV hope to add support for Chromecast and Roku.
TorrenTV is similar to Popcorn Time, but it does not offer an index of movies. Although it makes finding movies somewhat more complicated, it does help protect the site from being taken down by the MPAA. Popcorn Time’s pirated content was taken down in July by the MPAA, according to TorrentFreak.
However, Popcorn Time has an update as well. “You can already use Popcorn Time with your Chromecast, but starting today [July 30], Windows users will be able to stream Popcorn Time to their Apple TV, using AirPlay,” reports Business Insider. “Windows users who already have Popcorn Time on their computers will see their version automatically updated when the new release goes live. Mac support will reportedly be ready next week.”