FlixTor is Back: We Review the Free Streaming TV and Movie SiteLast Updated by John Bennet on May 03, 2019
FlixTor is an open source, multi-platform BitTorrent service with an integrated media player which is available online, or as a client app available at GitHub.
The program was developed in just five days; with the creators aiming to take advantage of an uncertain period for Popcorn Time, with the popular torrenting site down. During the time, FlixTor were able to amass a large customer base, with many users preferring it.
The webpage is divided into Home, Movies, TV Shows, TV episodes, My Lists, and VIP Menu tabs. Each page is populated with available streams and can be sorted by a number of preferred values like Most Popular, Recommended, etc.
Using FlixTor on Your Desktop
If you’re familiar with Popcorn Time, you’ll recognize the similarities between it and the FlixTor client app. The most significant difference with FlixTor is you get to choose your torrent source, which allows you to pick the best movie quality available.
Using FlixTor with Android
FlixTor’s USP is the dedicated Android client app, and Chromecast support, so an increased user-base has a more flexible service that more likely to be used at home. The only feature not currently supported with Android is subtitling, but hopefully, the service will continue to develop.
Again, you can stream using the integrated player or a third-party app, and the simple interface provides access to the quality and size of whichever stream you select.
Becoming a VIP User
FlixTor is a free service, but they do accept donations. Non-paying subscribers do have to endure some ads, and if you want to get rid of them, you do need to put your hands in your pockets to upgrade to a VIP membership.
Aside from the ads, there’s some restrictions on content, and the full, up to date library isn’t available unless you’re a VIP member. If you’re a fan of the service, it might be worth considering making a donation to help fund the project and keep it running.
Do You Need a VPN to Stream with FlixTor?
The FlixTor FAQ states that the company completely respects the privacy of its users, doesn’t store any logs, and is secure.
As a VPN facilitates an encrypted, secure connection to the internet, you remain protected at all times. Your ISP, the rights holders, and copyright trolls won’t ever be able to see what you do online.
Is Using FlixTor Legal?
Using FlixTor, Popcorn Time, or any other alternative is entirely legal; however, there are always discrepancies over the legality of some available content.
For example, obtaining and watching copyrighted content for personal use is legal in most parts of our world, but, sharing that copyrighted content isn’t.
Therefore, downloading copyrighted material via a P2P protocol is technically illegal since you act as a host during transfer. Basically, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Secure your connection and enjoy the show.