You are here because you tried to download something on Popcorn Time and the app suggested to download Safe Watch – Secure Video Player or someone recommended you Safe Watch because it’s two in one. The post covers what is Safe Watch and its features.
What is Safe Watch
Safe Watch – Secure Video Player is a torrent client like uTorrent or BitTorrent. The app is a video player as well as a VPN client. The software such as Popcorn Time has been promoting this app for some time now.
How Safe Watch app works
To watch and download videos, you need the magnet URL. A magnet URL is the long URL of the content. You can get the URL from torrent websites. The app can work with Popcorn Time or alone. The app takes some time to buffer first. Once it is done, the video player comes up with the video. You can see the buffer progress on the progress line.
Safe Watch review
It’s great when you get a free VPN which can download movies. Safe Watch app comes with a free VPN, which changes your location while downloading. Why is VPN required to download torrents? By default, the app finds the optimal location, but if you want a specific area, then you can browse the VPN location section.
The tests include the location and the speed test. The app passed the location test as it changed my position to the server country. For the speed test, the VPN enabled speed test was slightly lower than the average speed, but while downloading the file in the app, I did not see any considerable difference.
Location test result ✅
Speed test result ✅
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The video player does the same job as the usual video players do. Although it lacks some of the advanced functionalities which others offer. According to the description, the app is based on VLC Media Player functionalities.
Free vs premium
The free version shows ads and supports limited locations. Safe Watch premium is a little bit expensive than other VPN clients, and the license is subscription-based. You can try the trial for three days. With premium, you get more servers and an ad-free experience.
Other features suggested by the developer and taken from the description.
- The app does not ask for any registration.
- It offers over 20 server locations.
- Safe Watch app uses 256-bit encryption.
- There is no speed limit on downloading the torrents.
- You can cast your videos on Chromecast, TV, Apple-TV etc.
- The app comes with a one-tap IP detection button.
When you get a free torrent downloader with a VPN, then you don’t say no. Safe watch app is new, but it has the potential to download many files simultaneously.
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