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. Either way, the post covers many things about Safe Watch app.
Table of contents
- What is Safe Watch
- How it works
- Is it safe?
- Safe Watch review
What is Safe Watch
Safe Watch – Secure Video Player is a torrent client like uTorrent and BitTorrent. The app is a video player as well as a VPN client. Popcorn Time has been promoting this app for some time now.
How it 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, but if you are using Popcorn Time, the app automatically gets the URL and starts streaming.
Is it safe?
DNS Leak test
The first test is the DNS leak test. Is it important? Yes, it is. If there is a DNS leak in the connection, hackers can easily see what’s happening in your computer. Although I did not see any leaks, the VPN connected to over 50 servers. It is unusual for a VPN to connect to that many IP Address in one connection. With other VPN, I see only one or maybe two sometimes.
With the location test, I found something strange too. After connecting to a server in France, it did not change my location. The public IP Address location was the same as my normal address. But, even though this issue occurred, due to the encryption level of the VPN, the blocked websites could easily be accessed. For many other tests, the VPN successfully managed to change the location.
On the optimal location, the download speed of the VPN was slightly faster than the normal Wi-Fi. The upload limit, however, was less than the actual normal upload limit. Here are the results:
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 server, you can browse the VPN location.
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. You also get to enable VPN for an hour. After an hour, you must watch a video ad to reconnect the VPN. Safe Watch Premium is a little bit expensive than other VPN clients, and the license is subscription-based. The app comes with three days free premium trial, and after that, the app automatically charges for a six-month plan for $100 to $150 depending on your location. With premium, you get more servers and an ad-free experience.
Helpful tip: The app automatically charges the money for the yearly plan after the three-day trial. Many users have also complained on Google Play. Set a reminder to cancel the subscription within three if you subscribe to the trial or use the free service.
The video covers the review and tutorial of Safe Watch app.
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. I hope the blog post helped. Please feel free to share your views in the comments below so we can discuss more. You can also subscribe to the newsletter for future updates.
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