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How to Watch Popcorn Time on Android TV / Box

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Popcorn Time for Android TV

If you feel the price of streaming services isn’t affordable or unsatisfied with the platform, you can try free streaming apps like Popcorn Time. The app covers the on-demand content of streaming services and lets you watch unlimited content for free without limits. This free movie app is unavailable on the Google Play Store. Hence, you need to sideload Popcorn Time on the Android TV box using Downloader.

The Popcorn Time app offers numerous features, similar to streaming apps. It offers subtitles support for most of the video content. The app provides a content catalog, which lets you choose the desired content with ease. You can stream movies and series on Popcorn Time in HD quality all time. To get a new streaming experience, follow the below guide to set up Popcorn Time on your Android TV.

How to Sideload Popcorn Time APK on Android TV

Popcorn Time is unavailable for Android TV. To use the Popcorn Time app, you need to sideload it using the Downloader app.

1. Install Downloader on your Android TV from the Play Store.

Install Downloader

2. Click the Settings icon on your Android TV.

3. From the options, go to Device PreferencesSecurity & Restrictions.

Device Preferences

4. Click Unknown Sources → Turn on the Downloader toggle.

5. Now, open the Downloader app on Android TV from the home screen.

6. Tap Allow to accept the storage permissions.

7. Choose Home from the left pane, and enter the download link of Popcorn Time APK in the URL field.

Enter the Popcorn Time APK URL

8. Click Go to download the Popcorn Time APK on your Android TV.

9. Once the file is downloaded, open it and click Install.

10. Then, click Open to launch the app and watch the content.

Use VPN for Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time doesn’t have a server of its own or host the content. It streams pirated content from the streaming platforms which may lead to legal issues. The other major issue with sideloaded apps is that they may track your online presence using your IP address. So, it is advisable to use a VPN service on Android TV to hide your IP address from trackers and to stay away from online threats. Though there are various VPNs out there, we suggest using NordVPN on your Android TV, as it comes with better features.

How to Cast Popcorn Time on Android TV

If you don’t want to sideload the app, you can cast the Popcorn Time app from your Android smartphone.

1. Connect your Android TV to WiFi to which your smartphone is connected.

2. Sideload the APK on your Android smartphone.

3. Play the video content on the app.

4. Click the Cast icon and play the video content.

Cast Popcorn Time to Android TV

5. Choose your Android TV. Now, the video content will appear on your Android TV.

How to Fix Popcorn Time Not Working on Android TV

If Popcorn Time isn’t working fine on your Android TV, you can follow the troubleshooting issues to fix the issue. Popcorn Time might stop working due to certain issues, such as slow internet speed, app compatibility, and more.

1. If the content buffers, check the internet speed of your WiFi connection.

2. When you can’t cast Popcorn Time to TV, check whether the devices are connected to the same WiFi.

3. Clear the app cache of your Android TV and smartphone.

4. Restart the Popcorn Time app, if it is freezing.

5. If the app crashes frequently, reboot your Android TV.

6. Update the Popcorn Time app, by sideloading the latest version.

Supported Android TVs

  • Sony Smart TV
  • TCL Smart TV
  • OnePlus Smart TV
  • Sharp Smart TV
  • Vu Smart TV
  • Philips Smart TV
  • Xiaomi Mi Smart TV
  • Hisense Smart TV

Supported Android TV Boxes

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Is the Popcorn Time app available for Sony Android TV?

No. Unfortunately, the Popcorn Time app is unavailable for Sony Android TV. Therefore, you need to sideload the app using an APK file.

2. Does Popcorn Time still work in 2023?

Popcorn Time has had some performance issues in the recent past and it is not working for some of the users. So, it is better to switch to any of the alternatives like Cyberflix, OneBox HD, MediaBox HD, and more.

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