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How to Watch Popcorn Time on Android TV / Box

by Natalie
Popcorn Time for Android TV
Download Linkbit.ly/41V0U5G
 Size44 MB
Latest Versionv4.2.2

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. This free movie app is unavailable on the Play Store. Hence, sideloading is the only option if you want to install this app on Android TV. If you’re afraid of sideloading method, you can go for the screen mirroring method to stream its content on TV.

This step-by-step guide will discuss both sideloading and casting techniques to stream Popcorn Time on Android TV.

How to Sideload Popcorn Time APK on Android TV

As we mentioned earlier, the Popcorn Time app is not available for Android TV. So, you need to sideload its APK file with the help of Downloader on Android TV to stream its content.

1. Turn on your Android TV and head to the Apps section.

2. Locate the Google Play Store and launch it.

3. Click on the Search icon and type Downloader in the required field.

4. Locate the Downloader app developed by AFTVnews and hit the Install button.

Install Downloader

5. Wait for a while to download and install the Downloader app on your device.

6. Once the Downloader app is installed successfully, press the home button on your remote.

7. Now, navigate to the Settings icon from the home page.

8. From the options, go to Device Preferences → Security & Restrictions.

Select Security & restrictions

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

10. Now. go back to the home screen and launch the Downloader app.

11. Accept the storage and other permissions asked by the app on your TV.

12. Choose Home from the left pane, and type the below-mentioned URL in the required field.

Download link for the latest version of Popcorn Time APK: bit.ly/41V0U5G

Enter the Popcorn Time APK URL

13. Click Go to download the APK file on your Android TV.

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

15. Then, click Open to launch the app and watch your favorite media content.

How to Cast Popcorn Time on Android TV

If you aren’t interested in sideloading the Popcorn Time APK, you can cast the app from your Android smartphone to your TV. Unfortunately, there is no built-in cast support on this platform, so you need to screen mirror the app using the casting feature of your mobile.

1. Sideload the Popcorn Time APK from any third-party site on your smartphone.

2. Connect Android TV to a WiFi network. On the other hand, connect your smartphone to the same network.

3. Open the Popcorn Time on your smartphone and log in with your account if needed.

4. Play the content you want and click the Cast icon from the app

Cast Popcorn Time to Android TV

5. Choose your Android TV from the list of available devices.

6. Now, the content you stream on the smartphone will appear on your Android TV.

Supported Android TVs and Boxes

Smart TVsSmart TV Boxes
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
Nvidia Shield TV
H96 Android TV Box
MXQ Pro 4K
Mi Box 4K

Popcorn Time Not Working on Android TV: How to Fix

Since we’ve installed the Popcorn Time app on Android TV by getting it from third-party sources, you will face many issues with the app while streaming on your TV. In such cases, you need to perform the troubleshooting fixes listed below to resolve those problems.

  • If the content buffers, check the internet speed of your WiFi connection.
  • When you can’t cast Popcorn Time to TV, check whether the devices are connected to the same WiFi.
  • Clear the cache on your Android TV and smartphone.
  • Restart the Popcorn Time app, if it is freezing.
  • If the app crashes frequently, reboot your Android TV.
  • Update the Popcorn Time app, by sideloading the latest version.

Popcorn Time Alternatives

If you feel that Popcorn Time isn’t for you or if you are unsatisfied with the service it provides, you can switch over to some other free platforms to stream free movies/series. Here are the best options you can choose as an alternative solution to Popcorn Time.

Epix PlayFree

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

2. Does Popcorn Time still work in 2024?

Popcorn Time has had some performance issues in the recent past and it is not working for some of the users.

3. Is it necessary to use a 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. 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.

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