How to watch Popcorn time on Chromecast | [Say good bye to cords]

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Aside from the more mainstream media streaming service like Kodi, Popcorn time is probably the most low-key way of watching epic movies and thrilling TV shows all for the price of nothing. Being an open source program, Popcorn time syphons a huge library of up to date trending contents through the power of torrents.

Now you might be wondering isn’t it illegal then? Well yes and it is exactly why you must use a Popcorn time VPN.

Although the official application of Popcorn time got taken down back in 2014 due to copyright issues, there are still plenty of clones (forks) all over the internet that work more or less like the official application and support all sorts of desktop and mobile devices.

With that said, the only gripe I have with Popcorn time is that it does not support TVs. Granted you can still enjoy Popcorn time on desktop and mobile devices, however none of them can mimic the viewing pleasure of a big screen TV, especially if you have one lying around.

In this blog, I am going to spill the beans on how you can setup and watch Popcorn time on Chromecast for ultimate cord free viewing pleasure.

How to cast Popcorn Time with Chromecast – Complete guide for desktop devices

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As I said earlier, Popcorn time uses torrents for its content library therefore it is technically illegal to stream your favorite shows though it. Having said that, a simple preliminary precaution like utilizing a VPN can save you from a world of headache.

Another issue that you must address prior to installing popcorn time is choosing the right version of it. Since there are plenty of conflicting versions of Popcorn time, you must only choose the approved version of it. Fortunately, there is a bug free and approved version of Popcorn time that you can use.

Alrighty then, now that you have gotten everything taken care of, it’s time to get right in to it.

Install Popcorn time on Windows

  1. First things first, make sure your Chromecast device is plugged in to your TV and connected to the same Wi-Fi connection as your windows laptop or desktop machine. To verify if your connection is successful simply cast your chrome browser on to your TV.
  2. Now head on over to Popcorn time website to download the application for your windows machine. Simply click on the download button and the setup should automatically start downloading to your device.

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  1. Once the setup downloads, simply install it like any other program on your computer and you are good to go.

Once you are done with the installation process, simply launch up the application and search for the content you wish to see or go through their extensive library to find something that you might like. Once you have decided what you want to watch, simply click on the Popcorn looking button next to watch now to see a list of available playback options that you have installed on your device (VLC, media played etc).

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If you don’t have any media players installed then you can use Butter, which is Popcorn time’s default media player. Since we want to cast it to our TV, select your particular Chromecast device and hit Watch now to start casting your favorite content to your TV.

Note: since Popcorn time uses torrents, it takes a little while for it to fetch all the parts of the file you wish to watch, so be patient.

Install Popcorn time on Mac

  1. Similar to the Windows procedure discussed above, installing and casting Popcorn time with your Mac computer is just as simple. Just as before, you must make sure your Chromecast device is plugged in to your TV and sharing the same Wi-Fi as your Mac.
  2. Now visit the popcorn time website to download the setup for Mac. Once on the website, click on the download button to start downloading the application to your Mac machine.

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  1. Once the download completes, simply install the application like any other and enjoy.

Now that you have installed the Popcorn time application on to your Mac machine, simply look for the content you want to cast to your TV. Once you are done deciding, use the Popcorn looking button next to watch now button to see a list of available playback options.

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Since we just want to cast it to our TV, select your particular Chromecast device. If your Chromecast device and Mac are connected to the same Wi-Fi, you should see your Chromecast device in the dropdown. Now that you have selected your device, hit watch now to start casting contents to your TV. Check out our detailed guide of Chromecast VPN.

Note: since Popcorn time uses torrents, it takes a little while for it to fetch all the parts of the file you wish to watch, so be patient.

Install Popcorn time on Linux

Linux is another major operating system I just could not miss. Casting Popcorn time on a Linux machines is quite similar to the Windows and Mac. However, there a few additional steps to ensure smooth casting.

  1. Start off by making sure your Chromecast device is plugged in and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Linux machine.
  2. Now just as before, head on to the Popcorn time Linux setup page and download the application. Make sure you know what architecture your machine is running prior to downloading (32 bit/64 bit).How-to -cast-Popcorn-Time-on-Linux
  3. Now install the application like any other Linux application program.
  4. Once installed, launch the application and choose your favorite content for casting.
  5. Now just as before, use the Popcorn looking button next to watch now button to see a list of available playback options.use-watch-now-button-to-cast-movie-to-TV-through-linux
  6. Choose your connected Chromecast device from the list of available playback options and hit watch now.

Note: since Popcorn time uses torrents, it takes a little while for it to fetch all the parts of the file you wish to watch, so be patient.

How to cast Popcorn Time with Chromecast – Complete guide for mobile devices

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As I said earlier, Popcorn time has an amazing support for multiple desktop as well as mobile devices, which makes it one of the most versatile content streaming client out there. I have already covered the desktop version of casting Popcorn time to a TV; however, I feel we should cover mobile devices as well.

Install Popcorn time on Android

Unlike downloading any other application from the Google paly store, Popcorn time’s Android application is not available on the Play store. Despite being not available on the Play store, it still manages to get timely updates from a strong community of third-party developers.

Now you might be wondering where exactly can I get the application then. Well similar to downloading Popcorn time on windows, you need to head on to the Popcorn time website to the get APK file. With that said, don’t just go for any Popcorn time application you find online, since there are plenty of malicious and malware-riddled applications out there.

  1. To cast your favorite content to your TV, first make sure your Chromecast device is plugged in to your TV and connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your Android phone.

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  1. Next up, download the trusted Popcorn time application from the website. However, as there are multiple versions of it, make sure you get the one compatible with your Android device.
  2. Once the application downloads and installs, simply launch the application, choose what you want to watch and hit the cast option at the top to start casting to your particular Chromecast device.

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Install Popcorn time on iOS

Installing Popcorn time is relatively easier on Android as opposed to iOS. That is because, unlike Android, which is an open source operating system, iOS is closed source and does not allow system modifications and tempering. Therefore, not only will you not find the application on the App store but also downloading it straight from a third-party developer will not help.

With that said, there is a way of installing Popcorn time application on to your iOS device, however it is not only complicated but also boasts a greater chance of failure since it involves jailbreaking. The best and sure-fire way of installing Popcorn time is through a third party application called AppValley, which does not require jailbreaking your iOS device.

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No Jailbreak- AppValley Method:

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  1. Launch up Safari browser on your iOS device and head on over to AppValley official site.
  2. Now Install the AppValley application and trust its developer’s certificate by going in to General > Profile & Device Management > Profile of the application developer > Tap on trust.
  3. Now open up AppValley and search for Popcorn time.
  4. Install the Popcorn time app by tapping on Get.

Once you have successfully installed Popcorn time on your iOS device, simply launch the application, search for the content you wish to watch and use the cast option to start casting to your TV.

Bonus Tip: If for some reason, you are unable to cast to your Chromecast device, you can always use Apple’s Airplay feature to remotely mirror contents to your device.

Install Popcorn time on Fire TV and Fire Stick

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Although Fire stick is not an alternative to Chromecast, in a sense that Chromecast is only applicable for casting whereas Fire stick or Fire TV is in itself a standalone smart content streaming device. However, if you wish to watch Popcorn time on your Fire TV or Fire stick, you can essentially accomplish it through two ways.

1# Side load Popcorn time on Fire stick / Fire TV:

The first approach you can take is to independently side load the Popcorn time application on your Fire TV / Fire stick. This process is quite straightforward and requires only a simple .APK file to function. The steps for the installation are listed below.

  1. Launch up the Fire TV / Fire stick application on your TV and head on over to Settings and then Device.
  2. Now within the Device option, select Developers options and Turn on Apps from Unknown Sources.watch-popcorn-time-on-fire-stick-by-enabling-unknown-resources
  3. Now head back to the home screen and use the search option to look for It should be an orange colored application.download-downloader-app-on-fire-stick
  4. Download the Downloader If any prompts popup just select Allow.
  5. Select OK for update notes
  6. Now with in the Downloader app, type the URL for the Popcorn time application and hit go.
  7. Wait for the application to download and hit install.
  8. That’s it, you now have Popcorn time up and running.

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2# Cast Popcorn time through Fire stick / Fire TV:

The second method is to use your Fire TV / Fire stick as a casting device. Yes, that is right you can cast content to your TV just as you would through Chromecast.

  1. Download and Install the .APK file of Popcorn time on any Android device.
  2. Launch Fire stick or Fire TV and hold the home button on your dedicated remote for three seconds until you see an option for mirroring. Select it to enable mirroring mode.
  3. Now your Fire stick or Fire TV is ready for casting.
  4. Similarly look for an option called Casting or screen mirror on your Android device and enable it.
  5. Once you enable screen mirroring or casting on your Android phone, you should see your Fire stick / Fire TV appear on your Android device.
  6. Now your Android device should automatically start casting to your TV.
  7. Finally launch the Popcorn time application, choose your favorite content and start enjoying on the big screen.

Wrapping up!

Popcorn time is the perfect way to watch all sorts of amazing content online for free. Having such a vast library of trending and trilling digital contents means you can keep yourself entertained for hours. It has a good support for all sorts of popular operating systems and devices, which makes it accessible to pretty much anyone looking to watch a good movie or two.

With that said, even though it works on a wide array of devices, it still does not have a propriety feature to project or mirror content on to TVs. However, thanks to devices like Chromecast it is quite easy to cast your favorite shows and movies on to your fancy schmancy big screen TV.

I hope you found my guide useful. Hopefully, now you can enjoy Popcorn time on Chromecast.

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Abdul Rehman is a simple Tech savvy bloke with a neck for writing. Monday to Friday, he enjoys delving down in to the inner workings of privacy and security of top-tier VPN providers. Nevertheless, on the weekend he is a bit modest and simply loves spending time with his dog.


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