Popcorn Time app is a multi-platform, free alternative to other subscription-based movies and TV show streaming services such as Hulu and Netflix. This Android TV box software client is designed specifically as an APK for Android that must be side-loaded onto your Firestick or Fire TV device. You’ll have access to a nearly unlimited selection of Movies, TV Shows and more after installing the free Popcorn Time online streaming video app.
Download the latest Popcorn Time version and install the Android TV APK file easily on your Firestick or other Amazon FireOS device with the following directions.
You’ll find the fully illustrated content version of this guide to download Popcorn Time and install farther down the page. If all you need is this condensed version of the installation instructions, just make sure you first enable apps from unknown sources by going to Settings>Security>Unknown Sources.
Download & Install Popcorn Time APK Quick Steps
- Download and Open Downloader App.
- Click Allow then OK.
- Open browser tab keyboard with Firestick remote to see the URL box.
- Type https://mytm.pw/pt then click Go.
- When the Download finishes, click Install then Open.
- When prompted, click Allow.
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Required to Install Popcorn Time on Amazon Firestick
Install Mouse Toggle App On Amazon Fire Stick
Popcorn Time was made to be used on Android devices with no thought to Firestick remote access for watching it on a TV screen. A mouse or touchscreen is needed to access some of the features within the Popcorn Time APK. We have an easy solution to this problem, though.
Installing Mouse Toggle on Firestick or Fire TV allows you to instantly use an onscreen cursor as a virtual mouse with your Fire TV remote control. Learn more about this utility in our How To Install Mouse Toggle on Firestick & Fire TV article.
Once Mouse Toggle has installed on your Firestick, you can enjoy Popcorn Time APK on Firestick in its entirety. Follow the illustrated guide below to install Popcorn Time on Fire devices.
Illustrated Guide to Install Popcorn Time APK on Fire TV Stick
This download and install tutorial is visually demonstrated on an Amazon Firestick. Please note these same steps can be used to install Popcorn Time APK on Fire TV Stick, Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, or nearly any other device running the Android operating system. With a proper Android emulator, you can also install Popcorn Time on Windows, Mac, Linux, or even iOS.
Enable Apps from Unknown Sources
Whenever installing software not found in your FireOS or Android device’s home application store, you must enable apps from unknown sources. Note that the Popcorn Time APK written about in this article is found in neither the Google Play Store nor the Amazon App Store.
- From the Firestick Main Menu hover over Settings.
- Within Settings, click on Device.
- Choose Developer options from the center menu.
- Next, choose Apps from Unknown Sources.
- Click Turn On to show you understand the implications of Apps from Unknown Sources.
Install Downloader App on Firestick
If installing on an Android Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box or other Android TV box with these sideload tips, you still must install the Downloader app on your device. Then, jump ahead to using Downloader to install Popcorn Time. The following section is exceptionally verbose and explicit for those having no experience with downloading apps onto Amazon Firestick.
- Head back to the home screen and move to the search (spyglass) icon.
- Type downloader in the search function until you notice Downloader appear in the list below.
- Scroll down to Downloader and click on it.
- Click on the Downloader App.
- Then, click Download, which will download and install the Downloader App.
Download and Install Popcorn Time APK on Firestick
- Clicking the yellow Open button to launch Downloader App.
- Click Allow if prompted.
- Then, click OK for update notes for Downloader App.
- Click OK button on remote to open the URL input.
- In the URL address bar, type https://mytm.pw/pt then click Go to start the download.
- Wait for the file download to finish, then click Install.
- Then, click Open.
- When prompted, click Allow.
- Next, click the back button on your remote to exit.
- Now you’ll see the main menu of Popcorn Time.
Special Notes & Warnings About Popcorn Time BitTorrent Protocol
Important! Ensure that your Firestick device has adequate free storage space available before using Popcorn Time APK, which uses movie torrents. The BitTorrent service technology utilized by Popcorn Time downloads portions of the media file through torrents in advance of playback. This download cache can cause buffering or freezing of your stream if adequate empty storage space is not available. When exiting Popcorn Time, the cache that holds this data will be automatically emptied. No further actions are required to free up space used by Popcorn Time when streaming videos.
Another thing to note when using Popcorn Time is the BitTorrent technology used for to download and watch torrent files works both ways. As Popcorn Time downloads the video file and presents it to you on your Firestick, it also makes the file available to other Popcorn Time users from your streaming device. It pays to remain anonymous and protect yourself by only using Popcorn Time with the private Surfshark VPN app.
Some of the new torrent file movie download sources found by Popcorn Time are not properly licensed for distribution in this way. In many areas, this sharing of unlicensed video content is against the law and can get you in serious trouble. Be sure to research the laws in your area before you download or watch new movie content in Popcorn Time.
Popcorn Time Alternatives
Popcorn Time is just one of many new awesome third-party Firestick apps you can instantly install after Jailbreaking your Fire TV Stick device. To learn how to jailbreak your Firestick and watch all streaming experiences online, read our complete MTM Jailbreak Tutorial article. You can also check our list of best Firestick apps for installation if you’ve already jailbroken your Fire TV.
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Popcorn Time Features
Now that you have Popcorn Time installed on your device, enjoy a new movie or one of many other shows. Once you select a Movie or TV Show you want to watch, you’ll be presented with a few options. These options include playing, downloading, viewing the trailer, resolution, language, subtitles and more. To access the settings and search bar for Popcorn Time simply long-press your left button on your remote.
As mentioned, Popcorn time uses BitTorrent technology. This makes it a great Firestick application for those with slow internet speeds. A portion of the media file downloads to your device prior to playback to ensure against buffering, stuttering, freezing, and other interruptions.
Popcorn Time has received tons of positive media attention. Many compare it to Netflix for ease of use and high-quality streams. Note that as a result of using BitTorrent protocol, your IP address is shared publically while watching media with Popcorn Time APK. You must install and take advantage of a VPN service when streaming free movies and TV shows with Popcorn Time on your Firestick. Otherwise, you will most likely receive warnings from your Internet Service Provider or far worse.
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Popcorn Time is a very popular Android APK app that works wonderfully for watching free streaming movies & TV shows online with your Firestick or Fire TV. Give this Popcorn Time Firestick installation tutorial sideload method a try today, even if on Windows, Mac, Linux, or iOS devices, then let us know what you think and…