popcorn time apk

The following step-by-step guide will show you How To Install Popcorn Time APK on Firestick/Fire TV & Android TV Box. Popcorn Time is an APK or Android application that must be side-loaded onto your Fire TV device.

By installing this APK, you will have access to an unlimited amount of Movies & TV Shows available for streaming AND download.

Popcorn Time is a great application for those who have slow Internet speed.  This application downloads a portion of the media file to your device prior to playing it to ensure you don’t experience any buffering.

Important Storage Note:  Since this technology downloads a portion of the movie/tv show to your device, you must ensure that you have enough storage available.  You may need to uninstall applications on your device to make room for partially downloaded content. Read below for more tips and tricks to increase storage on your device:

Increase Storage on Firestick & Fire TV

Popcorn Time uses torrent technology to stream or download media to your device. Unlike other streaming apps such as Cinema APK or Kodi, you are publicly broadcasting your IP address when using this application.  Also, this application is actually downloading the media file to your device in the background prior to playback.

For these reasons, you must install a VPN when using Popcorn Time or more than likely you will receive a copyright notice from your Internet Service Provider.

When downloading sources via torrent, you are broadcasting your IP address to the public. If you are using a VPN such as IPVanish, your identity will be protected and you will be assigned a different IP address so you can use this application anonymously.


If you don’t want to use a VPN, you can stream and download the following free public domain Movies and TV Shows without copyright issues.

Best Free Public Domain Movies

Best Free Public Domain TV Shows

The following steps will instruct you how to install Popcorn Time APK on a Firestick or Fire TV. However, the same steps can be used to install the app on an Android TV Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, or other devices that run the Android operating system.

If you are using an Android Box, NVIDIA SHIELD, Mi Box, etc. you can follow along with this tutorial by installing Downloader app on your device.  Use the link below for that tutorial.

How To Install Downloader App On Android Box

As with all APKs Popcorn Time was made to be used on an Android device. Therefore, a mouse may be needed to use some of the features within Popcorn Time. You can install the Mouse Toggle app on the Fire TV Stick or Fire TV which will work great with this application. To learn how to do this, click the link provided below:

How To Install Mouse Toggle for Fire TV

Once this is installed, you will now be able to enjoy Popcorn Time successfully. Follow the steps below to install Popcorn Time on a Firestick or Fire TV.

TROYPOINT Tip:  You should always use a VPN to protect your identity and security when streaming free movies and TV shows with apps such as this.
Legal Copyright Disclaimer: This technology shall only be used to stream movies or TV shows that fall under the public domain.  TROYPOINT does not endorse or promote illegal activity tied to streaming or downloading copyrighted works. The end-user shall be solely responsible for media accessed through any service or app referenced on this Website.  Referenced applications/addons are not hosted by TROYPOINT and this guide is for educational purposes only.  

Install Popcorn Time APK Guide

1. From the Main Menu scroll to hover over Settings


2. Click Device

click device

3. Choose Developer Options

choose developer options

4. Click Apps from Unknown Sources

click apps from unknown sources

5. Choose Turn On

choose turn on

6. Return to the home screen and hover over the Search icon

search icon

7. Type in Downloader

type downloader

8. Click the Downloader app

Click Downloader App

9. Click Download

Click Download

10. Click Open

Click Open

11.  Click Allow if prompted with this message

Click Allow

12.  Click OK for update notes

Click OK button

13.  Click OK button on remote to open keyboard for URL box

Click OK Button to open keyboard

14. In the address bar, type the following URL: troypoint.com/pt and click Go


15. Wait for file download to finish

wait for file to download

16. After this finishes, click Install

click install

17. Click Open

click done

18. When prompted, click Allow

click allow

19. Click the back button on your remote to exit from messages that popup

exit from message

20. You will now see the main menu of Popcorn Time

popcorn time home screen


Popcorn Time is also available within the TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer.  This app allows you to install the best streaming apps and tools in a matter of minutes rather than hours.  Use the link below to access this free application.

TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer
TROYPOINT Rapid App Installer

Popcorn Time APK Features & Description

With Popcorn Time APK installed on your device, you can now browse through thousands of titles for viewing. Upon selecting a Movie or TV Show, you will see a few different options. These include playing, downloading, viewing the trailer, and more. You are also able to select a language and resolution quality.

To access the settings and search bar for Popcorn Time, simply press your left button on your remote and a menu will fly out that you can utilize.

popcorn time menu

Here, we can choose from options such as Quality, Favorites, Download, Settings, and more.

How To Stream Content

Follow steps below to learn how to use Popcorn Time APK for streaming:

IMPORTANT: In the instance below, I am streaming Night of the Living Dead which is considered one of the Best Public Domain Movies

  • Choose or search for your preferred content and choose quality options

  • Click a source option based on your device’s storage

click a source option

NOTE: If you do not have sufficient storage you will see the following message:

insufficient storage message

Important Storage Note:  Since this technology downloads a portion of the movie/tv show to your device, you must ensure that you have enough storage available.  You may need to uninstall applications on your device to make room for partially downloaded content. Read below for more tips and tricks to increase storage on your device:

Increase Storage on Firestick & Fire TV

  • If enough storage is available, click the play button

click the play button

  • Wait for file to download

wait for file to download

Content will then begin to play. Enjoy!

How To Use Subtitles within Popcorn Time

For those who wish to use Subtitles within Popcorn Time, use the steps below to set this up:

  • Play your selected content and click the CC button located at the bottom of the screen

choose cc button

  • Make your Language selection, or, scroll to the top to choose “Without Subtitle”

choose without subtitle

How To Download Content via Popcorn Time APK

Because Popcorn Time uses torrents, many choose to download the entire file for streaming. This can be done using the instructions below:

1. From your chosen content, click the Download button

click download button

2. You will then see file icon when download begins. Click file icon

click file icon

3. This will show your download progress

download progress

You can now access your downloads from the main menu settings.

TROYPOINT TIP: To keep Popcorn Time running smoothly, you should also ensure that the “Clear cache folder on exit” option is checked within the settings panel.

This will empty the partially downloaded media file when you exit the application.

clear cache on exit

VPN Warning:  On some devices, you will get a warning telling you that your VPN is turned off and then it will prompt you to register for a VPN.  You can turn off this setting by going into Popcorn Time Settings and uncheck “Check connection” box which will alert you before downloading if your VPN is turned off.

Popcorn Time APK is one of many apps available for installation after Jailbreaking your Fire TV device. For a complete Jailbreak Tutorial, follow the link below to learn the best way to Jailbreak a Firestick:

How To Jailbreak a Firestick

Overall Popcorn Time is a very popular app that works fabulously for viewing Movies & TV Shows. Give it a try and let us know what you think in the comment section below!


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