Popcorn Time is a streaming application known for hosting the latest movies and shows in high-resolution quality. It is a perfect alternative to popular video streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime. Unlike these services, it streams all the media contents for free. The application has an integrated media player to stream the media contents. Users with a slow internet connection can install this app to watch movies. Popcorn Time uses torrent technology to stream or download media content on your device. You can access this app on devices like Android, Amazon Firestick, iOS, Chromecast and more. Check out the below section to know about the steps to install Popcorn Time on Chromebook.

Popcorn Time on Chromebook

Related: How to install Popcorn Time on Amazon Firestick

How to Install Popcorn Time on Chromebook

Even though Chromebook supports downloading android apps through the Google Play Store, you can’t download Popcorn Time. Because of its operating nature, Popcorn Time is restricted from Play Store. Follow the steps listed below to download Popcorn Time.

#1. Enable developer mode on your Chromebook to download apps from an unofficial source.

#2. Navigate to Chrome OS settings.

#3. Scroll down and select the option Apps Settings.

#4. Select Security and click the option Device Administration.

#5. Enable unknown sources by moving the slider located next to the respective menu.

Once you enabled unknown sources, you can sideload Android apps that are restricted from Play Store.

#6. Open the Chrome browser and search for Popcorn Time apk.

#7. From the reputed third-party websites like Apkpure, AndroidApksfree and Uptodown, download the latest version of the Popcorn Time apk (installer) file.

#8. After downloading the installer file, navigate to the folder where you have saved the installer file.

#9. Run the downloaded file and go through the on-screen instructions. The installation process looks similar to Android devices.

#10. Once installed, launch the Popcorn Time app and stream your favourite content with ease.


Popcorn Time is known for streaming copyrighted content for free. While streaming those copyrighted contents, your IP will be exposed to ISPs and government agencies. So you need to access the VPN service on your Chromebook. We recommend you to purchase and install NordVPN on your Chromebook. It encrypts your online activities and prevents others from tracking or monitoring your data or activities. Read our detailed review on NordVPN.

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Related: How to Install Netflix on Chromebook

Popcorn Time is one of the popular applications that you can install to stream movies and TV shows for free. The solid library of media content will excite you at first sight. You should remember the fact that Popcorn Time downloads some portion of media file on your Chromebook before playing it. Hence, free up some space on your Chromebook.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. How to Get Popcorn Time for Chromebook?

As Popcorn Time is available only as an apk file. You need to enable Unknown Sources to install Popcorn Time on your Chromebook. To know more, refer to the blog.

2. How to fix Popcorn Time not working on the Chromebook issue?

If Popcorn Time is not working on Chromebook, follow the below troubleshooting steps to overcome the problem.
bULLETUpdate ChromeOS.
bULLETInstall the latest version of Popcorn Time.
bULLETCheck internet connectivity and restart the Chromebook.