The smart TV users are highly interested in cutting the cord with the constant price hike of cable TV or satellite subscription. While there are hundreds of online streaming apps available, it is vital for anyone to pick the right app. Popcorn Time is one among the notable streaming service and can be used as an alternative to pricey cable streaming. It is absolutely free-to-use that gives access to free movies and TV shows. Popcorn Time on smart TV works as a free BitTorrent client and brings video streams just like Netflix.

It will constantly search the web for the best torrents and you can watch anything without limitations. In addition to streaming, Popcorn Time supports downloading streams in HD quality. Get into the article to know about Popcorn Time on Smart TV in detail.

Install Popcorn Time on Smart TV (Android OS)

Any of the Android smart TV users can follow the steps given below to install Popcorn Time on Smart TV.

Preliminary Requirements:

  • Android smart TV users must download Popcorn Time Apk file using PC.
  • Copy and save the file on your cloud storage preferably Google Drive or DropBox.

Note: If you are using Android Box, then make sure to connect the box on smart TV to proceed with the steps given below.

#1. Turn on your Android smart TV at first.

How to install Popcorn Time on Smart TV

#2. Secondly, click on the Settings menu from the home screen.

#3. Then, hover to tap on Security & restrictions under the Personal tab.

#4. Use smart TV remote to select the slider next to Unknown sources.

#5. Open the web browser and download Popcorn Time apk file. Note: Skip this step if you have already downloaded.

#6. Open Google Play Store and download Sideload Launcher.

#7. Further, search and download ES File Explorer app from Play Store.

#8. Open File Explorer to click on the menu icon.

#9. After that, choose Network option to select Cloud.

How to install Popcorn Time on Smart TV

#10. Tap on the New icon and select the cloud storage in which you have stored Popcorn Time apk.

#11. Provide necessary credentials to log in to the cloud service on Android TV.

#12. Select Popcorn Time apk file and click on the Install button.

#13. After the installation, navigate to click Sideload Launcher. Finally, launch Popcorn Time on TV.

Related: How to setup VPN for Popcorn Time

Install Popcorn Time on Smart TV (Apple tvOS)

If you are an Apple tvOS user, then follow the simple procedure to install Popcorn Time app.


  • Windows or Mac PC with Cydia Impactor installed.
  • Download Popcorn Time IPA file.

#1. Launch Cydia Impactor on your PC at first. Then connect Apple TV with PC using a USB cable.

Cydia Impactor

#2. Choose your Apple TV from the list of connected devices shown on the screen.

#3. Just drag and drop the Popcorn Time IPA file on the Cydia Impactor.

#4. Type your Apple ID to validate a load Popcorn Time app on Apple TV.

#5. Finally, hit the OK option on the pop-up message shown to complete sideloading Popcorn Time on tvOS.

Related: How to Install Popcorn Time on Chromebook?

Try the Alternative!

If you don’t want to sideload Popcorn Time on Smart TV, then you can try this alternative method given below.

Further, you can use this method to stream Popcorn Time if your TV is other than Android. For instance, Samsung TV runs on Tizen OS while LG is WebOS based.

Installing Popcorn Time isn’t easy other than Android OS. However, you will get unlimited entertainment if you visit on your smart TV browser.

It is an online version of Popcorn Time and thus you will be able to stream your favourite TV shows and movies right on your smart TV. It has neatly classified contents or you can even search for your preferred videos. The online version of Popcorn Time has a user-friendly interface and you can navigate to stream anything on the smart TV in high-quality.

Related: How to Install Popcorn Time on Firestick?

To Conclude

Upon following the above guidelines, installing or accessing Popcorn Time on TV that simpler. Like any other online streaming app, it is mandatory to install a VPN on your smart TV. So that you can stream the region-specific contents without internet throttling. You can choose whichever method that works on your TV to use Popcorn Time.

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