Roku is one of the popular streaming devices due to its ability to provide streaming content. This device can transform any TV into an entertainment hub. Roku allows its user to watch their favorite premium services like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, YouTube, and more. In addition, you can also install various third-party apps on your device. Popcorn Time is one of the excellent open-source streaming applications where you can stream movies and TV shows in high quality for free. It uses the BitTorrent protocol for streaming media files on the internet. In this article, we’ve covered the step-by-step guide on the procedures to install Popcorn Time on Roku.
Installation of Popcorn Time on Roku is a bit difficult because the app isn’t available on the Roku store. But, you can watch Popcorn Time by installing Plex Media Player. In addition, you can also stream Popcorn Time using the screen mirroring method.
How to Install Popcorn Time on Roku
#1. Download and Install Plex Media Server on your PC.
#2. Once the installation is completed, launch Plex Media and enter your login credentials.
#3. Search for Popcorn Time in the channel menu and install it.
#4. Connect the Roku device with your TV and establish the connection.
#5. From the Roku channel store, download and install the Plex app.
#6. After installation, launch the Plex Media Player on Roku. Now, enter the same log-in details used on Plex Media Server.
#7. From the channel menu, you can access Popcorn Time.
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How to Stream Popcorn Time on Roku using Screen Mirroring
You can also screen mirror Popcorn Time on Roku using a smartphone or PC. Before jumping into the main steps, make sure to connect the casting device and Roku to the same Wi-Fi network. In order to screen mirror content on Roku, you need to enable the Screen Mirroring option on Roku. To do it, follow the steps listed below.
Enable Screen Mirroring on Roku
#1. Turn on your Roku-connected TV and go to Roku Settings.
#2. Scroll down and select the option System.
#3. Locate and tap the Screen Mirroring option.
#4. Select Screen Mirroring mode and tap Always Allow.
#5. Now, you can mirror your PC screen on Roku.
1. Stream Popcorn Time on Roku using Windows PC
#1. Download and install Popcorn Time on your Windows PC.
#2. Launch the Easy Display Switcher by pressing the shortcut Windows Key + P.
#3. Tap Extend and click the option Connect to a Wireless Display.
#4. Now, select your Roku device from the list.
#5. A pop-up will appear on the screen, whether you want to cast a video or not. Click Accept to start mirroring your PC.
#6. Now, play any video of Popcorn Time on your PC and start watching the video content on Roku-connected TV.
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2. Watch Popcorn Time on Roku using Mac
#1. Turn On your Mac and install Popcorn Time on your Mac.
#2. Select the AirPlay icon displayed on the menu bar.
#3. Under AirPlay To heading, select your Roku TV device.
#4. Open Popcorn Time on Mac and play your favorite video content.
#5. As your Mac screen is mirrored to Roku TV, you’ll be able to see the video content on Roku TV.
3. Stream Popcorn Time on Roku using Android Smartphone
To install third-party apps on your android smartphone, you need to turn On Unknown Sources in the settings. To enable it, go to Settings >> Click Security >> Enable Unknown Sources. After enabling it, follow the steps listed below.
#1. On your android smartphone, launch a browser.
#2. Visit your desired apk website and download the Popcorn Time apk file.
#3. After downloading it, go to the Downloads section on your File Manager.
#4. Tap the apk file and click Install.
#5. After installing Popcorn Time, go to the Notifications panel and tap the Cast icon.
#6. Select your Roku device from the list of available devices and follow the on-screen prompts to start the screen share.
#7. Now, you can see the android smartphone screen on Roku TV, open the PopcornTime mobile app, and play your favorite movie to stream it on a larger screen.
Related: How to Install Popcorn Time on Chromebook
That’s it, these are the methods to stream Popcorn Time on Roku. This streaming service has geo-restricted contents, so while using this application, use a VPN on your device for security purposes.
Frequently Asked Questions
No. Popcorn Time is not available on Roku Channel Store.
You can get Popcorn Time on Roku using the Plex media or by the screen mirroring method. To know more about the steps, refer to the blog.