How to Install Popcorn Time on Firestick | Updated Guide (2020)

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Popcorn Time on Firestick is an ideal app for those streamers who are a victim of slow speed of the Internet. Since Popcorn Time, each time it fetches a media link, downloads a certain area of the media file before streaming it, you will not have to face any buffering issues.

Note: This app it downloads a little chunk of the TV show or movie that is being streamed so you need to make sure that there i enough space on your Firestick device. If not, try uninstalling some applications and create some space before you begin using Popcorn Time for streaming.

Since Popcorn Time is the new deal of streaming, we have compiled a detailed step by step guide using which you can install the app on your Firestick device. However since Popcorn time is an Android app, and its APK is to be downloaded so you need to sideload the app instead.

Once you have successfully installed the app you can have access to unlimited movies, TV shows. So keep reading folks and become a happy streamer…

Protect Yourself With a VPN

Attention FireStick Users: Important Notice Before You Continue Reading!

While most of you may or may not know, Governments and ISPs worldwide have a strict check on their users online activities. In case, any copyrighted content is found streaming, you can land into serious consequences which may be as severe as suspending of your online account. Please know, that your current IP is visible to everyone. We therefore urge you to get started with a reliable Firestick VPN immediately. This will help cover your identity via VPN’s multiple servers, while giving you the premium viewing experience.

IPVanish has been the fastest and most reliable secure VPN we have come across so far. Their servers are widespread and strictly secured. The VPN is very easy to install and user-friendly on every device including the Amazon Fire TV Stick. If you are not sure about the app, it comes with a 7-day money back guarantee with a refund. IPVanish also has a very attractive deal in which, when paid for a whole year subscription you can avail 67% discount on your annual plan!

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  • On your FireStick device, go to the homepage and type in and search for ‘IPVanish VPN’ in your search bar.
  • Click on the IPVanishVPN you see in your search.
  • Click on ‘Download’.
  • Once downloaded, you would need to register with the username and password information you must have provided while registering.
  • Once signed-in, click on ‘Connect’.
  • Soon you would be connected. You can disconnect from the connection whenever you wish to stop using a VPN.

Install Popcorn Time on Firestick

The following guide will tell you how to get Popcorn Time on your Firestick device in an easy step by step manner. But, you can use the same procedure to get this app on your Android systems as well such as Android TV Box.

Since Popcorn Time was designed for Android devices, you might need to install Mouse Toggle on your Firestick device to be able to use some of its features.

How to install Mouse Toggle on Firestick?

Go to the main menu of Firestick and place your cursor over the Settings icon.

Firestick Main Menu Popcorn Time on Firestick

Then click on the option for Device.


On the next screen, click on Developers Option.

Popcorn Time on Firestick Developers Option

In the Developers Option, access the option for Unknown Sources.

Apps from Unknown Sources

When prompted on the next screen, tap on Turn On.

Popcorn Time on Firestick Turn on Unknown Sources

Go back to the main home screen and place cursor over the icon for Search.

Search icon

Use your Firestick remote and the on screen keyboard to enter Downloader.

Popcorn Time on Firestick Downloader App

In the search results, tap on the Downloader App.

Downloader App download

Click the Download button to start downloading the Downloader App.

Popcorn Time on Firestick Downloader App download

Then click on the Open button.

Open button

Once a prompt appears on the screen, click Allow.

Give permission to downloader app

When shown with a message simply click on OK button below.

Popcorn Time on Firestick disclaimer message

Then to access the URL bar in Downloader app, click OK button on your Firestick remote.

Once the URL bar appears, type in the following web address. and Hit the Go Button.

Now the downloading of Popcorn Time will start. You need to give it sometime to finish downloading.

Once the downloading is done, click on Finish.

Finish installing Popcorn Time on Firestick

Now hit the Open button.

Open Popcorn Time on Firestick

On the next screen when you are prompted click Allow.

Allow Popcorn Time on Firestick to access photos and media

Using the back button on your Firestick remote to remove the messages that are shown.

Popcorn Time on Firestick

Voila! You have now successfully access Popcorn Time on Firestick, enjoy streaming.

Open Popcorn Time

What are the features of Popcorn Time?

Now that you have successfully installed Popcorn Time on Firestick, you can have an easy access to tons of content. Once you choose a show or movie to watch you will be presented with a certain set of following options:

  1. Playing,
  2. Downloading,
  3. Viewing the trailer,
  4. Language selection,
  5. Resolution,

To open the Settings section on Popcorn Time, use your Firestick remote and press the left button, the Settings section will pop up. Here you can manage the following options:

  1. Quality,
  2. Favorites,
  3. Download,
  4. Settings

Stream Content on Popcorn Time

Simply follow the step by step guide below to successfully stream content from Popcorn Time APK on your Firestick device:

Select and search for the content you wish to view. Then select the resolution.

Stream Content on Popcorn Time

Then you will be asked to choose a source depending upon the storage your device has.

Popcorn Time on Firestick content selection

In case you are out of storage, the following warning message will appear on your screen instead.

Not enough storage
Note: This app it downloads a little chunk of the TV show or movie that is being streamed so you need to make sure that there i enough space on your Firestick device. If not, try uninstalling some applications and create some space before you begin using Popcorn Time for streaming.

If you have sufficient storage, simply tap on the button that says Play.

Play Content from Popcorn Time on Firestick

Then give sometime for the file to download. Once it has finished downloading. Enjoy streaming your selected content.

Get Subtitles with Popcorn Time on Firestick

If you want to use subtitles with your content on Popcorn Time. Follow these steps below:

Once you have selected the content you wish to view, tap on the CC button. You can find this right at the bottom of your screen.

Get Subtitles with Popcorn Time on Firestick

Choose the language you wish to view the content in. Scroll right to the top and click “Without Subtitle”.

Download Shows/Movie on Popcorn Time

Since Popcorn Time makes use of Torrent, you can download content and use it for streaming later. Follow these steps mentioned below:

Once again first you need to decide and choose the content you wish to view. When the search is completed, click on Download.

Download Shows/Movie on Popcorn Time

When your selected content begins downloading, tap on the file icon.

Download content from Popcorn Time

You can also track the download process.

Popcorn Time on Firestick

These downloaded files will be accessible from the Menu section.

The Frequently Asked Questions

What is Popcorn Time?

Popcorn Time is available in the form of an Android app hence on other streaming devices it can be downloaded as an APK. It makes use of torrents to download and fetch content.

Is it legal to use Popcorn Time for streaming?

Popcorn Time is totally legal to use for streaming although some content available may be copyrighted hence it is illegal to view it. So make sure your streaming activities are protected by a good VPN.

Which devices are compatible with Popcorn Time?

Popcorn Time can be installed on many devices in fact it is an Android app hence it is compatible on all Android operating systems. Also on Firestick.

In The End…

Popcorn Time is a great app to have on your Firestick device, even though it is designed for Android operating system so it may not be very friendly on the remote. But this issue can be resolved by installing Mouse Toggle as well for a smoother streaming experience.

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