Popcorn Time is a free alternative for streaming premium paid video streaming content from Netflix, Hulu, HBO Go, and more. Popcorn Time’s interface is similar to that of Netflix. You are allowed to search for media by genres or categories.
If the user selects the name of the movie, it is downloaded as a BitTorrent protocol. Like BitTorrent clients, Popcorn Time also starts sharing downloaded content with other users who download the same video. Popcorn Time is available for Windows, Mac, Android mobile devices, and Android Smart TVs.
Here are the steps on How to Install Popcorn Time on Smart TV
Need to install Popcorn Time on Smart TV
Before installing Popcorn Time APK, we need to follow some procedures otherwise the whole process of installing Popcorn Time on Smart TV will fail. The steps are as follows:
Enable unknown sources
To get the Popcorn Time app on your Smart TV you need to enable Unknown Sources first. Here we will show how to enable unknown sources on your Android TV, which is used to accept apps installed outside the Google Play Store.
Step 1: To enable unknown sources you need to turn on your Android TV first.
Step 2: On the main screen, you need to go to the Settings menu.
Step 3: Then in the Settings menu scroll down and look for the Personal tab, where you can access Security and restrictions.
Step 4: In this, you have to enable unknown sources.
Install ES File Explorer
Popcorn Time app is not available on Google Play Store and so you need to install it via ES File Explorer. ES File Explorer is available in the Google Play Store. Just open the Google Play Store and search for ES File Explorer. You can click Install which will automatically download and install it on your Smart TV.
Install Sideload Launcher
Sideload Launcher is a dedicated launcher which is essential for the Popcorn Time app on your device. Sideload launcher is used here to run the application. By default, Sideload Launcher is not installed on your Smart TV. You can download it from the Google Play Store. To download Sideload Launcher, you can simply open Google Play Store, search for the launcher and install it on your Smart TV.
How to install Popcorn Time on Smart TV
To get the Popcorn Time app on your Android Smart TV, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Open the Popcorn time official website and download the appropriate version required for your Android Smart TV.
Step 2: Download the file and upload it to your Google Drive or Dropbox, whichever is comfortable or easier.
Step 3: Now open your Android Smart Tv and open ES File Explorer installed.
Step 4: In ES File Explorer, you need to select the Action menu and go to the Network option, then select Cloud.
Step 5: Then on the page, you can see the New button which is located in the upper right corner of the screen.
Step 6: Using this option, you need to select the cloud service you used earlier to upload the Apk.
Step 7: After selecting the cloud, you need to enter the email ID and password to be associated with that cloud account.
Step 8: Once your account is synced, all content in the cloud will be displayed in ES File Explorer.
Step 9: In this, you have to select the Popcorn Time app and install it on your device.
Step 10: Once the application is installed, use Sideload Launcher to open Popcorn Time on the Android Smart TV.