How to watch Popcorn Time on Firestick

Julie Cole
Julie Cole | Tech writer and privacy advocate
Last updated: February 9, 2022
How to watch Popcorn Time on Firestick
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Streaming your favorite television shows and movies has never been easier than with Popcorn Time. Popcorn Time is a vast, multiplatform, free streaming application that allows users to stream directly on their phones and computers.

Popcorn Time is a great alternative to the plethora of paid video-on-demand services that have limited catalogues and device restrictions. Now you can find the best shows and movies all in one place and without breaking the bank.

The best part is that Popcorn Time can be downloaded to your Firestick to ensure that you can watch your programs on the big screen, too!

About the Popcorn Time Firestick App

Popcorn Time has a wonderful, frequently improved .apk file. This file type is intended for Android, which means that any android device should be able to use a program with that extension. This is why it is so easy to get the program on your Firestick. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to download and install the Popcorn Time Firestick App.

Download Popcorn Time on Firestick

To download Popcorn Time on Firestick you will need to perform a little bit of setting up. So, first you need to go to your Firestick device and then Settings.

In Settings find Device.

Amazon Fire Stick settings - Device

In Device find Developer options.

Amazon Fire Stick - Device - Developer Options

Ensure that both settings under Developer options are On.

Amazon Fire Stick - Device - Developer Options - ADB debugging

Next, you will need to find the application Downloader on your Firestick and download it.

Amazon Fire TV Stick downloader

Once downloaded, you should ensure that JavaScript is enabled in the Downloader settings.

The Downloader can now be used to navigate to the Popcorn Time for Android download page. Begin downloading the application.

How to install Popcorn Time on Firestick

Once you have downloaded the Popcorn Time application through the Downloader, you will need to click Install.

The installation will run on its own and inform you when it is finished.

You are now ready to enjoy Popcorn Time on Firestick!


Now that you have Popcorn Time installed on your Firestick, you can easily watch your favorite shows and movies on any device you plug your Firestick into. This can be the big screen in the living room, or maybe the pc in the den. Depending on where you are using your Firestick, you might need to adjust your Popcorn Time settings. Always be sure to give them a look before you begin streaming.

There is a lot to tinker with in the settings. You can adjust your cached options, your application language, and subtitle size/look.

How to use Popcorn Time on Firestick

Using the Popcorn Time app on Firestick is super simple! The application, once downloaded, will appear on your Firestick. Plug your Firestick into your Device and open the Popcorn Time application.

Popcorn Time on Fire TV Stick

The landing page is full of popular movies to choose from. You can decide to switch to viewing television shows instead. You can even search by genre or use the manual search bar to look up an exact title or actor.

After you’ve looked around and landed on a title, give it a click. You will find that title’s info page. Here you can look through the episode list (when applicable), look at reviews and ratings, see run times, and much more!

Popcorn Time on Fire TV stick

Once you know what you want to watch, just click Watch It Now and enjoy!

Troubleshooting – Popcorn Time not working on iOS

As with any program, paid or otherwise, there are a couple of frequently reported issues with the Popcorn Time for Firestick application. Here are the two most common errors and some resolutions:

  • Error Getting Show List – this can be resolved by either restarting the application, or if that doesn’t work, installing an older version of the application.
  • No Available Free Space on Disk – this means exactly what it sounds like. There is simply no more space on your Firestick. You can first start by clearing your cache, but if that doesn’t work simply remove excess applications to make more room on the device. If this is a frequent issue you may want to upgrade to a device with more storage.

Importance of VPN for Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time functions through peer2peer sharing, aka torrenting. It is always highly advised that you use a VPN when torrenting copyrighted content.

A VPN, or Virtual Private Network, works by creating a barrier between your data and the sneaky eyes of those seeking it. With a good VPN your ISP, your digital footprint, personal data, and general online activity are completely hidden. This keeps you safe and secure and provides you with the true digital freedom you deserve.

This is especially important on Popcorn Time if you are not experienced with navigating a torrenting site and avoiding copyrighted material. Digital piracy carries a hefty fine and potential jail time, which is a high price to pay for accidentally clicking a sketchy link! With a VPN you don’t have to worry about repercussions for your time in the peer2peer file sharing world.

If you use a VPN and use your Popcorn Time app responsibly, there is no reason you can’t get started with enjoying the best in streaming entertainment today!

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  1. Barry

    Thank you for the guide. It was helpful. I have also followed your advice and have registered an account with NordVPN because I now know I need a VPN and they had a great offer and seem like a really good choice. Thanks again.

  2. S Glover

    In its short history of existence, Popcorn Time has gained attention for all possible reasons. To this day, I still don’t know whether Popcorn Time is legal or not and if you can get in trouble using it especially for US residents

  3. Fábio Barros Pinto

    So glad to hear Popcorn Time is available for Firestick. I mistakenly thought it was only available for Apple TV. Love my Firestick and I will love it even more now. Can’t wait to check out what’s supposed to be an amazing catalog of entertainment.

  4. Kerry Riley

    I feel better streaming videos on Popcorn Time. Guess you don’t know the reason!! The peer2peer VPN is secured and I do not have to contravene copyright policy. Even if I’m streaming a copyright video, my VPN is good and secured to hide my details

  5. hoopaloopa1998

    Nice guide ! I wasn’t sure how to install it or if it could work at all, but it seems like it is ! I didn’t know about the need for a VPN though, but it obviously is better, thanks for the advice.

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