How to Watch Popcorn Time on Google TV

Popcorn Time on Google TV

Popcorn Time is a streaming service with various movies, TV shows, and series. It features all the new and old released content. But this site is a torrent one and streams movies illegally. The application is available on various devices like Android, iOS, Mac, etc. To watch Popcorn Time on your Chromecast with Google TV, you can either sideload the application or cast the contents from your smartphone or computer. Let us see how to watch Popcorn Time on Google TV with the workaround.

Popcorn Time on Google TV

There are two different ways to stream the Popcorn Time contents on your Google TV.

  • Sideload the application
  • Cast the contents

Sideload Popcorn Time on Google TV using Downloader

(1) Turn on your Chromecast with Google TV and connect it to the internet.

(2) Then click on the Search option on the top menu bar of the home screen.

Install Downloader on Google TV

(3) Type Downloader on the search field with the help of the supplied remote.

Install Downloader on Google TV

(4) Select the Downloader application from the search results.

(5) Click on the Install button on the app information screen.

Install Downloader

(6) The Downloader app will be downloaded and installed on your Google TV.

(7) Enable Developer Mode with the following steps.

  • Click on the Profile icon from the home screen, then choose Settings.
  • Select the About menu option.
  • Click on the Android OS Built option continuously until you see the “You are now a developer” message on the screen.

(8) Now, you have to Enable Unknown Sources for the Downloader app.

Sideload Popcorn Time using Downloader
  • Go to the Google TV Settings.
  • Then choose Apps followed by Security and Restrictions on the next screen.
  • Now, choose Unknown Sources.
  • Then turn on the toggle near the Downloader app.

(9) Launch the Downloader app on your Google TV.

(10) Click on the Home tab on the left pane and highlight the URL field.

Sideload using Downloader

(11) Type the following URL:

(12) Click on the Go button.

(13) Wait for the app to download and then click the Install option on the following screen.

(14) Once the app is installed, launch the app and start streaming your favorite contents.

Cast Popcorn Time to Google TV from Smartphone

The following steps are applicable for both Android and iOS phones.

(1) Install the Popcorn Time app on your Android or iOS smartphone.

(2) Now, launch the app and select any of your favorite content to stream.

(3) Make sure to connect your smartphone and Chromecast with Google TV to the same Wi-Fi network.

(4) Start Playing any content you want to stream.

(5) Tap on the Cast icon on the screen, then select your Google TV from the list of available devices.

Cast Popcorn Time to Google TV from Smartphone

(6) The Content will now stream on your TV after a successful connection.

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How do I install Popcorn Time on Google TV?

You can sideload the app using a third-party source like Downloader, or you can cast the contents from a smartphone app.

Why is Popcorn Time Illegal?

Popcorn Time streams all your favorite movies and TV shows that are recent or old releases. But they are streamed without the permission of owners, which in other words is called Piracy that is an illegal activity. It is one of those torrent sites. So make sure to use reliable streaming sites like Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu to stream movies.

Is it necessary to use a VPN?

The site offers illegal content, which encourages piracy. The ISP, the government, will be monitoring your activities on the internet. So streaming illegal content will lead you into trouble. Using a VPN will hide your identity on the internet, and you will stay anonymous, which will help you stream any contents you want without any legal issues and geo-restrictions.