How to Install and Use Popcorn Time on Roku

Popcorn Time on Roku

Roku is a media streaming platform that streams content from other services. TV with a built-in Roku is one of its popular products. A wide variety of Roku streaming devices are in stores over the past few years. Some popular streams on Roku include Netflix, YouTube, Disney Plus, and HBO Max. Besides, Roku streams 4K and HDR video packages on a simple interface. Here, let’s see how to access Popcorn Time on Roku.


Popcorn TV is a free Bit-Torrent platform, which provides content from other media streamers like Netflix. Initially, after its release, Popcorn Time was popular because of its easiness to use. The interface on Popcorn is very user-friendly, and it is somewhat similar to that of Netflix. To watch content from Popcorn Time, the users have to download it from the Torrent sites.

Popcorn Time

Install Popcorn Time on Roku

Follow these simple methods to install Popcorn Time on your Roku devices.

Using Plex Media Player app

Step 1: Firstly, on your Windows PC, install the Plex Media App.

Popcorn Time on Roku

Step 2: Secondly, open ‘Plex’. It has an unofficial channel list. Here, search for the ‘Popcorn Time’ channel and install it.

Step 3: Turn on your Roku device. In the Roku Channel Store, search and download ‘Plex’.

Step 4: Next, sign in to Plex with the same account as before. Here, the Popcorn channel is already available now.

Screen Mirroring Popcorn Time to Roku TV

This method is highly advised when you already have Popcorn Time on your Android phone or tablet.

Step 1: Initially, from the Google Play Store on your android device, search and install the ‘All Screen’ app.

All Screen App

Step 2: Next, search for ‘All Screen Receiver’ on your official Roku Channel Store.

Popcorn Time on Roku

Step 3: Click on the ‘+Add Channel’ option to install it on Roku.

Step 4: In the Popcorn Time app on your android device, open the ‘Preferences’ option.

Step 5: Finally, choose ‘All Screen’ as a ‘Default Video Player’. Now, play a video on the Popcorn Time app and watch it on your TV using Roku.

Using Popcorn Time is completely legal. But, it depends on the contents you stream on it. Keep your hands out of sharing and downloading copyrighted content to use it legally. However, it is advised to use Popcorn TV with a proper VPN.

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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. Is Popcorn Time Safe?

Popcorn Time is completely legal to use, and streaming copyrighted content is illegal, which isn’t safe.

2. Why is Popcorn Time illegal?

Popcorn Time has copyrighted content, and as we all know, it is illegal to do so. However, having Popcorn Time isn’t illegal; only dealing with copyrighted content will be taken care of.