Popcorn Time is a service based on a P2P system where you can watch series and movies online for free. A free multi-device application that uses torrent files so you can watch any movie. At first glance and in terms of interface, something similar to Netflix but without cost and with a very different operation: Popcorn Time is based on the use of torrent and allows streaming thanks to an included multimedia player .
A service based on torrent connections
Unlike the paid platforms that use their own closed video compression system to offer you the content through their online or desktop applications for PC, Mac or smartphone, Popcorn provides a service through torrent connections that download the video to a temporary folder, which means you can start watching a movie or episode whilst the rest of the video finishes downloading.
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The application has tried to succeed on the Internet since its inception in 2014 but it has not been easy, it has changed hands, it has closed and opened again and again. Just a few months after its release, the original version shut down and the app forked into various groups which wanted to continue a service that had changed the way movies were played online. Two groups arrived that used the source code: One of them was supported by the original developers (Popcorn.io) and it was mutating until it reached what we know today.
- Watch movies and series via streaming.
- Search engine.
- Playback in HD quality whenever possible.
- Latest releases.
- Movies and series in their original language with subtitles.
- Sort the results by rating, genre or year.
- Download the videos to watch them offline.
As you probably already know, this service is also available as a desktop version for Windows, Mac, and Linux. You can also enjoy its content on Android smartphones, tablets and even android TV devices. I tried it on Mi TV Stick and it worked perfectly.
This article will show you how to download and install the apk file of Popcorn Time app on android TV and Mi TV Stick device.
The process will take three steps:
- First, we will install Downloader app from play store
- Second, we will enable installation from unknown sources for downloader app
- Finally, we will find, download and install the apk file
If the first two steps are already done for you, then skip directly to the third one
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- ##check## Warning: Stream anonymously
Third-party streaming sources do not host the content they present. Rather, they scrape links from publicly available websites, and such links often offer copyrighted content. This means that you can easily get in trouble for streaming on Kodi. So It is becoming more and more dangerous to stream using a third-party addon on Kodi. This is due to increased efforts by ISPs, governments, and content producers to curb the illegal transmission of copyrighted content.
To avoid legal troubles or any other consequence, always use a reliable VPN. The VPN will encrypt your traffic and route it securely to a remote server of your choice. This way, your ISP won’t be able to see what you are streaming or accessing . You will also get a new IP address that will act as a new layer of anonymity.
Install Downloader app on Mi TV Stick
The first thing you need to do is to install Downloader, a powerful browser and file manager specifically designed for android TV based devices, and this is the element that interests us the most, since we will use it to download any apk on the net.
Say that Downloader is available in the official play store , so you can download it directly to your Mi TV Stick.
Open Play store, search Downloader, then install and open the application
Once launched it will ask you to grant permission to access local storage. Since this is a file manager, it will need that permission to function. Just press Allow
Most importantly, you will have to activate the browser option for this app. To do so, a plug-in must be installed. In the search box type the following address: browser.aftvnews.coma press GO
Wait for the download to finish then press Install.
When the installation process is over, press Done.
It will take back to the previous screen, here you should select Delete to get rid of the installation package and free storage space.
Next, confirm deletion
That’s it, your browser is now ready to use. just go to the search box, type an address or query to start surfing the net. And this is exactly how we are going to find and install apks on Mi TV Stick device.
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Enable Installation from unknown sources
The most interesting apps for Mi TV Stick are found in third-party sources. So, the first thing you have to do is enable installation from unknown sources . If not already done, just follow these steps:
Launch Mi TV Stick and click on the “System Settings” Icon.
Select Device Preferences
Go to Security and restrictions
Enter Unknown sourcesoption
Allow Downloader app to install from unknown sources
Install Popcorn Time apk on Mi TV Stick
After having enabled installation from unknown sources, your device can now install any app you want from outside the official Play Store.
Once downloader app is ready to use, all you have to do is click on the Browser option and use the web browser to download any application in APK format.
To install Popcorn Time apk, one of the greatest destinations for you to enjoy a limitless number of movies and TV shows, follow the steps below:
Launch Downloader app and in the search box and type the download link http://bit.ly/Ptime-apk then press GO
Once the file downloaded, Press Install
Now click Done to go back to the previous screen
Delete the installation package
That’s it, you can now use your Popcorn Time app.
Go back to home screen, in the app drawer, find and open your app normally
Enjoy a great quality content of movies and TV shows on your big screen for free
Congratulation, you have just installed Popcorn Time , which is one of the best applications for watching movies and TV shows on Mi TV Stick or any other android TV device.
With the guide above, you can install any apk in just a few minutes. You can then integrate Real-debrid and Trakt.tv to enhance your streaming experience.
However, always make sure your VPN is connected , to avoid copyright infringement issues. See how to install ProtonVPN on Mi TV Stick and android TV