Install Popcorn Time

Install Popcorn Time CE

Do you want install Popcorn Time? The program is available for multiple platforms, including Linux, and in this post we will explain how to install it on your distro step by step in a simple way. For those who do not know this Argentine project, it is an open source media player app. It was thought as an alternative to video transmission services (video streaming) such as the famous Netflix that is so fashionable ... but using the torrent protocol. It works in a similar way to Spotify in terms of copyright, but with video.

Quickly Popcorn Time became popular and unexpectedly, in was discontinued its development in 2014 and the original developers did not continue to develop it, but the project has continued to be developed through a fork. Popcorn CE or Community Edition is the reincarnation of the missing app and it continues to be updated today thanks to the community developments that are responsible for its maintenance.

Tutorial to install Popcorn Time

Installing Popcorn Time CE can be done by following the steps below:

cd Descargas

  • We unpack the tarball, replace the X, Y, Z, VV with the numeric code corresponding to the version you have downloaded:
tar Jxvf Popcorn-Time-x.y.z-linux-vv.tar.xz

  • We install PopCorn-Time CE, first we enter the directory created after decompression:
cd Popcorn-Time-x.y.z-linux-vv

  • Installation will begin and it may ask us if we accept the license, for which it is enough to write «i agree» without quotation marks and continue ...

Now you can now search the app in the launcher or between the programs of your distro, or start it directly from the console by typing:


If you have had any questions or problems installing Popcorn Time on your Linux computer, leave us a comment.

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  1.   devilanton said

    It looks extremely good. I have to look at this.

  2.   xxxyyy said

    But are the movies still in English?

  3.   kuresentoedgar said

    Do you have the 32-bit version?

    1.    Antonio Gutierrez said

      Si the official page you will find all the downloads, which is what should have been provided here.

  4.   Raul P. said

    A question.
    Is the official website zippyshare?

  5.   technoco said

    In this mega link are the two see. , I just installed it in 32 and it works .. greetings colleagues.

  6.   Brink said

    Cool! This app linked to Kodi and configured very "hardcore" with some prog. Home to update lists, plugns, repos and update P0pcrn ...

    And we already threw the house out the window, we used the info to compile your own Linux distro and you have a Dist. Own for a multimedia center - Pc «de Salón»

  7.   Pinky x said

    Popcorn was relaunched and is on
    There are all the versions to download to any distro and all the explanations and yes for now in English. What I had no idea is that the project was originally Argentine ... well.
    The movies and others are linked to imdb to learn more about them, so even more in English.
    We will see how we can each collaborate so that there are things in Spanish
    Of course, from what I've seen, everything has subtitles ...

  8.   Juan Daniel said

    +10 lynx, works perfect, freshly installed on Linux Mint 64-bit

  9.   May said

    I could not install it, it gives me an error in the ./install
    I always get error in that command when I try to install .tar files

  10.   May said

    I get an error with the ./install command, the truth is that whenever I try to install apps in this way this happens to me. Someone help me please uu

  11.   camelot said

    Greetings, how can I install it if when unzipping it does not appear install file ???

  12.   Carlos said

    Look in my case what worked is instead of installing it and running it directly. So instead of putting the install command write "./Popcorn-Time" and that way the program already starts. I am new to Ubuntu so I would not know how to put a shortcut or something like that, for the moment I always open it this way.

    1.    Javier Sánchez said

      Hi Carlos, in order to use the Popcorn-imeTime launcher, you have to find the launcher, right-click and edit the launcher, the command $ / usr / bin / popcorn-time is changed to the following command $ ./Popcorn-Time

  13.   JESUS ​​LUIS said

    because it takes

  14.   freezerg said

    The ./install will not work because it DOES NOT EXIST inside the folder. In the current version it is convenient for you to run directly ./Popcorn-Time

  15.   samuelinux said

    Thanks for the command ./Popcorn-Time that was !!! thank you

  16.   Adrian Rodriguez said

    Another good application that works similarly and also allows you to watch series is Stremio (Using Juan Carlos and RARBG addons) (It also works with torrents)

  17.   Jos said

    Hi, I get this error (48)] Failed to load node library (error: cannot open file from shared object: File or directory does not exist)

    what I do???

  18.   Gabriel said

    I get

    ./Popcorn-Time: error while loading shared libraries: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

    I don't understand anything about Linux, I can't install this bullshit

  19.   Eduardo said

    Hi I downloaded and unzipped it, I really have no idea what this step means:

    «» Replace X, Y, Z, VV with the numeric code corresponding to the version you have downloaded:


    tar Jxvf Popcorn-Time-xyz-linux-vv.tar.xz «» »»

    I am a simple user, I don't know where I have to replace or what needs to be replaced, or where I can find the numerical code I need ...
    Thanks anyway for putting the info, and I suppose that if I manage to pass that step, I don't know where I'm going to start the installation ...

    1.    Diego German Gonzalez said

      Find the file you downloaded. Hover over it. Right-click on properties. Copy the file name.
      Now write in the terminal tar Jxvf and then paste the name of the file

  20.   Enrique said

    I already installed it, it didn't work ... now I can't find how to uninstall it, any help?

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