Popcorn Time Android apps put the wide selection of movies and TV shows on your Android powered smartphone or tablet. Since Popcorn Time can be used to illegally watch copyrighted materiale you won’t find it in Google Play so you will have to install it manually.

We won’t give you the details on how to install the app but it’s like installing any other third-party apk-file.

Please remember that it’s probably illegal for you to use Popcorn Time to watch movies and TV shows – even on an Android device.

What does the Popcorn Time Android app look like?

In case you’re curious about what the Popcorn Time for Android looks like we’ve put together a few screenshots of the app on a smartphone running Android 6.0 (Lollipop).

popcorn time android app movie menu

This is what the movies menu looks like. Tap the thumbnail to go to the selected movie where you can read more and start playback.

popcorn time android movie play screen

Here you can start the movie, read a short description and see metadata such as IMDB rating, release year, etc.

popcorn time android movie play screen extended

Swiping up reveals options to read more about the movie, watch a trailer, select subtitles and resolution.

popcorn time android app beaming menu

Click the beaming icon in the top right corner to play the movie with Chromecast, AirPlay (with Apple TV) or DLNA compatible devices (Smart TV).

popcorn time android app preferences

The preferences screen lets you control settings such as default resolution, app language, default subtitle language, torrenting settings etc.

popcorn time android app terms of service

The first time you open Popcorn Time for Android you’re presented with a TOS (Terms of Service) that you need to accept to use the app. Read it.

Popcorn Time for Android TV

Android TV is a special and distinct version of the Android operating system that looks and works like a Smart TV and is operated by a controller rather than a touch screen. It’s found on some brands of flat screens and also on several digital media players. The Popcorn Time Android TV app is a fork of the regular Android app modified to work with Android TV developed by the people behind the official Popcorn Time app over from popcorntime.io.

At this point, the app has been in development for months but has only just been released to the public. It’s a work in progress and some functions such as VPN haven’t been implemented yet but as it looks they will be in the near future.

nexus-player-popcorn-time-android tv

We tried installing the Popcorn Time Android TV app on a Google Nexus Player.

The Popcorn Time Android TV app is, of course, not to be found in the Google Play app store so you need to download the installation file yourself and install it manually. We tried installing it on a Google Nexus Player and while it did work some of the time it usually didn’t.

The app should work for any Android TV device provided installation of apps from unknown sources can be enabled and that there’s enough space on the internal storage to contain whatever you’re trying to watch.