What is Popcorn Time?
Popcorn Time is a Bit Torrent client that comes with a built-in media player. This useful application gives a free substitute to subscription-based video streaming services, such as Hulu, Netflix, Amazon and more.
How does it work?
Popcorn Time uses sequential downloading to stream movies and videos listed by several torrent websites.
Steps To Stream Popcorn Time On Roku
In order to stream Popcorn Time on Roku, all you need to do is install the Plex media server and the Popcorn Time channel. You can install and run these two in just 5 minutes:
1) Go to “My Computer”.
2) Install Plex Media Server
3) Within Plex Media Server, install the Popcorn Time Channel
4) Go to your Roku
5) Install the Plex channel
That is it – As you can see, it is pretty easy to connect the two and Popcorn Time now runs like a charm.
Watch your favorite movies on TV instead of being stuck to your desk.
Make Popcorn Time download files to the same directory that Plex Media Server pulls from. So, when you go to another device while Popcorn Time is running on your desktop, you will see the movie pop up in Plex Media Server on that device.
Say, for example:
Create a “Popcorn Time” folder on your hard drive. In the Popcorn Time program, set the “Popcorn Time” folder to receive the streaming content. In Plex, create a movie folder and pull in content from the “Popcorn Time” folder.
Thus, with this small tweak, you can easily watch your favorite movies on the big screen.