How to Download & Install PopcornTime on Mac?

With the popularisation of Video on Demand content on the Internet, there has been a rise of multiple OTT (Over The Top) platforms. Different movies and web series are split across different video platforms which makes streaming popular content on the internet difficult. Here in this guide we are going to discuss about one such popular platform, PopcornTime and how to install PopcornTime on mac.

Popcorn Time

Popcorn Time is a media streaming platform which provides free access to multiple movies, television shows and web series which are usually available on subscription based Over The Top (OTT) platforms such as Netflix.

One of its main advantages is that it is mostly up to date with a large volume of popular and current movies, TV shows and web series. It includes video content from multiple OTT (Over The Top) platforms such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video etc. Popcorn Time can be accessed on a plethora of devices ranging from Smartphones to computers including Apple MacBook.

Although it’s possible to use Popcorn Time on a MacBook, some users may face certain issues in the download or installation process of the PopcornTime application on mac. The main reason for these potential issues is the Apple security features which might cause difficulties in downloading and installing third party applications from unknown sources.

Downloading PopcornTime on Mac

Follow the given steps to download Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook :

  1. Open a web browser on your Apple MacBook, e.g. Safari Browser.
  2. Search for Popcorn Time on your Web Browser. From the search results, click to open the Popcorn Time website.
  3. Upon opening the Popcorn Time website, locate the download tab and click to download Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook.
  4. After clicking download, you might be presented with a dialog box to confirm your choice. Click Download.

After successfully completing the downloading process by following the above given steps the Popcorn Time downloaded file will be added to your downloads list. The downloaded file will have a .pkg extension.

Installing PopcornTime on your Apple MacBook

In order to install Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook, follow the given steps:

  1. Locate the Popcorn Time Installer file, in the Downloads menu. The download will have a .pkg extension.
  2. Click to open and start the Popcorn Time Installer.
  3. You will be presented with different instructions and options. Select the most appropriate options and continue with the on screen instructions.
  4. After successfully continuing with the on screen instructions, the installation process will be finished, and Popcorn Time will be installed on your Apple MacBook.
  5. After installation of Popcorn Time, return to the home screen. Click and open the Launchpad on your Mac.
  6. The Popcorn Time application icon will be present with other applications on your Apple MacBook.

PopcornTime on Mac : Installation issues

Apple security features may cause difficulties in the installation of third party applications from unknown sources on your Apple MacBook.

This might also cause difficulties in installing Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook. You may be presented with a dialog box that you cannot open the Popcorn Time Installer on your Apple MacBook.

Such an installation issue can be fixed by following the given steps :

  1. Locate the System Preference option on your Apple MacBook and click to open.
  2. In the system preference menu, locate the Security and Privacy Preferences option and click on it.
  3. You will be presented with a notice regarding the Popcorn Time Installer file. Locate the “Open Anyways” option next to the notice.
  4. Click on the Open Anyways option.

Following the above given steps will allow you to install a third party application from an unknown source on your Apple MacBook, i.e Popcorn Time.

Using PopcornTime on Mac

Popcorn Time is an easy to use video streaming platform. Follow the given steps to use Popcorn Time to watch a specific movie or TV show :

  1. Popcorn Time offers free access to a large volume of video content on a simple and user-friendly GUI (Graphical User Interface). Finding movies and TV shows on Popcorn Time is easy and can be done by searching across genres or by using the search box.
  2. Once you have found your specific movie or TV show on Popcorn Time, click on it and you will be presented with details such as reviews.
  3. You will also be able to select the episodes you wish to watch from the list of available episodes .
  4. After selecting your show and episodes you need to locate the watch it now option. You can also select the language you wish to view your program in, from the available languages in the language settings. The streaming quality can also be adjusted as per your needs and internet connectivity.
  5. Popcorn Time application also sports an in built video player for a smooth video streaming experience.
  6. After selecting your desired language and quality settings, click on the Watch It Now option to stream your desired movie or TV show on Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook.

PopcornTime on Mac: Common issues

While using the Popcorn Time application on your Apple MacBook you might face some issues which can be fixed easily. Some of these common issue with steps to fix them are listed below :

  1. One of the common issues is that the Application doesn’t work or doesn’t open. This might be related to the version of the Popcorn Time application installed on your Apple MacBook. This issue can be easily fixed by updating to the latest version of the Popcorn Time applications or downgrading to a much more stable version.
  2. Another issue one might face can be a loading issue. The most common cause of a loading or buffering issue is one’s internet connectivity issue. It can be fixed by refreshing your internet connection.


Popcorn Time is an easy to use solution of your entertainment needs, providing free access to movies and TV shows over the internet. Popcorn Time on your Apple MacBook is easy to install and allows you to easily stream video content on you Apple MacBook.

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