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How to Download Movies on Popcorn Time [2022]



Popcorn Time Movies

Popcorn Time is a powerful tool that enables you to play hundreds of movies and TV Shows directly on your Android device, without having to download anything. Popcorn Time app takes the .torrent file for a movie or episode, that lets you watch and stream it on your device. So that it is a very good idea to have a WiFi connection when you are using this application. Sometimes the video might end up stored on your device. So, it is better to clean the temporary file folder for Popcorn Time frequently. Popcorn Time’s interface is elegant and intuitive. On the first screen of the app, you can quickly access any of the latest releases that are available to download and you can even access the selection of a series of search tools by tapping on the screen.

Popcorn Time Movies

It is the movie and series player that provides plenty of content for its fans. Plenty of people use Popcorn Time for watching movies and shows. The application is available for all the platforms So that you can enjoy watching your shows on your Android, iOS, Windows, and Linux devices without any hassle. This application is similar to Netflix. It provides you with a lot of movies. The options change daily but the main screen is dominated by the most recent blockbusters. You can easily search for folders and popular movies. Popcorn Time is great for streaming TV shows and Movies. The Movie list of Popcorn Time gets updated frequently So that you can watch all the latest movies on time. 

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How to Download Movies on Popcorn Time?

#1. On Popcorn Time, just go to the show or movie that you want to download and look for a magnet icon and circle like shown in the picture below.

Tap the Magnet icon

#2. Just hover your mouse over the circle to see the details about the file availability:

  • Few or none seeds. Might work or not.
It means Few or none seeds

  • Medium number of seeds. It will work but will take more time to download.
It means Medium number of seeds

  • High availability. Plenty of seeds. File will play easily.
It means High availability seeds

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#3. Click on the Magnet icon

  • Left mouse button click executes the default application that is assigned to the magnet links. If you don’t have such an app or if the app isn’t opening then nothing will happen after a click. 
  • Right mouse button click copies the magnet link to your clipboard.
Copy the magnet link

#4. If you right-click the icon, just go to your torrent client and paste the magnet link on it. 

#5. If you used the left mouse button then the default Torrent client will open already having the magnet link. 

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Save by Cache Directory

#1. Go to Settings

click Settings icon on Popcorn Time

#2. Scroll down to the Download Directory option.

This is where the movies are downloaded to. You can change the path based on your needs.


Tap Download directory

#3. In Cache Directory you will see sub folders like: torrent-stream, TorrentCache, d9729feb74992cc3482b350163a1a010da3ea1b6 – zero or more.

  • You can ignore the first two. Movies are in a long letter-number folders. These are torrents hash codes.

#4. If you want to show subtitles they will also be in the movie directory. Basically, it is a complete set of files to watch.

  • If you want to check the download progress, Just hover your mouse over the eye icon while the movie is playing. This will show up the estimated time remaining to complete the download.
Check the download status by tapping the eye icon

Alternative Way to Download Movies on Popcorn Time

If you’re using version, follow the steps listed below to download movies.

#1. On the interface of Popcorn Time, tap the Settings icon displayed at the top-right corner.

Select Settings on Popcorn Time app

#2. Tick the box next to the option Show advanced settings.

Tick Show Advanced Settings

#3. Locate and navigate to the section Cache Directory and untick the box placed left to the option Clear Tmp Folder after closing app?.

Go to Cache Directory

#4. Then, click the option Cache Directory and select a directory where you wanted to save the downloaded movie.

#5. Navigate to the Home screen and select a movie.

#6. Click the Download button exhibited at the bottom. Now, the movie will start downloading.

Select a movie on Popcorn Time and hit the Download button

#7. After finishing the download, go to the directory on your PC. You’ll find the downloaded movie in a folder named with letters and numbers.

Open the play the

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can you download movies on Popcorn Time?

Yes. There are two ways to download movies on Popcorn Time. Both the methods are listed above.

2. Is Popcorn Time safe without VPN?

No. As Popcorn Time uses torrenting technology, it exposes you to cyber threats. So, it is mandatory to use a VPN while streaming Popcorn Time.

3. Can I download Popcorn Time movies on Android?

Yes. You can download Popcorn Time movies on Android. To do it, Install and open Popcorn Time on your Android phone >> Go to Settings >> Storage location >> Play a movie and download it.