Popcorn Time Roku Installation/Streaming Guide 2018
The Roku streaming player is famed worldwide, due to its ability of providing easy access to entertainment. Combined with Popcorn Time, we can only imagine the amount of binge-watching people will get into. That is exactly why we try providing a solution to using Popcorn Time on every platform. So, if you want to learn how to stream Popcorn Time Roku, then you are at the right place.
But, before we begin, allow us to give those who are uninformed a little info on Roku.
What is Roku?
Roku is a device similar to Chromecast and Firestick. It allows users to transform their TVs into entertainment hubs, providing access to premium channels like Netflix, Hulu, BBC iPlayer, and YouTube. At the same time, you can download and install various third party channels, which give you access to a more diverse field of content.
Popcorn Time Roku App
Though Popcorn Time is available on a multitude of platforms, there is no dedicated application for Roku devices. However, there is a PT channel available, which you can install from the Plex app (available on PC/smartphones/tablets and even Roku).
How to Install Popcorn Time on Roku / Plex Popcorn Time Roku
Installing Popcorn Time on Roku requires no rocket science. The process takes just about 5 minutes, if you follow the steps below:
- Download the Plex Media Server app from here.
- Install the software and then open it.
- Find and install the Popcorn Time channel.
- Open your Roku device and install Plex.
- Connect the two and enjoy streaming movies on PT!
To ensure you experience no hiccups during the process, make sure to redirect the PT downloaded files to the same directory of Plex Media Server. This way, when you go to another device while Popcorn Time is running, you can also see that movie/TV show pop up on the Plex app for Roku!
How to Stream Popcorn Time on Roku
Another way you can use Popcorn Time on Roku is to cast the screen of your PC or laptop to the device. This is quite similar to Google’s Chromecast. All you have to do is make sure that you are connected on the same network. For the steps below, we use Windows 10 to cast the screen to Roku.
- Switch on your TV and Roku device.
- On your PC/laptop, press the “Windows Key + P” to show the “Easy Display Switcher” menu. Here select “Roku” and wait for your PC to connect.
- You will receive a prompt. Click on the “Accept” button.
- The Roku device will now receive the screen cast from your PC.
- You will now see a mirror image of your PC on the Roku device and TV. Open Popcorn Time, select a movie to watch, and enjoy streaming!
Popcorn Time on Roku Setup via Mac
If you want to use Popcorn Time on Roku via Mac, you can follow the same steps mentioned above. The only difference is rather than downloading the Plex app for Windows, you get the relevant software for the Mac OS. If you want to screen mirror Mac to Roku, then simply download this iTunes app. Put your Mac and your Roku on the same router channel and hit the “Mirror” button!
Popcorn Time Roku Alternatives
If you are searching for Popcorn Time alternatives for different platforms, read our detailed guide. For Roku-specific replacements, refer to the list below:
Popcorn Time on Roku Channels
Once you access the Popcorn Time channel via Plex on Roku, you will not need to go through a list of broadcasters to find content you want to watch. You can stream movies/TV shows directly from the PT app. This kind of instant entertainment is truly worth appreciating!
Popcorn Time Roku Private Channels
PT itself does not have a list of private channels. However, you can always stream from Roku directly whenever you want to access a more diverse list of content. Some Roku private channels you may find interesting are listed in this blog.
Wrapping Things Up
You can now finally enjoy using Popcorn Time on Roku! We hope our guide proved helpful. Nevertheless, if you encounter any troubles down the road, do not hesitate on contacting us. Just drop a comment below and we will be there to provide assistance. Feel free to share the article with your friends and family members. Have a lovely day!