How to download free movies for off-line viewing from Popcorn Time
This guide will show you how to save a movie downloaded by Popcorn Time for further usage, like for example watching it on big TV from USB stick.
Important – Must Read!
Most of the Popcorn Time apps you will find on the Internet contain malware. Be careful what you download and install.
As of today 02/12/2017 the safe version would be fork named: “Popcorn Time Community” available from this page: https://popcorn-time.is/
Also be very careful about purchasing VPN from these applications. Some people reported that later on they had major problems with cancelling annual renewal.
Better option is to use VPN purchased from other vendor.
First thing to know is that Popcorn Time is basically another BitTorrent client with nice user interface and a huge list of database of torrents/magnets with movies to watch.
Remember that when you watch a movie in Popcorn Time you not only download it but also share it with others. This is how BitTorrent works.
In some countries downloading a movie for private use is legal but sharing it further is not.
There are two ways to get Popcorn Time movies:
Download by Magnet link
For this you will need external BitTorrent client.
To find a Magnet Link of a movie go to the show you want to download (Movie, TV Serie, Anime) and look for magnet icon and circle like shown in the picture below:
When you hover over the circle you will see details about file availability:
- Few or none seeds. Might work or not.
- Medium number of seeds. It will work but will take more time to download.
- High availability. Plenty of seeds. File will play easily.
If you right clicked icon, go to your Torrent client and paste the magnet link.
If you used left mouse button default Torrent client will open already having the magnet link.
Save by Cache Directory
Scroll down to Download Directory option.
This is where the movies are downloaded to. You can change path to more user friendly place like
Make sure that Delete all your Downloads after closing app is unchecked. This way Popcorn Time will not delete downloaded movies.
To copy and paste path, left click mouse button and drag cursor along the text to select it. Right click it and choose Copy from the context menu. Paste the path to Windows Explorer.
In Cache Directory you will see sub folders like:
d9729feb74992cc3482b350163a1a010da3ea1b6- zero or more.
You can ignore first two. Movies are in the long letters-numbers folders. These are torrents hash codes.
If you choose to show subtitles they will also be in the movie directory. Basically it is a complete set of files to watch.