Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Install Netflix Alternative ‘Popcorn Time’ in Ubuntu 14.04

Popcorn Time, a free and open-source torrent streaming service, becomes stable since release 0.3.1
Popcorn Time allows you to watch movies, TV shows easily streaming from torrents, without any particular knowledge. It’s a good alternative if Netflix is not supported in your country.


Currently used:

  • mirror failback to yify subtitles.
  • icons and links to about dialog
  • methods to mark movie as watched
  • quality filter for movies
  • Advanced Settings with Connection, DHT, Tmp Folder options
  • Pressing ESC to closes modals
  • a help view for keyboard shortcuts. Press ?
  • Draggable subtitles. Move subtitles around the player
  • Drag and drop subtitles on the player to load a custom SRT file
  • Better init screen
  • Added Croatian, Thai and Vietnamese languages

Thanks to Webupd8 there is a PPA:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:webupd8team/popcorntime

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install popcorn-time


  1. in my ubuntu (14 LTS) window blank show to me... what it is? error?

  2. I find the solution: http://lintut.com/install-time-4-popcorn-3-1-in-ubuntu-and-mint-linux/