Frequently Asked Questions

Depends on where you’re from, really. Once again: we’re using torrents, so if you really care, you’d better google what the legal situation around these protocol is where you live.

Indeed, you are. You’re going to be uploading bits and bits of the movie for as long as you’re watching it on Popcorn Time.

Your movies will stay buried in a secret folder somewhere in your drive until you restart your computer. Then it will be gone for good.

Most definitely. You’re going to have to download it manually though. But fear not! If you’re on version Beta 2, you’ll be notified within the app. Other than that, we’ll let you know through Facebook and/or Twitter.

We search for movies uploaded by YIFY. Better ask them how they are handling this!

Chances are that most (if not all) of the movies available in Popcorn Time will be in English. However, languages for subtitles and the app itself are constantly being added by our lovely contributors.

Your system may prevent unsigned apps from being run
Go to System Preferences > Security > Allow Apps downloaded from > Anywhere and try to launch Popcorn Time! again.

You may have not have enough User Priviliges
Open a Terminal, and type:

  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\\\ Helper
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\\ Helper\\ Helper\ EH
  • $ chmod +x /Applications/Popcorn\\ Helper\\ Helper\ NP

Living on Queen Elizabeth’s realm, aren’t you? Nothing we can do about that right now, sorry. But setting up a proxy might do the trick!

You may have to wait until all of the movie data (cover, summary, length, etc…) is retrieved. Sometimes it may be something else!

Our efforts are currently towards making the best desktop app for watching torrent movies. So launching versions for other devices is not in our immediate roadmap.