Introduction

Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents directly into your screen.

Objective

The objective is to install Popcorn Time player on CentOS 7.

Requirements

Optional privileged access to your CentOS is required if system-wide installation is required.

Difficulty

EASY

Conventions

  • # - requires given command to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of sudo command
  • $ - given command to be executed as a regular non-privileged user

Instructions

Prerequisites

First install some tools to be used for the Popcorn Time installation:
# yum install wget xz

Popcorn Time Installation

Please note that, if you experience the bellow error message with version 0.3.10, try to install older Popcorn Time version.
Illegal instruction (core dumped)

Popcorn Time Version 0.3.9

32-bit
# mkdir /opt/popcorn-time; wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.9-Linux-32.tar.xz | unxz | tar x -C /opt/popcorn-time
# ln -sf /opt/popcorn-time/linux64/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-time
64-bit
# mkdir /opt/popcorn-time; wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.9-Linux-64.tar.xz | unxz | tar x -C /opt/popcorn-time
# ln -sf /opt/popcorn-time/linux64/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-time

Popcorn Time Version 0.3.10

32-bit
# mkdir /opt/popcorn-time; wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-32.tar.xz | unxz | tar x -C /opt/popcorn-time
# ln -sf /opt/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-time
64-bit
# mkdir /opt/popcorn-time; wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-64.tar.xz | unxz | tar x -C /opt/popcorn-time
# ln -sf /opt/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-time

Create Desktop Launcher

Use your text editor to create a new /usr/share/applications/popcorntime.desktop file with the below content:
[Desktop Entry]
Version = 1.0
Type = Application
Terminal = false
Name = Popcorn Time
Exec = /usr/bin/popcorn-time
Icon = /opt/popcorn-time/popcorntime.png
Categories = Application;
As a last step download Popcorn Time's icon:
# wget -q -O /opt/popcorn-time/popcorntime.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Popcorn_Time_logo.png
How to install Popcorn Time movie player on CentOS 7 Linux