Popcorn Time streams movies and TV shows from torrents directly into your screen. The objective is to install Popcorn Time movie streamer on Ubuntu 16.04 Linux.
Privileged access to your Ubuntu System as root or via
sudo command is required.
- # – requires given linux commands to be executed with root privileges either directly as a root user or by use of
- $ – requires given linux commands to be executed as a regular non-privileged user
Download Popcorn Time binaries
In this step we will download and extract Popcorn Time binaries into
$ sudo mkdir /opt/popcorn-time FOR 32-BIT SYSTEM EXECUTE: $ sudo wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-32.tar.xz | sudo tar Jx -C /opt/popcorn-time FOR 64-BIT SYSTEM EXECUTE: $ sudo wget -qO- https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-64.tar.xz | sudo tar Jx -C /opt/popcorn-time
Create executable link
Now, that Popcorn Time binaries are in place, we will create a symbolic link of
/opt/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time binary to
/usr/bin/popcorn-time. This will allow non-privileged users to start Popcorn Time via terminal without any additional configuration:
$ sudo ln -sf /opt/popcorn-time/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/popcorn-time
Create Desktop Launcher
Use your favorite text editor eg.
vim and create launcher shortcut. The below command uses
vim editor to create new
/usr/share/applications/popcorntime.desktop desktop entry:
$ sudo vi /usr/share/applications/popcorntime.desktop
Insert the following content into the above created file:
[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;
Lastly, download Popcorn Time’s icon:
$ sudo wget -q -O /opt/popcorn-time/popcorntime.png https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/6/6c/Popcorn_Time_logo.png