How to install Popcorn Time on Kodi 17.3 Krypton? The Kodi Popcorn time addon is an unofficial plugin that allows users to stream torrent files via their Kodi application. Similar to the original Popcorn Time app, this add-on relies on the P2P protocol. In other words, it is torrent-based. In this guide, you can find all the necessary instructions to install Popcorn Time on Kodi 17 Krypton. The tutorial has been tested on PC, Mac, Android, Raspberry Pi, and Amazon Fire Stick.
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Just in case you’re still using an older Kodi version, use the guide below to setup Popcorn Time.
First, go to System -> File Manager.
Click on ‘Add Source’.
Select ‘None’ and the enter the following: http://dimitrology.com/repo
Scroll to the empty bar and enter: Dimitrology
From the home screen, go to ‘System’ -> ‘Settings’ -> ‘Add-ons’
Choose ‘Install from Zip file’ ->Dimitrology
Select kodipopcorntime.repository-1.0.0.zip and install it.
Wait until you see the add-on enabled notification.
Now, select Install from repository.
Choose the Markop159 Repo -> Video Addons.
Select Popcorn Time and install it.
From the Kodi home screen, choose ‘Videos’ -> ‘Addons’ -> Popcorn Time.
How to Install Popcorn Time on Kodi – Wrap Up
The fact Kodi Popcorn Time relies on torrents has its pros and cons. On one hand, the streaming quality is superb. On the other, you might get into legal trouble unless you’re using VPN. So, if you want to give Popcorn Time on Kodi a try, don’t do so unless you connect to a VPN server first.
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