With the Popcorn Time fork website up and running again, movie lovers can watch movies without installing a torrent client and waiting for the movie to be downloaded. Popcorn Time has a very neat and slick interface with cool features like streaming the movie to other screens. If you have a Chromecast ready to stream, you can watch the movies on your big screen.
To stream movies to Chromecast, your computer and the Chromecast need to be on the same Wi-Fi network. Popcorn Time does not yet support streaming through your wired LAN. To stream Popcorn Time movies to your Chromecast device, follow these steps.
Steps to Stream Popcorn Time to Chromecast on Windows
Start Popcorn Time.
Select the movie or TV show you would like to stream.
Wait for the Popcorn Time to connect and buffer. When it starts playing the movie, you will see a “Play On” icon in the bottom-right corner of the application window. The icon does not have any text, and will change its shape according to the selected device. Click this icon and select your Chromecast device from the “Play On” menu.
If your computer and Chromecast are on the same Wi-Fi network and you have selected the Chromecast in your Popcorn Time application, you should be able to stream the media to your desired screen. However, if you are still having issues in streaming, it could be due to your computer’s firewall settings. To configure Windows Firewall, follow these steps.
Go to Control Panel and select Windows Firewall from System and Security Alternatively, you can search for Windows Firewall in the search utility.
On the upper left side of the firewall window, click Allow an app or feature through Windows Firewall.
Click the Change settings If you see a User Account Control window, you need to type a username, with administrator privileges, and its password. Scroll down to find the Popcorn Time in the alphabetically sorted list of apps. Make sure that both Private and Public check boxes are checked. Note: If you are using a third party firewall, you may need to configure it to allow Popcorn Time to access private and public networks.