How To Install Popcorn Time on CentOS 7

Install Popcorn Time on CentOS 7

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Popcorn Time on CentOS 7. For those of you who didn’t know, Popcorn Time is an Open source of free software BitTorrent client which includes an integrated media player. Although other trackers can be added and used manually, popcorn time uses sequential downloading to stream videos listed by torrent websites. The files can be searched by genres and categories. Popcorn time is an easy interface to use and has a clean modern look.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of Popcorn Time on a CentOS 7 server.


  • A server running one of the following operating systems: CentOS 7.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo user or access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Popcorn Time on CentOS 7

Step 1. First, let’s start by ensuring your system is up-to-date.

yum clean all
yum install -y epel-release
yum -y update

Step 2. Installing Popcorn Time on CentOS 7.

First, install some tools to be used for the Popcorn Time installation:

sudo yum install wget xz

Next, use wget the command to download the tarballs directly in your system’s terminal:

### 32-bit ###
wget https://get.popcorntime.sh/build/Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux-32.tar.xz
tar -xvf Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux32.tar.xz
cd Popcorn-Time/ 
chmod 755 Popcorn-Time

### 64-bit ###
tar -xvf Popcorn-Time-0.3.10-Linux64.tar.xz
cd Popcorn-Time/ 
chmod 755 Popcorn-Time

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Popcorn Time. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing the Popcorn Time movie player in CentOS 7 system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you to check the official Popcorn Time website.

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r00t is a seasoned Linux system administrator with a wealth of experience in the field. Known for his contributions to idroot.us, r00t has authored numerous tutorials and guides, helping users navigate the complexities of Linux systems. His expertise spans across various Linux distributions, including Ubuntu, CentOS, and Debian. r00t's work is characterized by his ability to simplify complex concepts, making Linux more accessible to users of all skill levels. His dedication to the Linux community and his commitment to sharing knowledge makes him a respected figure in the field.
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