How to fix Popcorn Time’s ‘No Connection’ Error – Easy Steps!

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“When nothing works, Fixitkunal helps’ ‘ a comment by a Twitter user with whom I shared his personal and actionable tips to fix Popcorn Time no connection on its app.

When you want to watch content on the app, but when you open the popcorn, it shows no connection.

Today’s fixing blog will apply to all devices, whether you own an Android, iOS, Windows, Mac, or Android TV.

Popcorn Time is a free, open-source BitTorrent client that allows users to stream movies and TV shows. It is available for Windows, Mac, Linux, and Android.

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I read this to find the best solution, listed in the end.

Steps for Persistent Popcorn App “No Connection” Problem

1. Download the Older version of the Popcorn app

If you’re experiencing connectivity problems with the Popcorn application, consider reverting to an earlier version that is functioning properly. This could help resolve any issues and allow you to enjoy the app without interruptions.

2. Check your internet connection

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Ensure you are connected to the internet and that your connection is strong. You can do this by trying to load a website or another app that requires an internet connection. If you cannot load anything, your internet connection is probably the problem.

3. Restart your computer or device

Think of your computer or device as a little helper that talks to the internet to bring you things like movies on Popcorn Time. Sometimes, this helper gets tired or confused and needs to remember how to talk properly. When that happens, you might see a message saying “no connection” when using Popcorn Time.

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Now, here’s where the magic of restarting comes in. Restarting your computer or device is like giving that helper a little break. It’s like turning off a light switch and then turning it back on. When your helper starts again after the break, it wakes up fresh and ready to do its job properly.

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All the little hiccups and mix-ups confusing your helper during the break get cleared out. It’s like when you take a nap and wake up feeling better.

When your device wakes up from its restart nap, it’s better at talking to the internet, just like when you’re more awake and focused after a rest.

4. Update Popcorn Time

Updating Popcorn Time on Android:

  • To update your Popcorn Time app, first open it up.
  • Then find the menu icon (the one with three lines) in the top-left or top-right corner and give it a tap.
  • Next, look for something like “Settings” or “App Settings” and go there.
  • Finally, check for an option that says “Check for Updates” or “Update App” and tap on it.
  • If there’s an update available, just follow the instructions to download and install the latest version.

Updating Popcorn Time on iOS:

  • If you’re an iOS user and you’re looking to update your Popcorn Time app, don’t worry, it’s a piece of cake. All you have to do is follow these easy steps:
  • Firstly, press and hold the Popcorn Time app icon on your home screen until the icons start shaking. 
  • Secondly, tap the small “x” on the app icon’s corner to uninstall it. 
  • Then, head over to the App Store and search for “Popcorn Time.”
  • Lastly, tap the “Download” button to reinstall the app. And voila! You’ll have the latest version installed in no time.
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Updating Popcorn Time on Windows/Mac:

  • Open the Popcorn Time application on your computer.
  • Look for a menu option like “Settings” or “Preferences” and click on it.
  • Navigate to the “Updates” or “General” section.
  • Look for an option to “Check for Updates” or “Update Now.” Click on it.
  • If an update is available, follow the prompts to download and install the latest version.

Make sure that you are using the latest version of Popcorn Time. You can do this by going to the Popcorn Time website and downloading the latest version.

5. Clear your Cache and cookies

If you are using a Popcorn Time application on your Android or iOS phone, you need to clear the Cache, and I will let you know how you can do it on both operating systems.

When you keep watching content on Popcorn Time, it creates data. Over time, this data can accumulate and cause the app to malfunction. This can manifest in several ways, such as the app not working or having no connection. This is because Popcorn Time relies on being able to connect to its servers to function properly. If the app cannot connect to its servers, it will not be able to display new content or allow you to watch anything.

Here’s how to do it:

Clearing Cache on Android:

Need to free up some space on your device? Let me show you how to clear the cache for Popcorn Time!

  1. First, open up your device’s “Settings” app and scroll down until you see “Apps” or “Applications.”
  2. Tap on it and look for “Popcorn Time” in the list of installed apps.
  3. Once you find it, tap on it and then tap on “Storage” or “Storage & cache.”
  4. From there, you’ll see options to clear the cache and clear data. To free up some precious space, just tap “Clear cache” and voila!
  5. Your device will thank you.

Clearing Cache on iOS:

On iOS, you cannot directly clear the Cache of individual apps. However, uninstalling and reinstalling the app can achieve a similar effect. Here’s how:

Hey there! If you need to uninstall and reinstall Popcorn Time on your phone, it’s pretty easy. 

  1. Just press and hold the app icon on your home screen until it starts shaking, and then tap the little “x” in the corner to uninstall.
  2. After that, head over to the App Store and search for Popcorn Time.
  3. Once you find it, just tap the “Download” button to reinstall the app. 
  4. This will also clear the app’s cache, so it should be good as new!

6. Use a different VPN

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7. Contact Popcorn Time support

If you still have connection issues, contact Popcorn Time support for help. You can do this by visiting the Popcorn Time website and clicking the “Contact Us” link.

Outdated App Version: An outdated app version might lead to connectivity issues. Update Popcorn Time to the latest version available on your respective app store.

8. Server Issues

Check the official server status page if you can’t connect to a website or service. If the servers are down, wait for them to come back up. If they’re up, try restarting your device or clearing your browser’s Cache and cookies. Contact support if you still need help with issues.

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Here are some other things you can do to troubleshoot server issues:

  • Check your internet connection.
  • Try using a different device or browser.
  • Contact the website or service’s support team.

What Do Reddit Users Say About No Connection on Popcorn Time?

Problem Comment:
“I have the same problem on my Huawei P30 Pro Android phone with EMUI 12. I’ve tried clearing app data, uninstalling, reinstalling different versions, and restarting the phone, but the ‘no connection’ problem persists.”

Reddit.

Comments Highlighting a Solution

  • “Hey, for those complaining that Popcorn Time no longer works, I found a way to fix it. First, download the latest version for your operating system from the official release section on GitHub: Popcorn Time Releases. After installing, when you launch it, you might see a message that the Cache is empty, prompting you to update the cache URLs. Agree and wait for about 30 seconds. Then, restart the app. It should work fine now. If the app crashes upon opening, try opening it again. Following these steps resolved the issue for me, and I hope it helps others, too!”
  • “I’ve been experiencing the same issue, and I tried uninstalling and re-downloading the app, but it didn’t work. The app won’t load on my Android TV. Has anyone else encountered this problem? I’m not sure what to do next.”
  • “I was having the same issue on my Samsung Android tablet. I uninstalled the version I had and installed the newer version, 0.3.6 arm. Now it’s working fine. Thanks for sharing the solution!”
  • “I’m experiencing the same problem on my Firestick. Can anyone recommend an APK that actually works? I’m getting the ‘no connection’ screen with every APK I find.”
  • Comment Offering Solution for Fire Devices:
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“Popcorn Time works fine on my Fire Devices. You can get the latest version, the 0.3.6 TV arm, from the official Community guidelines. Here’s the link: Popcorn Time APK.”

Q: “Can I download from this source without a VPN?”

Ans: “Yes, you can download the app without a VPN, but you’ll need a VPN to use it securely.”

  • Comment Providing Version-Specific Fix:

“I had the same issue on my new device. I downloaded version 3.6.10, changed the language to English, adjusted subtitles settings, and unchecked the ‘check connection’ option. After restarting the app, it worked. Hope this solution helps others!”

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Why No Connection on popcorn time?

This issue occurs when the app fails to connect with its servers, resulting in the inability to stream content. Various factors can contribute to this problem, including server issues, connectivity problems, or app glitches.

  • Problem: Popcorn Time is not connecting to the internet.
  • Solution: Check your internet connection and make sure that you are connected to the internet and that your connection is strong. If you are using a WiFi connection, try restarting your router.
  • Problem: Popcorn Time is not finding any torrents.
  • Solution: Restart your computer or device and try again. You can also clear your Cache and cookies. If that doesn’t work, try using a different torrent client.
  • Problem: Popcorn Time is not playing videos.
  • Solution: Ensure you have the latest version of Popcorn Time and that your computer or device meets the minimum system requirements. You can also try using a different VPN. If that doesn’t work, try reinstalling Popcorn Time.

Conclusion

Today, I will show you how to fix “Popcorn Time” connection issues on Android, iOS, Windows, and MacOS. If you found this article helpful, please leave a comment.

If you have any queries about this topic, please ask in the comment section below. We will reply within 24 hours. 

Kunal
Kunalhttps://www.fixitkunal.com/author/kunal-kashyap/
Kunal Kashyap, the tech guru behind FixItKunal.com, simplifies complex tech issues with clear and user-friendly guides. With expertise in Android, iOS, and more, his tutorials empower users to tackle tech problems confidently. Kunal's engaging style makes technology accessible to both beginners and experts. Beyond tech, he explores psychology and keeps up with tech and business trends awarded by the Government and Namita Thapar.

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