Popcorn Time VPN: Tutorial & FAQ

Popcorn Time is an extremely popular P2P streaming software based on the BitTorrent protocol.

In this article, we’ll explain why it’s best to use Popcorn Time in conjunction with a VPN, how to set up a VPN for Popcorn Time, whether it is legal to use Popcorn Time, and what alternatives to Popcorn Time there are.

What reasons are there for using Popcorn Time with VPN?

On the whole, there are three main reasons for using Popcorn Time with a VPN.

First and foremost is the obvious possibility of  streaming anonymously and protecting your privacy. Furthermore, a VPN also allows you to use Popcorn Time in countries where the service is blocked, while preventing your Internet provider from throttling your Internet speed while using it.

Preserve your anonymity

A VPN allows you to maintain your anonymity while using Popcorn Time, as your actual IP address is disguised.

It makes sense to use a VPN provider without log files, such as Shellfire, for example. You can also use cryptocurrency to pay for your VPN subscription to further privacy protection.

Use Popcorn Time in countries where it is blocked

There are countries where Popcorn Time is blocked and therefore cannot actually be accessed. However, using a VPN, it’s easy to access a foreign IP address, circumvent geo-blocking and still be able to use Popcorn Time.

Prevent your internet service provider from throttling your speed

Popcorn Time is a P2P software, which is not acceptable to certain ISPs.

If you reside in a country where it’s legal to do so, your ISP may throttle your Internet speed while you’re using Popcorn Time.

If you have activated a VPN connection, it’s no longer possible for your ISP to do this, as they can no longer tell if you are using Popcorn Time.

How to use Popcorn Time with a VPN on any device?

Popcorn Time is currently available for the following operating systems:

  • Windows
  • Mac OS X
  • Linux
  • Android
  • iOS

To use Popcorn Time with a VPN, first download Shellfire’s VPN software for whatever operating system on which you want to use Popcorn Time.

Then start up our VPN software and connect to any server.

Once you are connected, all data will be transferred via secure VPN connection, whether you are streaming via Popcorn time or just  surfing the web anonymously.

Click here to download Shellfire VPN for free!

Is using Popcorn Time with a VPN connection legal?

Note: The following paragraphs do not constitute legal advice, as we are not qualified to prove it.

In most countries, the use of a VPN software is perfectly legal. The only exceptions are countries with totalitarian regimes. Therefore, it is also legal to use Popcorn Time anonymously by activating a VPN connection.

However, you will still be responsible for any legal violations, such as illegal streaming of copyrighted content, should you be caught doing so.

What alternatives are there to Popcorn Time?

Popular alternatives to Popcorn Time include Kodi as well as VAVOO.tv Box.

If you use Kodi or VAVOO in addition to Popcorn Time, you can of course also use the Shellfire VPN to stream anonymously via Kodi and VAVOO.tv.


Popcorn Time is one of the most popular software for P2P streaming and is therefore intensely scrutinized by many authorities. In order to protect your privacy, when streaming via Popcorn time, we recommend using VPN software, which is extremely quick and easy to set up, at least in the case of Shellfire, and is also inexpensive.

A VPN also allows you to use Popcorn Time in countries where the software is blocked and to effectively bypass any existing geo-blocking.

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