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Popcorn Time Alternatives for Linux

There are many alternatives to Popcorn Time for Linux and since it's discontinued a lot of people are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is Stremio, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to Popcorn Time and 14 are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Popcorn Time are Jellyfin, WebTorrent, DuckieTV and LeonFlix.

Popcorn Time alternatives are mainly Video Streaming Apps but may also be Torrent Streaming Services or Movie Streaming Services. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Popcorn Time.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Android

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  1. Media center allowing to watch movies, series, YouTube channels instantly. You can watch in HD, with subtitles, and easily cast any file to TV through DLNA, Chromecast, AppleTV!

    Discover - most popular movies
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    Most users think Stremio is a great alternative to Popcorn Time.
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    mARCUS420

    Simple UI, Fast, Community based addons, High quality 1080p/4K links, No buffering, Open Source. With addons/debrid services it's like Popcorn Time, just way better

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    Boomer112

    I see someone commented that Stremio only shows where you can watch them at a price. That's obviously NOT true. It's way better than Popcorn Time, better addons, etc and there's free movies too. There are however movies that do actually cost money but 95% are free to watch + download.

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    promotes non free service while popcorn time is free

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    Stremio doesn't provide content for downloading it free like Popcorn Time. It is just an app to show where one can watch them movies at a price.

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    HD links (sometimes even 4K), great variety of movies, and subtitles. Stremio can also stream magnet links!

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    It even has a better catalogue, because it accepts multiple torrent sites

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    Looking for a torrent-based alternative

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  2. Jellyfin icon

    Jellyfin

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • HP webOS
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Ungoogled Chromium
    • Mopidy
    • Roku
    • Cloudron
    • Kodi
    • Fire TV
    • Xbox
    • Firefox

    Jellyfin is a personal media server and client. The Jellyfin project was started as a result of Emby's decision to take their code closed-source, as well as various philosophical differences with the core developers.

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  3. WebTorrent icon

    WebTorrent

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Google Chrome
    • Safari
    • Opera
    • Node.JS
    • Chromium
    • Firefox
    • FLATHUB

    WebTorrent Desktop is able to instantly stream and play right away video and audio. You don't have to wait for it to finish downloading.

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    Most users think WebTorrent is a great alternative to Popcorn Time.
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    DuckieTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • Google Chrome

    DuckieTV is an (web)application that helps you track and download your favorite TV-Shows.

    Click an episode on your calendar to view info, download, stream or play
    Most users think DuckieTV is a great alternative to Popcorn Time.
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    LeonFlix

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    A multi-platform desktop app for watching movies and TV shows.Leonflix is a search tool for movies and TV shows. It scrapes video/file hosting websites and has the ability to stream the videos hosted on those sites.

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    TorrenTV

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    No more waiting before watching a movie Stream any Torrent to your AppleTV via AirPlay

    Also allows you to stream any movie in your HardDrive via AirPlay.

    Discontinued

    Last update was in 2014, and it doesn't run on macOS Big Sur.

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    Some users think TorrenTV is a great alternative to Popcorn Time, some don't.
  7. Hybrid between a Torrent Client and a Player. It can be used to Stream Torrents with Subtitles and MUCH MORE!

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  8. ZeroNet: Play icon

    ZeroNet: Play

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • ZeroNet

    ‘Play’ is accessed via a ZeroNet URL which only works if the ZeroNet software is installed. Once on the site it is indistinguishable from any other similar site working on a central server.

    ZeroNet: Play
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    VidMasta

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Search for, read about, preview, watch, and download any movie and television titles that are being shared online.

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    Oblecto

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted

    Oblecto is a media server, similar to Plex, Emby, Netflix and others. It runs in the background on a home server to index your media such as movies and TV shows to make them searchable and streamable through a REST based interface.

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