It turns out that the original guide on how to install popcorn time for iOS without the need for a jailbreak is in need of a bit of a refresh so here is the updated guide to install what can only be referred to as the torrent-based NetFlix app.

 Updated Guide. Install PopcornTime On iOS without Jailbreaking

The original guide still works for the majority of people but it does require a few pre-requisites. First of all you need to be on an IOS version of 8.2 or lower and make sure that your ISP (see High Courts Block popcorn time usage) isn’t preventing you from reaching their site.

 Updated Guide. Install PopcornTime On iOS without Jailbreaking

Here’s how to download and install it:

 Updated Guide. Install PopcornTime On iOS without Jailbreaking

You can download the custom installer from: and at this current point in time, it only supports Windows. If you have a Mac, then you might want to sit this one out until the OS X version of the installer is released, or you can ask your Windows-toting buddies for a favor on this one.

Remember that if you are attempting to side load PopcornTime on your iPhone or iPad make a backup.

If you have iOS 8.3 or iOS 8.4 and followed our guide to installing PopcornTime On iOS without Jailbreaking please comment below if youve had success.


  1. I tried it on windows 8 with an ios 8.4 iPad. It downloads popcorn time and the app opens but it doesn’t load. It stays stuck on the loading screen.

  2. Hi Bob. Did you try the DNS hack that seems to get around the loading screen problem ? Are you a UK based user?

  3. Success! Worked after several tries. I’m using an iMac and iPhone 5 on iOS 8.3. Using the iOS installer – you have to set the date to something before sep 20 2014, connect the phone to your mac via USB then launch the installer. Your phone screen must be off for the installer to show you the TRUST thingie. Then unlock your phone and press TRUST. It will ask you to put your phone into Airplane mode, after couple of minutes – Success! Popcorn time icon will be on your phone. You can now set the date back to the correct one.

  4. I tried on windows 8 with an IOS 8.3 iphone 6. It stays stuck on the loading screen.

  5. Depending on where you are in the world you might need to use DNS unblocked. From what I gather, and I might be wrong, you need to get access to USA based servers. UnoTelly for example will help. Please come back and let us know if you solve this.

  6. Hey bob, catching up on this one, are you based in the uk perchance?

  7. I Always get the ERROR CODE 4004 With my iphone and my Ipad, does any one have a solution to this?

  8. Everything seemed to work and install, but when I go to launch again, it just stays on the main screen and I cant go anyfurther Im in Ireland, not sure if that has anything to do with it.

  9. I tried with an iPhone 6 Plus running iOS 8.4. It loaded ok the first time, but after that I couldn’t open the app anymore, it crashes as soon as I try to open it.

  10. Hi tara.
    mine did the same thing, and i’m i the US.

    did you ever get it to work?

  11. mine did the same thing, and i’m i the US.

    did you ever get it to work?

  12. mine did the same thing, and i’m i the US.

    did you ever get it to work??

  13. Hey Subman,
    Just out of interest can you asses the PirateBay or any of the main torrent based sites or has your ISP blocked them. It’s a theory I’m working on.

  14. I tried to download it on my ipad 3 mini (iOS 8.4), but i doesn’t working!!

  15. thanx Allot GHS, worked when I changed the date for 4004 error code. Aloha

  16. I tried it, but the installer got stucked on step 2, I literally waited all night and it didnt help, it stayed stucked like that. i tried uninstalling it and installing it again, reboting my ipad etc. and nothing worked, please help

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