How to Solve Popcorn Time Stops Working/Error Loading Problem

[Latest Updated: Dec. 21, 2018 by Estrella H. to Media Player]

Popcorn Time Not Working

Popcorn Time app stops working/error loading data problem on Windows (10), iOS, Android, etc.

"Popcorn Time stopped working. I used the app with great pleasure and 0 problems, but it stopped working on my Android like a week ago. I tried to download a new version, but the whole EU site doesn't load anymore. Also some news items say that popcorn time stopped working because a domain got closed or something like that. Help me out please!"

"I have read through the forum for similar posts about the Popcorn Time 'Error loading data, try again later' and I have tried to remove the Appdata Popcorn-time folder, but the movies tab only give me this annoying not loading error!"

This is a guide mainly on how to solve "Popcorn Time stops working/error loading data" problem. Also we notice that some users were asking whether Popcorn Time has the ability of watching 4K movies and TV shows on Windows/10 or other platforms. The answer is no (as of now).

4K video is encoded in HEVC/H.265, and it is not supported by Popcorn Time app, said by its support team. But there is a remedy, lying in the hands of the free UHD player, 5KPlayer. Compatible with both Windows and Mac, 5KPlayer enables you to download 4K/8K videos online, play 4K UHD movies flautlessly and stream/AirPlay 4K to Apple TV for better viewing. Definitely it will serve you well if Popcorn Time can't load 4K movie video later.


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If you are undergoing "Popcorn Time stops working" problem, you are using a Time4Popcorn version (another is Popcorn Time app not working or loading, in most case, was due to the domain suspension of, which is one of the two forks of original Popcorn Time app, currently providing Popcorn Time Windows (10), Popcorn Time iOS, Popcorn Time Android, Mac and Linux.

The latest news is, on the one hand, is said to have been shut down forever, and the website is not accessible any more. On the other hand, a new Popcorn Time CE app is coming to the public with a totally different domain, which however is not available now. Surprisingly, Popcorn Time came back from the dead in March 2016 and this movie app gets updated. Two domains alive are and

Possible Causes for "Popcorn Time Stops Working"

There has been millions of downloads of Popcorn Time, a free movie torrent streaming app. For some reason, Popcorn Time stops working, which makes most of its users in trouble. How could this be?

First your Popcorn Time movies not loading possibly because its domain was suspended and the client programs stopped functioning for a while. Since the website has been quickly moved to the new domain and claimed that "This PopcornTime service will never be taken down", your "Popcorn Time not working" issue should have been settled. If not, read on for more solutions.

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How to Solve Popcorn Time Not Working/Data Loading Error

  1. To solve your Popcorn Time not working or error loading data problem, you can uninstall Popcorn Time > Go to App Data > Remove Popcorn-Time and Temp/Popcorn-Time > Reboot your PC > Reinstall.
  2. Download the latest version of Popcorn Time app for Android (, iOS 7 and above (1.2), Windows (5.4), Mac (5.4) and Linux (3.2).
  3. Try right-clicking the Popcorn Time icon and clicking "Run as administrator".
  4. Go to and download Popcorn Time alternative. It works on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux. But it is not sure how long it will be operational due to those never-ending threats of lawsuits and punishment.
  5. Or use the best and stable Popcorn Time alternative - WinX YouTube Downloader to free download online full movies from YouTube, Facebook, etc (600+ sites) for freely watching without Popcorn Time error loading data movies.
  6. If Popcorn Time stops working with "not connecting" error and you happen to be eager for movies more than 1080p, give 5KPlayer a try. It helps free download 4K movies online or can freely play downloaded torrent movies.

Best Popcorn Time Alternative for 4K Movie Watching

5KPlayer is one of the best Popcorn Time movie app alternatives for both Windows (10) and Mac, simply because it will be your optimal way out of Popcorn Time not working/4K video error loading problem. Copy an online 4K movie URL, press the download button, and UHD videos are all accessible at your fingertips!

Popcorn Time 4K Alternative

Tutorial: How to Free Download 4K Sample Video from YouTube
First download the Popcorn Time app alternative and get it installed on your PC or Mac.

First download the Popcorn Time app alternative and get it installed on your PC or Mac.
Step 1: Go to and do a search of a 4K sample video you want to watch.
Step 2: Open 5KPlayer, click "YouTube" button on the main interface for turning into the download page.
Step 3: Copy and paste the URL, and it will detect video data automatically, incl. title, resolution, file size, etc.
Step 4: Press button "Download" and start downloading YouTube 4K video.

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About the Author

   Estrella H.@hl_estrella

Estrella H. is a senior editor in Digiarty Software. She manages the software test section and creates easy and useful how-tos. When not in editing, she spends her spare time on Rubik's Cube and ukulele.

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