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Slow Download Speed on Popcorn Time? Make it Faster Now!

Popcorn Time downloading speed is unstable. Sometimes, it can bounce up to 100 kbps or 300 kbps while suddenly it slumps to 50 kbps or 0 kbps. Most users say that their computers are good, network connection is strong, Popcorn Time is the latest version and that the paid VPN is fast. That being said, why is Popcorn Time still lagging in movie downloading?

The causes are tangled. Spend 2 minutes reading the possible reasons and solutions if you haven't found answers yet.

Popcorn Time slow download speed
Popcorn Time slow download speed

How to Make Popcorn Time Faster?

Solution 1: Improve Bandwidth Speed
Make sure that your bandwidth speed is 10Mbps or above.

Solution 2: a Strong VPN is Key
Though your network connection speed is fast enough, your Popcorn Time movie downloading speed can still be weakened if your VPN is poor. In case your VPN is "crap", you will lost up to 50% of that speed. For instance, 1.25MB/s (max download speed) for ISP's 10Mbps will be reduced to 750KB/s (max). Ditch away your inferior VPN and go for a strong one.

Solution 3: Change or Update Popcorn Time Version
Currently, there are varied clones of Popcorn Time, no official Popcorn Time website. You're suggested to download Popcorn Time for Windows or macOS version from popcorntime.app (latest version 0.4.4). You'd better not install Popcorn Time from getpopcorntime.is, for the version 6.2 provided by this site urges you to plunk down $12 monthly for Anonymous VPN. But this VPN doesn't work indeed. If you used other type of Popcorn Time clone, change or upgrade to new one.

Solution 4: Download Free Movies from Legal Movie Sites
Popcorn Time relies on peer-to-peer torrent technology. That's the problem. It's perfectly possible that your ISP (internet service provider) blocked peer-to-peer downloading. This would be more severe in downloading movies on Popcorn Time APK on Android device.

In such cases, try legal yet safe movie downloader WinX HD Video Converter Deluxe to download free full movies, TV shows, animes (1080p/4K) from YouTube, Popcornflix, Dailymotion, break, crackle, keezmovies, crunchyroll, etc. over 1000 legal movie sharing sites at 300-400FPS speed (GPU hardware acceleration tech supported), no VPN needed, no privacy/copyright issues. It also lets you convert movies to MP4, H264, HEVC, iPhone iPad, Samsung/Huawei, Sony, Google Pixel, Surface Pro, Xbox, PS5/4, etc. for playback no stuttering/buffering issue!

Legally download and convert movies
Legally download and convert movies

Warm prompt: no matter which tool you use Popcorn Time or WinX, please comply with your local area or country's law about copyright protection. Do NOT download movies or TV shows for any unfair use or illegal purpose.

Solution 5: Resort to Best Popcorn Time Alternatives
If, unluckily, the above solutions don't help you increase Popcorn Time movie download speed, how about considering top Popcorn Time alternatives? Replacements to Popcorn Time are Netflix app, Movie Box, ShowBox, Amazon Prime Video, etc. Chief among them, Netflix is the first option. It creates dozens of original movies and TV shows, including The Platform, The King, Space Force, Roma (2018), Strange Things, etc. You can get monthly subscription at $7.99 and legally enjoy most movies and TV shows without copyright infringement issue. Of course, Movie Box and ShowBox are worth consideration if you're budget-minded and prepared for their risks.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Kaley Torres

Kaley Torres is a self-motivated, creative editor with eight years of marketing and SEO experience, specializing in writing on DVD, video, audio, images, new digital contents etc. With a partiality DVD collection, Kaley also enjoys digitizing DVD and is keen to share her DVD video conversion solutions as well as video sharing tips on social media.

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