How do you install Popcorntime Beta on Linux? The Beta Version is a tar.xz file that is downloaded that does not auto install when clicked on like the Windows and Mac versions do. Installing programs in Linux is Not easy for the average non advanced user if it is not a self installing file or is not available via the Ubuntu Software Center.
Updated answer: June 2019
- Download PopCorn Time for Linux.
Open a Terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T ) :
cd ~/Downloads sudo mkdir /opt/popcorntime sudo tar -xf Popcorn-Time-*.tar.xz -C /opt/popcorntime
(You can now run Popcorntime with :)
Create the application launcher
sudo ln -sf /opt/popcorntime/Popcorn-Time /usr/bin/Popcorn-Time sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/popcorntime.desktop
And enter the following content :
[Desktop Entry] Version=1.0 Type=Application Terminal=false Name=PopCorn Time Exec=/opt/popcorntime/Popcorn-Time Icon=/opt/popcorntime/src/app/images/icon.png Categories=Application;