How to Install Cinema HD on FireStick (2023 Updated Guide)

How to Install Cinema HD on FireStick (2023 Updated Guide)

How to Install Cinema HD on FireStick (2023 Updated Guide)

Don’t you wish your FireStick TV had access to full HD movies that are free of charge? Well, it’s why learning how to install Cinema HD APK on FireStick is wise — assuming you’re a bonafide movie lover to the bone. 

Let’s not keep you waiting. In this post, we’re showing you a step-by-step guide to making the Cinema HD APK part and parcel of your FireStick movie experience using two methods: the Downloader app and the ES File Explorer. 

MethodNumber of  Steps Est. Time of Completion
Downloader app15 – 174 to 6 minutes
ES File Explorer143 to 5 minutes

Sit back and enjoy the show! You should be able to watch Cinema HD on your FireStick in less than 10 minutes, give or take. 

What Is Cinema HD APK? Is it safe and Legal?

Cinema HD APK is easily one of the most popular streaming applications because of its massive array of quality movies and VODs, complete with a polished user interface. It’s also free on Android/iOS devices, PCs, and smart TVs. 

WARNING: While Cinema HD is completely free, using it comes with risks, as it could introduce you to copyrighted content and malware. In this regard, using a VPN should keep legal and hacker troubles at bay. 

How to Install Cinema HD APK on FireStick

Use the Downloader app or ES File Explorer to install Cinema HD APK on FireStick. Since it is a third-party app, activating the Install Unknown Apps option is needed for these methods to work.

The Downloader or ES File Explorer can download Cinema HD APK from the internet directly into your device for you. With the URL hosting the file download, installing this app on FireStick should be a walk in the park. 

Prepping Your FireStick Device

So, first things first. Before we explore how the process goes when using either Downloader or ES File Explorer, let’s prep your FireStick device to allow the installation of unknown apps. 

Enable Install Unknown Apps on FireStick

Possible Steps to Take6
Estimated Time to FinishLess than a minute
  • Tap Home on your remote.
  • Choose/click Settings from your screen menu.
  • Choose My Fire TV.
  • Choose Developer options.
  • Tap Install unknown apps.

Note: This option might be called Apps from Unknown Sources in other Firestick models. In this case, just click on the option and click again on Turn On to confirm your choice to enable this option for all available apps.

  • Toggle it on for Downloader.
How to Install Cinema HD APK on FireStick

For some reason, Amazon began hiding the developer options on newer Firestick models/versions, which means you might not have access to this option by default.

Thankfully, activating developer mode is a piece of cake. 

Show Developer Options

Possible Steps to Take8
Estimated Time to Finish1 minute
  • Tap Home on your remote.
  • Choose/click Settings from your screen menu.
  • Choose My Fire TV.
  • Choose About.
  • Click on [Fire TV Name] successively. Note: The name may vary depending on the FireStick device you have.
  • Stop when it indicates that you’re a developer.
  • Press Back on the Fire TV Stick remote.
  • Developer options should now be active.
Show Developer Options

With that taken care of, the next course of action is to install Cinema HD on Firestick by sideloading it using either Downloader or ES File Explorer.

1. Installing Cinema HD Using the Downloader App

Without a doubt, Downloader is the most popular tool on Firestick for sideloading third-party apps not officially available at the Amazon App Store.

The app has a built-in web browser that allows the user to search for their desired file to download and install it directly into their device.

Downloader is also programmed to be able to manage your downloaded file, giving you the ability to delete it as soon as it’s done installing. Thus, this prevents your Firestick’s limited storage from being depleted.

Here’s how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD:

Possible Steps to Take15 – 17
Estimated Time to Finish4 to 6 minutes
  • Tap Home on your remote.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Go to Find > Search from your screen menu.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Input “Downloader” on the search bar.
  • Choose/click Downloader on the listed suggestions.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Choose the Downloader icon in the search results.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Hit Download/Get.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Wait until the download and installation are done.
  • Hit Open to launch Downloader.
  • Hit the app’s search bar.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Input “28907” on the text field then hit Go.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Press Menu twice on the remote for fullscreen mode.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Scroll down/choose Movies & TV.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Scroll down/choose Cinema HD.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Scroll down/choose Download.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Wait until the download completes in the progress bar.
  • Choose Install on the installation window.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Choose Open to launch Cinema HD.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD

Note: To delete the APK file after a successful installation, choose Done instead of Open. A window will appear where you have to hit Delete and once more in another window after that.

2. Installing Cinema HD Using ES File Explorer Option

ES File Explorer is mainly a file manager app to manage, browse, and store files locally on your device or the cloud. In addition, this app can open URLs for you to download files from them directly, which makes installing Cinema HD quick and easy.

Though not as popular as the Downloader app, ES File Explorer gets the job done, and you get a lot more goodies from the app. Top of the list is you immediately have cloud storage with the app and a way to transfer files to Windows. 

Here’s how to install ES File Explorer and use it to install Cinema HD:

Possible Steps to Take14
Estimated Time to Finish3 to 5 minutes
  • Tap Home on your remote.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Go to Find > Search from your screen menu.
how to install Downloader and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Input “ES File Explorer” on the search bar.
  • Choose/click ES File Explorer on the listed suggestions.
  • Choose the app’s icon in the search results.
  • Hit Download/Get.
  • Wait until the download and installation are done.
  • Hit Open to launch ES File Explorer.
  • Go to Favorite and choose Add.
how to install ES File Explorer and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Input Cinema HD on the Name and click Add.
how to install ES File Explorer and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Go to the Favorites section.
  • Click the Cinema HD bookmark.
how to install ES File Explorer and use it to install Cinema HD
  • Scroll down/choose Download APK.
how to install ES File Explorer and use it to install Cinema HD

How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 

Cinema HD is a breeze to use with its user-friendly interface. To get started, you can browse and select from all the available TV shows and movies straight from Cinema HD’s home screen.

How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 

Using the search functionality (magnifying glass) allows you to search for specific titles online. This will net you a list of links to available video files that you can stream.

How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 

Clicking the arrow down beside Popular will open a drop-down list of categories to choose from. You can use this to browse content according to specific category types.

How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 

Selecting a movie or TV show will open a new window. In this window, there are tabs for Seasons (TV show), Overview, and Recommendations; and the Heart icon above which can be used to add your selection to the Favorites section.

How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 

Now, isn’t it exciting to see flicks that are normally part of streaming giants such as Netflix waltz into your living room via the Cinema HD menu? 

What to When Cinema HD APK is Not Working

Since its developers announced to hang their hats and stop working on Cinema HD APK, the app hasn’t been updated for a while. So giving Cinema HD a fix when issues could fall squarely on your shoulders.

Here are the 5 most common issues you can encounter when using Cinema HD and the troubleshooting methods you can use to solve them:

1. Internet Connectivity Issues

The most common problem users encounter with Cinema HD deal with connection issues. Like any streaming application, Cinema HD requires a good working internet connection.

A basic solution to any internet connection issue is to reset your data connection or your Wi-Fi router until it works again. Also, contact your internet provider for further assistance if all else fails. 

You also have to make sure you haven’t reached your limit if you’re using a plan with data capping. Otherwise, you may have to think about getting a better data plan.

2. Using an Old or Fake Version of Cinema HD

Cinema HD’s v2.4.0 was the version that was last released by its developers. If your Cinema HD app has an older version, simply replace it by downloading v2.4.0.

Be wary of sketchy websites offering a version of the app above 2.4 as it could be a fake and highly likely to have malware or virus.

3. Buffering and Latency Issues

Buffering and latency issues when streaming content on Cinema HD can be caused by playing bad quality links or bloated cache storage on your Firestick device.

Broken or bad-quality links can be avoided by linking a Debrid account on Cinema HD giving you access to premium streaming links.

Meanwhile, clearing the cache on your Firestick can be done by going to Settings > Applications > Cinema HD > Clear Cache. If the problem persists, do this again but choose Clear Data instead.

4. Blocked Content

Cinema HD will have trouble streaming content restricted to your region. It can be annoying not having access to a streaming service that has exclusive rights to the content you wish to watch.

This is why having a VPN is invaluable. By spoofing your location with a VPN, you can bypass region restrictions and stream any content of your choice.

5. Playback Failure and Gray Screen

Cinema HD has an auto-play feature that automatically chooses and plays a link. This causes a playback failure when the chosen link is broken.

You can simply turn this feature off to fix this. After opening Cinema HD, simply go to Menu (3 horizontal lines) > Settings > disable Autoplay next episode (TV/Show) and Auto next with first subtitle in list.

Linking a Debrid account on Cinema HD also prevents this from happening since you get access to high-quality links.

On the other hand, a gray screen error is caused by setting up Cinema HD to only show Debrid links while not having a Debrid account linked to it.

Toggle this off by going to Menu > Settings > Account > Show debrid only from the Cinema HD home screen.

The Pros and Cons of Cinema HD

The Pros of Cinema HD The Cons of Cinema HD
Free to use and no subscriptions required.Has access to an extensive amount of IPTV channels and shows.Allows downloading content for offline watching.Streams on mobile Android/iOS devices allowing you to watch shows wherever you go.Firestick, Chromecast, Roku, NVIDIA Shield TV, and PC support for watching movies on a larger screen.Can integrate a Debrid account.No access to 4K links for non-Debrid users.Takes time to play newer content on HD.Limited technical support.

How to Set Up Real Debrid with Cinema HD

Possible Steps to Take10
Estimated Time to Finish2 to 4 minutes

Real-Debrid is a subscription service that gives you instant access to the best streaming hosts from the internet. Linking a Real-Debrid account means Cinema HD can get top-quality links that let you stream HD and 4K movies without end. 

Follow the steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD:

  • Launch Cinema HD.
  • Open its Menu.
How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 
  • Scroll Down/choose Settings.
steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Tap ACCOUNT.
steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Choose Login to Real-Debrid.

steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Remember the code provided.
  • Input the code in the text field and click Continue.
steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Wait for a confirmation message.
  • Real-Debrid is now set.

How to Get Trakt TV on Cinema HD APK

Possible Steps to Take10
Estimated Time to Finish2 to 4 minutes

Trakt TV synchronizes the content you watch across multiple platforms. This means you can continue watching from where you left off on a previous device after switching to a new one.

Trakt TV also keeps track of the shows and movies you watch, providing you with new recommendations based on your past viewing preferences.

Similar to Cinema HD, signing up for a Trakt account is free. However, upgrading your account with many bonus features is an option.

Here’s how to get Trakt TV:

  • Launch Cinema HD.
  • Open its Menu.
How to Use Cinema HD APK on FireStick 
  • Scroll Down/choose Settings.
steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Choose ACCOUNT.
steps below to set up Real Debrid with Cinema HD
  • Choose Login to Trakt TV.
how to get Trakt TV
  • Remember the code provided.
  • Input the code in the text field and click Continue.
how to get Trakt TV
  • Click Yes to allow Cinema HD.
  • Wait for a confirmation message.
how to get Trakt TV
  • Trakt TV is now set.

Haven’t you noticed bit by bit you’re beginning to have everything that paid streaming services offer but minus the subscription? Here’s one more. 

How to Get Subtitles on Cinema HD

Possible Steps to Take4
Estimated Time to FinishLess than a minute

If you’re willing to watch movies from all over the planet, subtitles are the way to go to get over the language barrier. The good news is Cinema HD got you covered. 

Here’s how to add a subtitle track on Cinema HD:

  • Play any content (on Cinema HD). 
  • Click the dialogue icon. (uppermost right)
how to add a subtitle track on Cinema HD
  • Choose a language.
how to add a subtitle track on Cinema HD
  • Choose a subtitle track.
how to add a subtitle track on Cinema HD

How to Change Subtitle Settings on Cinema HD

Subtitles can also be changed via the Cinema HD settings. There, you have the option to change the default subtitle language and the subtitle style.

To get this done, simply go to Settings > Subtitles and choose any of the following: 

  • default subtitle language 
  • preferred font size 
  • preferred color for subtitle tracks.

Final Thoughts

For any FireStick TV user, Cinema HD APK is pure bliss, plain and simple. While Cinema HD hasn’t seen any app updates for a while now, the content you can stream is regularly updated, which is why it remains so popular. 

Can I get Cinema HD on my Android smartphone?

FAQs about Installing Cinema HD APK on Firestick 

Toggle Apps from Unknown Sources to install Cinema HD on your Android phone. Then, download the third-party app on your device and install it using the APK file. 

Will I be legally liable if I download content from Cinema HD?

Downloading content from Cinema HD could make you legally liable. As the IPTV app could be linked to copyrighted content, the duplication and dissemination of its materials can be construed as illegal. 

Is Cinema HD free?

Cinema HD doesn’t need any subscription fee. Even with all the quality content available, you can download and install it on your device without paying a monthly fee.

Do I need a VPN to enjoy Cinema HD?

A VPN protects your identity while watching Cinema HD. Of course, you may watch the IPTV streaming service without a VPN, but that could make you vulnerable to the scrutiny of government watchdogs and the dark intent of hackers.

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