One of the most popular and the most trusted streaming apps, Terrarium TV has finally announced it is shutting down. The developers are no longer going to provide app support and by the end of September 2018, you will not even be able to open the app. That’s a sad news for the community of online streamers who relied heavily on Terrarium TV for their entertainment needs. Of course, I am a part of this community. I am very disappointed.
It’s nothing new though. A lot of popular apps just snap out of business without any warning. But, we move on. Even with Terrarium TV gone, the FireStick users must not be left hanging out dry. You still have plenty of options to stream movies and TV shows on your device.
NOTE: A modded version of Terrarium TV is still working. You can check it out here.
Best Terrarium TV Alternatives
In this article, I am going to introduce you to some of the best alternatives to Terrarium TV. I am recommending these apps after personally testing and using them. I hope you will find a viable replacement to Terrarium TV in one of these options I have listed here.
1. FreeFlix HQ
This app has been about for a while and is considered by many experts as the next in line to Terrarium TV. With Terrarium TV ruling the roost, FreeFlix HQ did not get many heads turned its way. But, now that Terrarium TV is gone and we are stepping down to its alternatives, I reckon FreeFlix HQ may just as well take its place until there is another ‘next-big-thing’ on the block.
We spotted FreeFlix HQ when it wasn’t exactly very popular. However, even while Terrarium TV was around, we observed that the app did gain some traction.
I am impressed by the content library this app has to offer. Its media collection could be just as big as Terrarium TV’s. It also fetches several HD links as well. While for the most part, you would be able to stream your favorite media, there will be times when you will run into broken, unhealthy links (more than Terrarium TV).
However, overall, I still believe that FreeFlix HQ is a good alternative. There aren’t a lot of Android streaming apps that are remote friendly and designed for TV devices like Amazon FireStick. This app doesn’t disappoint you on this front. Its interface is slick, user-friendly and works flawlessly with the remote. Go ahead and give it a try.
How to install Freeflix HQ on Fire Stick
Kodi is probably the most popular media player around. It had been the biggest contender of Terrarium TV. But, with the latter gone, there is no doubt that Kodi will emerge as the uncontested leader in the streaming world.
Unlike Terrarium TV or any other Android streaming apps, Kodi is far from the risk of being shut down or discontinued. Kodi does not rely on a single developer. It is an open-source app and anyone with the right knowledge can create a streaming add-on for it. There are hundreds of video addons for Kodi that let you watch shows, movies, sports, live TV and whatnot. Even if one developer decides to discontinue their addon, the others will continue providing services. Furthermore, new addons just keep coming every now and then.
So, even if Terrarium TV is soon going to be the past, there is always a future with Kodi. All you need to do is install Kodi on FireStick or any other compatible device and get started. Of course, you will need to get Kodi addons to stream movies, shows etc. You may also install Kodi builds that come with several preloaded addons. If you haven’t used Kodi yet, I recommend you give it a try. You might never need any other Android streaming app again.
3. Morpheus TV
There is a decent chance that you may not have heard of Morpheus TV yet. It is a fairly new Android streaming app and I stumbled upon it only a few weeks ago. I liked this app for a variety of reasons. Besides the decent media library Morpheus TV has to offer, I am also impressed with the quality of the streamable links this app fetches. With Terrarium TV going out of business, Morpheus TV is certainly a keeper. Well, at least give it a try.
This on-demand app has nearly everything that I wanted to watch. You can stream your favorite TV show episodes or the latest movies. It features all the popular movies and gets even gets you HD links for some of them.
Morpheus TV is a remote-friendly app. This means you could install and use it on your Amazon FireStick as well. It also has a user-friendly interface allowing you to find your favorite movies and shows in no time. I suggest you give it a try.
TeaTV was probably released around the same time as Terrarium TV. However, evidently, Terrarium TV went on to become more popular than it. Yet, TeaTV was a widely used streaming app on the Android platform. I had used this app a while ago. But, because I had better alternatives in Terrarium TV and Kodi, I found no reason to revisit it.
When I heard that Terrarium Tv was going away, I started looking for options and thought it would be a good idea to give TeaTV another chance. I wasn’t disappointed and that’s the least I can say. TeaTV always had a solid media library that easily rivaled Terrarium TV. But, it didn’t have the most remote-friendly interface back then and I found it hard to use it on my FireStick. This time around though, it worked way better than before. It looks like TeaTV developers have been working hard to make the app more competitive.
If you have been a big fan of Terrarium TV, it might take you a bit to get adjusted to this app. But, I believe if the developers keep working on it, TeaTV might soon take the spot that Terrarium TV had claimed for so long.
5. OneBox HD
OneBox HD has also been around for a while. But, it is more popular on Android mobiles than remote-controlled devices like Amazon FireStick. Though, the good news is that OneBox HD is remote-friendly and offers fluid navigation and control on FireStick. I like this app. I like the enormous library of movies and TV shows it hosts. I also like that it plays the videos in just a few clicks.
OneBox HD is fast to offer the available streamable links. That also means it doesn’t give you a lot of options to choose from. The 1080 full HD links are hard to find. But, what I have noticed is that almost all the links this app gets you are playable. That’s more than I could say for Terrarium TV.
Even though this app offers smooth navigation when you are exploring or looking for the content, the in-video controls are frustrating. It does not let you pause/plan, rewind or forward with your remote until you have mouse-toggle. This could be the deal-breaker for many.
The fact that OneBox HD has a huge collection of content, it is lightweight and easy to use, and plays videos faster than any other app makes it worth a try.
6. ShowBox HD
ShowBox HD isn’t new to the Android users who like free streaming apps for movies and shows. This app has been on the shelf for a long time and there was a time when it was extremely popular on Android. Things changed when better apps like Terrarium TV joined the turf.
Even though ShowBox HD may have lost some popularity over a while, we cannot ignore that fact that it stood firm when many others collapsed around it. And, as you see, it is going to outlive Terrarium TV as well.
ShowBox HD isn’t the best streaming app around. But, we have to make do with it for a while as an alternative as there aren’t a lot of choices. This app has a decent collection of on-demand content. But, it does not fetch the best quality links. I barely find any 1080 HD streams. That said, I must also add that ShowBox HD gets you the healthiest links. Most of its links are playable.
This app is also not compatible with your FireStick remote. You will need to install an additional, mouse-toggle app on your device. I don’t mind doing that as mouse-toggle comes handy many times.
Yes, it’s bad news that Terrarium TV will no longer be officially available. But, the streaming world continues to move forward with other options. Even though the apps I have listed above may not be as good as your favorite Terrarium TV, for now we will have to make the best of whatever we have. I am confident that soon there will be another streaming app that will take the top spot that Terrarium TV held for a long time. And, as an avid user of Kodi and a strong advocate of this app, I believe you will never run out of options to watch your favorite content. If you know any other alternatives to Terrarium TV, don’t forget to mention in the comments below.
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