In this guide, I will take you through the installation instructions for HDMovies a.k.a. Cinema APK on FireStick. This method works on all Amazon devices including Fire TV, FireStick and even Fire TV Cube. The method also applies to Android TV & Android TV Boxes to a certain extent.
HDMovies is a new app to watch on-demand content on FireStick and other Android devices. After the shut down of Terrarium TV, everyone has been looking for a decent alternative for movies and shows. I discovered a bunch of apps, but only a handful appealed to me. Cinema APK is one of them. So, I have added this app to the top Terrarium TV alternatives and also compiled this detailed installation guide for FireStick.
Cinema APK is also usually referred to as HDMovies among several users. There is a pretty big library of movies and TV shows. This means HDMovies will never let you run out of options. It is a perfect app to binge watch your favorite episodes and movies. The app has a simple, minimal yet functional interface. It has everything you need to look up for the videos you want to watch and get started. Let’s now learn to install Cinema APK on FireStick.
How to Install HDMovies (Cinema APK) on FireStick
We will now go through the instructions to sideload the HDMovies app on FireStick. When we sideload an app, it means the app is not present in the Amazon Store. To install such apps, we first need to make a small change in the Security set up of FireStick. Here are the steps:
1. Go to the home screen of your FireStick or Fire TV and select the option Settings on the top
2. The following options appear within Settings. Select and click Device
3. Next, choose Developer Options
4. If the Apps from Unknown Sources is OFF, click it and turn it ON
5. Next, click Turn on when the following warning message is displayed on your FireStick screen. Don’t worry about the warning. HDMovies or Cinema APK is one of the safest apps we have tested and used
The security part of the FireStick device is thus taken care of. We can now get started with the core installation instructions.
Here we go:
Step 1: The very first thing you want to do is install the Downloader app on your device. You need the Downloader app to sideload the apps on Fire Stick. You can’t download the APK directly from a browser.
Downloader app is on Amazon Store. From the FireStick home-screen choose Search (lens icon) on the top left and type in the name of the app. Select Downloader in the search results and follow the onscreen instructions to install it.
Step 2: Now open the Downloader app. You will notice that it launches with the Home tab clicked by default. Navigate to the URL field on the right and click it
Step 3: The new window that pops up allows you to enter the source URL of the APK using the onscreen keyboard.
Enter the URL bit.ly/hdmvfire and hit GO
Step 4: The next window that pops will display Downloader connecting to the server. The subsequent window will show it downloading the Cinema APK file onto your FireStick device.
Let the download complete
Step 5: The installation will initiate on its own. On the following screen, use your remote navigation keys to select the Next button (bottom right)
Step 6: The Next button will be replaced by Install. Now, go ahead and click Install
Step 7: This is where FireStick will begin to install HDMovies app from the APK file you downloaded a little earlier.
Allow the process a couple of minutes
Step 8: When FireStick has finally installed the HDMovies app, you will be notified with the following window.
If you want, you can click Open and launch HDMovies on FireStick right off this window.
I recommend clicking Done
Step 9: Clicking Done in the previous step takes you to the Downloader app where you see the following prompt. Highlight Delete using your remote and click it.
We are going to Delete the HDMovies APK from FireStick. This file is of no use after the app installation is complete. Erasing the file will save you some space on the device storage.
Step 10: Click Delete another time to finally delete the HDMovies APK
With this, you have successfully installed HDMovies or Cinema APK on FireStick. You have also successfully deleted the HDMovies APK.
HDMovies (Cinema APK): A Quick Look
HDMovies, which also goes by the name of Cinema APK is a decent option to watch on-demand movies and shows. It also serves as an alternative to Terrarium TV.
Run the app and when you do that the first time, a Changelog window welcomes you with certain details. Click OK and get rid of that window (and read the details if you want to).
You are now guided to the home-screen of the HDMovies on FireStick. The layout of the app is rather simple. Almost all its screen, barring a small strip on the top, is filled with the icons of the video content.
Home-screen, by default, displays the featured movie titles.
If you want to switch to TV Shows, click the hamburger menu on the top left and choose TV Shows.
Besides TV Shows and Movies, the menu also has the shortcut to your Favorites and Downloads. It also has the option to connect Real-Debrid to the app.
If you would like to sort the content by category or genre, click the small, inverted triangle next to the hamburger menu on the top-left.
If you want to look up for a movie or tv show by keyword, use the Search option on the far right on the top.
You can type the name of the movie, episode, director, actor etc. to search the video content.
Can’t find HDMovies on the FireStick home-screen? That’s because new apps do not get the spot on the main screen. But, you can always access them in Your Apps & Channels.
To get there, just long press the Home button on the FireStick remote and click Apps when the following window is displayed
After selecting the app icon, you may press the menu button on your remote and click Move on the bottom left of the screen. This way, you can move the icon to the top row and make the HDMovies app appear on your home screen
I am somewhat glad I found HDMovies (Cinema APK) for FireStick. Terrarium TV’s departure got us scurrying for such apps. Thankfully, there are apps like HDMovies that can still provide several hours of solid entertainment. This app has decent quality scrapers that fetch healthy, strong streaming links. And, when you integrate your Real-Debrid account with the app, you get even better options. Go ahead and give HDMovies a try.
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