Cinema HD is one of the best streaming apps out there. Originally developed as an alternative to the (now dead) ShowBox app, it quickly took streaming fans by storm with its HD video quality, a highly user-friendly interface, a vast content library, and compatibility with multiple platforms.
However, as good as this app is, it suffers from one major problem. Cinema HD is a third-party app, which means there’s no official representative for users to consult when this app starts misbehaving – a frequent occurrence given that this streaming app doesn’t get regular updates.
That is why we’ve come up with this guide and identified common problems users face while using Cinema HD. That’s not all. We have also provided the solution to those problems.
Read on to enjoy hassle-free streaming.
It isn’t often that Cinema HD stops working. Most of the time, this app works seamlessly. However, when it does start misbehaving, and you have no clue as to why that is happening, things can get pretty frustrating pretty quickly.
Here are the most common Cinema HD problems:
Here are some of the solutions to the abovementioned problems:
This is one of the most common issues users face with this app. Cinema HD relies on a working internet connection to let you stream your favorite pieces of content. It should go without saying that whenever your internet connection is down, Cinema HD will stop working.
However, if your internet connection is working fine, but you are still facing the problem, then it can be that your internet has poor speed. That might be because your ISP has throttled your internet connection – most ISPs do it once your data consumption crosses a specific limit.
The first issue can be quickly resolved. Turn off your router for 30 seconds before turning it back on. Then check your device to see if a working connection has been established between the device and the router. If the connection has been established, try using Cinema HD.
To rectify the second issue, we suggest you buy a subscription to VPN. A secure VPN like ExpressVPN prevents your ISP from throttling your internet connection by making you a virtual ghost on the internet, while making sure you get the same great internet speed all the time.
Cinema HD is not officially available on Amazon App Store or Google Play Store. It is developed by a third party and must be sideloaded to your Firestick (using the Downloader app) and on Android devices. That is to say that you cannot directly install it on your device.
Doing this is easy – as long as your Firestick settings let the device download apps from unknown sources, which isn’t the case with most devices. So you’re left with no choice but to tweak your Firestick’s settings. Only then can you install Cinema HD APK.
Here’s how you can do it:
Now you can download apps from third-party sources on your Firestick.
If your app isn’t up to date, you might face problems while using Cinema HD. New updates are crucial for fixing glitches, bugs, and errors plaguing the app’s previous version. Without them, the Cinema HD app might not work as seamlessly as intended.
For this reason, if you are using an older version of the Cinema HD app and it has started to cause problems, follow the steps given below to update the app.
If you find this method too difficult or it doesn’t work for you, you can always uninstall and reinstall the latest version of Cinema HD.
The cache is a short-term memory for an app. It stores the frequently used information and helps you navigate faster when using the app.
However, if your Cinema HD app has too much cache, you might experience issues like constant lag, incessant buffering, latency issues, and sudden app crashes. You’d have to clear the cache to resolve these issues and boost Cinema HD’s speed
Follow these steps to clear the cache:
Once the cache has been cleared, check if the problem has been fixed. If it hasn’t been fixed, clear data as well from this Cinema HD’s menu.
Important: When you clear data from Cinema HD’s settings, it will reset the app. Your watchlist, bookmarks, and all other settings will be cleared as well.
At times, the problem isn’t with the Cinema HD app. Your internet service provider might be to blame for the app’s poor performance. That’s because most ISPs have developed policies to deter users from streaming content on third-party apps.
Another issue might be that your government has blocked websites Cinema HD is pulling streams from. If that’s indeed the case, you won’t be able to stream your favorite content on this app. You’d thus have to use a top-tier VPN to bypass ISP and governmental restrictions.
Here’s how Cinema HD works. Whenever you search for a TV show or movie, the app will start searching for the streaming links. Next, it will automatically select a link and auto-play it.
This is a handy feature, but if the link the app has selected for auto-play is broken, you will see the “playback failure’ error, which will make it seem like the app is broken.
Fortunately, this problem can be fixed pretty easily. All you have to do is turn off Cinema HD’s Auto-Play feature from its settings before manually choosing a link you want to play.
Here’s how you can turn off Cinema HD’s auto-play feature:
Once you’ve turned off these settings, it’s time to test if the fix has worked. Go and search for some content and see if the links you manually select work better than the Auto-playing ones.
If you are facing the problem of too many corrupted or broken streaming links, you might want to set up and add a premium debrid account. Cinema HD lets you integrate Real-Debrid and AllDebrid, thereby letting you get the highest quality of streaming links.
If your Cinema HD is programmed to show only debrid links, you might be facing the problem of seeing a blank grey screen. When you turn the ‘show debrid only’ setting off, you will be able to see all the links and can choose freely.
Here’s how you can disable the ‘show debrid only’ setting:
Cinema HD is a great application, and it brings you many great features. But if every solution fails and you just can’t seem to get the streaming app to work smoothly, it might be time to explore Cinema HD alternatives.
Following are some of the best Cinema HD APK alternatives:
Cinema HD is one of the best movie streaming apps out there. You might face a few issues from time to time, but most of these don’t require any comprehensive solutions and can be fixed very easily.
If your Cinema HD is not working on your Firestick or any other device, the problem has most likely been discussed in this article. But if you’ve faced a different issue and couldn’t find a solution for it in this article, feel free to let us know.