How to Download & Install HD Movies App on Amazon Fire Stick, Fire TV Cube
HD Movies App is one of the newer entertainment apps for Android. This app is the place to watch on-demand video content. It will play you plenty of movies and lots of TV shows and episodes. HD Movies is a great pick for those who are looking for the Terrarium TV alternatives. This app can easily be one of the most widely used on-demand apps in the no-so-distant future.
HD Movies is also usually referred to as Cinema APK. In fact, even the app icon displays the name ‘Cinema.’ But, don’t get confused as both the apps are same. HD Movies is light and fast. It has good quality scrapers that find a lot of working links for playback. In this guide, we learn to install HD Movies or Cinema APK on FireStick. Keep reading!
Download HD Movies App on Fire Stick
I will now take you through the detailed process to install the HD Movies app on your FireStick device. FireStick will not accept any apps that come from the third-party source (outside the Amazon Store), until you have changed one security setting.
Go to FireStick home-screen and then go to Settings > Device > Developer Options > Apps from Unknown Sources. Now, enable the option Apps from Unknown Sources.
Once you have tweaked the setting, you can install any third-party APK you like. Let me now show you how the HD Movies app is installed on FireStick.
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How to Install HD Movies App on Fire Stick
You must already be aware that FireStick is an Android based platform and it also uses the APK files for app installation. But, unlike the normal Android mobile platforms, for some reason, you cannot download an APK file directly using a web browser on your FireStick.
So, how exactly do we download the APK file and install the HD Movies app on FireStick? What you need is a sideloading app for this purpose. There are two apps that are very popularly used for side loading the third-party apps on FireStick:
- ES File Explorer
We will see how to install HD Movies using both these apps one by one. You will find both of them in Amazon Store.
Method 1: Install HD Movies on FireStick Using Downloader App
Downloader is probably the simplest side-loading app I have ever seen. It gets the job done quickly and smoothly.
- Go ahead and install the Downloader app from the Amazon Store
- It is easy. Use the search option of FireStick that you see on the home-screen (it is on the top-left). Find the Downloader app and install it.
Now, follow the steps below:
Step 1: Launch Downloader on FireStick. The home-screen of this app looks like what you see in the following image.
The Home tab on the left side must already be selected. On the right of the Downloader screen, just click the URL field
Step 2: Now, you see this window. Use the keys on the onscreen keyboard and type the following URL: http://bit.ly/CinemaAPK
This is the URL from where you will fetch the HD Movies APK file
Click GO after typing the URL (you may also press the Play/Pause button on your Amazon FireStick remote)
Step 3: It will take about one or two minutes for the FireStick to download the HD Movies APK. Let the download complete
Step 4: Downloader will now quickly run the APK file. Click Install to install the HD Movies app on FireStick
Step 5: Installation should not take more than 60 seconds
Step 6: Now the app is installed and it is confirmed by the window that reads App installed
There are two options for you. You can either click Open and run the HD Movies app or you can click Done and open the app later
Step 7: Back on the Downloader window, you see the following prompt. Click Delete here
Step 8: Click Delete again
By doing this, you delete the HD Movies APK on FireStick. You don’t need to keep this APK as the app is already installed. It is always good to remove the files that are no longer needed. It’s good for space management.
You have successfully installed HD Movies app using the Downloader app.
Method 2: Install HD Movies Using the ES File Explorer App
ES File Explorer is another great sideloading tool. It is also a top-rated file manager.
First, download ES File Explorer from the Amazon Store
You just need to type in the name of the app in the search option of FireStick, which you can access from the device home-screen
Follow the steps below to install HD Movies on FireStick using ES File Explorer:
Step 1: On the ES File Explorer home-screen, expand the Tools menu on the left menu bar.
Within the Tools click Download Manager
Step 2: Now, go to the right side on the bottom and click +New
Step 3: You should now see the following window
Step 4: In the space marked Path, enter this URL http://bit.ly/CinemaAPK
In the Name field, type in HD Movies or any name you want (name doesn’t affect the process)
When that’s done, your window should look something like the image below.
Click Download now
Step 5: Now, for the next couple of minutes, just wait for ES File Explorer to install the HD Movies APK on firestick
Step 6: When HD Movies APK has been downloaded, click Open file
Step 7: Now click Install
Step 8: Now you see this window/prompt. Go ahead and again click Install
Step 9: Let the FireStick device install the HD Movies app
Step 10: The HD Movies app is now installed. Like before, you again have two options.
You may select Open and run the HD Movies app instantly. If you click Done, you can open the app later from the Your Apps & Channels (I will show you how a little bit later).
Step 11: Since the HD Movies app is installed, there is no need of the APK file that you downloaded. You may delete it. On the left side, click Local. Now, as you see in the image, there are two Home options. Click the second option. It is the one which does not have the home icon next to it.
Step 12: Now, select the Download folder on the right and open it
Step 13: You should find the HD Movies APK here (it could be named as Cinema APK). Select the file and delete it
That will be all.
How to Access HD Movies App on FireStick
When you install an app on FireStick, there is a solid chance you will not find it on the home-screen. So, if you don’t see HD Movies on your home-screen, you will need to access it from the Your Apps & Channels area.
On your FireStick remote, press and hold the Home key until you see the following on your screen.
Go to the bottom of the list. This is where you will find the HD Movies app. Click the app to open it
Do you want to move the HD Movies icon to the home-screen? Select the app and press the menu key on the remote. It is the key with three lines. You should see a pop-up menu on the bottom right of your screen.
Select the Move option
Now, using the navigation buttons on your remote, move the HD Movies app icon to the top. Drop the icon in the top row.
You can now press the Home button on your remote again. You will notice that the HD Movies/Cinema APK icon is now on the home-screen.
How to Use HD Movies App
Let me now show you how to use the Cinema APK or HD Movies app.
Honestly, it is a simple app and it will only take one look to get a hang of it. But, let me give you a brief tour anyway.
- The home-screen/main-screen displays the trending or featured movies. So, yes, the main-screen defaults to movies.
- You could also see the menu option on the upper-left corner of the screen. Click to open the dropdown menu. The menu lets you alternate between Movies and TV Shows.
- The menu also offers quick access to your Favorites. As you can see, it also has the option to integrate your Real-Debrid account.
- Real-Debrid integration allows the app to fetch more links and higher quality links with the option to paly full HD content.
- Back on the home-screen of the app, you could see a tiny, blue colored triangle. Click it and a dropdown will appear with the list of categories. That’s how you can sort the content by category.
- On the far right of the top of the HD Movies app window you will find the search option. As you may have guessed, you can use this option to search for the movies and shows by keywords.
That’s pretty much all about the incredible HD Movies app.
I have been using HD Movies ever since Terrarium TV discontinued and I am liking it. Even though I still miss Terrarium TV, but HD Movies makes up for the loss to a great extent. All I can say is that it is an app that must be given a shot at least once.