Cinema HD not working | How to Fix

Hello Everyone, I am Nick, and today I will show you how to fix the issue, Cinema HD not working on FireStick, Fire TV, Fire Cube, Android TV, Android Box, Smartphones, Nvidia Shield, Google TV, and more.

Cinema HD APK is a streaming app for video-on-demand content, including movies and shows. It has almost completely replaced apps like Titanium TV.

It is also a Jailbreak App for FireStick. While this app works fine for the most part it does run into some issues from time to time.

These errors may include buffering, no connection error, non-availability of videos, crashing issues, Server problems, no subtitles, and more.

Also Read: Cinema HD APK Alternatives
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How to Fix Cinema HD APK Buffering Issues

These errors are not isolated to just Cinema APK; they are common with other TV and movie apps as well.

Why is Cinema HD APK not Working?

Streaming apps do run into issues from time to time. Some of the most common issues are as follows:

  • No links or streams
  • Links not playing anything
  • Playback failed
  • Cinema HD playing wrong movie or episode
  • Cinema HD Download error
  • Black screen error
  • Gray screen errors)
  • Cinema HD subtitles not loading
  • Default opening screen not loading
  • Server error

There are many reasons why this app may not be working. Here are some of the most common ones:

  • Outdated APK Version
  • Slow Internet Speed
  • Particular Content Restricted in your Geographic Location
  • Low Storage/RAM
  • Low bandwidth of Server

Checkout: How to Fix Amazon FireStick Not Working

Detailed Solutions for Cinema HD APK Not Working

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Now let’s look at how you can fix these errors in detail.

Solution 1: Update Cinema HD APK to the Latest Version (2.4.0)

If Cinema is not working, the first thing you want to do is check if you have the latest version.

If you don’t have the newest version, I highly recommend you update Cinema HD app.

As I write this, the latest version is 2.4.0 (if you already have the latest version, you may skip to the next solution).

If a new update is available, you should see a prompt on the screen asking you to update the app to the new version.

Make sure to first enable unknown sources for the app from device settings (for instance, on FireStick, go to Settings > My Fire TV > Developer Options)

💡 Note: Follow our guide on How to Update Cinema HD on FireStick for detailed steps

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Check the app version from within the Cinema app

1. To check which version you have, open the Cinema and click the 3-line menu icon in the top-left corner

click the menu button in the top right corner

2. You will see the version number on the top

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Check the app version from FireStick Settings

1. Go to FireStick Settings (gear icon)

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2. Click Applications

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3. Click Manage Installed Applications

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4. Select Cinema. The version number is displayed on the right

The version number is displayed on the right

Solution 2: Check your Wi-fi Signal or Internet Connection Speed

You will experience issues with the app if there is a problem with the Internet connection (Wi-Fi or mobile data).

Sometimes, when you exceed your daily high-speed data limit, the speed deteriorates drastically.

Make sure you are connected to a good Wi-Fi connection and other devices aren’t hogging your bandwidth.

Here is the recommended speed by Netflix:

high speed internet connection

You don’t really need a very high-speed Internet connection.

However, I would recommend a Wi-Fi speed of at least 50Mbps as multiple devices might be using the Internet at the same time.

Check the Internet connection or Wi-Fi speed with the Internet Speed Test app or any other speed test app of your choice.

For detailed steps to run a speed test, check our detailed guide How to fix Buffering issues on FireStick

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Solution 3: Use a VPN Service If Cinema HD is Not Working

Is your ISP (Internet Service provider) blocking the streams?

ISPs keep blocking the links from third-party services like Cinema HD APK. However, you can easily avoid this by using a VPN (Virtual Private Network.) 

A trustworthy VPN will not only unblock the streams but will also protect your streaming activities with super-secure encryption. It will offer you much-needed online privacy (which is being continuously breached). 

I recommend using ExpressVPN with Cinema APK on any device (FireStick, Android TV, Android TV Box, Android Phone, iOS, Nvidia Shield, and more)

ExpressVPN will unblock the links blocked by your ISP. It will also unlock any geo-restricted streams.

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Here are the quick steps to use a VPN with Cinema HD app:

1. Click HERE to sign up for ExpressVPN

2. Access the Search feature from your FireStick main screen (or install the ExpressVPN app from Google Play Store or Apple Store)

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3. Type ExpressVPN and make a search

click express vpn in the search results

4. Follow the on-screen prompts to install it

5. Once installed, open ExpressVPN app

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6. Enter your ExpressVPN login credentials to log in

enter credentials

7. Connect to a VPN server of your choice

8. Once you are connected, launch the Cinema APK once again and try streaming movies and shows.

once you are connected

Cinema HD app is capable of fetching free links or streams for movies and shows. However, many times, the free streams either do not play or are of poor quality.

Real Debrid is a premium hoster that gives you high-quality, premium links.

When you set up Real Debrid with this app (or other streaming apps), the quality of the link increases dramatically.

Therefore, I highly recommend you to get this service. It costs less than $5 a month.

Click HERE to Sign Up for a Real Debrid Account

Once you buy the Real Debrid subscription, follow these steps to set it up with the app:

  • Open the app
  • Click the menu button in the top-left corner

    click the menu button in the top right corner
  • Click Settings in the pop-up menu

    cinema hd
  • Click Account

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  • Click Login to Real-Debrid

    A code is displayed. Go to real-debrid.com/device and enter the code to authenticate

    real debrid

For detailed on-screen instructions with images, visit our guide on How to Set Up and Use Real Debrid.

Solution 5: Force Stop to Fix Cinema Not Working issue

You may want to try to force stop the the app when it is not working.

Force-stopping is known to have worked for some users.

Here are the steps:

1. Go to FireStick Settings from the home screen

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2. Click Applications

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3. Click Manage Installed Applications

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4. Scroll down and click Cinema HD V2

click Cinema HD V2

5. Click Force Stop

Click Force Stop

Solution 6: Clear Cache of Cinema HD App

If you face buffering errors or your videos stops playing suddenly, it is likely due to cache or temporary storage in your device.

Clearing the cache is a great way to fix any buffering issues when your Cinema HD is not working. It also clears up unnecessarily occupied storage space.

Here’s how you clear cache:

1. Navigate to Settings from the FireStick home screen

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2. Click Applications

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3. Click Manage Installed Applications

Click

4. Click on Cinema HD app

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5. And then click on Clear Cache

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Please note that clearing cache will not remove app data such as bookmarks, watch-list, downloads, etc.

Solution 7: Clear Data of Cinema HD APK

Sometimes, clearing data of the apps makes them work properly.

Please remember that when you clear the data, you remove all your settings and saved history. It is almost like taking the app back to fresh installation state.

I am also including the steps to backup and restore your data.

Follow these steps:

1. Open Cinema HD app and click the menu button in the top-left corner

click the menu button in the top right corner

2. Click app Settings on the dropdown menu

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3. Scroll down and click Backup and Restore

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4. Click Backup to take the backup

click backup to take backup

5. Press the Home button on the FireStick remote and select Settings

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6. Open Applications

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7. Click Manage Installed Applications

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8. Click Cinema HD V2

click Cinema HD V2

9. Click Clear Data

click clear data

10. Click Clear Data again to clear app data

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11. Open cinema hd app again and go back to Settings > Backup and Restore

Click Restore

click restore

Solution 8: Uninstall & Reinstall Cinema HD App

Cinema not working still? Sometimes uninstalling and reinstalling the Cinema HD app does the trick.

Note: You will lose data, including history and favorites. I have provided the steps to backup and restore data in the previous section.

First, we are going to uninstall the existing app. There are two ways to do that.

Uninstall Cinema APK (Method 1)

Here are the steps:

1. On the home screen of your FireStick, click the Apps icon (3 squares and a + sign)

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2. Select the Cinema HD app and press the Home button on your Fire TV Stick remote

Click Uninstall on the prompt displayed on the right

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3. Click Uninstall again

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4. Click OK to confirm

Click OK to confirm

Uninstall Cinema HD App (Method 2)

Here is another way to uninstall Cinema HD APK or any other app on your Fire TV and Fire TV Stick:

1. Choose Settings (gear icon) on the FireStick home screen

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2. Click Applications

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3. Click Manage Installed Apps

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4. You will see the list of all the apps installed on your device

Select Cinema HD V2

Select Cinema HD V2

5. Click Uninstall on the following screen

Click Uninstall on the following screen

6. When this prompt is displayed, click Uninstall again

click Uninstall again

7. Wait for the app to uninstall

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Re-install the App

Once the app is uninstalled, you can install it back easily.

For detailed instructions, follow our guide on How to Install Cinema HD APK on Firestick.

I am providing the quick steps to install Cinema HD app here:

1. Go to Find > Search and install the Downloader app

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2. Open Downloader and click the URL field

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3. Enter the Downloader Code 89840 or the URL toptvtricks.com/chd

Enter the Downloader Code 89840

4. Wait for the APK to download

When prompted, click INSTALL to install Cinema HD APK on FireStick

click INSTALL

Solution 9: Disable the Show Debrid Only within Cinema HD App

There is an option within Cinema APK called Show Debrid Only.

When this option is enabled, the app only displays premium links or streams from Real Debrid or other premium hosters, such as AllDebrid, Premiumize, etc.

You won’t see any links if you are not using Real Debrid (or any other such premium hoster) if the Show Debrid Only option is enabled.

This option is disabled by default. However, you may have accidentally turned it on.

So, here are the steps to turn it back off:

1. Open the app and click the 3-line menu button in the top-left corner

click the menu button in the top right corner

2. Click Settings

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3. Click Accounts

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4. Scroll down to the bottom

If Show Debrid Only is enabled or ON, turn it off

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Solution 10: Enable Providers if Cinema APK App is Not Working

Apps like Cinema HD APK use multiple free providers to get you the streaming links.

Make sure that all the providers are enabled (especially if you don’t use Real Debrid).

All the providers are enabled by default. However, sometimes we end up disabling them by mistake.

Follow these steps to check and enable providers to fix some Cinema HD errors:

1. Click the menu button in the top-left corner of the app

click the menu button in the top right corner

2. Click Settings

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3. Click Performance

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4. Click Choose providers to enable

Choose providers to enable

5. A popup displays the list of all the free providers

Scroll down and enable/check any provider that may have been disabled

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Solution 11: Disable Auto-Play Option

This may not necessarily be the reason why Cinema APK is not working for you.

However, just in case it is, here is what you can do:

1. Click the 3-line menu on the Cinema HD home screen (top-left corner)

click the menu button in the top right corner

2. Click Settings

cinema hd

3. Click Auto Play feature

select auto play

4. If any of the following options are enabled, turn them off:

– Autoplay next episode (TV/Show)
– Auto next with first subtitle in list

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Solution 12: Turn Off the AdBlocker

While the ad-blockers are a great way to disable ads on your device, they sometimes tend to interfere with the normal functioning of the streaming app like Cinema APK.

If you are using an ad-blocker (such as Blokada) and you keep getting the “No data error”, I would suggest you turn it off.

Disabling the ad-blocker will likely fix the issue and enhance your experience.

Solution 13: Cinema HD Playing Wrong Movies or Episodes

Recently, I have noticed that sometimes the links on Cinema HD app play the wrong movie or episode.

As you would know, Cinema APK does not host any content.  It sources the links or streams from third parties.

It has zero control over what content plays through a link. It depends on the providers.

The only option left is to select a different link.

Thankfully, there is a way to find out if the link will play the right movie or episode before you click it.

Follow these steps:

1. Click the Search option near the top-right corner

cinema hd playing wrong movie

2. Type the name of the movie or show you want to watch

I am going to look for the public domain movie Angel and the Badman.

Angel and the Badman

3. Click the movie or show when it appears in the search results

cinema hd playing wroing movie or show

Long press a link (for about 2-3 seconds).

For instance, on FireStick or Android TV Box, press and hold down the select or center button. On Android phone and other touch devices, just touch and hold.

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5. A popup is displayed with the file name

If the file name matches the movie or show you want to watch, it is highly likely that the link will play the right content

A popup is displayed with the file name

If Cinema HD app is not getting you any streams or links, it could be because of one or more of the reasons listed in this guide.

As suggested earlier, when the free providers are not supplying any links, the best course of action is to get Real Debrid.

Real Debrid is a premium hoster and it is much likely to get you working streams than the free ones.

However, even if Real Debrid can’t get you any streams, it is possible that the movie or episode you want to watch does not have any links at all.

You may want to try the same movie or episode in some other app (I have talked about best Cinema HD alternatives – with links – later in this post).

Solution 15: Cinema HD Playback Failed

If you run into the playback failed error, it means the link you chose is corrupt.

The app will automatically switch to another link. It will keep looking until it finds a working link.

However, if the app does not find any working link, it means there aren’t available at the moment.

Unfortunately, neither we nor the app developers can control that since the links are sourced from third-party providers.

It would be a good idea to get Real Debrid for more working links.

Solution 16: Cinema APK Download error or problem parsing the package

If you keep running into the error “problem parsing the package”, it is highly likely you are installing an incompatible version of the app.

This error is also displayed when you already have a newer version of the app and you try to install an outdated version.

Read: How to Fix Parsing Error on FireStick

First, ALWAYS install the latest version of the APK and from a reliable source

Download the app from the link toptvtricks.com/chd or the Downloader code: 89840

For detailed instructions, read: How to Install Cinema HD on FireStick.

Solution 17: Clear Real Debrid Download/Watch History

This may not be the most useful solution. But it has worked for some users.

Sometimes, build-up of Real Debrid history may cause issues while playing content on the app.

Note: If you don’t have or use Real Debrid, this solution is not applicable to you.

Follow these steps:

1. Go to real-debrid.com using a browser on your PC or mobile

2. Log in to your Real Debrid account by clicking the Login button on the home page

3. Click My Account under your username once you are logged in

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4. On the next page, scroll down to the section Account History

Click Downloads History

click downloads history

5. Click the X sign on the top (next to where it says Generated the) to clear the entire history

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Solution 18: Wait it Out and Use other Alternative Apps Meanwhile

If none of the solutions work or you get the gray screen errors, black screen error (or server has died error), there is possibly a problem with the app itself or there is a server error.

When there’s heavy traffic on the server and the server has low bandwidth, it may cause Cinema to crash. Until the issue isn’t fixed, you could wait it out and try other working alternatives.

Check out our list of Cinema HD Alternatives; we have a rundown of some of the best Cinema HD alternatives that give you a similar experience as Cinema.

The developer of the app usually fixes the issues rather quickly; therefore I would suggest checking back on the app from time to time.

Here are some of the Cinema HD alternatives you can try:

Note: Titanium TV does not work and is no longer a viable alternative

Bonus Tip!

Cinema comes with an internal media player. However, I have noticed it works better with an external player.

You may try installing MX Player. It is one of the best media players for FireStick and Android.

Once MX Player is installed, go to the app Settings > General

Here, you can change the default player as well as change some other settings, such as “Choose default opening screen, default play action,” and more.

Quick Solutions to Cinema HD APK Not Working

Here is a quick list of the solutions. The detailed solutions are provided immediately after this list:

  1. Update to the latest version of the app
  2. Check your Wi-Fi connection speed
  3. Use a VPN to unblock streams blocked by your ISP
  4. Use Real Debrid to get more working links
  5. Clear Cinema HD cache
  6. Use Cinema HD alternativea while you wait for it to get fixed on its own

FAQs

Does Cinema HD Still Work?

Yes, Cinema HD APK is very much active and working (unlike Titanium TV which has been shut down). However, you may encounter some issues intermittently.

Why is Cinema HD not working?

There could be a number of reasons for that. We have tried to cover as many as possible.

Is Cinema HD Legal?

Please ensure that you stream movies and shows only available in the public domain. Streaming copyrighted content may lead to legal trouble.

Why does Cinema APK keep buffering?

Many factors contribute to buffering. The solutions provided in this guide may prevent buffering issues.

Wrapping Up Cinema HD Not Working

I hope the above-mentioned solutions helped you to resolve the Cinema HD not working error. If you have exhausted all the solutions provided in this guide and are still experiencing an issue with Cinema HD, share with us in the comments section below, we would do our best to fix the issue.

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48 thoughts on “Cinema HD not working | How to Fix”

  1. John Menzies

    It just started happening today I have installed the latest version multiple times but it keeps crashing as soon as I select cinema hd doesn’t even come on for 1 sec before it goes right back to the home screen on my Firestick.

    1. Lawrence

      Cinema HD won’t load my shows last night had 50+ to choose from and now nothing

    2. Tawny

      The same thing happened to me today I did the update,when it appeared on the screen,but now when I go to watch something,it goes back to my Cinema hd home screen,I went under settings and apps to force stop,it did not help, don’t know what else to do 🤔

      1. Nick

        Hi All,

        If the latest version of Cinema HD, 2.3.5 does not work for you, you may step down to the last working version Cinema HD 2.3.1. I have added the link to the version 2.3.1 within the “Solution 1” section in this guide.

  2. Chassidee lynette Skyler

    What to do if it a logo that says tv on the video and none will pull up to watch ?

    1. Nick

      Hi Chassidee,

      I think it was a temporary issue. I checked it only minutes ago and it seems to be working totally fine.

  3. Jade

    I’ve woke up this morning and no TV series are workin on either 2 of my fire sticks, ive done all sorts to try and get it workin but with no joy any ideas how I can get them workin again, all my movies are working fine its just the TV series that doesn’t work, ive clear cache, deleted an re installed app, left it an come back to it, unplugged an back in, my Internet is fine everything else is workin as it should

    1. Nick

      Hi Jade,

      Wasn’t working for me either. It is working now though. Checked only a little while ago. You may also consider Cinema HD Alternatives.

  4. John Robinson

    My Cinema HD app will let me play movies, but not TV shows . Investigating this, there is an icon on the top right hand corner of the screen with an up and down arrow and says when you press on it ‘shows movies only’… how can I deactivate this?

    1. Nick

      Hi John,

      I can’t see any such icon. Therefore, I am not sure what that’s about. However, the app is working now. It was a temporary problem. You may also consider Cinema HD Alternatives.

  5. Mike Tebbutt

    When l ask movies to play with subtitles l get a random list but not the ones for the films in question

    1. Nick

      Hi Mike,

      Yes, I see that too. I am not sure why this is happening. I hope it is temporary.

  6. Adam

    How do you get rid of where no films load or tv series just says sometimes server has been died because many people access at the say time ?

    1. Nick

      Hi Adam,

      Sadly, there is nothing we can do about it. It is a server problem and it is up to the app developers to fix it.

      1. Raven B

        Try uninstall and reinstall. It worked for me.

  7. bobbythebeast

    The search engine and sorting criteria no longer work in Cinema HD. Is anyone else having this problem?

    1. Nick

      Hello Bobby,

      I apologize for the late reply. I was away.

      The sort/filter options seem to be working again. I just tried them.

  8. JaxPhantom

    Thanks for this post. I cleared the cache and data and it’s working.

  9. Karen

    I have the most current version of Cinema HD installed on my android box, but just recently I am bombarded with advertisements. Has this been an issue with other users?

    1. Nick

      Hi Karen,

      That’s strange. I also have v2.2.3 (the latest) and I don’t really see a lot of ads. Do you also have the same version?

  10. Richard Rosas

    I got a realdebrid 403 error today. I logged out of realdebrid on Cinema HD and back in but still getting the response add magnet error 403 when I try to play.

    1. Nick

      Hi Richard,

      I believe it is a temporary issue. It will go away. Please try again. If the issue persists, let me know.

  11. Lana

    I was given an option to update my cinema hd and when i clicked install it said update failed. App not installed. What am I doing wrong here?

    1. Nick

      Hi Lana,

      I have updated the download link and now it points to the most recent version.

  12. David H

    I have downloaded the new update (2.3.0) and have found a problem with the brightness of the screen when I hit the actual movie / tv playing screen, I can’t see the picture because it is too dark The other screen featuring the links is fine. This has only happened after downloading the update. Prior to now everything was working fine.
    Please help

    1. Nick

      Hi David,

      It is working fine on my device. I am not sure what’s causing the problem. Uninstall and install it again. It might work.

  13. michael marino

    Realdebrid 403 error for the past 2 days. Very frustrating.

    1. Nick

      Hi Michael,

      It is working fine for me. I have been using it regularly.

      Are you using a VPN? If yes, which one?

      1. Amanda

        This is happening to me too. I get both error 403 and sometimes error 503. I’ve tried to do all the tips and tricks I’ve seen written here and on other forums and still get it. Some links work but more than 1/2 give these 2 error codes. Now today, no TV shows will play at all. Is there something within the settings that I might have messed up?! Any help is hugely appreciated!! Thanks!

        1. Nick

          Hi Amanda,

          Did you try uninstalling and reinstalling the app? If you tweaked any settings accidentally, reinstalling would reset everything.

          Alternatively, you could clear the app data and reset everything by going to Settings > Applications > Manage Installed Applications > Cinema HD > Clear Data > Clear Data

  14. Paul R

    I can’t get all the thumbnail pics to load, I can see the movie/TV series box/title but no image, I don’t see this issue discussed does anyone else have this issue or a solution.

    1. Nick

      Hi Paul,

      Are you using the latest version of the app? You may download the latest version from here.

      If you are already using the latest version, uninstall and reinstall the app. It is likely to work.

  15. Ashley

    My app keeps crashing. When you try to watch something and choose a link it goes back to the home page. If you try to do it again it says this app isn’t working. This started happening after the new update.

  16. Joey

    Your app updated and now I have no providers. Please fix this.

  17. Nick

    Hi All,

    If the latest version of Cinema HD, 2.3.5 does not work for you, you may step down to the last working version Cinema HD 2.3.1. I have added the link to the version 2.3.1 within the “Solution 1” section in this guide.

  18. Michael Miller

    How old is this thread? I recently did the new update and just like alot of the comments I read I too am having the issue of no TV shows playing,only movies.Today is Feb 8th,I’ve downloaded some alternatives for now but cinema hd has been op

  19. Cheryl Dickens

    How long before I get a reply

  20. Jeffrey

    Updated now the TV section is not working. The movie section works. The TV section lets you choose an epsode then when you click on it it goes back to the screen with all the show selection.

  21. Graham Ridley

    When I select a film I get lots of servers but not showing the film I selected.

  22. Nala Shon 🧿✨💕

    Mines isn’t working either I been installing and reinstalled it multiple times I’m so upset I love this damn apl

    1. Nick

      Hi,

      Did you try downgrading to one of the previous versions that worked?

  23. Billy

    Opened a link to watch a movie. No sound

    1. Nick

      Hi Billy, apologies for the late reply. Does the issue persist?

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