Cartoon HD – How to Use and Install

This guide will discuss Cartoon HD and how to use and install it. This app can be installed on almost any device, e.g. Firestick, Fire Cube, Nvidia Shield, Android box, Chromecast, phones, tablets, PC and more. However, this app cannot be installed from the Google Play or Amazon app store. To install it, it must be sideloaded.

The Amazon Firestick is undoubtedly the most popular streaming device on the market right now due to its low price and ability to jailbreak it with just a few simple tweaks. It’s a perfect streaming device for beginners as well as advanced users who wish to cut the cord.

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What is Cartoon HD?

Cartoon HD is a video-on-demand app that lets you stream the latest movies and TV shows for free. What’s more, it is based on the old Terrarium TV layout making it familiar to many users. The app is, without a doubt, very user-friendly and easy to install. You can sideload Cartoon HD on almost any Android streaming device and all Firesticks and Fire TV devices.

However, this application does not work on some devices. It will not load on a Fire TV Stick 4k Max and hangs on the loading page. It may work on other Fire TV devices. If it works for you on your Fire TV, let us know in the comments below.

An example of what the Cartoon HD app looks like
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How Does Cartoon HD Work?

Cartoon HD does not host any content. The app searches and scrapes free links from online databases and websites. If available, multiple links are scraped for streaming in either 360p, 720p or 1080p. However, this app does not provide the largest quantity of links, especially due to the lack of Real Debrid integration.     

To start streaming videos with Cartoon HD, MV CastPlayer must also be installed.

Integration with Real Debrid and Trakt is not supported.

An example of links scraped by Cartoon HD app
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Is Cartoon HD Legal?

Yes. Cartoon HD does not host any content and is essentially just a search engine. It is, therefore, 100% legal to install and use. However, most links scraped from databases and websites are unlikely to hold the proper licencing for distributing the content. In reality, this means you will be unlawfully streaming copyrighted content. Doing so could get you into legal trouble. Accordingly, you may prefer to use this app with a VPN

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Your online activity is open to threats and snooping from your ISP, hackers, or governments. For that reason, a VPN can help to protect and defend you against any attacks. Using a VPN can also unblock access to the internet in countries where the internet is censored and can bypass other geographical restrictions.
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WARNING YOUR IP ADDRESS IS: 35.206.169.219

Your online activity is open to threats and snooping from your ISP, hackers, or governments. For that reason, a VPN can help to protect and defend you against any attacks. Using a VPN can also unblock access to the internet in countries where the internet is censored and can bypass other geographical restrictions.
In order to stream anonymously, stay protected, and unlock the internet, I recommend using NordVPN.
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Legal Copyright Disclaimer: As has been noted, streaming copyrighted content is unlawful and could get you into legal trouble. On account of this, we do not condone the streaming of copyrighted content. Therefore, check your local laws for streaming content online before doing so. Consequently, the information on this website is for general information and educational purposes only. 

How to Install Cartoon HD

The Cartoon HD app is unavailable to download from your usual app stores. However, you may be able to sideload it. To do so, your device must be capable of installing apps from unknown sources. Once your device is enabled for sideloading, you can install the Cartoon HD app from my Downloads page.

Sideload Cartoon HD - Firesticks, Fire TV, Android Boxes, Android TV and Google TV

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open the Downloader app, then select the Search box.
  3. Enter 28907, then select Go.
  4. Wait for my Download page to load fully, then press the Menu (or Options) button on your remote 2x to enter full-screen mode.
  5. Select the Movies & TV category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the Movies & TV category.
  6. Find the Cartoon HD app in the list, then select it.
  7. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download button.
  8. Select the Download button, then select Install.
  9. When the app has finished installing, select Delete 2x to remove the installation file, as it’s no longer required.

The app is installed; open it from your apps screen!

Download and install Cartoon HD
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Sideload Cartoon HD - Android Phones and Tablets

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open a web browser and go to firetvsticks.com.
  3. Select Downloads from the menu.
  4. Select the Movies & TV category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the Movies & TV category.
  5. Find the Cartoon HD app in the list, then select it.
  6. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download button.
  7. Select the Download button, then select Download.
  8. Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the downloaded APK file and tap on it.
  9. Then select Install.

The app is installed; open it from your apps screen!

Install Cartoon HD on Android phones and tablets
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How to Use Cartoon HD

Cartoon HD is simple and easy to use. Browse, then select a movie or TV show, or use the search if you have something specific in mind. Cartoon HD will search online databases for links to video files and list the links on the screen.

Search and Browse

  1. The default when you open the Cartoon HD app is to display Movies. Select the filter option (far top right of the screen) to sort and filter by Genre and Year.
Use the filter option in the Cartoon HD app
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  1. Select the Options in the top left corner (icon with three horizontal lines).
  2. Change your current view to start browsing TV Shows, Discover, Favourites, TV Calendar or Downloads.
  3. Browse the thumbnails to find something to watch or use the Search feature instead if you have something in particular in mind (search icon in the top right corner).
Cartoon HD options or use the Search
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Select and Play

  1. Select a movie or TV show.
  2. The next screen will provide more information and options to select.

➡️ Play Trailer – Will open a web browser to play the trailer from YouTube.
➡️ Overview – Synopsis, other trailers and media.
➡️ Season (if you have selected a TV show) – View all available show seasons. Select a season to view a list of episodes.
➡️ See Also – Opens suggestions of similar recommendations.
➡️ Green play button (if you have selected a movie) – Will start searching for available links.

  1. Select the 3 dots in the top right of the screen to add the movie/show/episode to your Favourites.
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View more details in the Cartoon HD app
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  1. Select the green Play button (if you have selected a movie) or select an episode.
  2. The next screen will show links to video files that have been scraped from online databases. Links are listed in order of quality, with the best and highest quality links at the top. Select a link, then sit back and enjoy!
Select the green Play button in the Cartoon HD app
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Do I Have to Use MV CastPlayer Player?

Install MV CastPlayer to use Cartoon HD
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Yes. You’ll need to install and use MV CastPlayer in order to stream videos with Cartoon HD. There are no options to choose another player as default from within the settings. MV CastPlayer can be installed from the Google Play store by selecting the Play Store option when the message appears on screen. MV CastPlayer can also be sideloaded from my Downloads page following the steps below.

Sideload MV CastPlayer - Firesticks, Fire TV, Android Boxes, Android TV and Google TV

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open the Downloader app, then select the Search box.
  3. Enter 28907, then select Go.
  4. Wait for my Download page to load fully, then press the Menu (or Options) button on your remote 2x to enter full-screen mode.
  5. Select the Media Players category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the Media Players category.
  6. Find the MV CastPlayer app in the list, then select it.
  7. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download button.
  8. Select the Download button, then select Install.
  9. When the app has finished installing, select Delete 2x to remove the installation file, as it’s no longer required.

The app is installed; open it from your apps screen!

Select the Download button
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Sideload MV CastPlayer - Android Phones and Tablets

  1. Firstly, ensure you have enabled sideloading on your device.
  2. Open a web browser and go to firetvsticks.com.
  3. Select Downloads from the menu.
  4. Select the Media Players category from the list at the top of the page. Or move down to view the Media Players category.
  5. Find the MV CastPlayer app in the list, then select it.
  6. On the next page, move down until you see the blue Download button.
  7. Select the Download button, then select Download.
  8. Swipe down from the top of the screen to view the downloaded APK file and tap on it.
  9. Then select Install.

The app is installed; open it from your apps screen!

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Wrapping Up

Cartoon HD is a decent app for streaming free movies and TV shows. However, there are some negatives:

  • Doesn't work on Fire TV
  • No integration with Real Debrid
  • Can't use an external player
  • Is not updated regularly
  • Does not find lots of links

If these are an issue for you, try an alternative such as BeeTV or FilmPlus.

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