Terrarium TV AlternativesThis post will provide you with four of the best Terrarium TV alternatives.

Terrarium TV is the most popular free streaming application to hit the scene and unfortunately, those shoes will be hard to fill (for now).

The order of the list below does not reflect which streaming application will work best.  Much of this depends on your personal preference and what is most important to you.

My favorite Terrarium TV alternatives are Cinema APK and Popcorn Time.

I tried to spell out the Pros and Cons of each application to make it easier for you to choose.  I still suggest trying each of them and determine for yourself which you like the best.

Also, I am not going to litter this post with twenty different options where half of them don’t work.  This post will only include the “best” alternatives and if you have any suggestions, please tell us int he comments below.

Best Terrarium TV Alternatives

Cinema APK

A new app to the streaming world, Cinema is loaded with content of all types. It has a User Interface that is extremely similar to Terrarium and functions in the same manner.

You will not need a mouse for this app and it works on all devices including Firestick and more.


  • Tons of Movies & TV Shows sorted by Genre
  • No buffering
  • Lots of high-quality links including Google & RapidVideo
  • Ability to download
  • Able to watch trailers
  • Real-Debrid Integration
  • External video player support for MX Player, VLC, and YesPlayer
  • Subtitles
  • Trakt.tv Integration


  • Would like to see less ads



This free streaming application has been around for quite awhile.  I previously stayed away from it due to its clunky interface and it just didn’t work well with a remote control.  That has changed.

TeaTV is now remote-control friendly and seems to work well with Fire TV devices as well as Android TV Boxes.


  • Remote-control friendly.
  • Thousands of movies and television shows.
  • Download option.
  • Subtitles available.
  • Option to play with a different video player.
  • Live TV (Beta) allows you to input M3U URL of your favorite IPTV service.
  • Trakt integration.
  • Real-Debrid integration.


  • Not as many links as Terrarium TV but better with Real-Debrid.
  • Few reliable 1080p links.
  • Subtitles don’t seem to work.
  • Default video players short on options.


Show Box

This free streaming application has also been around for quite sometime.

The main reason it has lost its popularity is because it hasn’t adopted the remote-control user interface.  Also, it appears the highest quality links are only 720p.

If you are using this on an Android TV Box, you should be able to navigate quite easily since you have a mouse option on your remote.  Fire TV/Stick owners can install Mouse Toggle which will allow for a friendlier experience.


  • Thousands of movies and TV shows to choose from.
  • Links seem to play well without buffering.
  • Download option.
  • Automatically download new episodes of favorite shows.
  • Automatically delete old downloaded videos if viewed.
  • Can change default video player in settings.


  • Not remote-control friendly.
  • Trakt integration not available.
  • Real-Debrid integration not available.
  • Lack of 1080p links.


Popcorn Time

Another streaming app that has had a long lifespan.  Some will stay away from this app because it uses the torrent protocol which broadcasts your IP address publicly.

When you are streaming or downloading with this app, you are also sharing with other users.

You must ensure that your VPN is connected prior to launching this application or you will probably receive a threatening letter from you ISP.


  • Thousands of free movies and TV shows available.
  • Dependable links due to torrent technology.
  • Remote-control friendly.
  • Download option.
  • Usually buffer-free due to download occurring prior to streaming (caching).


  • Torrent technology which means you are distributing file to others – must use a VPN.
  • Can take some time for movie/TV show to load.
  • Doesn’t fast forward as well as streaming technology.
  • Must have adequate storage on your device since this app downloads a portion of the media file into a cache prior to playing.