Updated: 14 November 2014

Cartoon HD – the infamous iOS app that allows you to stream recent movies for free on your iPad and iPhone – is working again, as of 14 November 2014.

The Cartoon HD network has also been updated with a new batch of movies including The Fault In Our Stars, Edge of Tomorrow, Transformers: Age of Extinction and Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

It goes without saying that these are not legally licensed copies and that there may be a risk involved in viewing them.

We’ve tested all the movies above and found they stream well at HD quality.

Note: there is now a Cartoon HD-branded website live on the domain www.cartoonhd.is. This is not part of the Cartoon HD app and seems to be a commercial attempt to tap into the brand. Attempting to view films will lead to the requirement to enter credit card details – probably not a good idea. 

If you have the Cartoon HD app on your iPhone or iPad then you need to do the following to get the app back up and running.

  • Open the Cartoon HD app
  • The app will open and you will see the following alert message:
    “We are working to produce the best applications for you, Please send us your email address. When a new application releases we will inform to you.”
  • Do not click on OK – instead click on Cancel and then click on the Categories link.
  • Now you will see options to select Top Movie, Top Cartoon, Game of Thrones etc. Within these sections you will see updated lists of movies, TV shows and cartoons to view on Cartoon HD.

Cartoon HD alert

How to download Cartoon HD and reinstall it if you’ve deleted the app

You will need to use a desktop PC and Mac with iTunes to download the Cartoon HD app and reinstall it.

Locate the and download .ipa file for Cartoon HD 2.1. A Google search for this will usually find this relatively easily. Links expire quickly but we found a working version of Cartoon HD on 4Shared.com

Launch iTunes and click on File > Add to Library… Then navigate to the downloaded .ipa file.

Accept the prompts and then Cartoon HD should be added to your iTunes library as shown.

Connect your iPad or iPhone and then click on the iPhone button. Now click on Apps.

Find the Cartoon HD app and click on the Install button next to it. Then click on Apply to transfer the app over to your iOS device.

Launch Cartoon HD and follow the instructions at the top of the article to start viewing.


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