I think this post has to be made to clarify some thoughts that's lingering in our heads. Any Information I include in this post mostly came from discussions in telegram and from the dev himself. I'll also put my opinion on this. Disclaimer:
I am not CineHub's developer. I'm posting this to help him about this concern since i think he has a busy life and I'm just bored lol
Why are there no Ads? There are no ads.
Yeah, that might really sound suspicious at first since CineHub is actually, uhmm i must say, a good streaming interface application.
This is a commonly asked question.
a good streaming interface application
Regarding that, i just want to let you know that CineHub doesn't host any content, thus it scrapes links from streaming sites which probably own those content (?).
In other words, CineHub is an interface that makes streaming from those sites more accessible and easier.
Back to why there are no ads, it's because the dev is wealthy enough
and is in no need of any donations nor revenue from the app. And also, CineHub is only a practice project on learning android application development.
It makes sense that the package name of CineHub is com.eleven.project.free
rather than choosing a formal looking package name such as com.cinehub.to
. I understand this move by the developer. Well, I've engaged in android developing groups; I've seen devs who are ads blood-thirsty and devs who are not, especially on test/practice project applications. The app has been running for a year now without ads.
Is My Watch History Compromised?
Uhmmm, why'd you even think of that? lmao. CineHub only tracks your film progress when you have an account. And this feature is CineHub exclusive, it's similar to how Trakt works. If you don't know what Trakt is, check this out
Why do I need to create an account to have this feature?
If this feature is done per device (meaning it's an offline feature) and not per account, accidentally deleting CineHub's data means that you'd lose all the progress you've had. So a better implementation is having an account to sync to.
The answer is No
. No one cares about your watch history, the certain episode, or the time stamp you left off except you. That's literally the purpose of accounts, so you can personalize your own watch list.
Does it do something in My Device? I don't think so
, you can try reverse engineering the app to see for yourself but I don't recommend you to mod the app lol. You can scan it in VirusTotal
or any other trusted anti virus detection softwares.
You might just have one issue in this: battery draining
😂 Doesn't that convince you that CineHub is a practice project and the dev is learning from it? Optimizing memory leaks in android is like a pro thing to do. Btw the dev is trying to optimize this every update in the best ways he can. Most of us probably don't even notice the battery consumptions since it's somehow optimized in the current build.
- Storage Access > This permission is required to use the device's storage to store downloaded films, and subtitles.
Note: Android is strict with this permission. If the user declines this permission, then the app won't be able to read and write to the device's storage
Attackers on cinehub.to could install deceptive apps that pretend to be something else or collect data that may be used to track you.
This is the warning that chrome says, do you think the dev would do such things?
CineHub came out of nowhere
A lot of you might be wondering on how the app first appeared, how it just came out of nowhere and is surprised at the quality the app offers.
Yes, CineHub doesn't get too much promotion/ads and not a lot of people talk about it either. It's actually have been running for a year now.
3388 bought CineHub project files, so they can also have an app for streaming (I think Cinehub v2.2.2 is the last that they got). CineHub had banners/promotional ads in streaming sites. e.g. myflixer.to
As far as I know, the banners found in streaming sites were the only promotional ads for CineHub. So it really is somehow a hidden gem
and suspicious could probably anyone's first impression on the app.
Is CineHub safe? I'll leave that choice to you
since nothing in the internet is safe btw, just like how market applications sells data so you recieve ads of products you might like on different social medias, including search engines.
For me, there's nothing I should worry about atleast. I've used CineHub for almost a year and haven't experienced any threats on the data i disclosed to CineHub for account creation.
Feel-free to drop some questions or discuss about something in the comment section.