[Shut down reports] CotoMovies update (version 2.3.0) breaks app on Android, here's a workaround

This story is being continuously updated….new updates are being added at the bottom…..

Original story follows:

Coto Movies, which we listed as a ShowBox alternative after the latter stopped working in December, is experiencing issues. The problem is serious as it doesn’t allow users to access the app at all.

A new update (CotoMovies 2.3.0) that was recently rolled out seems to be the root of the problem as the update notification doesn’t go away even after updating the app.

@cotomovies asking me to update every time I open the app even after ive updated. Downloaded the app 7 times. Won’t let me past the “Coto movies update”. When I push “OK” it downloads the update again. Please help. Using an android tv box. Was working 10 min ago

Users are taking to platforms like Twitter to report the problem. Take a look:

https://twitter.com/badspaz1/status/1082166173800648704
https://twitter.com/Skywalker_red05/status/1082167542045724672

The official CotoMovies account seems to be active, but hasn’t specifically responded to complaints regarding this problem. It’s possible they are aware and fixing the issue internally.

Anyway, we are keeping a close tab and will update this story as soon as we have more information on matter. Until then, use the comments section below to let us know your thoughts on the ongoing issue and the Coto Movies service in general.

Update 1 starts:

Someone has shared a workaround for this ongoing Coto Movies problem:

annoying work around if you click anything on the homepage after making the pop up go away it’ll work

Let us know if this works for you.

Update 2 starts:

Another user-reported workaround:

I found a little fix until the coto fix this problem.. turn off all your internet conections, open the app, wait 2-3 sec and reopen the internet conections, refresh the first page from the refresh button and now will work.

Update 3 starts

Here’s the official fix:

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1082301637513875457

Update 4 (Feb 28) starts:

The Cotomovies app has stopped working for many users:

Update 5 (April 12)

What has now come to our notice is that Apple’s revoke have not only struck the third party app stores namely TweakBox, TutuApp, AppValley and Ignition app, but Coto Movies too.

From what we can see, just when the above mentioned mobile app installers got revoked (April 06 reportedly), at the same time only Coto Movies was also revoked. But only on iOS devices as confirmed by team CotoMvies on Twitter.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1114572697734930433

Soon after the first revoke, the concerned team got to fixing the glitch.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1114739619038408712

While they updated users that the issue has been resolved

FIXED! Please delete old app & re-download app at: https://cotomovies.com

Users kept complaining the app can be downloaded but won’t open on their iOS devices. While complains were proliferating, the app got revoked once again.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1115031778589384704

And right after the team fixed it, it was revoked for the third time.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1115287267130650626

According to @CotoMovies’ latest tweet, the app has yet again been revoked. But looks like there’s a typo in the tweet as they mentioned #Android in place of #iOS.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1116503289665867776

Even user comments following @CotoMovies’ last tweet clarify the app is not working on iOS specifically. No such issues have been reported on Android.

In the meantime, we are continuously tracking all development on the matter and will update the story as and when anything new comes to our notice. So keep a tab of this space.

Update 6 (April 15)

CotoMovies has updated iOS users that they are working on fixing things up.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1117638952964579329

Update 7 (April 18)

At first it looked like the problem has been resolved as CotoMovies recently asked iOS users to uninstall and re-install the app.

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1118686128993898496
https://twitter.com/Fucboi12/status/1118697383125245952

But going by users comments following CotoMovies’ message, the iOS app is crashing even after re-installing.

https://twitter.com/TryMeTrumpp/status/1118692490364821504

Meanwhile, a few users have mentioned a workaround. They say enabling the Airplane mode before opening the app does the trick.

https://twitter.com/etchleon121/status/1118687376652378113

Another user suggests something similar:

Update 8 (April 18)

CotoMovies has spoken about the app crashes on iOS devices. Here’s what they suggest users to do while they fix things up:

https://twitter.com/cotomovies/status/1118746107549347840

Update 9 (April 22)

CotoMovies has fixed the iOS app glitch.

Update 10 (April 26)

Incoming is an iOS app revoke alert.

Update 11 (August 23)

Not only Tweakbox, but Cotomovies apps have also been revoked. The last message from team Cotomovies on Twitters says:

REVOKED! We are working on it

And sadly, no further development has been shared by the developer since then.

Update 12 (September 03)

While the previous revoke issue was fixed in a timely fashion, sad news now is Cotomovies is again facing the same problem. See here.

Update 13 (September 07)

Looks like CotoMovies has shut down. Users seemingly got a notification regarding this.

cotomovies-notif

Cotomovies’ Twitter account has also been suspended. We are currently gathering more info, and will be updating this story with latest developments.

Update 14 (September 16)

User information has been exposed by developers of CotoMovies, which could mean legal trouble for some. Complete story here.

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