Missed the latest movie again this month just because your boss asked you to overstay? Tired of wasting hours on the internet hoping the movie would just start downloading? Such problems are quite common for movie lovers who do not have either the time or resources to enjoy the latest flicks. But all those dark days are over! Enter the dragon: Showbox App.
Why ShowBox for Movie Streaming?
This is a fantastic app which allows you to stream movies from the internet and watch it whenever you want. And best of all, It’s all free! That’s right! The app is completely free of cost you do not need t subscribe to anything. All you need is a fast and stable internet connection which can aid the movie streaming. When it comes to the use of internet connection for this app, you can either use 3G or 4G. For best results, use the latter since its speed is unparalleled and allows the movie to stream without any buffering cuts. However, if you use 3G, consider having an adequate data pack. Although the chances of it happening are quite slim, you do not want to have your data pack to run out in the middle of your favorite movie!
How to Get it?
The only catch here is that you cannot download the app from Google Play Store like the majority of apps out there. You need to download it to your computer first from a separate website and transfer it to your phone. Show Box App runs on android, tablets as well as Android-based devices such as Blackberry and Kindle Fire.
iPhone device and windows or Mac PC users, are you feeling left out? Well, don’t be! Pick up your droopy face and listen up! You can install this fabulous app just as well, although the process of installing may be different from android phone users.
Can’t wait to get it, huh? Yes, we understand. We couldn’t either! Depending on your device, there are two ways you can download the app. First of all, we shall detail the process which android phone users can use to get it.
Download Showbox for Android Smartphone
- First, go to the Settings tab of your phone.
- Once there, click on the Security tab and turn on the ‘Unknown Sources’ choice.
- This allows your phone to accept items which are not from the normally accepted online markets.
- Since you cannot download the app from Google Play, it is, therefore, a non-market entity.
- Secondly, download the app using this link. This is something you can do either from your PC or from your phone itself. If you download it from your PC, there is obviously that additional headache to transfer the app to your phone. Downloading it directly to your phone is more preferable. Here’s why! You don’t want to get the app on your PC only to find that your phone cannot support it. That would be a huge waste of your time and effort.
- However, in case the app does not work on your phone and considering that you are downloading it directly on your phone, you’ll know immediately before wasting all that data! Therefore, as far as possible, try downloading directly.
- Install the app, and enjoy.
The above have been the steps to be followed if you are using an android phone or a smart phone. As you can see, the process is quite short, sweet and simple. Now we shall come to the process of downloading and installing it on an iPhone. Our Apple phone users are undoubtedly getting restless! So without any further ado, here’s the process.
Downlod Showbox for iPhone and iPad
- To begin, you need to download vShare. This is easily one of the most secure ways to download the app. Since you are an Apple customer, you get greater security feature at every turn. Here is the link for downloading vShare.
- You will get two options: Download non jailbroken and Download jailbroken. Choose The former.
- A message box shall come up asking for your permission to install. Press the Install tab.
- Thirdly, go to your phone’s Settings menu. Choose the General tab, then Profile and lastly the Developer. The Developer here means the ones who made the app. This is essential for the installation. The developer of Show Box App is Haiyang Yi Zuo Fuzhuan.
- Fourthly, press on ‘Trust Developer’. This choice would tell the phone to accept apps from this particular developer from here onwards. A small menu box shall come up asking for your permission for the second time. Yes, we know you are restless, but these steps need to be completed. Press on Trust.
- Fifthly, the previous step shall prompt the downloading of vShare. One the download is complete, launch the app. Use the app’s search function to seek out ‘Move Box.’ As you can see, this is very similar to Google Play app! Download the app you’ve waited for so patiently and install it.
- In the rare case the download fails, try again within a couple of days. Show Box App can be installed on any Apple device such as iphone, ipod, and ipad. As for compatibility, it is compatible with system iOperating System 9.2.1. It can also be used with older versions.
In case the above process did not work for your iphone, don’t star biting our nails just yet. There is still one more process which you can try.
- Firstly, you need to change the date on your phone to 1st August 2014. This is important if you wish to download an older version of the app. While that may not contain some of the latest features, you can still have the basic benefit such as free movies. And besides, you can upgrade the app at any time!
- Secondly, you need to download the movie using your Safari browser. This link supports iOS7 upwards. You’ll need a password which is ‘moviebox’. This is the link to the latest version. If are using this auxiliary process, try if you can get the latest version first. If it does not work, use this link to download versions supported by iOS and below. Now, all you need to do is to install and enjoy the show, pun intended.
Download Showbox for PC:
- Did you know that you can also download the app on your PC as well? Here is how to do it!
- Firstly, open your Chrome browser and go to this URL.
- Secondly, you need to install the RRC Welder from Google Play Store.
- Thirdly, after you have chosen to install this app, click the ‘Add to Chrome’ and ‘Add App’ tab.
- Fourthly, open a new tab on the Chrome browser and open the ARC Welder.
- Fifthly, you need to make a new directory for storing data from this app. You can do this easily by clicking the ‘Choose’ button for making a new directory.
Sixthly, download the Show Box app from this link. Once this is done, open a new window and click over the tab having the text ‘Add your APK’. After this, you need to go to the ShowBox APK to add it.
Finally, you need to click on Test tab. This tests the app for security. Once this s done, you can run the app!
Pros and Cons:
Let us get the worst part out of the way first. The app itself does not have any cons or anything to complain unless you take into account all the problems during installing. Other than this, there is no problem with the Show Box App. There are no bugs or glitches. Streaming is smooth and uninterrupted. The app is closed source while most of the others of its kind are open source ones. The problem with closed source ones is that you have to trust it blindly for making the download, and not know whether it is harmful or not. However, Show Box App is not just not harmful, it is awesome and in many respects better than its peers.
A comparison of Show Box with apps like Popcorn Time and MovieBox and Playbox App?
Now let us come to the best part. Show Box is not the only app of its kind. There are already several such apps. So which one should you have occupying precious bytes on your phone? Here is a comparison between them. First, we give a comparison between the heavyweights, Show Box and Popcorn Time.
|Features||Show box||Popcorn Time|
|User Interface||Much better UI||Average quality|
|Content amount and variety||Movies and music||HD movies and TV|
|Reliability||Good, but not a lot of extra features||Better than Show box. It also has the Auto Play Next episode feature which is uber cool!|
|Speed of streaming||Equal||Equal|
|Stability||Does not crash, unless yo|
ur phone gets heated up or something.
|Is prone to crashing|
As you can see from the above comparison, Show Box is good in some regards while Popcorn is good in others. The latter gives you more features but the former gives you long term stability. Therefore, if you are looking for a movie app to remain on your phone for a long time, then this is the one have!
Now we shall make a comparison between Show Box and MovieBox App.
|Features||Show box||MovieBox App|
|User Interface||Better user interface||Good quality user interface but not as food as the other one.|
|Content amount and variety||Movies and music videos||HD movies, music videos and TV shows|
|Range of Features||Basic features||Better than Show box feature, which is uber cool!|
|Security and Stability||Closed source and more stable||Closed source. It has good stability but is not better in this regard.|
|Formats supported||Comparatively, fewer formats supported. At the most mp4.||Multiple formats such as mp4, wmv, flv and mkv supported.|
As you can see, there are several points by which Show Box App scores over others. While it may have fewer features and supports fewer formats, it scores in the more useful areas. It is for this reason that the app is a favorite of the masses aready.