Showbox – The only popular media streaming app that is not available on the Google Play Store yet. Saying this isn’t wrong. Showbox is a well known third party Android media streaming and download application. On Showbox, you can watch movies, TV shows, news and much more for free. You can’t just watch them, Showbox also offers a downloading option, through which you can download the content to watch offline. If you have heard about it or use it earlier, then possibly you’ll want to get it on your device. In order to download Showbox on your Android device, you’ll need to do some settings and download its file from the web.
Preparing your Android to install Showbox app
To install third-party apps on an Android device, Unknown Sources should be enabled on it. Or else, you’ll not be able to install any third-party application on your Android smartphone or tablet, Showbox also. Visit your device security settings to confirm or enable Unknown Sources. Here is how.
- Start the Android smartphone or tablet you want to use Showbox.
- Go to ‘Settings.’
- And select ‘Security.’
- Now, look for the ‘Unknown Sources’ option and tap its switch to enable. If the switch is already enabled, then you can close ‘Settings.’
- Select ‘OK,’ when prompted.
Unknown sources will be enabled on your Android device, and you will be able to install the application on it without any interruption.
How to download and install Showbox on an Android device
Since Showbox is not officially available for Android, you’ll not find it in your PlayStore app. You have to get its apk file from a trustable source to install and watch Showbox on your device. There are a lot of fraud sites on the web claims that they have the Showbox app or file. Hitting any button on these web pages may download viruses to your device and damage or steal your data. Therefore, it is an advice to download an antivirus program before visiting a website to download Showbox. If you don’t have security software, make sure to download the apk file only from a safe source.
- On your Android smartphone or tablet, you want to use Showbox, open a web browser.
- Enter and hit ‘Enter.’ Many Showbox users have downloaded the Showbox app file from this website and found it safe.
- In the website that opens, find the ‘Showbox’ app.
- Click the ‘Download APK’ button of the Showbox. The apk file of Showbox will start downloading to your device, allowing it to finish downloading.
- When the file downloads, open it to install.
- Select ‘Open.’
- And hit ‘Install.’
- Showbox app is now installing on your Android device, let it install completely.
- Select ‘Done,’ when finished.
As soon as you complete this process, the Showbox app icon will be added to your Android home screen or app drawer. You’re now ready to begin your entertainment.
How to use Showbox to watch movies and TV shows
It is simple enough to use Showbox. You just have to select your choice in the Showbox menu. Once you do this, you’ll be there. Here is how.
- Find the newly added Showbox icon on your Android, and hit it to launch ‘Showbox.’
- Allow the app to load completely.
- Now, open the ‘Showbox’ menu by hitting the ‘Hamburger’ icon at the top. This will bring up the Showbox menu with Trending, Movies, TV Shows, News, New Releases, Trailers, and other option on the screen.
- Now, choose what you want to watch on Showbox by tapping the option in the menu.
- Suppose you’ve selected movies, all the available movies with their picture start appearing on the screen.
- Scroll and tap the movie you’re interested in. This will open a preview on the screen.
- Hit the ‘Watch Now’ button to start playing.
- You’ll also see a ‘Download’ button on the preview screen. If you want to save that movie to watch later, then hit the ‘Download’ button.
Showbox supports only a few media players, Lime Player, MX Player, and XPlayer. Select a player to install if Showbox prompts you to install one.
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