Showbox is a very popular service that allows you to watch free movies and TV shows. While downloading the app is pretty straight forward, updating Showbox is a little more difficult. Check out this guide to help you update Showbox for all of your devices.
What is Showbox?
Streaming movies and shows has become one of the most popular ways to watch TV. Whether you stream on a Smart TV, a table top streamer like Apple TV or Roku, a tablet or even a phone, people will stream on just about any device they can. Well Shadowbox is one of those apps that allows you to stream movies and shows free of charge. Showbox is an app that is available on: Windows, Blackberry, Kindle Fire tablets, Kindle Fire TV stick, Mac, Chromecast, and Android. Showbox is not a subscription service like Netflix, and you won’t have to give any credit card information, so you won’t get charged.
Theoretically the movies and shows on Showbox are illegal since what they are streaming is copyrighted material. And there is a good chance you won’t face any legal repercussions, but it is in the realm of possibility. And to disclose everything, the Google Play Store does not have Showbox on it, so to get it on your Android device you need to download it elsewhere. With all that being said, the user reviews on Showbox are very good and it seems to be a reputable app. You do need to take these things into consideration before you download Showbox on any of your devices, and if you decide to still download it make sure you also download a good virus protection app for whatever device you install it on.
Now if you want to still install and run Showbox then that is totally cool, and I will go over how to download Showbox on different devices you might have. If you don’t want to download it anymore then that is totally cool too. Let’s go over how to install Showbox on your different devices.
Install Showbox APK for Android
Downloading Showbox for your android device is pretty simple. Follow these steps to do so:
- Go to your settings menu and enable installation of apps from unknown sources
- Download the most recent Showbox file from this link
- Run and install that file and it should be on your device in no time
The most recent Showbox, as of the time of this article, is Showbox 4.81.This version has seen lots of updates and bug fixes, so always download the most recent version of Showbox because they have had the bugs fixed more and more with the newest versions.
Install Showbox for Kindle Fire TV
Here are the instructions for downloading and installing Showbox for your Fire TV (you can also find them here):
- First you need to allow apps from unknown sources- go to settings then system, followed by developer options, and click on for ADB debugging as well as Apps from unknown sources
- Go to the app store and install Downloader
- Once Downloader is installed you will need to enter this into the URL box: http://bit.ly/ftvsb
- Download that and then click on the button install
That’s it! This installation is surprisingly simple to do and you will be watching Showbox in no time on your fire TV.
Install Showbox for Kindle Fire Tablet
This is also another simple install, just this time it is onto the Kindle Fire tablet. Follow these steps to learn how:
- First you will need to allow outside apps- go to settings, then security (might be under devices on older Fires) and then select apps from unknown sources (will be allow installations of applications on older Fires)
- Open your web browser and go to this site to download the newest version of Showbox
- You will launch the app after it installs and you can then watch your shows and movies
Downloading the app is super easy to do and does not take long at all.
Install Showbox for Windows PC
There are a couple ways to get Showbox on your Windows PC, but I am going to go over installing Showbox via BlueStacks since it is considerably easier than some of the other ways, and BlueStacks is just a good software program to have. BlueStacks is an Android emulator that you can download onto your PC so you can play Android games and use apps made for Android phones and tablets.
- First you will need to download BlueStacks from this link and just follow the on screen prompts
- After you install BlueStacks fire it up to make sure it works properly
- Once you’re sure it is all installed right download Showbox from here
- When that installs open up Showbox with BlueStacks (you’ll need to right click the desktop icon and select open with BlueStacks)
- Next run BlueStacks then run Showbox and stream your stuff
Like I said, this is the easier method to install Showbox on your Windows PC. The other way can be found here, but it is considerably more difficult to do.
Install Showbox for Mac
There are also a couple ways to download Showbox for your Mac computer, but I’m going to go over the easiest one. This is also installing and downloading BlueStacks to you Mac, so the steps will be the same as above. Go to this link to get BlueStacks for your Mac. After you download and install BlueStacks follow these steps:
- Download ShowBox here
- On the desktop you will right click on the ShowBox icon and click on “open with BlueStacks”
It is literally that simple. There is another way to install ShowBox on your Mac but it is also more difficult (it can be found here).
Install ShowBox for Chromecast
Installing Showbox for Chromecast is also very simple, so let’s go over it. You do need to have Showbox installed on your phone or tablet so you can stream it to your Chromecast.
- You will need to first download LocalCast for Chromecast (can be found here)
- After that has downloaded open the Showbox app and click on the button with 3 dots stacked on one another (the more options button)
- Change the player to “other player” on the drop down menu
- Click on LocalCast to select your Chromecast
See? Simple and quick to do.
Install Showbox for Blackberry
I wanted o include Blackberry on the off chance that someone still has a Blackberry and wants to stream Showbox. As with literally all the other devices doing this is very simple and quick. Follow these steps to learn how:
- You will need to allow outside apps, so go to settings, then app manager, next go to installing apps and select “allow apps from other sources to be installed”
- After you do that go to this site here to download Showbox for your Blackberry
- The app will download and once it is finished you can launch the app and begin streaming
Like with every other device on this list, this install is super simple and quick.
So in the past updating Showbox was kind of a pain in the ass. A lot of people either wouldn’t get notified of an update and they just were no longer able to stream anything, or people thought they updated it yet it didn’t actually update. Like I said, pain in the ass. Now, though, updating Showbox is much easier. Just like with installing Showbox on your various devices, there are a couple ways to update Showbox. Let’s go over them:
Update Showbox Method 1: Via the App
This is definitely the easiest way to update your app, but it may not always work 100% of the time, and I don’t really know why Showbox has such a problem being updated. Anyway, follow these steps to update your app:
- Open up Showbox and go to the menu (you will see a hamburger, the 3 lines on top of another on the left side of the screen)
- In the menu you will see a section for updates
- To see if you can update select it and see what it says
- If there is an update then it should download it and your app will be updated
Like I said sometimes this method doesn’t work for whatever reason. If it doesn’t, use the next method.
Update Showbox Method 2: Manual
So this isn’t necessarily the absolute best way to update Showbox because you will lose your data and favorited movies and shows. It is, however, the best way to ensure that you have the most current version of Showbox, since in the past you couldn’t update it when it needed to be. Think of this method as more of a safety net if the first method doesn’t work (it should but just in case) Here’s how:
- Go to your files and erase the old file for Showbox, and then totally erase the app
- Next you will have to find and download the latest version of Showbox (can be found here)
- After Showbox is downloaded then run and install it
You will lose your data, but you will for sure have the latest version of Showbox.
Now y’all know not only how to update Showbox, but also how to install it on different devices. Showbox is easy to download and it is a good way to stream movies and shows for free. Hope y’all enjoy!