Showbox: FAQs for Android, iOS, PC, Mac

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In the world of entertainment, there are many apps like Kodi tv, Netflix, Amazon Prime etc but all of them, Showbox deserves a special mention. It is a revolutionary media streaming app that has taken the world by a storm, allowing you to watch movies and videos on your Andriod, iOS, and Blackberry smartphones. You can download and install it on your PC (Windows 7/8/8.1/10) and Mac as well. Moreover, you can even use it via Chromecast. All these benefits in one innovative app. You can watch any content you want, at any resolution of your choice. Have you tried using it? If not, what are you waiting for? Install and enjoy it now from the links given below:


In this post, we will be discussing some of the issues a user might face and tips and tricks to solve them. Also provided are some FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions). Please make sure that you have the app installed on your device before going any further.

Showbox, not working / Video, not available error – How to fix

Showbox is a very popular app among Andriod, iOS, Blackberry, PC and Mac users. So, sometimes it may happen that it is down due to scheduled maintenance activities. If you are missing out on your favorite videos and TV shows, try some of the alternatives.

General Questions / FAQ
Is it safe?

Yes. It is as safe as it gets. It streams TV shows and movies from a host. The Names of TV shows and movies are generated randomly so that you don’t face any problems using this fun-filled app.

Sometimes no video is available – why?

When you click on a video, and it says that it is not available, you can try updating the current version of the app and clearing the app cache. You can also take a look at the Showbox alternatives described above.

My favorite TV show is missing. What do I do?

In case you favorite TV show is missing from the list provided by Showbox, it cannot be streamed. You can try finding it from the alternative apps – which has been provided above.

How do I stream movies?

Follow these steps to watch your favorite movies using Showbox:

  • Download an app that plays movies, such as MX Player.
  • Get LocalCast Free, the best movie player.
  • Choose the film you want to see. While selecting, choose External Player. Hit Watch.
  • Choose LocalCast Free as your external player. It Chromecast doesn’t appear, try keeping them on the same Wi-Fi network. It will ask you to connect Chromecast/DLNA/Xbox.
  • Once connected to Chromecast, A popup will ask for permission. Hit Cast. You’re all done!

Do I get subtitles while watching movies?

As Showbox doesn’t support subtitles, you can use LocalCast Free as a media player. Then download your subtitles and include them in LocalCast Free.

Unfortunately, my Showbox crashes. How to fix?

Showbox is a memory intensive app, and as a result, it may crash from time to time,  especially when you haven’t cleared the data in a while. The fix is pretty straightforward, just follow these steps:

i. Go to settings on your phone

ii. Click on General Settings. Go to application manager on your smartphone. Choose   Showbox.

iii. Clear both cache and data. You’re all set!

You can also try popcorn time to watch free movies online.

Chromecast does not support the video format. How do I fix this?

While connecting to Chromecast, you must select the Experimental Receiver option. Refer to the image below:

These are the most commonly asked questions for Showbox users. If you face any additional problems watching your favorite TV shows and movies using Showbox, please let us know.

Happy Viewing!

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