To install this amazing TV and Movie Streaming app to your device, you need to download the ShowBox APK file from the internet. IF you’re unsure how to do it, or have any questions at all, here’s a quick guide to help you out.
What is ShowBox APK and why you can’t do without it
When you download any Android application, even from the Play Store, you’re looking to download the app’s APK file, which contains all the data about how the features and functions will run, how the interface will be etc.
ShowBox APK file contains the instructions your device will need to install the app over itself. There are no alternatives to getting this file. Fortunately, it is under 40 MBs so given most peoples’ internet speeds, it shouldn’t take long to finish downloading, and then you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows.
Showbox Installation Guide: For Android Smartphones
: There are several versions of ShowBox apk file available
which may allow you to use the app on older versions of Android, though we recommend you to upgrade if you have anything older than Jellybean. Also, older versions after a point of time stop being supported, so you may want to try out a free Emulator on a PC system if buying a more up-to-date Android isn’t feasible.
How to Install Showbox APK on Android, you ask? It’s as easy as following these three steps.
- Download the ShowBox apk file from the internet. You may google and try using a website you find reliable. Alternatively you can download the file here.
Note: No downloaded file should be trusted blindly. Always scan the file using an updated anti-virus to make sure there is no malware to infect your systems or hack your accounts and steal your information.
- Go to “Settings”, then “Security”, and then turn on “Unknown Sources”. This will allow you to install apk files you get from outside the Play Store.
(Some of the latest OS let you allow or deny installations from unknown sources on a case-by-case basis, so this step might not be necessary for you if you own an Android Oreo or higher)
- Tap the downloaded file to begin the installation process, go through the permissions requested, and if you agree, press Install.
ShowBox apk: Quick detail list
- Extension type: apk
- Size: 38-40 MB, depending upon latest version
- Compatible with: Most Smartphones with recent Android OS (may depend upon version), Fire TV Sticks, Android Boxes, PCs and Macs (with Emulators) Installation Procedure: Read Below iOS Alternative: Available
And before you know it, showBox app will be ready to use! Cool, isn’t it?
For barely a few seconds of effort, the lifetime of entertainment sure seems like a great reward. Let’s cover how to get the app for Android Boxes and Fire TV Sticks next. We’ve covered Showbox for PC and Mac in a separate post, so check that out as well.
Installation Guide: Android Boxes/Fire TV Stick
The process can be much the same for Android Boxes if you can download the file to your device directly via the internet, as you would on your smartphone. If you’re not into the whole deal, or if you have the apk file lying in your PC or other device, here’s an alternative method to try.
- Transfer the file:
You need to transfer the file to your device, using a USB cable, Bluetooth or the internet. You may try using apps such as SHAREit, AirDroid or plain old Google Drive.
- Adjust any settings as needed
You can directly proceed to installation in most cases, but in case you have a peculiar OS or device, now might be ideal to make any settings adjustments to allow installation and running of a third party app.
- Proceed with the installation wizard
There are different ways this might be done in some devices, but in most mainstream devices you can simply run the apk file, or find it in a package in the proper directory.
Simple, isn’t it? If you own an iPhone or an iPad, and want to run Showbox, you should try looking for MovieBox app instead. It’s virtually identical to Showbox, only meant for iOS exclusively. And for Mac, you ask? You’ll have to check out our other section on ShowBox for PCs.