This tutorial walks you through How to Install Showbox for streaming movies & TV on an Android device (smartphone, TV box, and more).  At the end of this article we also show you the best ShowBox alternatives.

Install Showbox

  • On your Android device, go to the Settings area.  Then under Settings, go to Security.  Now turn on Apps from Unknown Sources
  • In your Android’s browser, Google “ShowBox APK” and download the most recent Showbox installer (“.APK file”)
  • After the APK File downloads, Open the downloaded file
  • Proceed to finish the installation by answering “Yes” or “Proceed” to any on-screen prompts that may appear.
  • Launch Showbox by finding it in your Android’s apps menu, then press the Showbox icon.


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ShowBox on FireStick

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  • To install Showbox on FireStick, simply Sideload Showbox for FireStick / Fire TV.  The ShowBox app was designed for touchscreen devices, so you’ll need either an actual Bluetooth mouse to control Showbox on FireStick, or use a mouse app on your phone to control your Fire TV / FireStick via “virtual mouse app”.

How to Sideload ShowBox to FireTV

  • Install CetusPlay on Android
  • Install ShowBox on Android (directions above)
  • Use CetusPlay to transfer and install (or “sideload”) ShowBox to FireStick
  • Launch ShowBox on FireTV from the Fire TV “Apps” Menu

ShowBox for iOS

  • See for Showbox on iOS Devices (iPhone, iPad)

Stream Showbox to Chromecast (Coming soon)

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Showbox Download Issues

If you’re having problems downloading Showbox videos, then downgrade your Showbox app to v4.69.  How do I downgrade Showbox?

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  1. Do this by uninstalling Showbox
  2. Then just download and then install the ShowBox v4.69 APK file by Googling “ShowBox 4.69 APK File”.

Unfortunately, ShowBox Has Stopped

In the case that you get the error message “Unfortunately, ShowBox has stopped”, then try this fix:

  • Go to Settings
  • Then go to General
  • Now go to Apps
  • Then Select Show Box
  • Now choose Force Stop and then press Clear Data and Clear Cache.
  • Then restart ShowBox
  • If ShowBox not working is still an issue, then try to reinstall ShowBox by following the steps at the top of this page.  If you still have problems with ShowBox, then try an alternativfe such as the free “Movie HD” app for Android devices.

ShowBox Watch Now Button Missing

In the unlikely case that the ShowBox “Watch Now” button is missing, then simply modify the server option from “torrents” to a server-to-stream video, as opposed to download.

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  • ShowBox requires MX Player to stream movies.  Simply install the free, safe, highly-rated MX Player for Android on Google Play Store by clicking here.

ShowBox Alternatives

Wrap Up

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