What is Showbox?
Showbox is an extremely popular Android app. It is a platform that allows the users to stream content for free and is quite similar to Popcorn Time. You can stream movies, Tv series, and other videos from your phone, tab, or computer. Just to give you an idea, you can access Netflix, Vudu, Hulu, and HBO all from one place! Showbox lets the users stream the videos or even download them for viewing later. Most downloads are via torrents. The only problem you might face is the fact that there might, at times, be issues of copyright infringement. Shoebox is not a part of the Google Play Store. While it is very popular, one major drawback to it is the fact that accessing entertainment content legally has been made so much easier, one rarely wants to have to do anything with something’s that is not very clearly legal.
Showbox and safety
Safety with Showbox is a very tricky subject. It actually depends on the source of your download of the app. Ideally, if you were downloading it from the Google Play Store, there wouldn’t be an issue. Since it is not available there, you would have to go via third-party sites. The reason for the app not being at the Play Store is because it encourages pirated content. Since it’s involved with this, the app does not have a proper platform or website where the users can get in touch with the developers. Getting an official copy of the app is quite risky. If you are looking to install a virus-free copy of the app, there are plenty of YouTube videos about the same. If you find a clean version of the app, Showbox is a treasure box of entertainment content. However, do note that there are a lot of bugs like broken subtitles, audio problems on videos, pop-up ads, etc. It is true that there are communities created to offer support for Showbox, but you will be on your own if you face any trouble with the app. The most the other users can do is to offer advice. It is up to you to face the issue and sort it out. While Showbox offers excellent and a wide variety of content, download it only if you are certain of the source.
Is Showbox legal?
For those who have not dug deep enough, Showbox may appear like a great alternative to Kodi or other such platforms. However, Kodi is legal. While downloading copyrighted content is definitely illegal, there’s nothing in black and white regarding streaming the same.
Should you use Showbox?
There is no denying that Showbox is great. It is also popular. But, there are plenty of great alternatives that you could consider using. Other streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime offer a subscription on a monthly, half-yearly, or annual basis. It does not cost a lot but it is legal and they also have a ton of shows you can watch. Good luck with your binge-watching!