How to download and install Showbox for Android devices
If you’ve arrived here with the question ‘How do I install Showbox Android?” then stick around – the definitive answer is coming right up. You’ll find everything you need to get up and running (and watching) the very latest movies and the very best TV shows. Not on Android? No problem – you can get the app on any device including Windows, iPhone, iPad, Chromebook, Chromecast and many other machines.
You’ll also find hotter-than-hot trailers for what’s coming up in the future, plus news of what’s happening in the movie world. There are no limits with Showbox – you can watch as much as you want, when you want, how you want. It’s all in the Showbox app, and it’s absolutely free to add onto your Samsung, Huawei, Google Pixel or absolutely any other device that’s running the Android OS.
Best of all, you don’t need to be an Android expert – getting Showbox is as easy as downloading an app to your device. Just a few taps and you’re done. Read on and you’ll see how simple it is.
Get the Showbox APK
First of all, the Showbox Android app isn’t currently available in the Google Play Store.
Instead, you need to get it downloading. This is a small file, around 38MB, so won’t take up much memory. As long as you’re running Android 4.0 or above, you’re ready to start enjoying the world’s best entertainment.
However, before you start downloading the apk, you’ll need to change one setting on your device. It’s nothing technical, and takes just a few seconds. Once this is done, it’ll be time to install Showbox.
Because the app isn’t in the Google Play Store, you need to enable downloads to your device from other sources. Whether you’re using a Samsung or something else, you’ll see it’s pretty much the same way for all. Get your Android device and:
- Go to ‘Settings’ and then ‘Security’
- You’ll see an option to enable downloads from ‘unknown sources’ or ‘applications not from Google Play’. Below is a screenshot from a Motorola G5, with a button next to ‘Unknown sources’
- After you turn it on, you’ll probably get a pop-up message that mentions increased vulnerabilities – this is Android’s default message and nothing to worry about
- Now you’re ready to download the apk – click here to get the official version – and the only version you need
- Follow the Android install prompts you get for any app download
- Congratulations! Showbox is now ready and waiting on your Android device (below is a screenshot from a Samsung phone). As you can see from the screenshot, Showbox is ultra-responsive to different screens. It’s smooth to use, and responds instantly to your touch. So get ready to take Showbox with you wherever you go, on whichever device you choose.
Troubleshooting Showbox installations on an Android device
Showbox may be the best movie and TV show app around, but occasionally there may be times when an error message pops up on your device.
Sometimes this can be down to something on your phone, perhaps a software update, or it can be down to where you’re trying to use Showbox.
The good news is that these are almost always ultra-easy to fix. Below are some of the more common errors that you may come across. These work for all devices, whether tablet or mobile (such as Samsung). Find out how to fix them and quickly get back to watching what you want.
Error: ‘Showbox cannot play this link/server error’
Possible cause: This may be because what you want to watch isn’t available in your region, or it’s been blocked.
Fix: Go to Settings > Applications > Showbox and clear the cache and also clear data. Then download a VPN (this is a proxy server which lets you go online and appear like you’re in another region, helping to hide your identity). Connect to a US location, and then reopen Showbox and try watching. Bear in mind that some VPNs can slow down your connection, so choose one that’s good for streaming and downloading.
Error: ‘Showbox server not available’
Possible cause: You may be running an older version of Showbox which needs updating.
Fix: Visit the official Showbox homepage (we recommend bookmarking the URL so you can quickly check) to download the newest version. The app is regularly updated to keep things running smoothly for all users, so please pop back here regularly and look out for notifications to update Showbox.
Error: ‘App has stopped working’
Possible cause: Your device is running low on memory.
Fix: Try freeing up some space by removing old applications and files. If you have space for an SD card, use this and transfer some of your media.
Other troubleshooting tips
Reset: Sometimes when you update Android, the OS switches off the ‘allow from unknown sources’. Check this is enabled whenever you need to update Showbox.
Reboot: If you’ve tried all the above and you still can’t watch Showbox, try uninstalling the app and then reinstalling from url.
The above should cover everything you need to watch Showbox on Android. If you have any questions please contact us. Thanks for choosing Showbox, enjoy the show!
One more thing…
Now you’ve come to the end, the climax, the final scene. You’ve got Showbox on your Android device, and you’re ready to enjoy tons of brilliant movies and TV shows. So there’s just one more thing you have to do. And that is… decide what to watch first!