Apps like showbox for Android TVs/Mobiles, iOS and Windows

Apps like showbox for Android TVs/Mobiles, iOS and Windows


There are many apps which provide you free streaming of movies and stuff on your devices. Showbox is one of them, as you very well know these apps keep sees many downtimes, Showbox is no different. It might not be loading up for you or maybe not available for your device. But worry not there are many other apps like showbox which does the same thing and sometimes even better. Here I have listed a total of 14 apps for iOS, Android (mobiles &TVs) and Windows which will allow you to stream Movies, TV shows and more for free.

Whatever might be your reason which got you looking for some alternatives, we have got you covered. Here are some of the best apps like Showbox to please your media streaming hunger.

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1. FreeFlix

FreeFlix HQ lets you watch movies for free using their app. You can stream movies to your computer or mobile device in 1080p resolution. Their service is totally free and works on many different devices. The app is available on android, windows and MAC devices. They have various different genres of anime shows WWE fights, Movies, and TV Shows.

FreeFlixHQ also allows you to download stuff from their app directly to your phone. So you can enjoy your movies, shows etc anywhere. You can even transfer them over to different devices or even watch the stuff on a Big screen.

They offer a built-in player for hassle-free playback and it comes equipped with Subtitles. If you have got an Android TV, you can install the app there and enjoy your media on a Big screen.

(Available on: PC, Android)

URL: https://freeflixhq.com/

 

 

2. Kodi

Kodi is an opensource alternative to Showbox which lets you watch movies & TV shows for free. Their app is available on many different platforms including Various android mobile’s and TVs, iOS, MAC, Windows, & even on Linux. You can add various Add-ons (like browser extensions) to Kodi to further customize it to your needs. Along with High Definition video files, Kodi also supports music file formats such as mp3, m4a etc.

You need to do some settings and tweaks to be able to stream on Kodi but doing that stuff is not hard. Kodi uses something called plugins (like browsers) to provide you content for streaming. You can install various add-ons/plugins which will allow you to stream your chosen video content for free. It might sound like a pain but once its all set you will not have to worry again about it again. Still, it is my opinion, if you just want to watch movies the simple and easy way, I would suggest you stay away from it.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://kodi.ninja/

 

 

3. Popcorntime

Again like Kodi, PopcornTime is an opensource app to watch/stream movies online for free. It is a very good app for watching movies and similar stuff. You can stream your content in full HD 1080p resolution. They have their own in-built player which works pretty well. The player can switch between Subtitles and can also change language if available.

Their app also has support for Trakt, which you can use to get movie recommendations. It uses torrents to fetch your requested content and then serves you on your preferred device. Currently, the app is available for Windows, Mac & Android.

(Available on: PC)

URL: https://popcorntime.sh/

 

 

4. PlayBox

PlayBox is a similar app like Showbox which allows you to stream movies to your Mobile devices. You can watch movies, cartoons, anime, TV series and more on playbox. This app supports both SD and HD playback. Their app is currently available on iOS and Android. Using playbox, you can even take movies offline to your phone.

The site provided below is not the official website of PlayBox but they provide download links for PlayBox and they do work. The app works well and has only a few minor bugs which will not disturb you while you are watching movies.

(Available on: Android, iOS)

URL: http://playboxdownload.com/

 

 

5. Terrarium TV

This app stopped working a couple of months back but it recently made a comeback. Terrarium TV app was going to officially shut down their services on September 2018 but now it is somehow back from its grave. You can watch most of the latest movies and TV series on Terrarium TV.

The app is currently only for Android devices. There is an iOS version of the app too but you might need to jailbreak your device. It also works very well on a bunch of Android TVs (FireTv, Mi TV etc), you just need to side-load the app and that’s it. If you didn’t like the default player of terrarium tv, you can even select a player of your choice to stream content on.

(Available on: Android, iOS)

URL: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4dBCz5vTuU0

 

 

6. Megabox

Megabox is an excellent app to install if you own an Android device and want to watch movies on the go. Their app provides an excellent selection of different genres of movies and TV shows. It gives you options to sort video content by popularity, release date, and ratings. You can even save the movie to your device for offline watching.

Like some others on the list, you can also install Megabox HD on your Supported Android TV. When choosing video quality for playback, you don’t get many options but most of the movies here can be streamed at least at 720p. The overall app is very good and the interface is clean. But the intrusive ads and no support for subtitles for the inbuilt player can be a letdown for some.

(Available on: Android, iOS)

URL: https://megabox-hd.com/

 

 

7. CinemaBox

Another alternative to Showbox with good quality of movies. You can watch movies from 360p all the way up to 1080p resolution. Their built-in player also supports Subtitles and offline download. Cinemabox provides a wide variety of Movies, Tv Shows, Anime and Cartoons.

If you have used playbox before and you installed Cinemabox, you might notice the similarities in the interface. That is because the guys who made playbox are also behind the development of Cinemabox. It is available on iOS and Android. If you don’t have an Android TV but want to watch movies/Series on the big screen? You can do so by casting your Cinemabox to your Chromecast device.

(Available on: Android, iOS)

URL: https://cinemaboxhd.com/

 

 

8. OneBoxHD

Another app like showbox with ton of content. Playback options varies from Title to Title but most of the movies and TV shows there are in 1080p or at least 720p. As of now OneBoxHD can only be installed on supported Android devices. No iOS version is available as of now. The subtitles are not available on the default onebox player. You need to download an external player like MX Player to watch your stuff with subtitles. It will also allow you to watch your videos without any in-player ads.

(Available on: Android)

URL: https://oneboxhd.org/

 

 

9. Plex

Plex is a streaming service which you can use to stream your stuff online. Now you may be thinking how will it help up to stream free movies? Well, plex provide plugins or extensions support which allows us to add video sources. They are called channels and they allow the streaming of other content on the internet.

There are many channels that you can search on the internet which allows you to stream movies to your devices. You need an account to watch free movies. It supports cross-platform and allows you to stream from anywhere.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://www.plex.tv/

 

Here is a list of some,

Legal Apps like Showbox

for some of you guys who don’t want to deal with any piracy but still want to Stream Movies, TV Shows, Cartoons, Anime etc for free.

 

10. Sony Crackle

This app is the best legal alternative to ShowBox. As the app is totally legal and free, they need a source to make money. For this they use ads, but not those intrusive ads or pop-ups, they use in-video ads, like the ones on YouTube. Various media including movies, TV shows, and anime can be streamed through Crackle for free of cost.

As of now, their application is available on iOS, Android and Windows (Windows Store). Crackle app is not available everywhere (currently only in the US, Canada & Australia). But you can still sideload the app from trusted sources and try to bypass the geo-lock using a VPN.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://www.sonycrackle.com/

 

 

11. Tubi TV

It’s a great app which offers tons of things to watch, Movies, shows anime, you name it. Unlike most of the apps on the list, TubiTV asks you to create an account. While some people might avoid creating an account, I think it is worth it. You not only get to watch your movies across all your devices but you also get to do it free. Their service is completely legal and you they don’t charge you a single penny.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://tubitv.com

 

 

12. Netflix

Netflix is like holy-grail for watching movies online, if you have money for the service that is. But they do offer 1 month of free subscription to their service which new users can enjoy. So if you have never used Netflix before you can give their app a try. It is available on Most of the latest android & iOS devices and on PC you can use their site to watch stuff.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://www.netflix.com/

 

 

13. Hulu

Hulu is another great place to watch HD movies. They have many Movies for you Showbox addicts, both old and new and even some exclusive ones that you can watch. Just like Netflix and many other paid sites, the first month is completely free. You don’t need to pay anything. An account is required, fill your info in, click sign-up and that’s it.

You can even stream Live TV and cable channels using Hulu. Just like Showbox, Hulu also has an app that you can download on your iOS and Android devices. You can also use their website to stream movies. They provide 1080p quality even if you are on the trial plan.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://hulu.com/

 

 

14. Amazon prime video

Their service is relatively new while comparing to others on the list but they have movies and TV shows from a wide variety of genres. Their app is responsive and well designed. It worked great on my Android phone when I tested it. The quality of the video was good and the app was working smooth.

Just like Netflix, they also offer free 30 days trial. They have subscriptions for various channels like HBO, Cinemax which you can subscribe for. You can also download the media content that you are watching for offline playback. Their app is currently on app stores of iOS, Android and Windows.

(Available on: PC, Android, iOS)

URL: https://www.amazon.com/gp/video/getstarted/

 

 

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One thing that you might want note down is that most of these apps are not legal or banned from app stores. So you might have to download them from external sources. Even if all links that are listed here are safe, I would still advice you to be cautious. If you are afraid of getting malware into your device you can install Sony Crackle. It is available on the play store as well as the app store, you can even get a Windows version from Microsoft’s app store.

As I have already explained, there is a need for alternatives to these Video Streaming apps because they don’t work sometimes. I hope you have got your next “Showbox” app from the list. If you ask me for recommendations I would choose Popcorn time for PC and as for Android TVs, Kodi or OneBox HD is the way to go IMO, Kodi is a little difficult to set up but it is worth it. On Android mobile, onebox will work nicely. Thankyou for making it to the end and do leave suggestions or any another apps that you like in the comments.

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