The fan favorite ShowBox has returned a few weeks ago and it seems that its popularity was long-lasting. The service has recently acknowledged which is the most popular show available on the platform and it seems that fans really like to watch The Flash.
Many users asked the popular service about shows that are not currently available on the platform. The official Twitter page offered a clean answer that sated their curiosity. The tweet notes that while other services will stream content that is poorly-recorded, often a CAM version, ShowBox wants to offer only the highest-quality content that is currently available. This means that fans will have to wait until high-quality version of their favorite movies and shows will become available before they can see them via ShowBox.
Problems faced by ShowBox
Near the end of November Moviebox( another popular streaming app) and ShowBox stopped functioning. A fan sent a few emails to Moviebox and learned that the service was being terminated.
Many believed that ShowBox was also finished but the app started to work again after December 3. The developing acknowledged that the service was stopped due to legal issues.
Those legal issues were in fact responsible for the death of Moviebox. Earlier in may several independent movie studios, including Cobbler Nevada and Bodyguard Productions, initiated a copyright infringement suit that targeted the developers of ShowBox and all the websites that distribute the app. The person who uploaded an apk file of the app on the popular Rawapk depository was also charged.
The lawsuit mentioned that the descriptions of the app mislead users into believing that they are using a legal streaming app. Always use a VPN for downloading and installing this.
Later during the lawsuit a subpoena was sent to Cloudflare, asking the company to release the identities of the ShowBox developers.
Sites that continue to offer the app now show prominent banners that inform the users about the risks of using the app while offering paid and free alternatives that are legal.
Many continue to use the app, which is considered to be one of the best streaming apps currently available.
Robert J. Smith is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Robert earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Robert has passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.