ShowBox is one of the most popular streaming apps as it offers to ability to stream premium content for free. The app is used by millions of people but there are some outstanding problems that need to be addressed. Read below to learn more about them.
The main problem with ShowBox lies in the content. While the content is being distributed for free, the app is streaming torrents. Torrents are files that have been uploaded by some users and can be accessed by anyone who has a download link. The issue here is the fact that the original uploader may have paid for the content. But those that are downloading or streaming the content are doing it for free.
The content in question is protected by copyright infringement law. According to the law, any person that views protected content without paying for it or receiving an authorization from the copyright owner is actively breaking the law. In most cases your ISP is able to track your activity and learn if you accessed copyrighted materials. In some countries this will result in a letter that advises you to use a legal streaming service. But you can also receive a fine or have your subscription canceled if the ISP thinks that you should be punished.
The service was unavailable for a period after several independent studios sued to makers of the app and the sites that made it available. A settlement was reached but bigger studios may come after the app in the future.
If you want to use the service it is advised to use a reliable VPN service. It will encrypt your traffic and no one will be able to see what you are doing.
In order to install the app you will have to download the APK from a reliable source.
Before you attempt to install the app go to Settings/Security and look for the Unknown sources menu. Enable the option to install apps from external sources.
Find the APK in your Downloads folder and tap on it.
Confirm the installation process and wait until the task is finished.
We strongly advise the use of a VPN in order to avoid unwanted consequences.
Adam Thrones is still early into his career as tech and digital marketing reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including JoyStiq and Android Authority. In regards to academics, Adam earned a degree in business from Fordham University. Adam has a passion for emerging technology and writing on his blog. He is always eager about the new gadgets on the market and likes to cover updates on software.