ShowBox FAQ and Troubleshooting

There is hardly an app as good as ShowBox to watch your favorite movies and TV shows for free. But that said, there are the app is no stranger to problems. Users often report issues about the app, and they’re often about the same problems. So here are the most commonly asked questions about ShowBox, and how to solve some pertinent issues with the app’s interface and service.

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Frequently Asked Questions about ShowBox

 

The movie I’m trying to watch won’t run

Movies and TV shows on ShowBox are almost always hosted on more than one source to ensure the content isn’t rendered unavailable in case one source is overburdened. But the problem almost always turns out to be that the source is a torrent link, and torrent sources are banned in the country the user is in. The easiest fix is to change servers on the movie’s page before hitting Play or Download. Otherwise you may use ShowBox lite, a mod of the original.

Why is my video buffering so slow?

Buffering depends on two factors. The first is your internet speed, which can be altered by asking your ISP to upgrade your plan. The other reason could be a clogged memory, which isn’t allowing your video to buffer sufficiently fast. Clear the cache and internal memory, since that is where buffered data usually goes to.

ShowBox keeps crashing

ShowBox is originally a pretty heavy app, at 40 MBs, even the lightest mod we’ve come across is a whole 20 MBs, so it needs space on your internal memory to run smoothly. Ordinarily, if the app crashes repeatedly, it indicates a clogged memory. Clear your cache, delete unwanted apps, files, videos, songs, pictures and other data, and then try again. The app should resume normal function.

There are simply too many ads for my taste

When you’re worried about ads, the easiest way to stop them is to install an ad blocker. The ads are essential for the app because they make the developer some money, which helps him find motivation to make the app better, iron out the wrinkles and introduce new features. But if you’re not swayed, you may install an ad blocker from the play store. Otherwise, get ShowBox Lite mod apk from the internet to replace the original app. The lite mod is completely ad free.

Ads keep intruding in the smartphone even when ShowBox apk is not being used

Ads are not supposed to show up if you aren’t using ShowBox at the moment. If they are, you have installed a rogue file. Rogue files have been developed and uploaded to the internet by as yet unidentified people, and their links have been mistaken to be the original ones by unsuspecting bloggers and enthusiasts. If you find out your apk is a rogue one, Go to Settings of your phone via the home menu, enter Security and check Device Administrators. Revoke Administrator status on ShowBox or any service that states to be allowing ads. Uninstall ShowBox after that, and get a genuine apk file from trustworthy sources to install.

The Video won’t download / There is no download button.

Downloading ShowBox movies is fairly easy. Most movies have the download button right next to the Watch Now button. If the download doesn’t start even after waiting a while, change to a different server in the server menu on the page. Delete the previous task from the download manager built in on your Android or Blackberry, and try again with the new server. If you cannot find a download button, then you might install a video downloader app. We highly recommend Vidmate and ADM. Choose “Other Player” under the Players menu, and run the movie. You should be prompted with a list of apps that can be used to play the content. Choose the downloader, and you can queue the movie to be downloaded by pressing just one button. An added bonus is the faster speed of the downloaders as compared to the Android Download Manager.
Hopefully this helps you sort out any issues you’re having with ShowBox app. Leave us any more queries you have below.