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How to Fix ShowBox not Working/not Loading?

Written by Amanda

Updated: ShowBox not working problem had been solved and it got back to life on December 3, 2018.

Watching movies or TV shows with ShowBox is a sheer delight as ShowBox is totally free and resourceful, but recently it stopped working for a few days. Someone said the outage was because of the copyright infringement issue while others said that the poor server was to blame. Whatever reasons, you must need a solution to fix ShowBox app not working error as soon as possible.

How to Fix ShowBox not Working not Streaming Videos Movies?

Is ShowBox not working now? How to stream TV shows, play movies and download ShowBox media files? 5KPlayer may offer some help to get ShowBox movies videos free without ShowBox app installed on Android, iPhone and computer. It lets you download ShowBox videos from URLs, play movies in 4K HD on computer, stream media to Apple/Samsung/Sony etc TV wirelessly and more.

ShowBox not Working

1. What is ShowBox?
2. Why ShowBox is not Working?
3. How to Fix ShowBox App not Working Problem?
4. How to Free Download & Stream Movies TV Shows without ShowBox?

What is ShowBox?

ShowBox is an app mainly designed for Android users to stream and download movies TV shows from various sources without costing a dime. And it can also be used on computer if you download an emulator to change your computer into an Android system. MovieBox is the child app of ShowBox that is used on iOS iPhone iPad, so MovieBox for iPhone is still not working when ShowBox gets down.

Why ShowBox is not Working?

1. ShowBox is Illegal to Use

ShowBox has had long and successful run, but the ongoing legal troubles linger since its birth. Though you are able to install ShowBox for iPhone from sites and download ShowBox for Android in Play Store, the ShowBox app shuts down accidently.

ShowBox from certain site is stable to use, however, it doesn't provide legitimate resources but it streams contents through torrents and other direct sources. So, most people doubt that the ShowBox down error this time is caused by the copyright infringement. It is said that a group of different movie studios such as Dallas Buyers Club, Cobbler Nevada and Bodyguard productions had filed a copyright violation against the founder of ShowBox as well as the distributors who is spreading the copyright materials. Besides the developer and distributors, you users of ShowBox are also at high risk to be punished if you view the copyright contents as movie studios are able to see your IP addresses and your viewing histories. In reality, ShowBox app not working issue won't have much influence on you as there are various other ways for you to free download movies online and watch, but your personal data and privacy are at high risk to be revealed.

ShowBox App not Working

2. ShowBox Server Error/ShowBox Connection Error

Besides the legal issue, ShowBox app not working happens when it shows an error "Server not available" or "Server unavailable" message that may cause ShowBox can't play or download videos. This is a common but easy-to-solve problem, and all you need to do is to clear your app data and cache from application settings to make the ShowBox work normally.

On Android phones: Stop the ShowBox app and shut it down > Navigate to Android Settings > App Manager and then choose the ShowBox app > Select Clear data and let the process finish, as well as select Clear cache and let the process complete > Restart ShowBox and reset.

On PC: Make sure the network is stable and strong, or reset the VPN if necessary. Sometimes, you need to reinstall the ShowBox for PC to get the server error fixed.

3. ShowBox Update Errors

After updating an app to the newest version, it can get better and new features as well as avoid old bugs. However, new update also lands you in new troubles. The popup message "Unfortunately, ShowBox has stopped" is an error happens frequently after the update. You can try to go to Settings on Android > General > Apps > ShowBox > Force Stop and then Clear data & Clear cache > Restart or reinstall ShowBox.

How to Free Download & Stream Movies TV Shows without ShowBox?

Here, 5KPlayer is what we choose to help free download a variety of TV shows, movies and music without the need of ShowBox app. At the same time, wirelessly stream video to multiple platforms.

Free download ShowBox videos/TV shows

Step 1. Free download 5KPlayer, install and launch it on your computer.

Step 2. Find the movie or TV show you see on ShowBox from other video streaming sites like YouTube, Dailymotion, Vimeo, etc, and copy the video URL.

Step 3. Click on the YouTube icon on the main interface of 5KPlayer, "Paste URL & Analyze" to let URL analyze your video.

Step 4. After the URL parsing process, just click on the Download button to start downloading. Before downloading, you can also choose a specific resolution for your video by clicking on the settings icon next to the video thumbnail.

Download ShowBox Videos

Notice: If you need MP4 or 3GP video to view on mobile phone, 5KPlayer can also help convert the video to a target format. Then, you can use USB cable to transfer videos to Android or use iPhone video transfer tool to sync video to iPhone to watch on the go.

Wirelessly stream ShowBox movies/TV shows

No concerns about ShowBox not working not streaming videos, 5KPlayer's built-in DLNA function can help you stream contents from Android to PC/Mac or computer to smart TV wirelessly. Just connect all of your devices to the same WiFi network, and you can:

Step 1: Click on "DLNA AirPlay" icon on the main UI of 5KPlayer, and turn on all the DLNA services. Then, go back to the main UI.

Step 2: Click on Library, click on DLNA Server in the left menu. Then, click on Add Files to add the downloaded ShowBox movies or TV shows you want to stream.

Step 3: Click on the "dlna" icon on the top right corner of 5KPlayer, and choose the device you want to stream to. Once connected, the icon will turn red.

Step 4: Under DLNA Server in the left menu, click on DLNA Share to find your video, double click it and it will be streamed to the selected device instantly.

Stream ShowBox Videos

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