Showbox is a popular Android app for free movie streaming and downloading. Showbox allows users stream a large number of HD quality movies, TV shows and more at any time, everyday. Android TV users can also install the app on their TVs. The Showbox for PC app is installed with the use of Android OS emulators such as Bluestacks on PCs.
Is Showbox safe to use?
Android smartphone, PC & Android TV users who want to download the Showbox app have to download it from sources outside the Google Playstore as it is not currently available there, they have to allow access to apps from unknown and untrusted sources on their phones in order to be able to use the Showbox app.
This is very risky because apps downloaded from untrusted sources can be bundled with malware and other malicious code which can access your phone data, steal your private information and wreck havoc on you. Unknown apps can collect and use your credit card information, pictures, videos and other stuff.
I certainly do not advise anyone to download any app not in official app stores such as Google Playstore, Apple App Store or Windows App store.
Is Showbox Legal?
The legality of the Showbox app has been a major issue; it is illegal because hosting unauthorized content is copyright infringement which is illegal. This is most likely the reason why the app is not available on the Google Playstore forcing users to download the APK file from untrusted and potentially harmful sources.
There are many good and legal Showbox alternatives which charge very decent prices for movie streaming and downloads. Some of the best are:
Netflix is the most popular paid movie and TV show streaming website in the world, you can enjoy thousands of premium movies and television series from all over the world for as low as $10.99 per month.
YouTube is undoubtedly the biggest free video, movie and TV show streaming website and app worldwide. Youtube has millions of videos from content creators worldwide all completely legal.
Vimeo is a popular legal free video streaming website and app like Youtube and has plenty good and legal content.