Last Updated: November 01, 2018
This new guide explores the 2 different methods to download ShowBox for PC. We have tested both the methods on our personal computers and both the methods are working at the time of writing this post.
Is it legal to download ShowBox?
In 2018, ShowBox gained immense popularity in spite of having the heavyweight and well-funded apps like Netflix, Hulu, Hotstar, Crackle.
The reason is Simple, It’s free.
and You can even download it on PC using the links and methods given below.
Now, let’s address the elephant in the room,
Is it legal to download or stream movies using Showbox?
Sadly, No. ShowBox uses torrents to stream the movies or TV shows to your computer, smartphone or tablet. So, It depends on you, if you are okay with the copyright infringement, Use it.
It has no official website and no developer to talk to and this is why this app is a real pain for TV studios.
Further, unlike Netflix which works on a subscription-based model, this nifty app offers audio-visual content that is completely free.
Disclaimer: We are just a fan site and we do not host any files on our server. The links provided in the article are found from the google search. We are against piracy and condemn it.
Before talking about the method, let us first look at the minimum system requirements your PC must fulfill.
- RAM – Minimum 2 GB
- Operating system – Windows 7/8/8.1/10
- All the required, compatible audio and video drivers.
Apart from a PC with the above-mentioned requirements, you’ll also need an internet connection to download the app and stream content.
Download ShowBox for PC
In order to download Showbox for laptop or PC, you’ll have to download an android emulator. In this method, we will take bluestacks as the emulator. If you are looking to download showbox without bluestacks, go to method #2 given below. Here are the steps you’ll need to follow:-
1. Open your browser and go to www.bluestacks.com
2. On the homepage, you’ll be able to see a green download button. Click on it.
3. Now click on download again and the download will begin. The file will be around 400 mb in size. Wait until the download finishes.
4. Now, open the downloaded file. You can find the file or the setup in the ‘downloads’ section.
5. After opening the file, click on “run”. Now, the installation window will appear.
6. Install the emulator by following the required steps and agreeing to the terms.
7. Now, open your browser again and download showbox apk for pc from a third party website.
8. Once downloaded, go to downloads, right click on the file and select bluestacks in the “open with” option.
9. The application will be installed in no time. In the app drawer, you will find the file.
Install ShowBox on PC using ARC Welder (Without BlueStacks)
It’s always good to have some options. So, we have also used ARC Welder to download ShowBox for PC without bluestacks.
- You need google chrome browser to run this software. You can download it from here.
- Then go to Chrome Extension > and Search ARC Welder.
- Get ShowBox APK from here
- You can choose any option, We would recommend you to go for full window mode.
Features of ShowBox
- Accessibility: The app is very user-friendly and is very easy
to navigate owing to its simple and clean interface.
- Platforms: Currently, the app works on IOS, Blackberry and Android. It works on desktops as well and runs smoothly on Mac and any version of Windows (including 10,7, 8 and XP).
- Quality: All the content offered is of HD quality. Other resolutions offered are 360p, 480p, 720p and 1080p. An uninterrupted, high-quality internet connection ensures a seamless viewing experience without any glitches.
- Streaming: The App allows for both offline and online streaming owing to its inbuilt player. This means that you can download your favorite movies or TV shows and watch them later.
- Expense: Currently the app is completely free and doesn’t
require a login.
- Ads: In the latest, modified version of the app, Showbox Pro, there is even an option of removing all those annoying little pop-up ads which hinder the movie experience.
- Segmentation of the content: The App filters the content according to the genre, Year, Rating, and type. A search bar also is provided to make it easier for the viewers to search via keywords of their choice
- Language: The App offers movies and content in a number of languages. There are also subtitles available and you can add your own subtitles if you wish to make changes.
- Screen Projection: You can easily project any movie of your choice on TV using Chromecast.
Q1. Is there a way to use showbox without bluestacks?
A. Yes, there is a way. Here’s the method:-
- Download and install “arc welder” extension for chrome.
- Once downloaded, click on “add app”.
- Now, open arc welder from the apps section on the top right.
- Click on “add your apk” and select the apk file that you’ve already downloaded in your PC.
Q2. Is Showbox safe to use?
A. Despite being a free video content streaming platform, it is completely safe unlike torrent websites.
Q3. How to solve “Showbox, unfortunately, stopped” issue?
A. Launch the emulator, go to settings, select the app and clear app data and cache. Now, restart the emulator and it should work perfectly.
Q4. Where can I download Showbox?
For mobile users, Showbox isn’t currently available on the Google Play store. The
only way to download it is either through its parent site or through third-party websites. So whether you are a mobile user or looking to download the app for your PC, make sure that you download it only via trustworthy sites.
Q5. Is the Showbox app safe to download and use?
The Showbox app is completely safe to download and use. It has been scanned through
anti-virus software such as Norton, Avast and Kaspersky. The files have been
tested and in our view, the app is completely safe to use.
Q6.Are there legal implications to the Showbox app?
The legality of the Showbox app depends upon the country of residence of the viewer
as well its laws. The app streams movies and TV shows from torrents and sources
that are not technically acceptable to movie studios and can count as copyright
infringement. However, since the Showbox app does not host any content on its
own platform, it is less liable to be slapped with a lawsuit. Further, in many
regions of the world, mobile streaming is completely clear of regulations. It
is best to check your local laws for details.
Q7. How can I be safe while watching content on Showbox?
Since you can potentially be under the scanner of your government for copyright
infringement, use a VPN line. It’ll ensure that your web usage is not detected
by your internet service provider.
Q8 – Is showbox available for all the devices?
You can download it on most of the operating system and devices such as Roku, Smart TV, PS4 and even on your laptop. Sometimes it becomes quite complicated to install the android apps on your desktops due to the involvement of third-party apps like bluestacks. But we have actually tested all the methods given below on various devices and have installed Showbox successfully without any glitches.
This article has been peer reviewed and all the methods given below are working. You can watch the video for a quick walk through and install Showbox on your Windows devices.