It is the best alternative to subscription-based video streaming service like Netflix where it offers audio-visual content for free. ShowBox indexes various torrent clients and sites to stream the movies and other content for totally free. The app offers large content of movies and TV shows without any account and irritating ads.
ShowBox is Shutdown!!!
It’s true, ShowBox is Shutting for Good. The app which severed a large number of users worldwide is closing its doors. It looks like the production houses forced the ShowBox developers and promoters to discontinue the support for the app. As per TorrentFreak, the production company requested Cloudflare to reveal the identities of the operators behind Showboxbuzz.com, Showbox.software, Rawapk.com, Popcorn-time.to, Popcorntime.sh, YTS.ag, YTS.gg and Showboxappdownload.com. They also filed lawsuit against the websites which particularly promoted the app. This led to sudden disappearance of this movie app from many popular ShowBox promoting websites.
Many websites are giving warning message:
“Show Box is not a legitimate software application for watching copyright protected movies. The movie studios will be able to see your IP address and your COMPLETE viewing history! You will very likely be sued for copyright infringement. Those websites that promote and/or distribute Show Box will also be pursued by the movie studios no matter what extent you go through to hide your identity”
But we know the internet is a big place which can not be controlled. And this app for sure will boomerang back with different name and logo, again serving millions of users.
Legal and Free ShowBox Alternatives
This is the second most asked question, there are a number of apps which work like the ShowBox. Going by some legal entities Pluto TV, Snagfilms, Viewster etc are similar to ShowBox but unlike the app, they are completely legitimate. Those apps may not have a comparable video library but it offers content for free (albeit Ads). The Pluto TV offers interface in “Netflix Fashion”. You may not find all the advantages of ShowBox on Pluto but it is simple, legal and free.
Other similar apps like Crackle and Tubi TV, also work in a similar fashion by offering content for free. Though the programs may be not comparable with the enormous collection in ShowBox, you can be safe from any rogue, malware or security risks.
Is ShowBox Legal? Should I Download it?
Many unauthorized streaming services like Pheonix for Kodi and PopcornFlix were shut down due to lawsuits (however they later came back with a different name). The ShowBox is no different but as I said it does not host any content by its own, this is where it works a little different making it less vulnerable for the lawsuits.
The app is in a “non-clear” legal area and could be affected at any time. It has some legal content too, but much of the programming is labelled as copyright infringement. Basically, ShowBox provides copyrighted material without any authorization, thus violating the laws.
Will it Cause Me Any Trouble?
Streaming illegal content is, of course, a punishable offence. But rules vary from country to country, some states have a very stern legislation while some may have nominal laws. Generally, the government attacks the publishers of the app in an attempt to pull out the root cause.
Conclusion: ShowBox is Shut, You can try any other alternative from here.
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