How To Install ShowBox on FireStick (November 2020)

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Update: Showbox app does not work on FirStick or on any other devices. You should try Showbox alternatives.

This is a step-by-step guide on how to install ShowBox on FireStick, Fire TV Stick 4K, and Fire TV & Fire TV Cube.

Are you tired of paying for apps to watch content when you can easily get it for free? ShowBox is just the app for FireStick that streams free Movies, TV Shows, and Kids’ content.

Showbox is an all-time popular app for not just FireStick device, but for all Android platforms. This app is actively updated by a good team of developers.

This app doesn’t work with the standard FireStick remote though, you will need to install Mouse toggle to navigate.

Warning Before you Stream!

Because Showbox showcases a large content of movies and TV shows for free, you will have to use a VPN for your online protection.

We recommend using Surfshark VPN because it completely hides your online traffic so that your ISP doesn’t know you’re streaming free content.

Your online activities are monitored by the Government too, so you would need a VPN to access the streaming service without being tracked.

Method 1: How to Install Showbox App on FireStick

Before we begin installing Showbox, you must first install and use Surfshark FireStick app because it will keep your identity private.

Now follow these steps:

Step 1: Open FireStick and go to Settings

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Step 2: Click on My Fire TV\Device

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Step 3: Choose Developer Options

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Step 4: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources

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Step 5: Click on Turn On

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Step 6: Navigate back to the home page and select Search (the magnifying glass)

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Step 7: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list

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Step 8: Select the Downloader icon

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Step 9:  Click on “Get/Download” and wait for the app to install

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Step 10: Click on open to run the Downloader app

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Step 11: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow

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Step 12: A prompt will be displayed, click OK

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Step 13: Now enter the URL https://bit.ly/showbox-firetv and click GO

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Step 14: Wait a few minutes for the Showbox APK file to be downloaded

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Step 15: As soon as the file downloads, click on Next

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Step 16: Select Install and wait for a couple of minutes

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Step 18: A notification will show that the Showbox app has been installed, click done

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Get Surfshark

Video Tutorial: How to Install ShowBox on FireStick

How to Use Showbox on FireStick

Step 1: On your FireStick remote, long-press the Home button and then select Apps

Step 2: Choose Showbox from the list

Step 3: Open the app

Step 4: Before you start streaming, subsribe to Surfshark!

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Method 2: Install Show Box App on Firestick Using Aptoide Store

Another way to install the Showbox App on your Firestick, Fire TV, or Fire Cube is to install a third-party app store that will serve as an alternative to the Amazon store.

One such third-party app store is Aptoide which is an Android app store. It is primarily designed for android devices but will work mostly fine on the Firestick.

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You may ask why you should go through such lengths to install this app store, well for your information you can find a whole lot of other apps on it that the Amazon store does not offer.

Now, the first thing that needs to be done is to install the Aptoide Store, here’s how:

Step 1: Open the Downloader app and type in the following URL in the text box – http://bit.ly/firestick-aptoideTV and click Go

Step 3: Once you install Aptoide app, click Open and search for Showbox

Step 10: Click on Install

Step 11: A warning sign shows up that it may not work, but ignore it as we will use Mouse Toggle to make the app work on Firestick. Click OK

Step 12: Wait for the app to install completely

Step 13: Click on Next when this prompt appears

Step 14: Click on Install

Step 15: Wait for Showbox App to install

Step 16: App Installed notification will appear. Click on Open if you want to launch the app now

OR

Click on done if you want to run the app later

Important: Navigate Showbox using Mouse Toggle

Before we start let us look at the basic problem that a user faces. After the installation of ShowBox, you will not be able to navigate inside the app because Amazon Firestick only lets you scroll or move up and down.

Due to this you can’t select or click on any Movies or TV shows. You will need to install Mouse Toggle to navigate Showbox.

Once you have downloaded and installed the mouse toggle app, double click Play/Pause button to make it work when you open Showbox app.

Is downloading ShowBox legal?

The ShowBox app is not illegal but it depends on your country of origin. The app streams movies and TV shows from Torrent which is why the content may be pirated and copyrighted which does land users into trouble in certain regions.

It is important to note that you will stream and download the content at your discretion and FireStick is not responsible for any consequences. It is therefore important to be aware of the laws in your country.

To avoid getting into this hassle, the easiest solution is to download and install a VPN such as Surfshark so that the government won’t be able to monitor your activity on FireStick.

A VPN helps protect your IP address and thus your identity which keeps your activity secure from surveillance and also keeps you away from hackers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you install ShowBox on Amazon Firestick?
Yes, you can install ShowBox n Amazon Fire TV stick via a third-party side loader or an app store, along with a mouse toggle as needed by the ShowBox to navigate.

Is ShowBox working again in 2020?
The latest tweet suggests that ShowBox is going to make a come-back, but as of now, there is still no news.
What’s the best free VPN for FireStick?
There are many VPNs out there, but one of the best VPN for Firestick is Surfshark.

Conclusion

This app offers a large range of movies and TV shows in HD resolution, making the viewing experience a lot more enjoyable. It is highly compatible with FireStick and its other variants.

However, it is important to note that there may be issues with user feasibility while using it on FireStick which is why it is advised to download a Mouse Toggle for easy navigation.

3 comments

  1. I went through the ES File Explorer way and it didn’t work at all and I’m not paying for an app just so that I can use Showbox

  2. Don’t make excuses for failure, just find a way for success

  3. It is a great way to install them. I also refer to how to install showbox on ios and android, also quite simple to share with everyone:
    – Just have the appropriate version of ios or Android
    – Download the mobile application (latest updates to see the latest movies). Download in prestigious places like techuptip, showbox app

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