Update: Showbox app does not work on FireStick 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 devices, 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 Home
Step 2: Click on the Settings icon
Step 3: Select My Fire TV
Step 4: Choose Developer Options
Step 5: Click on Apps from Unknown Sources
Step 6: Click on Turn On
Step 7: Navigate back to the home page and select the Find menu
Step 8: Click on the Search option
Step 9: Type “Downloader” and select it from the list
Step 10: Select the Downloader icon
Step 11: Click on “Download” and wait for the app to install
Step 12: Wait until the download is completed
Step 13: Click on Open to run the Downloader app
Step 14: Once the downloader opens, click on Allow
Step 15: A prompt will be displayed, click OK
Step 16: By default Home tab would be open with a text box displayed on the right side
Step 17: Now enter the URL https://bit.ly/showbox-firetv and click GO
Step 18: Wait a few minutes for the Showbox APK file to be downloaded
Step 19: As soon as the file downloads, click on Next
Step 20: Select Install and wait for a couple of minutes
Step 21: A notification will show that the Showbox app has been installed, click done
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!
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.
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 2: Once you install Aptoide app, click Open and search for Showbox
Step 3: Click on Install
Step 4: 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 5: Wait for the app to install completely
Step 6: Click on Next when this prompt appears
Step 7: Click on Install
Step 8: Wait for Showbox App to install
Step 9: App Installed notification will appear. Click on Open if you want to launch the app now
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 2021?
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.
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.