There is a new torrent app for Android in town:
ShowBox! It makes streaming movies and videos on your smartphone and tablet a cinch. Best of all, it is 100% free! and is possibly the best torrent app to hit the scene after uTorrent started losing its appeal. With ShowBox, you simply pick your favorite movie title and it will stream if for you via torrent. It is basically a P2P client for Android, and it works magnificently well. We tried a couple of the latest movie titles and it streamed all of them without any hiccups.
You can even install the software on windows or IOS, but for this, you will need to resort to emulators like Bluestacks and the likes. It works well on those platforms as well. In fact, I am finding myself using ShowBox more and more on my desktop by using an emulator than even my smartphone.
There are no restrictions on the software and it is non-intrusive. You will not be bombarded with a million ads or malware secretly installed on your smartphone. It is a very stable app that did not stutter, not even once for the many months I have been using it. It is somewhat reminiscent of Popcorn time on the desktop PC when it was still working. But now this brand new app is here to make up for all your movies and TV Shows streaming needs. You can use it anywhere you are in the world, and it downloads (stream) at blazing fast speeds.
To get started, download the ShowBox APK from the official site. The file is named showbox.apk. Before it will work, you need to make sure that you allow installation of apps from unknown sources in your phone settings. You can find this setting in Android’s Settings > Security. Once you enable it, you can now directly install the apk on your smartphone and start streaming your favorite movies and TV Shows the next minute.
– How to Install
To install the app, you will need to connect your smartphone to your computer and download the APK file. It is a small file, at only 2.2 MB, it will be a breeze for even the slowest of connections out there. But thinking about it, if you have a slow connection then streaming is possibly not ideal for you. However, I found that the app still manages to stream movies on a slow connection. You just have to pause it for a bit, and it will buffer the movie. It is the same principle as YouTube videos.
Once you downloaded the file you then copy it from your computer to the SD Card of your smartphone. If you do not have an SD Card then you can copy it directly to your smartphone’s internal memory. Once you do, locate and install the APK. Android will ask you for confirmation on installing this application. Just click Next and you are all good.
I found that this app is particularly good at showcasing the latest movies and TV Shows. While the quality of a newly released might not be the best, which is certainly not the app’s fault – it’s just something to understand.