Before talking about apps like Showbox, let’s talk about what is Showbox and the uses of it.
What is Showbox?
Showbox is one of the largest movie distribution companies in South Korea. This was founded in 1999 by Jeong- hun You. This app has produced a lot of movies and TV series for the past 20 years. Like I saw the Devil (2010), Nameless Gangsters (2012), Secret Reunion (2010), The Barefoot Dream (2010), Tunnel (2016), The Devine Move (2014) and many more. This has being in the industry for almost 20 years and in that time, Showbox managed to have a huge impact on movie industry especially on South Korean movie industry. And that impact has made Korean movie industry a lot better over the past decade and Showbox has being the foundation for a lot of Korean masterpieces both Korean movies and Korean dramas.
But sadly Showbox has shut its door for the fans. They had issues from back in the 2018 and now the app has shut down completely. There are rumours that it would come back up but it might take a lot of time for that to happen. So if you are a movie and series fan especially Korean then this is a very bad news for you. But don’t worry. There are always alternatives for everything.
So let’s look at the best alternatives you can get for Showbox. In other words let’s talk about apps like Showbox.
Top 10 Apps like Showbox
Crackle has a huge variety of shows and movies you can stream all day every day. Crackle is owned by Sony. Because of that, they add new content to Crackle exclusively a lot. So you can watch them only on Crackle. This app has a very user friendly interface. You can search for shows by their genre like action, comedy, horror, sci fi, or even by actor or actress. If you sign up with this app, it will give you a chance to create your own watch list but it’s not compulsory. But the only downside is Crackle is only available in USA currently. But don’t worry. You can use a VPN to get complete access to Crackle.
- Popcorn Time
This is a conventional torrent service and the content on this is limitless. You can watch anything from here. Movies, TV series, Cartoons, Korean Drama etc. There are zero restrictions in Popcorn Time. The interface is very user friendly and since they add new content to Popcorn Time on a daily basis, this is a very good alternative for Showbox. So if you miss Showbox, don’t worry. Just check Popcorn Time out and I’m pretty sure that you would not be disappointed.
- Tubi TV
This helps you to stream shows and movies for free. All you have to do is provide a name and a valid email address (you will have to verify your email address). The interface is very user friendly. Even though this platform is ad supported, the content is full HD quality. Since they gives you new content on a weekly basis, adds wouldn’t be an issue for you. Tubi TV is also available only on America. But like I said before, just use a VPN if you are not living in USA and it will help you get full access to Tubi TV without any issue.
- Cinema APK
This is mostly famous as the best torrent alternative for Showbox. The collection of Cinema APK is so humongous and they get content on a daily basis. The interface is also very simple and eye catching with a dark theme. Also they have managed to make a very user friendly interface. There are no compilations with their interface and you can search for any movie or show you want with ease. If you want to use Cinema APK, then you have to download it to your phone or your computer. Make sure that you have VPN with virus guards so you have protection from unwanted malware.
- Pluto TV
This is a free streaming service that gives you a lot. Unlike other streaming services, Pluto TV provides you live podcasts too. Not just movies, cartoons and TV series. Pluto TV has very quality content and the variety of things they possess on their streaming service is huge. The interface is also very simple and elegant. You can search for anything without any problem. New content is added to Pluto TV every day.
There are zero restrictions for Pluto TV inside the United States of America but sometimes there are some level of restrictions to Pluto TV in other countries. So if you don’t live inside USA, it’s better to use a VPN so you can get the full experience from Pluto TV without any problem.
This app has a lot of shows from Amazon, Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu and many more. You can stream them all from Stremio. To be honest, Stremio is better than Showbox because you can use it with any streaming service you link it to. The app also works perfectly on both Android and Apple. The interface is also very user friendly and you can search for any specific show with ease. This also support subtitles with various languages. You just have to create an account first to use Stremio.
This is also considered a very reliable alternative for Showdown. The Kodi app is like Showbox and it supports both Android and Apple. If you install Kodi app to your phone, then you can enjoy unlimited shows, TV series and many more. You can watch 4K movies also (not just HD) and it only takes a couple of minutes to download and install to your phone. The interface is also very simple and very user friendly. You can search for anything you want with ease. Since Kodi already has millions of users and constantly being updated, this will not stop working like Showbox. So download Kodi and experience the full experience for free.
- Playbox HD
You can get Playbox app for both Android and Apple. This looks a lot like Showbox app. There are a lot of content in this app. You can watch HD quality movies, TV series, Anime, Korean Drama and many more. You can also get the web version to your pc or laptop. The interface is very user friendly and you can search for any specific show you prefer very easily. There might be some bugs in Playbox app but most probably that won’t be an issue for you. Also this doesn’t sync across multiple devices so you can only have one device for one account. You can’t sync the same account with multiple devices (phone and laptop).
- Titanium TV
This is a clone app for Terrarium TV. The interface of Titanium TV is very similar to Terrarium TV. This has one of the largest content database including resent movies and TV shows. You can search for anything you prefer with ease because the interface is very user friendly. But this app supports both Android only. This is completely free and remote friendly. But this app works only if you already have an older version of Terrarium TV.
You have to pay to get a Hulu account but there are a lot of good content (original content) that you can only get from Hulu so it would be worth it. Hulu app is very friendly and the interface helps you interact with the system with ease.
You can search for content by their name or actor’s name. There are other movies and TV shows in Hulu (not just original content). So you will get a lot of useful and enjoyable content from this. So that makes Hulu a great alternative for Showbox. The only downside of Hulu is it’s only available in USA. So if you live outside of America, you will have to use a VPN to use Hulu but it would be worth it after you realize how awesome Hulu really is.
These are apps like Showbox. There are other alternatives for Showbox but the above list is the best once so far. So if you have used Showbox before and got used to it, you can check some of the alternatives from this list.Since most of them are totally free, it wouldn’t be an issue for you to try multiple alternatives instead of one so you will get the chance to find the best most suitable choice for you.
A lot of former Showbox users have trouble finding apps like Showbox and if you are in that category, I’m pretty sure that this article would help you get out of that category. So good luck and I hope you find something better than Showbox because most of the alternatives in this list are actually better than Showbox.