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How to watch TV shows and movies for free on your Android

Anthony Muzonzini
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Have you ever wondered if it were possible for you to watch movies and TV shows without having to pay for Netflix or any other kind of streaming service? We have and we have found a way to do it too. Just sit tight and keep on reading and we will show you how you can watch movies and shows without any hassles or complications for free on your phone.

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You can now watch your favorite TV shows and movies on your Android phone/ © shutterstock

The first thing you will have to do is download an app called Show Box. The app used to be on Google Play but was removed so you will have to sideload it on your Android phone. You can find the application package you will have to download on the developer's website. Before you can sideload it though you will need to make sure that you have enabled third-party installs on your phone. Attempting to install it should allow the prompt to enable third-party installs to show up so it really isn’t a big deal.

Once you open up the app and it finishes loading you can immediately see the wide array of movies and TV shows you can watch for free. If you look on the top of the app, you can choose between movies, TV shows, and other such categories in order to sort through the amount of shows and movies in the app.

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This is what ShowBox looks like. You can view more information about certain movies and shows. / © AndroidPIT

Once you pick a movie you wish to watch, you can simply tap on it and it will take you to a screen where you can  view the movie or TV show poster, read a short description about it and also view its IMDB rating. You can switch the quality in case you have a slow internet connection and you do not want the movie to lag and you can also watch the trailer first if you are unsure about the movie. You can also choose between downloading the movie or streaming it right off the web.

TV shows pretty much work the same way too. The updates section is one that deserves a mention. You can view the new releases within the app from this tab and when something is available in higher quality, an update will also be posted about it in the section as well.

The downloads section aggregates all media that has been downloaded through the app and shows you how the download is progressing as well. The app doesn’t use the built-in Android downloader so you have to keep track of the progress from within the app.

That’s just about it. Now you can watch your favorite TV shows right off your Android phone. If you have tried out this service please leave a comment below with your opinion on it and we will get back to you.

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  • Mayur H. 4 months ago Link

    the downloads are very slow, I have 5mbps wifi

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  • Ron536 4 months ago Link

    Every time I try to watch a movie I downloaded from the site it shuts down

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  • Mladen Vuckovic 4 months ago Link

    Thank you AndroidPIT for this info! It's an amazing can't believe it app!
    Cheers

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  • neil rees 4 months ago Link

    Cannot get the app to download on galaxy tab 2.70 , why not!! Any ideas anyone.

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  • Martin McGarrity 4 months ago Link

    This is probably the best app I have downloaded. Entertained me on the journey home from London to Glasgow. Highly recomend. Have installed it on my g-pad and my g2 and it works really well. Love it.

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  • Anthony Muzonzini 4 months ago Link

    you're welcome

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  • Anthony Muzonzini 4 months ago Link

    @ Neil not sure what's up. I tried it on my phone though. Have you tried downloading it on your phone?

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  • jakir hossain 4 months ago Link

    Working fine. .💺📡

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  • plck74 4 months ago Link

    but still using internet. 1 movie already whoops your 1g or below.

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  • Sean Sheehan 4 months ago Link

    This app is awesome. I can download movies and shows to my tablet and then transfer them to a USB drive to play on my TV.

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  • Ian Knowles 4 months ago Link

    Doesn't work on HTC one, message says sorry the video can't be played. Also if you download one it never goes past 0%.

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  • iMaC74 4 months ago Link

    Those having issues with video can't be played try using MX Player it installed a codec and I've never had any issues.

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  • Juan Serrano 4 months ago Link

    Awesome app, movies are crystal clear, audio is great. I downloaded 3 movies without any hiccups. Good looking out!!

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  • Jeff Goldfinch 4 months ago Link

    awesome Thank you

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  • Martin King 4 months ago Link

    A brilliant app. I've downloaded this app to my very old HTC Desire HD, my Xperia Z tablet and a Tesco's Hudl. The app works well on all three. Downloads appear to more responsive if the cache is kept cleared. This also applies when some movies say video is not yet available, when I've already downloaded it on another unit. Clearing the cache improved overall performance. Great app, well done.

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  • Chad_Higgins 4 months ago Link

    Was working great. I thought I finally found a site for downloading movies.
    Now ShoeBox DOES NOT WORK.
    THIS APP DOES NOTHING?????????

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  • Chad_Higgins 4 months ago Link

    APP DOES NOT WORK AS OF 3/10/14

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  • Carmel Cavanagh 4 months ago Link

    Re free movies &TVs shows. Can watch trailers no prob but when try 2 watch anything it says unable 2 play video. What am I doing wrong? Help!

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  • Anthony Muzonzini 4 months ago Link

    Perhaps try to clear the cache or use a different player for the videos or even try using the showbox player

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  • Ileea Ifill 4 months ago Link

    I downloaded this yesterday and it is fabulous!! I have a Galaxy Note 3 and the movies are clear and the download it fast! Thank You so much!
    :-*

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  • john dan 4 months ago Link

    hi watch show box great it was as good as you said it was but, i used my galaxy 2 tablet no problems thank you John dan

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  • Ed E. 4 months ago Link

    Been using the app since reading this and love it.........transfer the movies to another folder and dont use the movie player in the app and works perfect.......Thanks

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  • Tim Robinson 4 months ago Link

    I downloaded this app but it complains "Internet connection. Check your internet connection". I access the Internet using my Verizon Samsung Galaxy S4 through my home WIFI via Time Warner Cable. I only have one bar on my wireless. I'm guessing that the app is trying to use wireless even though WIFI is available. Any help?

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    • chris sandlin 3 months ago Link

      I have the exact same problem with the same phone. Everyone else I know that has a different phone has no problem. I have xfinity Internet with 4 bars wifi. This sucks!

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  • Michael Austin 4 months ago Link

    I have the app running on my Asus Transformer tablet and a Rikomagic Mini PC which plugs direct into the HDMI port of my TV. Brilliant app

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    • John Canellas 1 week ago Link

      could you help I have a Asus TF101 cant seem to work it complaints about no internet connection, check your internet connection

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  • zack mcqueen 4 months ago Link

    mint working pufect

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  • Jcp 2 months ago Link

    I had the first HTC1 with this app on it and never had any problems. I just upgraded to the new HTC1 M8 and when I open the app it says "Connection error" "check your internet connection" I have full bars and 4g so I'm not sure what's going on. Please help, I really need to catch up on my shows!!

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  • M james 1 week ago Link

    Works great with Google Chromecast.

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  • Matthew Smith 6 days ago Link

    It will not let me download it how come ?

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  • matt dan 4 days ago Link

    Hi, I would recommend http://www.gastreaming.com an online movie and tv shows with Daily Update. No registrations, no sign-ups, no downloads, it support PS3, Ipad and Mobile devices.

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  • Graham 11 hours ago Link

    Can you cast the shows via chromecast from your smartphone to to Tv. if so how.

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