R.I.P MovieBox – the app has been shut down

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MovieBox, as some of you may already know, is a streaming app for iOS users that lets them watch and/ download HD movies and TV shows on their devices for free.

But there is a bad news for MovieBox users. It is now coming to light that the app has been shut down. Users of the app, which is available for iOS devices and is very popular, have been reporting issues with the service for the past couple of days.

Here’s a glimpse of some of the recent tweets:



And apparently, this isn’t any app-side glitch.

According to a Twitter handle @dtathemes, the app’s developer has confirmed it’s been shut down. Here’s what the developer reportedly said:

Sorry, but it seems to me that the app will not work anymore. The team decided to close the iOS project. Thank you for your help you have provided these years.


Even TweakBox, a very popular app installer and jailbreak alternative for iOS devices, confirmed this sad development.


Of course, users aren’t happy at all.


We have reached out to the developer of MovieBox for an official word on the matter. As and when they revert, we’ll update this story with more info.

Update (November 29):

MovieBox’s Android counterpart ShowBox has also suffered a massive glitch. There are even rumors that app has been shut down like MovieBox. More info here.


Update (December 01):

Here’s the current update on the ShowBox not working issue.

Update (December 02):

Our latest write-up explains why using ShowBox, MovieBox, or similar apps can land you in serious legal troubles. Details here.

Update (December 03):

Want to know how you can check if a Moviebox or ShowBox replacement/alternative is safe? Head here.

Update (December 04):

We’re seeing reports that the ShowBox app is back up and running fine. Yes, it’s working again. More info here.

Update (December 05):

ShowBox is reportedly down (not working) again. More info here.

Update (December 13):

Showbox is officially back, developers explain what happened. Complete story here.

Update (December 15):

The Showbox app is currently surrounded by several rumors and confusions. We take a look at some of the major ones in our latest coverage here. It’s a must read.

Update (December 17):

Team Showbox has revealed the most watched show ever since the app started working a couple of weeks back. Details here.

Update (December 28):

Looking for an alternative for MovieBox? An app that is getting popular in wake of MovieBox’s shutdown is MovieBox Pro. Head here to know more about it.


Update (January 28):

Have you shifted to MovieBox Pro yet? If yes, here’s how you can grab VIP access for free on iOS.

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