ShowBox apk not working (connection error)…app shutting down like MovieBox?

For latest news related to ShowBox and MovieBox apps, head here.

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 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 13):

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

Update (December 05):

ShowBox is reportedly down (not working) again. More info 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 03):

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

Update (December 02):

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

Update (December 01):

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

Update (November 29):

Looking for alternatives to ShowBox? We have collected a list of user suggested names. Head here for details.

Original story follows:

Earlier today, we were the first major publication to bring to light the fact that MovieBox – a free media streaming app for iOS devices – has reportedly been shut down. And now, it’s coming to light that its Android counterpart ShowBox is also not working for the past day or so, triggering speculations that developers might have pulled the plug on it as well.

Users have taken to twitter to share that the app isn’t working at the moment:

Sadly, there’s currently no official information on exactly what is going on with the service. We have already reached out to the developers of MovieBox but haven’t heard back yet. While we wait for that, here’s hoping there will soon be some clarity on ShowBox as well.

Showbox, if you aren’t aware, have been in news a few days back. It was reported that a couple of websites promoting the app have started displaying a warning telling visitors that they are being watched as well. This was done as part of the websites’ settlement with movie companies. More info on that here.

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