ShowBox is reportedly down (not working) again

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 07):

Reports from last 24 hours indicate the ShowBox app is now working for most users.

Update (December 06):

Status is more or less the same as yesterday. Number of users for whom ShowBox is working is now increased, but there’s still a significant number of users who are saying the app is not working for them.

https://twitter.com/OUAT_Charlotte/status/1070649970796257280

Update (December 05):

We are now mix reports about ShowBox. While some say it’s working, for others, the app is still not working. However, those who say the app is working, are complaining that TV shows still don’t work.

https://twitter.com/Jewtree1/status/1070251038257659905

https://twitter.com/avfc_johnson/status/1070253744586178566

Original story follows:

After being down for severed days, ShowBox finally started working Yesterday, laying to rest rumors and speculations that it has been shut down completely. Users said the ShowBox apk on their Android device received an update, installing which brought life back into the back.

Turns out the happiness was short lasted, as now we are seeing reports that the app/service is down again. As is usually the case, users are taking to social media platforms like Twitter to share this new development. Take a look:

Unsurprisingly, there’s no information on the reason behind this second outage. It could be because of some glitches reported by users ever since the app came back up yesterday (we saw reports saying streaming TV shows wasn’t possible), but we aren’t sure.

https://twitter.com/JustAH0bbit/status/1070103863959654401
https://twitter.com/ClownSyndr0me/status/1070087398263017472
https://twitter.com/JasonCarline/status/1070066253547692034

Sadly, as it stands currently, we are back to where we were day before yesterday. The app is not working again, and users are again miffed, looking for alternatives. We’re monitoring the situation, and will let you know as and when any further newsworthy development takes place on the matter.

Note: We feel it’s our responsibility to let you know again and again that using ShowBox is no longer safe for end users now (here’s why). And if you still decide to take the risk, and have to download a ShowBox apk from an unknown source, make sure it is free of viruses and malware (here’s how to do that).

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Himanshu Arora

My interest in technology and writing started back in 2010. Since then, I have written for many leading publications, including Computerworld, GSMArena, TechSpot, HowtoForge, LinuxJournal, and MakeTechEasier to name a few. Here at PiunikaWeb, my work involves covering on daily basis the biggest tech stories as well as scoops that you won't find anywhere else.