Showbox Android app not working, say users

By Alan Ng - Jan 26, 2014

One of the new apps that is sweeping across Android devices at the moment is Showbox. The Showbox Android app claims to offer users the chance to earn money by simply viewing ads that are fixed onto your device’s lock screen.

It sounds suspect at first, but this new method of points reward system could turn out to be massive if another developer in the west catches on.

The Showbox app for Android has been designed for use in Hong Kong, but unfortunately there’s already some teething problems with many users saying that the Showbox Android app is not working for them.

The general concept of the app allows you to unlock your phone to earn points from a particular ad that flashes across your lock screen. Accumulating these points will allow you to redeem them for cash, or convert into other payment systems such as Paypal.

Unlock your phone, view this Disney ad and make money..

Unlock your phone, view this Disney ad and make money..

It’s a very creative idea and could be an interesting way for consumers to earn a bit of money on the side, whilst not being too obtrusive on their daily smartphone schedule.

Head to the app listing on the Google Play store though and you’ll see that many users are having problems. It appears that Showbox has launched with many bugs, one example of which prevents the alarm clock from ringing properly with this new ad system in place.

Have you tried out Showbox on Android yet and encountered problems? Give us your feedback on this app below.

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  • Kasie Isaac

    My showbox app was working ok until I installed the new update. Now it will stop in the middle of episodes and say the app itself has stored I have to go into apps in my settings and force stop and clear the cache every time it does this. And the movies take forever to start once you’ve pushed play. I love showbox, please, please fix. And of there could be a list of upcoming movies that are going to be put on, that would be amazing. Thank you got taking the time me to listen to my issues I hope they can be resolved soon! I want to be able to give my review to amazing!

  • louise

    Mine worked fine yesterday. But now saying connect to another server video not available. Not impressed. As I’ve uninstalled it and installed it again still not working!

  • Qasim

    Yeah scott i know movies are not playing does anybody can say what is another server or how to fix it?

  • Scott

    I get a msssege for every movie that the movie is not avalible try a different server. Yesterday it worked fine

  • Barbara Kilpatrick

    Will there be a fix so that you can use Chromecast again with this app. The reason I went to the Galaxy phone was so I can cast Showbox to Chromecast. The MX Player does not work as a stand-alone app nor will it cast to Chromcast.

    You app was working perfectly until you changed to. Please change it back. No-one cares for this latest update.

  • nugget

    showbox upgraded their system to include mx palyer – now ou can not stream with chromecast – does any one how to make this work.

  • Wendell Riggs

    On android 4g wifi running. Stopped mid movie. Get message: unfortunately showbox has stopped working.

  • Michelle Weston

    can anyone help me, ive downloaded showbox, but it doesn’t list any movies, and doesn’t do anything if I search for one either.

  • Annie

    All the people below seem to be talking about a completely different “Showbox” Android app… :-/

  • Gregory Mark Fisher

    Experiencing the same problem here. I can watch a movie but when I go back to watch it again it says “Loading content, please wait.”

  • Dave Ramsbottom

    I got the show box app and the first two downloads were great but now if I download I can’t play the films. very disappointing.

    • wondergirl333

      i have the same problem…..My videos wont play

  • Margaret

    The problem I had was my broadband provider blocking the app, so I got a vpn app connected with it before opening showbox and hey presto problem solved……… Great app picture quality excellent with no buffering and movies bang up to date….. I connect my phone to 40 inch TV via hdmi and all the family enjoy them to!!!

    • Chato

      May I ask you what VPN are you using