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Showbox Android app not working, say users

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.

Written by Alan Ng

Alan has been working for Product-Reviews since 2009 and became the Editor-in-chief in 2014. He has a passion for technology, the latest mobile phones and gadgets, and the gaming industry. Alan is a graduate of Canterbury Christ Church University and completed a B.A in Commercial Music in 2008. While expressing a keen interest in all areas that PR cover, you'll usually find Alan in the gaming section, where he'll be keeping enthusiasts up to date on all the latest news and reviews for consoles and PC.

Contact Alan Ng: alan@product-reviews.net

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Kasie Isaac
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… Read more »

louise
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
Qasim

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

Scott
Scott

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

Barbara Kilpatrick
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
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
Wendell Riggs

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

Michelle Weston
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
Annie

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

Gregory Mark Fisher
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
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.

Margaret
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!!!

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