Showbox is up and running again after days of outage. Many thought that legal issues have finally caught up with Showbox and the service has gone down for good. However, some users mentioned on Twitter that a software bug was the reason behind the outage and they were proven correct now that the service is back up again. How long will it keep showing copyright content for free is anyone’s guess! But there are a few Showbox alternatives that you can use in case such an outage happens again or you are just looking for a lesser-known but equally good Showbox alternative.


Part 1: Top 6 Best Showbox Alternatives

We have picked the best Showbox alternatives that are as good as Showbox or even better. For instance, with Showbox, there is a need of Mouse Toggle app on a FireStick device which was a bit of pain. With the Showbox alternatives we are listing below, there is no such hassle.


Tubi TV

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Tubi TV is a legal Showbox alternative available for Android, iOS, Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Xfinity X1, Xbox, Samsung Smart TVs, Sony Smart TVs, PlayStation and the web. It is powered by ads but the frequency and length of the ads are so less that it is better than your cable TV. There are different genres in the app like Horror, Weekly Watchlist, Action, Black Cinema, Family Movies, Holiday Movies, New Releases etc. You don’t even need an account with Tubi TV to watch most of its content. If you need to make a playlist though, you will need to create an account.



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This app is a nice Showbox alternative for both Android and iPhone users. Powered by ads, it contains more of anime, famous video blog channels and documentaries than Hollywood movies. It is free to use and is completely legal. It collects some personal information about your usage on the app to show you personalized ads, provide you services that need such information, for data analytics purpose and more. But, you can view most of the content without providing any personal information to the app so there is not much to worry about.


Popcorn Time

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Popcorn Time can be your Showbox alternative for Android, iOS, Windows, Mac and Linux platforms. It is a torrent service that lets you watch movies in both SD and HD quality along with the subtitles. It is an open source project supported by developers from all over the world who like their movies free. You might want to use a VPN while using Popcorn Time since the content is made available through a P2P network and is not necessarily legal to watch in your country. You can use it to watch movies, TV series and anime.


Movie Box

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This is a Showbox alternative for iPhone and iPad users. It can be used to watch movies, TV shows and to listen to music. The best thing about it is that you can download the content offline and watch it later. The app is not available on iTunes and you will have to download it from the Movie Box website. It is available for both non-Jailbroken and Jailbroken devices.



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This is a paid Showbox alternative for Android and iOS devices. It works a little differently, instead of having its own content, it aggregates content from Amazon, iTunes, Netflix and other legal sources. You need to pay for the service and then stream the content. It removes the need of having multiple streaming apps and places all multiple streaming services in one basket. You need to sign up for the service before you can start using it.


Playbox HD

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Playbox HD is available for Android and iOS smart devices and can be used as a Showbox alternative. As the name makes it clear, the video it contains are available in high-quality. It contains a simple user interface with easy to navigate menu. You can watch movies, anime, TV shows and trailers of upcoming movies on it. The content is categorized in 2 sections - Hot and New, both of them having content that you would definitely want to enjoy. You can also filter the content by genres or directly use the search bar to search for a particular show or movie.


Part 2: Best Player for You to Play 4k/DVD/Blu-ray Movies

All the above Showbox alternatives are for streaming videos and movies, but if you want to play those HD and 4K videos stored on your computer or those collected DVDs, Blu-rays, 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray movies, you may need another professional player. Our choice of media player for playing such media content files or resources is DVDFab Player 5.

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DVDFab Player 5 is a media player with a highly stable playback engine that is compatible with 4k and Blu-ray content and plays such content 5 times faster than its competitors. It supports navigational menu support on DVDs, Blu-rays and next-generation 4K Ultra HD Blu-rays. It also has support for genuine HDR10 and Hi-Res audio output, including Dolby Atmos, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master and DTS:X, etc.

There are 2 modes in which you can use this software. The PC playback mode is optimized for a viewing experience on your computer whereas the TV mode is optimized for large screen TVs where you get a full-screen audiovisual experience.

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DVDFab Player 5 comes with all-around 3D playback support on 3D content and there is support for 4 different 3D output modes namely Anaglyph Red/Cyan, 3D-Ready HDTV (Checkerboard), Micro-polarizer LCD 3D (Row-interleaved) and HDMI 1.4 enabled 3D TV.

dvdfab player 5

DVDFab Player 5 is a 5th generation player that has gone through years of development and regular updates to make sure that all your visual entertainment needs are met within the range of your content quality and hardware you own. It has support for a very large number of media file types, provides you with the ability to create customized playlists of your favorite TV shows or movies of same series and much more. Own it now to experience the best that any media player in the market currently offers.

Well, as all the Showbox alternatives and DVDFab Player 5 are introduced, you can use them to watch the top UHD movies.