ShowBox is ranked among the most popular streaming apps because of its outstanding user interface design. Despite this huge success, the app faces a few issues as its development continues.
There are a number of errors that cause ShowBox not to work. The most prevalent include connection errors and streaming errors.
If ShowBox is not working, then you are experiencing one of the above-mentioned issues. Note that these errors are a result of different factors and can be resolved differently.
When trying to fix the ShowBox app, you need to identify the type of problem first. This troubleshooting guide will help you through.
How to troubleshoot the ShowBox not working issue
This is how to fix the ShowBox not working error on your Android, iOS, or any other device that you are using.
Method 1: Re-establish connection
The most popular error is ShowBox watch now not working. This is as a result of poor internet connection.
When the speeds are low the connection to the servers is usually slower than normal. To fix this restart your network.
On your phone, you can easily do this by activating airplane mode for a few minutes then deactivating it. After that, open ShowBox and it should stream.
For other devices like firestick, turn off the router and restart it after a few minutes. Connect to ShowBox and watch.
Method 2: Use a VPN
ShowBox is restricted in some countries. This makes video streaming unavailable. To fix such streaming issues you need a VPN.
This will provide you with new access and unblock several restrictions which will now allow you to access ShowBox without interference.
To get a VPN, open your browser and such for VPN. There are different types depending on the price tags. Select one that fits you, activate it, and then start streaming.
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Method 3: Clear cache
At times you will receive the message ShowBox has stopped working. This is a problem common for Android users.
Even if ShowBox doesn’t show you the message but buffers a lot, use the following steps to fix it.
- Go to settings then click on apps.
- Find ShowBox from the list of available apps.
- Click on storage
- Now select the ‘clear cache’ option
This should clear the cache and allow the app to work.
Method 4: Change servers
This is for when the stream fails to load completely. It is usually a problem from the upload of the file rather than on the ShowBox app.
To fix it follow the steps.
- Select a movie and move to the three-dot menu
- After selecting the menu, a window will pop up for you to choose or change the server.
- Click on the currently displayed server and a list will be shown.
- Select another server from the list
The problem should be fixed and streaming should resume. In case this does not solve your issue try applying the next method.
Method 5: Reinstall ShowBox
This is a simple last resort. Just uninstall the application, download it again and install it.
While uninstalling the app, remove all the preferences to get rid of all unnecessarily stored information. This applies to ShowBox on all devices.
Have you managed to fix the app? Let us know in the comments.