Showbox Not Working: How To Fix Showbox Connection Error

Who wants a bunch of annoying ad popping up right in the middle of your favorite movie? This is the one you don’t have to worry about with Showbox. Considered one of the best, feature-rich online streaming sites, Showbox gives you a user-friendly interface, and, even better, it’s easy to navigate. Unfortunately, like most apps, it does have its fair share of problems, problems that usually arise from issues with installation or errors associated with the lack of streaming options.

Here is a list of ways to deal with different issues on your Showbox app.

Showbox is not working or updating

  • In most scenarios, this is usually a playback issue, and the quickest way to resolve this would be to uninstall your Google plus updates, uninstalling your twitter may also be necessary.
  • If the device you are using has Android lollipop or above, you will need to open settings bar, go to About Phone, tap a couple of times on build number to unlock the developers options, scroll down until you locate ‘AwesomePlayer’, it may already be enabled, so you may have to disable your device and reboot it. Note that this only works if it is already enabled, if it isn’t then all you have to do is enable it.

Showbox not working/updating on my Android device

If it’s on an Android device, then there are some simple steps to help you get your Showbox up and running. There are basically two solutions for Android, and since the error message is quite common in these devices, both solutions will be explained.

First solution

  • The first and simplest problem when your Showbox is not working may be because your RAM is full, you may need to close some apps that may be still be running in the background. You also have to keep in mind that using your devices for long periods at a time may cause it to overheat, which, in some cases may cause your apps not to work properly.

Second solution

  • If the error messages persist, you may need to update your app to the latest version, first you need to download it to your computer, save it, then transfer it to your Android phone or tablet. Then all you need to do is open the SD card, install the file and run it.


The first and most important step in ensuring you get a properly functioning Showbox app is to make sure you download it from a reliable source. Although error messages are common, a reliable source will give you the advantage of an effectively functioning app, as well as upgrades that aren’t susceptible to errors and pop up ads every time you try to stream a movie.