Showbox APK is a controversial app that allows people to watch current TV shows for free. However, using this app is unethical if not illegal and Showbox APK should be avoided at all costs.
First of all, it is unfair to those who pay their cable company every month in order to watch the movies and TV shows that Showbox APK users watch for free. In fact, because no company will condone the use of it, Android device owners cannot download the app from the Google Play Store. There are many unauthorized websites that offer the free download for this controversial app.
When people use Showbox APK to watch TV shows and movies the people who made those TV shows and movies don’t benefit from it, which many people will argue constitutes stealing. It is the equivalent of people downloading MP3s for free so that the artists that recorded the songs they are downloading won’t see a dime yet people still get to enjoy their music.
Aside from using this app being an unethical thing to do people should not download it because apps like this one can often cause damage to a person’s computer before they even realize what happened. Showbox is a file sharing service and these services are notorious for ruining computers because hackers will not hesitate to install undetected viruses in them. These viruses can be caught by anyone using the app and may even infect a user’s computer so much that people in their email contact lists can end up having the same virus on their computers as a result.
Another reason not to use Showbox is that apps that allow you to stream or download movies and TV shows often slow down your mobile device or at the very least, use up all your data and eat away at your device’s battery life. When watching a show or movie is as easy as turning on the TV it is hard to see why anyone would prefer to download an app to watch them instead.
Being a fairly new app, users won’t know what kind of effect it might have on their laptop computers and other mobile devices. This also makes using the app quite a risk and one that many people are not willing to take. Any other argument for not downloading this app probably doesn’t hold as much weight with users as this one does.
There have been some issues with the app, according to those who already use it. Some have said that after the first couple downloads the app stopped working for them. This proves that there are bugs in the app that make it not worth downloading.
For all of these reasons the Showbox APK app should not be downloaded by Android users. Between its questionable practice and its instability Android users are better off simply turning on their TV to watch a show or movie and setting their DVR to record it.