A significant number on complaints have been received about Android Emulators, and Anti-Emulator opinion has been growing across forums and blogs for quite some time now. In addition, the emulated OS is hardly ever not a cheap, tacky looking mimicry of the original. Luckily, there is another way to go about using ShowBox for PC without needing to use one, online or offline. We’re going to discuss the method for the very first time for the benefit of the readers of our blog. Let’s begin.
The method makes use of a software called a Virtual Machine instead on using an Emulator. An Emulator only mimics the OS on your PC, while a Virtual Machine more like establishes a space in your PC where you can run a different OS, in its entirety. You’ll understand more as we progress through the method itself. Right now, the specific software’s name we recommend you to try out is called VMware Virtual Machine. It is available for free on its official website, is fairly easy to install and really is unmatched in terms of utility. Let’s quickly go through the steps you need to follow to use ShowBox on PC through a Virtual Machine.
The Steps to use ShowBox using a Virtual Machine:
- Begin by downloading the Virtual Machine VMware Workstation software. It is available on VMware’s official website. Do NOT use a third party website to download the app. It is free too.
- Once the software is downloaded, extract the files. Run the setup file to install VMware Workstation to your PC. Let the installation complete.
- Since ShowBox is only available as an apk file, which runs on Android OS alone, you need to download Android OS from the internet. Luckily you can get the latest versions through a quick google search. It should be a zip file. Download it. A download manager might help things speed things up too.
- Install the Android OS now, by double clicking the setup file. You may need to unlock the contents by double clicking the Unlock folder. You should see command prompt pop up for a little while. Do not touch your keyboard for the time, unless you’re skilled at CMD and know what each command could do.
- The rest is simple. Open VMware Workstation and you should see Android OS available in the side bar. You can launch it using your mouse. Be prepared to be surprised when you see Android in all its glory running on your PC, and not just being mimicked like Bluestacks would.
- Download Showbox apk file from the internet in your Android Virtual Machine, like you would on any ordinary smartphone.
- Go to Settings, enter Security and then enable Unknown Sources. The app is now ready to install.
- Use the downloaded apk file to install the app. ShowBox will be ready to use in a matter of seconds. And you can proceed to watch your favorite movies and TV shows in full HD.
The whole method takes less than 10 minutes to fully configure from scratch. Amazing, isn’t it?
Why Virtual Machines are so amazing can be summed up in the fact that you don’t end up with a slow PC in a month or two of use. Perhaps a better arrangement is still out there, or perhaps there is some emulator developer who has identified the issue and is about to come up with a solution. In any case, Virtual Machines are the better alternatives when it comes to running ShowBox on a PC. Plus, they’re just as easy to run on Macs as with Windows PCs.