I mean who can hate ShowBox? There’s no reason to dislike the app; it gives you content you want to watch, with the fewest ads, the most up-to-date list of links with your movie or TV show in all kinds of resolutions, and an interface that is virtually unsurpassable in terms of ease and accessibility. There are a whole host of apps that provide similar features too, however, and as much as we love ShowBox, it is always better to keep a track of them. We’ve covered a list of good ShowBox-like apps previously. But since there have been so many new players in the market and so many new developments, we thought we’d revise the list separately and bring you a few more apps to try out.
Here’s an updated list of apps like ShowBox for you to try out.
- Terrarium TV
We gave Terrarium TV second place in our previous list. The app has come a long way since those days and its many recent improvements in features as well as performance testify to the effort the developer has put in. There have been issues with the app’s links in the past which were highlighted by the user community on the app’s subreddit, and which were promptly resolved by the developer in a span of 2-3 updates. The app supports a lot of video player apps to play movies and TV shows of your choice. Subtitles have improved considerably from the last time we reviewed the app too. Be our guest and give Terrarium TV a try.
- Snag Films
Snag Films has been largely stable in its performance in the past year or so, which is why apart from its amazing content selection, it is also not wrong to see it as extremely reliable for when you’re trying to get some entertainment to enjoy. The app lets you watch movies and content that’s not as popular due to either non-commercial intent, or being on a different mettle altogether. It’s a good choice when you want to watch movies that are not otherwise available on mainstreams apps like ShowBox or Terrarium TV.
You’ve probably heard of MovieHDLite but haven’t tried it. We skipped including this app in our previous list since it was so vanilla back in the day, but MovieHDLite has really come a long way since that time and we can confidently place it on the third position in our reviewed list. The interface and design are similar in approach to any mainstream app, but it is the quality of content and overall ease in watching one’s choice movie or TV show that really make the app a class apart.
Vidmate was at first position in our previous list. And the app has been making effort at bettering itself. That those attempts have been falling flat on their face is a different matter. Vidmate’s recent updates included features like having an offline collection on videos which was usually snippets of popular videos or other such content. While the videos only download over WiFi and only a maximum on five are stored at a time, it still can rub people the wrong way since there is largely no proper and solid method the app learns about peoples’ tastes and preferences in entertainment. The menu has been redesigned as well. The rest of the features and the advantages in using Vidmate still remain, however.
A good way to watch animation and Anime (they’re different, in case you’re wondering) is to use Viewster which is free to download on official app stores of various smartphone OSes. The app is a lot like Snag Films in execution, and you do lament the inclusion of a nice in-app content player; the content player in the website isn’t encouraging either. Thus the fifth position, despite the unique genre of content it caters and good overall performance.
There are other apps we’ve come to know on that are good too. There are the usual Netflix and Hulu, which have been coming out with some really good original content, and then there’s the upcoming Amazon Prime which is still struggling to establish itself as a pop culture phenomenon like the previous two and has seen some success but still has a long way to go. The problem is that all these are often paid or otherwise insufficient. ShowBox takes care of everything, however, and that’s the reason we value it so much.