Best Apps to watch Live TV on Android

It is such a bummer when you have to skip your favorite show because you couldn’t make it out of work on time. But thanks to smartphones, it becomes a breeze to catch the latest episodes, watch the news and the movie premiere no matter where you are. All you need is a 3G/4G connection or a good WiFi, and your smartphone loaded with one of these apps. There are several apps out there you can use to entertain yourself this way, but I’ll tell you about the three best apps out there.

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Vidmate is amazing because it isn’t just a video downloader that many know it as, but also a music downloader, meme generator, web browser par excellence and also an apk outlet. To add to it all, you can also watch your favorite movies and TV shows as they are playing on TV! Vidmate’s Live TV feature has actually been around for a long time, having also received great reviews. It’s weird how so many Vidmate users don’t know about it.


With 77 free channels, and 30 more if you buy the premium version, there’s no end to the utility that TVPlayer offers. For those interested in Desi content, this is one amazing place to look for your soaps and movies. The app also has an interactive guide you can use to find out when your favorite shows will air, so you can plan your day to watch them. Also, you find support for Apple TV and Amazon Fire TV, which means you can watch TV without paying any cable companies.


DIRECTV lets you watch Live TV and also recorded television, so you can enjoy the movie from last night once again when you wish to. There are of demand movies and TV shows to enjoy. It is arguably more prompt in uploading content than Netflix. Plus, you can download the shows you have recorded on your home DVR to your smartphone, and enjoy them on the go. DIRECTV also lets you control what your children access on it, so they don’t busy with age inappropriate content. Cast the video to your TV straight from the mobile. The app’s Live TV feature is unique because it allows you to also watch the stuff that aired in the last 3 days. And if you’re ever going to miss a show and you know beforehand, just use the app to schedule a recording on your DVR!

There are a ton of choices on the internet to choose your Live TV app from. Often, the features are identical, and the quality is the same. But you do find apps that are gems, with amazing picture quality and marvellous added features. Vidmate, DIRECTV and TVPlayer are such gems. There are other apps too, but they’re not that amazing. Which of the three do you like best? I prefer Vidmate because it helps me download videos as well. Tell me your favorite in the comments below.

How to Stream ShowBox of PS4

Spoiler alert, you can’t! PS4 is just another outdated console, a fad that has fizzled out in merely 3 years. The pretty substantial investment hasn’t really paid off for a lot of people who aren’t really all that into gaming, so it is pretty understandable that they want it to be useful in the latest entertainment craze, which is using Android apps on the big screen.

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What to do with your PS4?

Like all gaming consoles, if you aren’t playing video games on it, you should probably just gather yourself to throw it away, in my opinion. XBox One can reportedly play ShowBox app, thanks to the DLNA Rendering/Receiving faculties it boasts. There’s no good coming out of keeping a useless black block under your TV. You may fight me over it, but there are better devices out there that you can buy, like an Android Box, an Amazon Fire TV Stick or a simple Chromecast HDMI device.

How to Stream ShowBox without PS4?

ShowBox can be streamed on your TV, just not with PS4. You might have to spend about 30 to 40 dollars for it, but you definitely get your money’s worth.

Use a Chromecast

Shell out under $40, and you can score a nice Chromecast dongle that you can just plug into your ordinary TV and give it state of the art screen casting features. You can install an app like GrowBox in place of MX Player (the latter doesn’t support Chromecast for ShowBox, for some reason), go to tools in the menu once the content has started playing, and cast it using a casting app of your choice. It’s really easy.

Plug in an Android Box

An Android Box comes for pretty cheap too and converts your TV into an Android device. Install ShowBox app over this Android interface, and watch any number of movies online. Plus, you can even download them into an external storage for later, and the process is identical with using the app on Android Smartphones.

There’s more ways to use ShowBox on a TV screen and enjoy free entertainment for hours. Unfortunately, PS4 won’t be able to help you out. How lucky that we don’t need it!

How to Play ShowBox app for XBox one and XBox 360?

XBox are the perfect TV accessory. If you think they’re only good for playing games of, you’re wrong. Of the many things they can be used in addition to playing games, the most fascinating is watching movies for free. Just imagine if you could watch free movies and TV shows right on your TV with just the xBox, the cable or DTH connection you use will be perfectly obsolete!

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How to use XBox One and XBox 360 to play free movies using ShowBox app?

XBox One and XBox 360 are amazing consoles to add to your PC. But these machines can also connect your TV to your Android smartphone like a Chromecast dongle would. This forms the crux of how we’re going to get our XBox devices to stream movies for free via ShowBox APK.

Here are the steps you need to follow:


  • Install required apps.
    You need an Android device with a casting app like AllCast or LocalCast installed on it, and download ShowBox app over it. Also download GrowBox app and remove MX Player if you have it installed. Don;t worry; GrowBox is identical to MX Player but it trumps the latter by allowing casting feature.
  • Connect your XBox
    Plug in the XBox device to the TV, and then connect it to your WiFi Network.
  • Choose a movie to stream.
    Launch ShowBox app on your Android device. Choose a movie you want to watch. Play it on the device.
  • Cast the screen.
    Go to the parentheses in the top right corner of the GrowBox app when content starts playing. Go to Tools and choose Cast. Choose the casting app in the list that pops up, and connect your Android to the XBox following the instructions prompted by the app.


The movie you want to watch should begin playing without any glitch on your TV screen. The Android device in your hand can act as a remote. Isn’t that perfect?

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IF you’re not a fan of this method, an alternative could be downloading a movie via ShowBox, transferring it to a PC or a hard drive and playing it on the TV. You can also choose to get an Amazon Fire TV Stick to play the app. Getting an Android Box can help you access the ShowBox app right on your TV screen, so you can enjoy all the best movies and TV shows in the most detailed print qualities.

Hopefully, this helps you get the most out of your XBox device. Have queries? Leave them in the comments below and I’ll get back to you.

How to Install Showbox on Amazon Fire TV Stick

If you thought watching Show Box on your TV requires you to have a Chromecast device plugged in and an Android phone with the app and Localcast, let me tell you it needn’t be this complicated. There are easy ways to watch your favorite TV shows and movies, without needing to have the app stored on your Android. Want to save a precious 40 MBs on your smartphone? Use Amazon’s Fire TV Stick and you can!

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Confirmed: Streaming App Meerkat Is Officially Dead

Video streaming app Meerkat is a thing of the past now. The app was withdrawn from application stores earlier this month, and services have stopped. The service is being replaced by a more up-to-date one called Houseparty, which is argued to be faster and easier to connect of.

The developments are noticeable all over the internet. Meerkat’s twitter account has become private, and the website redirects you to Houseparty’s site. Meerkat came from what remained after an earlier app Yevvo died out. After a run of about an year, with most of the promotion strategy based on word of mouth, the app has taken a falling, bowing to the might of social media giants Facebook and Twitter following their gradual entry into live streaming.

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Meerkat had claimed quite some attention for itself in SXSW 2015 in Austin, Texas. But like Foursquare, which saw similar popularity in 2007, the app failed to retain that fame, much less enhance it into becoming a phenomenon like Twitter did at one time.

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To be fair, the odds weren’t exactly in the app’s favor ever since it started out. Twitter purchased Periscope pretty close to when Meerkat made its not-so-grand appearance at the event, and so it was only a matter of time when Periscope’s private beta ended and the app captured the market. Facebook’s Live feature too made its appearance first on Facebook Pages and then on profiles as well. Snapchat and Instagram announced pretty major fresh inclusions.

Houseparty is the app that now replaces Meerkat, bringing the feature to text a link to people to invite them in a conversation. The app is quick and efficient, though since it is pretty new, one can expect major image and utility upgrades in the coming time. Houseparty will be facing a tough market where it will have to battle the same live streaming services which took down Meerkat, and which are supported by huge corporates with capital. The app looks like it has learnt quite a few lessons from its predecessors. iOS and Android can both get the app, compared to how Meerkat was iOS only when it came out in SXSW.

Meerkat’s demise was announced by the CEO of Life On Air, the company behind the app, Ben Rubin via Twitter. The response was pretty telling of how much the app was appreciated. Let’s see how Houseparty is received in the market.


How to Install ShowBox Add On on Kodi

Kodi is a popular media center application that can take your breath away. The utility is one of the easiest to manage, and the most fun to use and also pretty comprehensive in its usefulness.

What You’ll Learn in this Post

  • How to Install ShowBox on Kodi
  • Adding or Installing ShowBox on Kodi
  • ShowBox ZIP File

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Kodi was formerly known as XMBC. To play videos, enjoy games, browse the internet and do a lot of other fun stuff, Kodi is the best option available. There is a lot you can do with Kodi, if you know your way around Add Ons.

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The Latest ShowBox Bug and How to Fix it

Ok so to be honest, this isn’t a bug as pervasive and crippling as, say the shutdown of PlayBox HD about a year ago. But for those affected by it, it is debilitating and you cannot watch your free movies and TV shows on the app, no matter how you try to modify the app’s settings.

What is this ShowBox issue?

So far, there have been relatively few people who I’ve seen being affected by the problem. I am also told that this is not something new, and that users have in the past faced the issue and had to delete several apps of the genre that did not function, including MegaBox, CartoonHD, CinemaBox and Play View, among others. Apps like Terrarium TV have been immune to this, though.

Normally, the videos that you watch on ShowBox are redirected. In a zeal to cut down the terrible crime of piracy, ISPs at some places have been blocking out redirector.googlevideo and some related URLs to disable inappropriate video streaming. But this also restricts public domain movies at times, and it has bothered a few ShowBox users.

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5 Old Time ShowBox TV Series to Watch and get nostalgic

We all have TV Shows we remember fondly from our childhoods, or when we were in high school and used to skip homework to watch 30 minute episodes of. All those TV Shows now probably come as a DVD pack, restocked every Christmas. But with ShowBox, you needn’t wait for all those DVDs to go on sale. The app will let you watch them for free, and even download the very best on content that you can add to your own digital library at home. Cool right?

If you have ShowBox, MX Player and an Ok internet connection, you’re ready to go of a trip down memory lane. Shall we?

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ShowBox for Apple iPad/iPhone Download


ShowBox is a really fun app all on us can enjoy. It has free movies and TV shows to watch, which come from all sorts on genres, featuring all your favorite artists. The app can play your favorite entertainment of your electronic device, download it, cast it to a bigger screen and even get you subtitles, news and trailers in the same concise interface.

ShowBox is an Android app, which can be made to run on Blackberry and, with an Android Emulator, of Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and 10! But unfortunately for iOS users, there is no way to get ShowBox on your device. Mac users can use the Android Emulator method to get the app on their device. But Android Emulators for iOS have been famously incompetent, apart from being ugly to look at. Nevertheless, here is the method you can use.

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Getting ShowBox App for iOS using Android Emulator.

Here are the steps you need to follow to get ShowBox on your iOS device using an Android Emulator. In this method, the Emulator we’re using is called Cydia.


  • Download Cydia on your iOS device. Your iOS version for iPhone must be 6.0 or higher.
  • Launch Cydia, and click on Manage at the very bottom.
  • Enter Sources, and look for You can just as easily add it to the system manually.
  • After you have added the source, enter it and look for an app called iAndroid.
  • Install it using the top right button, and let the installation complete.
  • You should now be able to see iAndroid of your iPhone/iPad’s home screen.
  • Now you can download the ShowBox apk file from here, and open it after entering iAndroid, and you should be able to run ShowBox without any hassle.

Some users have previously reported that this method has not worked for them. But don’t worry. There is another way to get the app of your iPhone or iPad. This time, the intermediary we’re going to use is called vShare, available on

Getting ShowBox App for iOS using vShare.

The steps are much more concise and easier to follow than the previous method. Here’s what you gotta do.


  • Get vShare of your device using the official website mentioned above. The app is a freeware, so don’t worry about paying exorbitant sums on money.
  • Run the app. You will receive a prompt if you want iOS to trust this app. Click “Trust” to agree.
  • Enter the app and in the search bar, type in “Movie Box”. This is an app almost identical to ShowBox, available pretty easily on iOS.
  • Install the Movie Box app.
  • Run this app, and you can now go ahead and watch all your favorite movies and TV shows till you collapse!

Note: If you’re asked if you want to trust this app when you run MovieBox, click “Trust”. The app might not be as amazing to use without letting iOS trust it and letting it function as you want it to.

So here we talked about two methods that can get your Show Box’s amazing experience and utility right of your iPhone or iPad. Do leave us your queries down below. Cheers!

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