If you currently have an Amazon Firestick and you love the Showbox app, wouldn’t it be nice to combine them into a single device? That would be one of the best things that happened since Netflix and Amazon Prime came into existence. To learn how to install Showbox on Firestick would be awesome.
For users who have been with the Showbox for a
good amount of time, they know that this app has brought the entertainment
platform to a whole new level. And with the rise of Amazon Firestick or Fire TV
Stick, there is more to look forward to when it comes to mobile entertainment.
So in this article, we will be giving you the step-by-step tutorial on how to merge these two magnificent entertainment entities and make your movie time even more exciting. If that sounds good to you then maybe we should start this brief guide right away.
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How to Install Showbox on
Did you know that the Firestick and all other Amazon devices’ Fire OS are based on the Android operating system? This means that you can actually install some Android apps and even games within the Fire OS environment. But since this is not entirely an Android OS but just a trimmed down and explicitly designed for content consumption, you cannot expect it to behave like most Android devices such as your phone.
On that note, that means the Showbox APK is
compatible with the Fire OS. Yes, that is the reason why we claim that we can
install Showbox on Firestick. But unlike installing an Android APK file to a
regular Android device, we need to do some tweaking first within the Fire OS
We will give the tutorial to you in the
simplest way possible and the easiest to understand step-by-step guide. Now, if
you are ready, here’s how it goes.
Step 1. Let’s start booting up your TV and plugging in your Firestick on your TV through the HDMI slot.
Step 2. Once the Firestick is ready and the Home screen is available, go to the “Settings” menu.
Step 3. On the Settings, go to the “Device.”
Step 4. Next is to find the “Developer Options.”
Step 5. Inside the “Developer Options,” you will find the “ADB Debugging” and “Apps from Unknown Sources.” Turn them on because these are necessary for you to be able to download the APK files that are needed to make this process work.
Step 6. Once you finished activating those two services, go back to the Home screen.
Step 7. From the Home screen, open the “Search” menu on the top-left corner of the screen next to the “Home” button.
Step 8. On the Search screen, type in “Downloader” and confirm.
Step 9. The search result should display the Downloader app. Hit on it to install onto the Fire OS.
Step 10. When the installation finishes, go back to the Home screen again. If you do not see the Downloader app, hit on the Home button for 3 seconds to show the App menu.
Step 12. Hit on the “Apps” to display all the installed apps on your Firestick or Fire TV Stick.
Step 13. Scroll up and down to find the “Downloader” app.
Step 14. When you see it, hit on it to launch immediately.
Step 15. Once the Downloader browser launches hit on its Settings menu.
Step 17. Hit the back button to go back to the Downloader main screen.
Step 18. Type in the the address of the APK file you have downloaded on the address bar and confirm.
Step 19. Scroll down and find the Showbox download button.
Step 20. Wait for the download to finish and it will auto-install the Showbox APK file.
Step 21. Before the installation, it will ask you to confirm installation, just hit on the “Next” button.
Step 22. After the installation finishes, do not hit on the “Open” button. Instead, just hit “Done.”
Step 23. Now, exit the Downloader browser for now and go back to the Firestick Home screen.
Step 24. If the Showbox app does not show on the list of apps on the Home screen, long-press on the Home button just like you did when you looked for the “Downloader” app.
Step 25. Hit on the “Apps” button to display the list of all the apps installed in your Fire OS.
Step 26. Scroll up and down to find the Showbox app.
Step 27. When you see it, hit on it to launch the app.
Step 28. That’s it. You can now use the Showbox app on your Firestick device.
Adding Mouse Toggle
Using the Showbox app on Firestick might be a
bit challenging without a mouse toggle. This is because you can only do
scrolling up and down within the app’s user interface. So the mouse toggle will
be your remedy for this issue. Here’s how to make it work on Firestick.
#1. Once again, launch the Downloader app that we installed earlier. If it is not available on the Home screen, just hold the “Home” button to display the “Apps” menu again.
#2. Hit on it to show the list of installed apps on your Firestick device.
#3. Scroll up and down to find the Downloader app.
#4. When you find it, hit on it to launch the app.
#5. Download the Mouse Toggle.
#6. Once it finishes the download, it should automatically request permission to install.
#7. Hit on the “Next” button.
#8. Once the installation finishes, exit the Downloader app and go to the Fire OS Home screen again.
#9. If you do not see the Mouse Toggle on the Home screen, long press the Home button again to go to the apps list.
#10. Scroll up and down to find the Mouse Toggle app.
#11. When you see it, hit on it to activate. You do not need to change any of the settings of the Mouse Toggle. As soon as you launch it, it is activated already.
#12. Now launch the Showbox app.
#13. To activate the Mouse Toggle, just double press the “Play” button on the remote control. The Mouse Toggle will then appear on the screen. You may now use it to navigate through the Showbox menus and thumbnails.
#14. To deactivate the Mouse Toggle, just press the “Play” button once. That’s it. You may now enjoy full control over the Showbox user interface.
I hope that this tutorial has been helpful for all of you to install Shobox on Firestick. We have tried to make this guide as simple and as comprehensive as possible.
Now, if you did not encounter any problems or
issues with the process, kindly tell us how the experience was using the
Showbox on Firestick. We would love to know what you think.
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guide, feel free to leave a message in the comment section below. You may also
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install Showbox on Firestick. We will appreciate any helpful insights for the
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