Showbox is a wildly popular Android app that lets people stream thousands of movies and TV shows for free. It has since made its way to PC users, but those accessing Showbox from a PC can’t download it directly. Many use an Android emulator like Bluestacks, but there is a way to run Showbox for PC without Bluestacks.
Step 1: Download Google Chrome
Many computers these days come installed with the Google Chrome web browser, but in case you don’t have it, all you have to do is go to Google.com and click “Download Chrome”. Their installation wizard is self-explanatory.
If you’re unfamiliar with Chrome, there are something called browser extensions, which are plugins that add a function or functions to your web browser. You’ll be downloading an extension in step 2.
Step 2: Install the ARC Welder Chrome Extension
Open Chrome, click on the bookmarks tab, and then click on Apps. Under apps, click on web store. Search “ ARC Welder” in the web store search tab.
The ARC Welder extension lets you open APK files on a PC, which is the file type of Android apps. It’s how you run Showbox for PC without Bluestacks.
Once ARC Welder extension is installed the logo will show up in the top right corner of your web browser. Click on it to launch the app.
Step 3: Download the Latest Version of the Showbox APK File
The next step towards running Showbox on your PC without Bluestacks is downloading the latest Showbox APK file.
There are tons of different places you can download this file, and some are more trusted than others. You can always find the latest version of the Showbox APK file here.
Step 4: Add the APK File to ARC Welder
Open up ARC Welder and click the “Add Your APK” button. Your Showbox APK file should be in your downloads folder if you didn’t save it to another location.
You’ll be asked the following customizable factors:
- Form Factor
- Clipboard Access
Under form factor is where you’ll be able to choose your screen size. Make sure you choose full screen when using Showbox on your PC.
STEP 5: Test Showbox
All that is left in the process to run Showbox on PC without Bluestacks is to click the “Test” button in ArC Welder.
Showbox will open in a new window. Test all of the app functions. Search for a TV show or movie and make sure you can find a working stream.
Potential Reasons Showbox Won’t Work
There are a couple of reasons why Showbox won’t work on your PC. The first is that your Internet connection isn’t good enough to seamlessly stream video content. Contact your Internet provider and make sure you are paying for high enough Internet speeds. Have a technician come and test your connection to make sure all equipment and wires are functioning.
The second reason Showbox won’t work is your PC isn’t optimized to stream video content smoothly. If your device is more than five years old, you should consider an upgrade to get the best Showbox experience. When you do upgrade, make sure to dispose of your old device using a professional electronics recycling service like All Green Electronics Recycling. Such a service ensures your personal information is completely wiped, and that all components are properly refurbished or recycled.
Follow the five steps in this article and you’ll be running Showbox on your PC without Bluestacks in no time.