Showbox is one of the most popular third-party on-demand apps for Android devices. This app gives you access to a large movie and television show library. You must be looking for Terrarium TV alternatives now that it is no longer available. Showbox is one of the Terrarium TV alternatives we recommend.
This app has been around for a while and is supported by a dedicated development team. You’ll notice that new content is added to Showbox on a regular basis. The content can be viewed in SD, HD, or full HD quality using the app. It’s a small app that has a minimal impact on device performance.
There is one thing you must understand about Showbox. It was created for the Android mobile platform and is not particularly user-friendly from a distance. A Mouse Toggle is required to navigate this app smoothly on the FireStick. Don’t worry if it sounds a little perplexing. I’ll go over each section separately. First, I’ll show you how to download Showbox from the Aptoide app store. I’ll show you how to install the Mouse Toggle later. Let’s get this party started!
Showbox has been deactivated and will no longer work on FireStick or other Fire TV devices. Please use one of the other Showbox alternatives from our Best Showbox Alternatives list.
Installation Guide : Showbox on FireStick
Let’s start by setting up your FireStick / Fire TV / Cube to accept third-party apps like Aptoide and Showbox. Only a minor adjustment to the security settings is required.
When the FireStick is turned on and you’re on the home screen, use your remote to select Settings from the top menu bar.
Now choose Device from the list of options and open it.
Open the Developer Options menu.
If it is disabled, select and click Apps from Unknown Sources to enable it.
Go ahead and click Turn on to confirm your action. Don’t be alarmed by the warning message. Showbox and Aptoide are both secure apps.
Your FireStick is now ready to use. You are free to install any third-party application you want.
Install Aptoide on FireStick
Aptoide is a third-party app store for FireStick that competes with Amazon Store. This app store has dozens of cool apps that you won’t find on the Amazon App Store.
The first step is to download the Aptoide app store to your device. Showbox and a slew of other great apps are available on FireStick thanks to Aptoide.
Aptoide is an Android app store that caters primarily to Android phones. Some of the apps listed here may not install or function correctly on the FireStick. However, there are still a lot of apps available for this device.
Install Showbox on FireStick Using The Aptoide Store
Here’s how to use the Aptoide marketplace to quickly install Showbox on your FireStick:
1. When you first open Aptoide, you’ll notice that the Editors’ Choice option on the left is already selected. On the right, you’ll notice a number of featured apps. There’s a good chance you’ll come across the Showbox app on this window.
On the left, you can also select Top Applications. The most popular Android apps are also included in this section.
If you can’t find Showbox in either of the two options, go back to Editors’ Choice and look for the search icon on the top left. Look for the app by selecting this option.
2. Select the Showbox icon from the drop-down menu.
3. Finally, press the Install button.
4. A message appears stating that Showbox is dependent on Google Services and thus may not work on your FireStick device. Don’t be concerned. We’ll use the Mouse Toggle to make this app work.
Allow time for the download to finish.
5. After the app has finished downloading, you will see the following prompt. Scroll down to the bottom right and click the Next button. The Next button changes to Install when you click it.
6. To continue, click Install.
Wait for Showbox to download and install on your FireStick.
7. After a while, the notification “App Installed” will appear. To start the app, click Open. Click Done if you want to run the app later. You can access the app from Your Apps & Channels at any time.
That is all there is to it!
Install Mouse Toggle to Use Showbox
Remember how Aptoide displayed a message on your screen warning you that Showbox relies on Google Services and may not work on your FireStick device?
Showbox was not created with the FireStick in mind. It’s not exactly user-friendly from a distance. The Amazon FireStick remote cannot be used to navigate the app. An additional application called Mouse Toggle is required to use this app.
The Mouse Toggle app adds a mouse toggle to your FireStick’s display. This pointer can be used to click on various Showbox elements that your regular remote can’t reach. The navigation buttons on the remote are used to move the pointer. Use the link below to install Mouse Toggle on your FireStick.
Open the Mouse Toggle app after it has been installed and turn on the mouse toggle service. All you have to do is quickly press the Play/Pause button on your remote twice to bring up the mouse pointer.
You can use Showbox and all other non-remote-friendly apps on your FireStick with Mouse Toggle.
Final Thoughts: How to Install Showbox on FireStick
I rarely needed to look up any other on-demand app when Terrarium TV was active. I’ve felt compelled to look into other options now that Terrarium TV is no longer available. True, not many apps can compare to this exceptional entertainment platform that has been serving us for quite some time. Nonetheless, we have entertainment needs that must be met.
Showbox might not be the best choice for FireStick because it requires the Mouse Toggle app to work. However, it is a viable option that allows you to watch a large number of movies and television shows. You might also want to consider the following apps in addition to Showbox: