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  • Last update: 2 years ago
  • Version: 2.8.3
  • Size: 15.55M
  • Compatibility: 4.0.3 and up
  • Author: Showbox Group
  • Content rating: Everyone
  • Package name: com.showbox.showbox
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Showbox Review

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Showbox is an Android app, which pays you to check out other apps and get your friends to join in on the fun. You will have to complete different tasks like downloading and testing new games, watching videos, winning contests, etc. This way you will earn cash-points, which let you redeem gift cards, recharge your phone bill or even cash out the money via PayPal.

Showbox can turn you into a money-earning, app-trying machine.

Functionality 4/5
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If you are an active user, you’ll get rewards weekly. And by recommending this profitable app to your friends, it gets even more fruitful. Showbox is free and easy-to-use, so it won’t be difficult to figure out its options.

You will earn by acquiring points, which can be redeemed within the app:

  • Amazon gift cards;
  • Netflix gift cards.
  • Monetary payout to your PayPal account;
  • Donating to charity.
  • Recharging your current phone bill (for Singapore-based users only)

You can also earn big chunks of points by winning weekly contests held by the app developers.

The downside is that sometimes you have to wait for over half an hour to get a reward. Plus, you won’t get more points if you have already completed the task in the Showbox app.

If your points don’t show up after your app trial, you can write a support ticket to the developer to rectify the situation.

Design 4,5/5

The Showbox app has a user-friendly interface designed in purple and white colors. The number of your points is on the top-right corner always in your sight, and below you will see every current option available to earn more points. There is also a number in a yellow circle beside each option, which shows how many points you get once you complete the task.

Usability 4,5/5

To start using the app, you have to create an account with either your email and password or Facebook one-click method. Upon opening Showbox, there is a full-window ad for a sponsored app to download — you can choose to download it or skip it and move to the home screen.

The app is simple: you earn by two main efforts:

  1. Downloading listed apps and games;
  2. Recruiting your friends to join Showbox.

For downloading apps, you’ll get $1 in monetary funds for every 1,400 points. Most of the apps offer 40-200 points, but there are some that jump to 1,500 or more. In any case, you have to download quite a bit to acquire enough points to get a highly anticipated payout. If you earn average 80 points per app download, you will have to download over 17 apps to earn $1. It’s up to you to decide whether it’s worth your time.

For friend recruitment, you earn 100 points for every friend upfront, and then you also get 50% of the points earned by each friend during their first month of use.

All the apps you can accrue points by downloading are listed on your home screen. Most apps require just 15 minutes of usage to acquire points, though some take up to 24 hours. Once you’ve got your points, you can keep the app, or uninstall it and move on to the next one.

Cross-platform use 3/5

The Showbox app is compatible with Android 4.0.3 and up. There is no iOS version.

In-app purchases

Showbox is free and doesn’t have any in-app purchases. Instead, it helps you to earn real money by downloading apps and games.


The Showbox app is best suited for people who regularly try out a plenty of apps. If it’s you, then don’t think twice and get paid for what you are doing.

For the rest of us, it might seem like a simple way to make a couple of extra dollars while wasting time on our smartphones or tablets. If you’re ready to acquire new apps on a daily basis, you have a chance to earn some playback.



Snowbox is the app that pays you for your time and effort while you download and try various apps and games. However, it’s likely you’ll end up earning just a couple of extra bucks and get tired of it.

Pros : User-friendly interface;
Plenty of apps and game to try;
Facebook integration.

Cons : It’s hard to earn much as there is an average $1 for 17 downloaded apps.

Functionality 4.0

Design 4.5

Usability 4.5

Cross-platform use 3.0

Average : 4.0

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Showbox Version History

  • Showbox v.2.7.9 for Android 4.0.3+ Dec. 03, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.8 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 30, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.7 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 25, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.6 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 11, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.6 for Android 4.0.3+ Nov. 09, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.5 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 31, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.4 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 24, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.3 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 14, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.2 for Android 4.0.3+ Oct. 04, 2016
  • Showbox v.2.7.1 for Android 4.0.3+ Sep. 25, 2016
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    Samsung GT-I9300 (Galaxy S III)
    2 years ago
    Chur chur chur
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    Samsung SM-G900H (Galaxy S5)
    2 years ago
    I like it.Thanks to Show Box
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    2 years ago
    I want to include that program does set
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    2 years ago
    hi ime harveyjoe
  • P
    2 years ago
    the Showbox is very good
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      Annette Tomlin
      2 years ago
      @Prince My showbox haven't been working for a couple of weeks now can you find out what's wrong. Can not watch or download any movies.
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      Annette Tomlin
      2 years ago
      @Prince My showbox haven't been working for a couple of weeks now can you find out what's wrong. Can not watch or download any movies.
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