Showbox Chromecast let you access your Smartphone media files on TV. Yes, you can stream your favorite movie or TV show from Showbox on Chromecast TV. It is possible and is easy to set up. In this article we will let you know how to stream movies from Show box to Chromecast enable devices.
Smartphone is best when it comes to entertainment. These devices are the best to watch movies when you are alone. But when there is need to enjoy the same movie or TB show with your friends and family, there is need of big screen. And this is where showbox comes to play its role. The app allows to easily connect to the TV or Chromecast supported device and watch Showbox movies on big screen.
Stream Movies from Showbox on Chromecast TV
Showbox is the most versatile movie app built for Android initially. After it popularity later on, the developers of this move app make it available for iPhone users (with the name of MovieBox) and for BlackBerry users with same name. Not only smartphones, the app could be easily install and operate on PC, Mac, iPad and kindle. You can also enjoy watching movies on TV / Chromecast using Show box. The app let you connect the streaming to other deceives.
Chromecast TV Streaming Device
For those who don’t know about Chromecast, here is a brief info about this media streaming device. Chromecast is not an app (although it requires one to work), rather it is a small thumb-size device just like USB. The device can be connected to other media devices like TV, LCD, LED, and other with big screen. It uses the HDMI port to connect and Wi-Fi signals. When attached to TV or LCD, this device bridges a connection between the high-end device like Android or iPhone. With this connection, the media on the Smartphone can be accessed or stream to the TV.
Not only iphone, ipad and android mobiles, Chromecast let you connect laptop, notebooks, Chromebooks, and even PC with the TV. This device uses Wi-Fi signals for sharing media files among the devices. Chrome cast is made by Google as a HDMI dongle and easily available in market. Sp grab one now and enjoy streaming Showbox movies to Chromecast TV.
Chromecast Supported devices are TV, Roku, LCD, Xbox 360, Xbox one, Apple TV and TVs of other popular brands including Samsung TV, Sony & Sony 4K HD, View sonic and Panasonic Smart TV.
To connect with TV and watch movies on larger screen, a Smartphone must have LocalCast, AllCast or the native Google Home Chromecast app. This app let your mobile connect with Chromecast plugged device. You’d be then able to access your media especially movies over the TV with the help of show box.
To enable your smartphone streaming on TV and connect showbox to TV or Chromecast, you must have the following equipments /apps and devices.
- Showbox apk
- GrowBox or MS Player
- Chromecast App e.g. AllCast or LocalCast App
- Chromecast Device
- TV / LCD / LED, Roku, Xbox to watch movies on
Now let’s go through each of the following step to bridge show box and Chromecast
Steps to Connect Showbox to TV
Step1: You must have Showbox installed
At this stage, we assume that you have the latest version of the app on your Smartphone. If this is not the case, take your copy and install it today. Otherwise, just move to the 2nd step.
Step:2 Uninstall MX Player
MX player once allowed to streaming shobox movies directly to Chromecast via AllCast or LocalCast. But since this feature is no more available, you must have an alternate to MX player and that is GrowBox. So to make Growbox work properly, you first uninstall the Mx Player. If you keep the both, show box will continue to use MX player for media streaming.
Step 3: Install GrowBox
In recent updated version of Showbox, the feature to connect the movie streaming to Chromecast has been removed. So now you cannot directly stream it to TV using show box and MX player. There must be a third part app call GrowBox for Showbox installed on your Smartphone.
GrowBox let you play content, movies, TV shows over Chromecast. Growbox can be found on Google Playstore, download and install it. In case if you are downloading it from external source, you must enable the installation from “Unknown Sources”.
Step 4: Install and Connect Allcast / LocalCast App with Chromecast TV
Go to Google Playstore and find a Chromecast app. Poplar app including Allcast and LocalCast. Install one of these two and connect them to the Chromecast device. This will make a connection between your phone and TV device.
Step 5: Run Showbox app and Play movie
Click on the app icon from your home screen. Once the app starts, browse or search for your favorite movie or TV show. Select the movie and click “Watch Now”. The movie will open and begin to play in GrowBox.
Step 5: Share the movie to Chromecast via Allcast app
Once the movie begins to play, click on the 3dot menu at the top right corner of Growbox. Tap Share. On the share menu, tap Allcast or LocalCast. You’re all set! this will enable your movie to stream on TV.
Step 6: Use GrowBox as Remote Control
Once play via Growbox, you can use this app to control the volume, speed and forward or backward rewind of the movie. You can also change the langue (if the movie is in dual audio) and make the subtitles turn on or off.
These step to connect Showbox Chromecast and streaming movies on TV are really easy. If followed properly with all prerequisite and tools available, you can watch the movies on big screen and in real HD over your smart TV. You can enjoy your favorite TV show in 4K resolution with Dolby Surround Sound 5.5. So try it now and if its works for you share it with your friends and let your social media followers know about this.
Common FAQs By Users on Showbox Chromecast
How to watch Showbox on TV?
The method is really simple and mentioned in detailed above. Please check it and let us know in comment if you’re unable to streaming showbox movies on TV with the help of Chromecast.
What I required to Watch Show box Movies on TV?
You need Show box being installed and working, Chromecast device (description of Chromecast is given above), Allcast or localcast app and GrowBox.
Which Devices Support Chromecast?
There is a huge list of chrome cast supported devices, you can check at the official site. Here are few of them
- Samsun TV
- Sony HD
- Sony 4K
- Xbox 360
- Xbox One
- Changhong Ruba
Can I watch 3D movies with Showbox on Chromecast 3D LED?
Yes but only if the movie is available in 3D over Showbox server and your TV or LED is in 3D.
Does all these apps and other things are free?
Not all but the apps are free. You can get free showbox apk, Allcast, LocalCast and GrowBox. You have to buy the Chromecast from Amazon or eBay.
Can I have MX Player and GrowBox on smartphone at the same time?
You can have these 2 apps but showbox will use the MX player to run movies. MX player no more allow you to streaming media to Chromecast TV. So it is better to keep grow box only.