So the summer heat is already starting to settle in and everyone is being forced inside. It’s too hot to go to the parks, amusements parks, and anywhere else you would go for the weekend. Then what is one to do on a weekend inside or for just generic entertainment on a slow day? If a movie session or binge-watching a whole season of that TV show you never got to sounds good then I have the perfect service for you that’s completely free. This service is called Movie Box.
The official description, as given by it’s website states it is “a free movies and TV shows streaming app” which means it requires an active Internet connection or enough to download the movie or episode you want to watch. Movie Box is basically an application for iOS and Android phones to watch any movie or TV show. Recently, the application has been extended to various other devices like the Kindle Fire or PC and Mac to attend to the demands of more people. Sounds extremely similar to a certain other service, called Netflix which requires a monthly or yearly subscription fee, except for the fact that this is free.
Movie Box offers captions for its shows and movies as well as a quality selector to adjust the videos to meet your Internet speeds. The app also supports Google’s Chromecast to transfer the video playing on your phone, be it Apple or Android, to a larger screen like a TV. You can also download a movie or show’s episode depending on the amount of space available on your phone for offline watching later on. Music downloads has also been recently announced. You can also change the player that will be used to play movies and change the server hosts of the video in the event that the one you are using fails to load the video properly. This is purely a problem with the third-party server and has nothing to do with the actual app itself.
To install it takes a download from a third party host, as it is not available from the App Store or Google’s Play Store. Although it may make you feel uneasy, it is completely safe to use and will not damage your device in any way. The download is done with an APK format installation. The app must be side-loaded into the device for it to work which basically means getting the files from the website first then putting those into app form onto your device. A full tutorial is provided on their website as well as a FAQ section to help if you might encounter any problem. If for any reason the app isn’t working, the website is kind enough to offer you some alternatives to try out.
That’s basically all you need to know to solve all your generic entertainment predicaments. As far as I can see, this is the best option as it’s free to use and has, essentially, an unlimited source of entertainment for you and your friends