In this article, we will teach you how to cast Showbox and watch it on your smart TV. The Showbox app has been around for quite some time, and it has been a great alternative for Netflix, Kodi, and other video streaming apps. The fact that this app is free to download, install, and use as much as you want it’s hard to imagine that this cannot be installed on your Android phone. But Android phones are small and typically only good for on-the-go entertainment.
Watching movies is one of the most convenient forms of entertainment. That is why video streaming apps are trending because it became a part of a lot of people’s day. It is a hobby to some and a pastime to many.
And what is a better way to enjoy watching movies from the Showbox app? It is watching movies with your family, loved ones, or friends. Obviously, it would not be a great experience watching movies with other people using only the small screen of your phone. This is where casting Showbox videos to a TV or Smart TV comes in.
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How to Cast Showbox
There are a couple of ways to cast Showbox to a TV or a bigger display. Here, we will be discussing some of the easiest and readily available methods to do that.
Please note that every casting app has some variation in terms of final output. Due to some limitations with the hardware, wireless or wired connectivity, and the apps involved, the video and audio quality might not be as good as from one user to another user. But rest assured that this method should work pretty much alright.
Now that we got that clarified, I suppose this will set your expectation from high to moderate. Here is the way to cast Showbox to your TV devices.
If you are currently an owner of a Chromecast device then this method should be a quickie for you. There are currently dozens of Chromecast-supported apps in the Play Store right now. So you will have a lot of ways and options to watch your favourite videos and TV shows from Showbox app to your TV.
Operating this app and making it work to your Chromecast is pretty easy. All you need is to install a Chromecast app that you like and have it scan for your Chromecast device. Anyway, for those of you that is not so tech-savvy, here is a brief guide.
Step 1. The first thing you need to do is plug in the Chromecast device to your TV that supports Chromecast.
Step 2. From your Android device, open the Google Play Store.
Step 3. On the search box, type in the “Cast” word. It should give you a list of apps that work on Chromecast. You may try any of those you find on the list. Personally, I recommend the Cast To TV app. It’s what I have been using for a good amount of time, and it’s also free.
Step 4. Once you find a casting app, tap “Install” and wait for a couple of seconds or minutes depending on your internet speed.
Step 5. Once the installation finishes, tap on the “Open” button.
Step 6. If you installed the “Cast To TV” app, it will automatically scan for an existing active Chromecast.
Step 7. As soon as the Chromecast appears on the scan, tap on it to begin casting your device’s current display.
Step 8. You may test it by launching the Showbox app and play any video that you want.
That’s it. You may now cast Showbox on your TV and enjoy all your favourite movies and TV shows on a bigger screen.
If launching the Cast To TV does not work, you can do this method instead. Here’s how it goes
#2. Click on the 3-line button on the top-left corner of the app.
#3. At the bottom, click on the “Settings” button.
#4. On the “Default Player” option, click on “Other Player” button.
#5. Press the back button and choose a video that you want to watch.
#6. Tap on the “Watch” button under the video thumbnail.
A prompt will then ask you to choose between playing on your native Android video player or play the video on the Cast To TV (or any other casting app installed). Tap on the casting app to start the video streaming to your TV with the Chromecast.
Note on the Cast To TV app
The Cast To TV app also works on some TV models that have built-in WiFi hardware that can connect the TV to a network with an internet connection. It means you can directly stream your device’s display on the TV without the need to use a Chromecast.
This is best for those that do not have a Chromecast, but their TV supports WiFi connectivity. Every TV has their manual on how to do this type of casting. So it would be best to refer to your TV manual about this capability of your device.
Here is a list of good apps that supports Chromecast:
- Cast To TV by InShot Inc.
- Local Cast For Chromecast by Stefan Pledl
- Cast To TV and Chromecast by Castify
- Google Home by Google LLC
- AllCast by ClockWorkMod
- Growbox (in case you need an alternative video player to run on Chromecast)
Watching movies with family and loved ones are pleasant and simple get together. It brings positive effect on your relationships and even provides some heartwarming memories to remember in the long run. And with the help of the Showbox app and Chromecast, this becomes an even more positive experience.
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