1. bails01's Avatar
    how do get show box on a blackberry playbook
    06-18-14 09:22 AM
  2. Carl Estes's Avatar
    You will have to sideload it, but sideloading on the PB is a hit/miss proposition. You will need to convert the .apk to a .bar file, you can go to Goodereader.com and they might have it already converted for you, or you will have to convert it yourself. They have a tool there for that also.

    I just run Showbox on my Hisense Sero Pro "Andy Tab" for the features of Showbox.

    06-18-14 09:27 AM
  3. mh1983's Avatar
    Agreed that sideloading is hit or miss on the PB, but not in the case of this app. Works perfectly.

    OP, search the forum for the thread (I think under Apps and Games). You'll find what you need.
    brookie229 likes this.
    06-18-14 09:56 AM
  4. brookie229's Avatar
    I agree with mh1983 on this one. Showbox along with Kalemsoft Media Player (BBWorld paid) have become my 2 most important apps on my Playbook. The newest version of Showbox is 1.0.14 but it is a bit tricky to install. Google for "BROGENDARY corp." check under apps for Showbox and download the zip file. Then extract to get the android .apk file. The apk then must be converted to a bar file by uploading it to a bar conversion site such as "apk2bar.org" . Then you download this bar file and install on your playbook. When Showbox is first started on your playbook it may take 5 minutes or so to initialize and sort through the media catalogue, but once this is done it is much quicker to load and use after first use. I realize that installing this app (and many other android apps) can be daunting for many people, but it is well worth the effort in this case. If you need any extra help--just ask--I will try to answer your questions for installation! Hope this helps.
    mh1983 and Carl Estes like this.
    06-18-14 10:38 AM
  5. mh1983's Avatar
    Well put. Good point about the app taking awhile to load the first time. I observed this too on my Android phone, so it's not a PB thing, despite what others may say.

    Thought I'd point out this link, too: APK to Bar Online Converter. Do a search and you'll see some versions posted (not sure if the latest is there).
    Carl Estes and Trini-34 like this.
    06-18-14 10:52 AM
  6. tovento's Avatar
    It's a great app and does work well enough. It is slow and laggy on my PB, BUT does work at the end of the day. Just need some patience. There are some threads in these forums with the latest version already converted.
    06-19-14 07:28 AM
  7. Trini-34's Avatar
    You know I never thought of that... I have ShowBox on my Z30 and just figured it would not be supported on the PlayBook. Yahoo- you all just made my morning.
    Have a good one!
    mh1983 and Carl Estes like this.
    06-19-14 07:33 AM
  8. nealjane1's Avatar
    Latest version as bar here...


    Posted via CB10
    07-19-14 01:34 PM
  9. ellefay's Avatar
    Hello I don't know if you can help me but I tried to download the latest version of show box for my PlayBook following your link it downloads but when I go to open it says 'unable to find default application's what am I doing wrong?

    08-26-14 03:31 PM
  10. brookie229's Avatar
    Go to: APK to Bar Online Converter and search for "show box" (note the space in between!). You should see several versions--download the latest or all! Then sideload into your playbook.
    08-26-14 03:43 PM
  11. ellefay's Avatar
    Thank you for replying so quickly! I've done what you have said but when I download it still says unable to find default Application!
    08-26-14 05:03 PM
  12. bambinoitaliano's Avatar
    Thank you for replying so quickly! I've done what you have said but when I download it still says unable to find default Application!
    You have to sideload. You cannot directly download to your PlayBook.

    Posted via CB10
    08-26-14 05:30 PM
  13. ellefay's Avatar
    Oh that's where I'm going wrong! How do I do that sorry I'm new to this!
    08-26-14 05:37 PM
  14. pacoman03's Avatar
    Install Google Chrome on your PC. Go here in Chrome and follow the directions. BB10 / PlayBook App Manager
    08-26-14 06:52 PM
  15. ellefay's Avatar
    Thank you for everyone's help finally got there in the end!
    mh1983 and Carl Estes like this.
    08-27-14 06:32 AM
  16. mafcb's Avatar
    When I go into show box on my PlayBook it loads the list of shows but if you pick any show it shows no actual episodes. Huh?

    Posted via CB10
    09-02-14 10:06 PM
  17. pacoman03's Avatar
    I'm not really sure what you're saying or asking.

    edit- OK. Maybe I do. After you tap on a show and the show appears, make sure you then scroll down to see a list of the current seasons shows, with a drop down menu for previous seasons.

    show box-img_00000006.png
    09-02-14 10:15 PM
  18. Mark Linley's Avatar
    Hi I'm very new to this but tried to install the converted showbox to my playbook but say downloaded click it and get unable to find default app
    03-07-15 04:05 AM

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