You might have heard about Popcorn Time, a multi-platform BitTorrent client that includes an integrated media player, allowing anyone to watch TV shows and movies for free instantly. Its legal status aside, the application has become incredibly popular, and it’s easy to see why. But what about iOS? What if you want to watch the latest Hollywood blockbuster on your iPhone or iPad? If the MovieBox app, you can do just that and more.
What Is MovieBox
If you don’t know, MovieBox is a popular mobile app which makes it easy to watch your favorite movies and TV shows on your iOS devices. The app is completely free, and it features a number of customization options, allowing you to choose between several quality settings and more.
MovieBox is available on all recent versions of the iOS operating system without jailbreak, but downloading it isn’t as simple as opening the App Store and tapping on the Install button. It’s also not approved by Apple, and, depending on how you use the app, it may be illegal. You should definitely proceed at your discretion.
A Few Words of Warning
Apple doesn’t want its customers to install apps from unknown sources. This is in part because they want to have complete control over the ecosystem they’ve created and in part because allowing users to do so would expose the users to malware and hackers.
What’s more, Apple has a number of guidelines in place that restrict which apps are allowed on the App Store and which are not. Due to its nature, MovieBox can only be installed using the latest version of vShare.
According to the official website, “vShare is a pirated app store for non-jailbroken iOS devices. It is meant for those users who do not want to jailbreak but still want to download pirated apps to their iOS devices. The makers of the store have found a loophole in the security of the App Store which allows them to create a vast store of pirated/fake iPhone apps that can be downloaded on non-jailbroken iPhones and iPads.”
Sounds shady? You’ve been warned.
The loophole vShare creators talk about is Apple’s special licensing program, which allows companies to make their own apps for use only by their employees. These certificates have been procured by the developers of vShare, who used them to create their own App Store, one without any restrictions or guidelines to follow.
The first step is to download and install vShare. To do so, follow the tutorial on the official website. vShare’s developers keep it regularly updated, and they offer three different installation methods to choose from in case one of them gets blocked by Apple.
With vShare installed, open it and search for the MovieBox app by typing “MovieBox” in the search field. You will see a list of results, select the version that corresponds to your operating system and click on the Download button. A pop-up message will appear, asking you if you really want to install MovieBox—click on Install.
And that’s it! You can now open the app from your home screen and search for any movie or TV show you want. Keep in mind that not all content on MovieBox is legal, so think twice before you click on anything.