Popcorn Time used to be one of the most popular of all the movie streaming apps but, with its gradual discontinuation, many people are starting to look elsewhere for their movies and TV shows. While MovieBox has just been updated for iOS 9, another decent alternative is called PlayBox HD. It is available for download via vShare and offers users the chance to stream their favorite movies and TV shows on their iOS devices. It is available for download via vShare and you do not need to jailbreak your device to watch it, although you can if you choose to.
Image : PlayBox HD Download using vShare
PlayBox HD is not a new app. It was developed some time ago by Tri Nguyen and is now on version 2.0, updated to provide support for iOS 9. It is very similar to MovieBox and Popcorn Time but also has a number of differences that will make it appealing to a different group of users. If you have tried MovieBox and can’t get on with it, have a go at PlayBox HD.
Downloading and installing PlayBox HD is not going to be a simple matter of going to iTunes and finding it. This is one of those apps that Apple doesn’t like and doesn’t want you to use because it contravenes so many of their guidelines and because it uses Enterprise certificates to get past Apple’s security. If you do manage to download it, all well and good but you my come across an error message, particularly one that tells you it is from an “Untrusted Enterprise Developer”, you will need to perform a couple of steps to get round it, steps we will tell you about later.
How to Download and Install PlayBox HD on iOS 9+
- Download vShare using the linked tutorial here .
- Open vShare and tap on Search
- Type in PlayBox HD
- Choose the version that corresponds with your iOS version and tap on Download
- Install PlayBox HD and, when complete, you can tap on the icon on your home screen and start streaming your favorite shows.
If you do across the Untrusted Enterprise Developer error, open Settings > General > Profile and locate the certificate. Click on Trust and PlayBox will run smoothly, without any issues.
PlayBox HD is one of the best options for streaming TV shows, cartoons and movies on your iOS device without the need to jailbreak. If you do want to go down the route of jailbreaking first, simply follow this tutorial :
- Cydia Download Tutorial [ext link]
- Then open Cydia and allow it to configure.
- Open it again, tap on Manage > Sources > Add Source and then type http://repo.appvv.org in the box. Tap on Add and let Cydia install the repository. When done, you can search for PlayBox HD in the new repo.
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